How can one country’s pollution become another country’s problem?
In this chapter, students learn how pollution produced in one country can affect other countries both near and far. Students analyze images and maps to understand the causes and results of radioactive pollution from Chernobyl, acid rain from the “Black Triangle” region, and water pollution in the Tisza and Danube rivers. Afterward, they investigate the sources and spread of one type of global transboundary pollution, acid rain.
• analyze images and maps to understand the causes, locations, and impact of radioactive pollution, acid rain, and industrial water pollution on Europe.
• investigate the sources and spread of acid rain worldwide.
Students will define and explain the importance of these key geographic terms: acid rain, nuclear radiation, river system, transboundary pollution, industrial revolution, accidental pollution, general pollution, downwind, sewage, and urban.