Lessons from Woburn

Seattle University School of Law

This site presents a three-part videotape series produced to enhance classroom discussions of the book A Civil Action. The site gives outlines of material covered by each tape and allows users to view sample video clips. The tapes are accompanied by a student course book that includes brief exercises for writing, research, class discussion and role-playing exercises, as well as audio transcripts. The course materials are based on 35 hours of videotaped interviews with participants in the Anderson v. W.R. Grace case including the judge, jurors, witnesses, and Jonathan Harr, the author of the book. The videotape and course book package may be purchased from the site.

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Cutting Edge

Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Groundwater , Environmental Science:Waste:Waste Solid :Industrial Waste, Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes:Organic Chemicals, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water and society, policy, and management, Environmental Science:Policy:Local Policy, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Contaminant hydrology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)
Environmental Policy:
Health Topics: Public Policy, Organic Compounds, Waterborne Transport Processes
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Groundwater:Water and society, policy, and management, Contaminant hydrology, Biosphere, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Human Dimensions/Resources
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Public Policy, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Environmental ScienceKeywords: public health, leukemia, hazardous waste, pollution, groundwater contamination, toxic waste