Instructional Video

Garbage Doesn't Lie

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What does your garbage say about you? Young scientists dig through a video about things people cast aside. The narrator shows the fascinating things in George Washington's garbage pile, ancient Roman garbage, and how the landfills we stuff full today are the time capsules that will tell our tale tomorrow.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Tie the resource into a lesson about landfills and waste
  • Create a survey for pupils to analyze their garbage at home, focusing on food waste and recycling
Classroom Considerations
  • Discuss landfills briefly before watching the video
  • The content is interesting and presented in an engaging way
  • Actual photos of garbage from ancient Rome, as well as George Washington's home, add an interesting touch of history to the video
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