What kind of waste is created from natural disasters, oil spills, agriculture and mining? Form Hurricane Katrina and the tsunami in the Indian Ocean, to the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and even space junk, humans are managing all types of waste across the globe. Empower your students with important information about agricultural pesticides, radioactive waste from nuclear power plants, waste management success stories, and much more. Written to grade and using simplified language and vocabulary, social studies concepts are presented in a way that makes them more accessible to students and easier to understand. Comprised of reading passages, student activities for before and after reading, crossword, word search, final quiz, answer key and overhead transparencies.