Justice (5 days):
This project consists of 2 parts. Before you begin, please read through
this entire page.
1. Pre-Project Questions:
Before we begin this project, each student must complete a
pre-project thinking questionnaire . Students may not use any
sources (book, internet, etc.) for help.
This handout is designed to get your brains thinking about certain key
and concepts. This handout will most likely be a homework
due the start day of the project.
2. Case Analysis: Detroit and Ann
Arbor Communities—Are these communities cases of Environmental Racism?
a. Students will pair up for this portion of
the project. Students will have three days to browse the internet
any other sources of information relating to Detroit & Ann Arbor
Communities and/or Environmental Racism/Justice. Students must
take note of the sources of their information so that they can cite
material for part c.
b. A 2-4 page, type-written,
double-spaced paper will be due one week following the
last in-class day
for information-gathering. You will have two class periods to
your paper. This paper will be written by partners and must
the following questions:
-What are your definitions of environmental racism and environmental
-When looking at both the Detroit and Ann Arbor communities, do cases
of environmental racism exist? (1-2 sentences proof will be
the next paragraphs)
-Give some examples/evidence of why you think environmental racism
exists in the Detroit and/or Ann Arbor communities. Use the data
tables, charts and graphs located on the Environmental Justice website,
any other source of information that you may have used.
-If there exists a case of environmental racism in either community,
what do you think students could do to promote environmental
justice? Give a few examples and why you think they are good
-If there does not exist a case of environmental racism in either
community, do you think cases of environmental racism exist in other
areas of Michigan? Why? Do you think environmental racism exists
in other parts of the United States of America? Why?
c. Sources Cited: Each pair must
their sources in a bibliographic format. Students must have 1-2
describing what information was gathered from each source.
Each pair will hand 2 pre-question sheets, one 2-4 paged paper, and one
sources cited paper. When Mrs. Saleem announces the due date for
this assignment, please write it down in your planners.