This documentary is about pollution in the Great Lakes. To tidy up the biggest body of fresh water in the world is a massive operation. The Great Clean-up documents changes to legislation affecting the emission of industrial pollutants into the environment on both sides of the Canada/U.S. border.
Ages 12 to 17
Geography - Environmental Issues
Geography - Natural Resources
Science - Environmental Science
Science - Life Systems/Ecology
Social Studies - Environmental Challenges
Account for the devastating pollution of the Great Lakes by both Canada and the United States. In what ways has man been irresponsible towards these lakes? Discuss the benefits to both countries that the lakes provide. Research the operation of the network of locks and canals that connect these waterways. Of what benefit is the Great Lakes basin to the Canadian and American economies?