Title of Lesson: Clean Water Act#116

Key Words for Cross Reference: Clean Water Act

National Standard: 16 The changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources.
State Standard: 14

Teaching Level: E

Lesson Introduction:
To find the address of government agencies, look under United States Government, a particular county, or state government . In the phone book 1-800-555-1212 will get the phone connections. Internet access will also list political contacts in a web search.

Objectives/Purpose:
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politics influences life (good or bad)
- how one person can make a difference

Materials:
mural paper and supplies, stationery, stamp

Procedure:
1. Divide the class into three teams.
2. Involve one group in writing to their legislative representative and/or the EPA for a copy of the Clean Water Act.
3. Involve the second group in drawing a section of a mural to show the Nashua River in the dead state.
4. The third group draws a second portion of the mural as life starts to flow in the river again.
5. The first group needs to apply a picture of Marion Stoddart (photocopy will do) and the Clean Water Act on the mural between the dead section and the coming to life section.

Evaluation/Assessment:
Whom do the students know who have changed things for the better by their action or involvement?

Reflection: How successful was this lesson? Did all students benefit? Were there any surprises? What might you do differently another time? Please note any changes that will make this lesson more effective and useful in the future and pass them along to the NHGA. We appreciate your comments.
Thank you.
The authors. *


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