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Program Flyer: The Aral Sea and Central Asian Ecological Problems

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Content Provider   Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center  2010-11 Honorable Mention
Contact Information   Eveline Yang
Ballantine Hall 542A
1020 N. Kirkwood Road
Bloomington, IN  47405
United States
Phone: (812) 856-1126
Fax: (812) 855-8667
Program Type   Individual Program
Program Rating      based on 9 evaluation(s).
Target Audience   Education: Grade(s): 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Public Library: Library Patrons
Maximum Number of Participants   30
Minimum Number of Participants   5
Primary Disciplines   Foreign/World Languages, Gifted & Talented, Sciences, Social Studies/History
Secondary Disciplines   Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Technology/Information Science
Program Description   This program deals specifically with the Aral Sea, arguably the greatest ecological disaster in the history of the world. Participants are walked through its case from its beginnings in Ancient History, through the Middle Ages, to the days of the Soviet Union and the beginning of the end for the sea.
Program Format   1. This program begins with introductions and research questions.
2. We then address those questions in a PowerPoint presentation.
3. We view a short video on the Aral Sea
4. Participants have a guided question & answer session
Objectives   The participant will:
- develop an appreciation for ecologic fragility
- explore the relationship between humanity and the environment
- engage in a discussion about the importance of discussion and debate in making environmental policy
- list bodies of water in Central Asia
National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns   National

As a result of activities in grades K-12, all students should Understand how human actions modify the physical environment and understand how physical systems affect human systems.
State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns   Indiana
Social Studies
Environment and Society

Students will acquire a framework for thinking geographically about the environment and society. They will analyze ways in which humans affect and are affected by their physical environment and the changes that occur in the meaning, distribution and importance of resources.
Program Length   30 - 45 minutes
By Request   This program is available by request ONLY
Program Cost   Multipoint Cost: $0.00
By Request Cost: $0.00
Program Fee Notes   Government funded - free to all users
Cancellation Policy   Cancellation without due warning may result in other content being provided to that requestor being pulled.
Is recording allowed?   No
Recording Notes   Recording is permitted with prior approval from content provider.
Program Delivery Mode(s)   Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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