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Corporate Responsibility

Business Matters


Teens & Adults

Grades 9–12

Students read about a number of environmental disasters, including the Exxon Valdez oil spill near Alaska and the chemical disaster in Bhopal, India. Students practice paraphrasing what they read. They also work in pairs to complete a jigsaw activity.

This lesson mentions alcohol.

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  • sound
  • narrows
  • recommendation
  • mortality
  • contaminated
  • dissipate
  • severely
  • extensive
  • displaced
  • harsh
  • punitive
  • up to par
  • investigation
  • consequences
PDF Content
  • discussion questions
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • writing comprehension
  • charts and graphs
  • jigsaw
  • group work
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Legal Words(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Reading A: Chemical Disasters—A Tale of Two Corporations(Reference)
  • Comprehension A(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Reading B: Toxic Waste—A Tale of Two Towns(Reference)
  • Comprehension B(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Writing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Practice A(Multiple-Choice)
  • Vocabulary Practice B(Multiple-Choice)
  • Compare & Contrast(Open-Ended Questions)