Downstream Questions For Students to Answer While Watching the Film

Name: _________________________________

Date: __________________________________

1. Who filed charges against Dr. O’Connor?    /3


2. What is dumped into tailings ponds?    /4


3. What was found in the fish that could be causing health problems in the community?    /2


4. Do you think that the oil industry has a severe impact on the Athabasca River? Explain.    /4



5. What do you think should be done about the environmental impact that the oil industry has on the environment in Alberta?    /3



6. What can you, personally, do to improve the situation?    /3




7. If you were to give this film a different title what would you call it? Why?    /3




8. Would you drink the water if you lived in this area of Alberta? Why or why not?    /4




Take Action! Tell three people (who are not students in this class) about the tar sands issue and what you can do to help alleviate the problem. Ask these three people to tell this same information to three more people (each). Bring a list of the names of the three people who you informed and their reactions back to class the next day.

Total =    /26