Teaching With This Movie:Environmental pollution tends to be worse in poorer communities. Research an example of environmental pollution in your state. How have community concerns been handled by government and corporate representatives? How has pollution rates changed in your state over the last 30 years?
Idea #2:Research the Environmental Protection Agency. When was the EPA created? How did Rachel Carson influence public opinion in seeing the need for such government oversight? What are some of the EPA’s most notable contributions for protecting the environment.
Idea #3:Why was the real Erin Brokovich not taken seriously in the workplace? How did her life change after the release of this movie?