September 21, 2017

“Better Living Through Chemistry:” Exploring the Role of Plastic in Post-WWII Culture

Historical Sources for Exercises

Get this entire list of historical sources in a PDF   Describes the sources provided for each lesson. The list is organized for the undergraduate unit. The high school unit uses several of these same sources, but not necessarily in the same order.

Exercise 1:

Exercise 1 Zipfile    This zipfile contains all the materials listed for Exercise 1 that are listed below separately.

Sources for Exercise 1 Homework and Reinforcement Activities:

  • Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1962), Chapters 1-3.
  • “Test Tube Tale,” 1941. Online video. Vintage Chemical Industry Films, Quality Information Publishers (for reinforcement activity).

Exercise 2:

Exercise 2 Zipfile    This zipfile contains all the materials listed for Exercise 2 that are listed below separately.

Sources for Exercise 2 Reinforcement Activities:

Exercise 3:

Exercise 3 Zipfile    This zipfile contains all the materials listed for Exercise 3 that are listed below separately.

Sources for Exercise 3 Reinforcement Activities:

  • J. Michael Kennedy, “‘Chemical Corridor’ By ‘Old Man River,’ New Health Fear,”Los Angeles Times, May 9, 1989.
  • LuAnn E. White et al., “St. Gabriel Miscarriage Investigation, East Bank of Iberville Parrish, Louisiana,” Final report of study conducted by Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, September 27, 1989.

Exercise 4:

Exercise 4 Zipfile    This zipfile contains all the materials listed for Exercise 4 that are listed below separately.