Mining and Sustainability in Central Asia (Free)

by  Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center

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This program discusses the importance of mining and how different mineral and energy sources from Central Asia are used around the world, even in the U.S. An important part of the mining cycle is then considering the impact that international businesses and national governments have on local communities and how we can make mining more sustainable over time.

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About This Program


Multipoint: $0.00
By Request: $0.00


Our center is a Title VI National Resource Center, and US tax dollars cover costs. Our content is provided free of charge to US Institutions.


45 minutes, 60 minutes if including time for questions and discussion

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult LearnersPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Foreign/World Languages, Gifted & Talented, Industrial Technology, International, Sciences, Technology/Information Science

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

Booking Information

Please allow two weeks notice to ensure there are no scheduling conflicts. We are on a university campus and share our VC facility with many other content providers.

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All of our programs are free of charge. Cancellations without regard to our lost time might result in pulling of future programs with that school.

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Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center

Bloomington, IN
United States

The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) at Indiana University's Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies is a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center dedicated to raising awareness about its target area: namely the Turkic, Iranian, Mongolian, Uralic, and Tibetan cultural spheres. Some countries included are Turkey, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan.

Michael Krautkraemer

Program Details


1.This program begins with an introduction of the region and the research questions
2.We then address those questions in a PowerPoint presentation
3.We view short news videos from the countries that are used as case studies
4.Participants have a guided question & answer session


- explore how mineral resources are used in our daily lives and for our energy needs
- understand the mining cycle
- examine the local impacts on communities from international mining companies
- engage in a discussion about non-renewable resource use and how it impacts people around the world

Standards Alignment

National Standards

As a result of activities in grades K-12, all students should
• Understand how human actions modify the physical environment.
• Understand how physical systems affect human systems.
• Understand the changes that occur in the meaning, use, distribution, and importance of resources.

State Standards

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.