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Rain Forest Trial

Contact Information
Judy Kaplan

Peekskill High School
Education: High School
Peekskill, NY
United States
Phone: 9147370201320
Objective of Collaboration
10th Grade Global Studies students want to hold a Rain Forest Trial with another class. Scenario: Oil Company sues gov't because access to rain forest was denied. Indigenous tribes sue because their habitat for living is destroyed. Students at both ends take on roles in the trial: Oil Co., Gov't., Indigenous people, environmentalists, medical researchers, jury, prosecutor, defense attorney. Teacher: Carolyn Blume. Available time: 1:59-2:45pm EST.
Time Frame
March 2008 - April 2008
Target Audience
Education: Grade(s): 10
Social Studies/History
Collaboration Technology
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)