Lesson Plan: Fracking in the Sandhills

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” as it is more commonly called, is one of the major issues in environmental and political news today. Recently, the issue has come to the forefront in North Carolina, as various municipalities have begun considering whether they will allow the oil companies to purchase oil rights on private and public property. This lesson seeks to provide students with the background knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary to understand and evaluate the issue to be able to take a stand in the debate.

Author: Gabby Patrick

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