Should This Lake Exist?

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The largest body of water in California, the Salton Sea,  was created by accident. An interesting installment of a video series shares the history of the lake, which is now home to the second-most diverse group of birds in America. From an engineering accident to a resort town to a huge source of energy, the lake provides the centerpiece for this ever-changing desert.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Debate what, if anything, should be done about this lake
  • Learn more about the geothermal plants and map other areas with similar energy sources
Classroom Considerations

  • Be aware comments are open to the public and have no minimum standard
Pros

  • Includes subtitles in 18 languages for ELLs
  • Introduces a topic that allows for multiple debates
  • Connects history, economics, and science
Cons

  • None