Centralia Mine Disaster
Julie Knutson (Author)
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DescriptionHuman modification of the environment always carries a risk of accident and folly. Explore the causes and consequences of the Centralia, Pennsylvania mining disaster of 1947. Guided by compelling questions such as, What led to this disaster?, Who was impacted by it?, and What changed in its aftermath? the interdisciplinary content blends social studies and science. Ultimately, it pushes students to consider how humans can meet their need for resources in a safe, sustainable way. Books include table of contents, index, glossary, author biography, and timeline.
Cherry Lake Publishing
January 01, 2021
7.0 X 9.1 X 0.3 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author
Julie Knutson is an author and educator with a wide-ranging background in history and the social sciences. She holds an undergraduate degree in cultural studies from NYU, a master's degree in political sociology from The London School of Economics, and additional post-graduate degrees in education and art history from Rice University in Houston, Texas. She is the author of a series of six books on agricultural "microproducers" titled Nature's Makers (Cherry Lake, 2019). Julie is an active member of the National Council for the Social Studies and a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.