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RadTown Uranium Activities

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These six activities explore uranium mining and the impact it has left on the people and the environment. Activity #3 relates to mining in the four corners region and its effects on Navajo workers, and activity #6 focuses on what cleanup and advocacy efforts have been (and need to be).

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Add a Tech Twist Required: Activity #6 requires an internet-accessible computer and projector to show a documentary.
Hints for uses in your library Consider showing the documentary and holding discussions in lieu of the worksheets.
Related Links "The Return of Navajo Boy" Documentary Trailer
The Return of the Navajo Boy Full Documentary
The Return of Navajo Boy website
The Return of Navajo Boy Impact Slideshow
Uranium: Teacher Background Information
EPA: Regional Radiation Contacts
The History of Uranium Mining and the Navajo People
Originating Source United States Environmental Protection Agency
Related Books
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Wastelanding: Legacies of Uranium Mining in Navajo Country by Traci Brynne Voyles
Yellow Dirt: A Poisoned Land and the Betrayal of the Navajos by Judy Pasternak
Memories Come to Us in the Rain and the Wind: Oral Histories and Photographs of Navajo Miners and their Families by Phil Harrison and Timothy Benally
Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children by Michael J Caduto
Keepers of Life: Discovering Plants through Native American Stories and Earth Activities for Children by Michael J Caduto and Joseph Bruchac
Super Simple Things to do with Water: Fun and Easy Science for Kids
Water Pollution by Peggy J Parks
Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West by Heather Hansman
Water Cycle: With 25 Science Projects for Kids by Anita Yasuda
A Naturalist's Guide to Canyon Country by David B Williams and Gloria Brown
Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children by Michael J Caduto
Keepers of Life: Discovering Plants through Native American Stories and Earth Activities for Children by Michael J Caduto and Joseph Bruchac

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RadTown Uranium Activities

RadTown Uranium Activities

These six activities explore uranium mining and the impact it has left on the people and the environment. Activity #3 relates to mining in the four corners region and its effects on Navajo workers, and activity #6 focuses on what cleanup and advocacy efforts have been (and need to be).