Resurrecting Eden – 60 Minutes

On last night’s episode of 60 Minutes there was a good segment about the people that live in the marshes found along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. The segment covered the history of the people that live there, how people live in the marshes, why Saddam Hussein built canals to drain the marshes, and the work of one man who is helping to refill the marshes. The video of the episode is embedded below.

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Applications for Education
Resurrecting Eden could be used as part of lesson on geography, engineering, ethnic cleansing, and history. Of course, the video could also be used for a lesson on the War in Iraq.


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