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CHANNEL 2 NEWS AT 10:00...

Channel 2 News has lost all footage and interviews regarding the conditions of the earth from the past and present. They have hired you to research this information and to do a commentary report on the Health of Mother Earth. This commentary should include information on a number of topics ranging from garbage, global warming, overpopulation, loss of agricultural land and food sources, pollution, water supply diminishing, crime to biodiversity or any other problem the earth faces. Keep in mind that you need to recover information from the past, for the present and into the future. This means that you will have to interview someone from the past, present and future about these topics. Also, remember that not only are the interviews gone but so is the footage. This means that in addition to your interviews, you will need some sort of visual aid that will help the viewers understand what the world was like, what it is like and what it will be like. Just follow these instructions to get you started.

1. Come up with a list of 10 questions that you will use to interview people from the past, present and future. There should only be one set of questions that you will use for each of the three interviews. There should be a minimum of 10 questions that you will ask during the interviews but feel free to ask any questions about the interesting responses you will hear. The questions should be on a variety of subjects as mentioned above.

2. Choose the three people to be interviewed and interview them. The person to be interviewed for the past should be 60 years or older. The person for the present should be 35 years or older, and the future person should be a biologist with some experience in the field (this could be yourself or a biology classmate, being the expert biologists that you are). When you ask the biologist the questions, keep in mind, that they are predicting the problems that Mother Earth will be faced with in approximately 50 years.

3. After you have conducted your interviews, you need to show your viewers what you have learned about the condition of Mother Earth. You need to construct some sort of visual aid that displays what you have learned. This could be a poster, a collage or even some sort of model that you have built.

Your interviews should be conducted the weekend of May 24th through May 27th, therefore your interview questions will be due at the end of the period May 22nd. Your interviews should be completed when you come to class on the 28th so that you can begin making your visual aid. The newscast will broadcast on Saturday June 1st so all materials

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