Land-Mines: The Art of Modern Warfare and The Horrors of Human Suffering
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Students investigate the issue of land-mines and their ability to kill and maim. They determine pro and con arguments for banning the use of land-mines and identify actions that can be implemented to oppose their use.
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Landscape Confection: Pre-visit Activity
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