Erin Brockovich (2000 R)
Content Area
2h 11min
Movie Story Line
An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.
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Teaching Idea #1

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?

Teaching 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.

Teaching 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?