Fracking to access natural gas seems to be in the news frequently these days. So this morning when I was on Explania and saw the video What is Fracking? I got the idea to search for some more videos about fracking and its impact on the environment and the economy. Here’s some of what I came up with in my search.
What is Fracking? is a short music video that includes animations showing how fracking works. It is decidedly anti-fracking in its message so you’ll want to talk about bias with your students before and or after showing it to them.
Last fall CBS News had a short segment about the job creation potential of fracking.
After the Gas Rush is a two part series from National Geographic’s Journey on Earth Series. The videos are available on Snag Films.
And in the interest of attempting to balance this collection, here’s a video that explains the fracking process with a decidedly pro-fracking bias. Again, this is a good opportunity to talk with your students about bias in media.