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    Coal Mining Lesson

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    In Mark Nowak’s Coal Mountain Elementary there is a second lesson in the book that is about coal mining. The lesson is called The Cookie Mining Lesson in this lesson the students are asked to mine a cookie for the chocolate chips. The readers are implied to read inbetween the lines for the lines of the lesson to see something different that what the Coal Foundation intends for the students to learn. In Lesson 2 Students will learn how to buy land, pay employees hourly wage and more when coal is being produced, and buy equipment for mining. This will give the students the chance to see how the coal mining process works and how difficult it is to be a owner and a miner. The lesson in the book shows students how to buy land to start up a coal mine, tools, and how to pay the “employees”. As the lesson starts off the teacher gives the students play money to get them ready to start their purchases. Then she tells them how much each state’s land will be, this makes the students think about where they should spend their money to get the best outcome for their profit. Then she gives them a list tools that they can buy to start their build. Once they have all of the land and tools they need/ wanted to buy, they have to learn how much to pay each of their ‘workers’ who will be working for them and what the workers have to do in order to…

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    Underground, dark, warm, and damp is the work environment of a coal miner. Coal mining has been around since the 1300’s. Since then, technology has changed and is still booming in today’s society. It was approximately around the late 1800’s that coal became a significant resource in generating electricity. The differences in coal mining today and back then were tremendously different. Many men worked underground with just the light of a candle. It was very hot and damp underground. Working…

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    The coal mining industry allows our society to thrive by providing consistent job opportunities and a stable cash flow for our economy. The fear of coal mining, however, still resides within our society. The devastating deaths that occur during mining disasters are a prominent, but negative, impact of the coal mining industry. The Big Branch coal mining disaster illustrates that technology is good in specified ways and bad in other specified ways because of the economic benefits the industry…

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    The coal mining industry in the late 1800s, especially in Colorado, was a rapidly growing industry. As fossil fuel technologies expanded, life became increasingly dependent on fossil fuels, and as a result, people became more reliant on coal as an energy source. However, without the introduction of the railroad, coal would have remained just a minor industry (Andrews 2008, 54). These railways made it possible to connect the coal production areas with the markets, and thus possible to bring coal…

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    Coal Mining Negatives

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    Discussion There are obviously both negatives and positive impacts of Mpumalanga coal mines. Positives being the economic growth they provide not only to Mpumalanga, but to South Africa as a whole. While negatives being the environmental damages they have caused and are causing presently. Mostly on the agriculture due to the land destruction and the polluting of water and air which is having a knock on effect of the communities living in Mpumalanga. In order to find out whether the positives…

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    “I don’t think I’m any different than a school teacher or a doctor we all have a job to do and were trained to do it” (Coal a Love Story). The Sago mining disaster is just one of the numerous mining disasters that were easily preventable. The miners that perished rely on coal for their income and many had no choice but to go into the industry. The world has a love-hate relationship with coal. It is often very “on again off again”. During World War II coal production was at an all-time high.…

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    Coal Mining Pros And Cons

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    Both in present times til this very day ,the mining of coal has been a dangerous but much needed job to have in the United States. Without coal , a lot of things wouldn't be possible because coal is the main reason something works. Thus in order to get the coal , miners have to dig for it and extract it from the ground. The workers have to use big machines to dig through the layers of topsoil and overburden to the layer of topsoil. When they've gotten down to the coal,and are done working on…

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    The Industrial Revolution pioneered a new age of technology, making coal the primary source of power for the developing world. Coal is a combustible fossil fuel that is extracted by surface and underground mining mainly located in the United States, China, and Australia. The coal mining industry is thought of as a crucial part in the world’s job economy. And that without it we would not advance as a society due to coal mining originally driving advancements in the world.Despite allowing some of…

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    Do you think coal mining is worth the risk involved or not? Some people might think it is. But some might think it isn't. For me I think it isn't. I am going to tell you 3 ways I think coal mining isn't worth the risk. One long term health,two it causes site accidents,and three global warming. Those are the three ways I think isn't worth the risk. First, long term health is where miners suffer from medical problems caused by working in mines. For example, COPD and black lung disease are two…

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    As a book told in the fiction context, King Coal by Upton Sinclair describes the gruesome, harsh reality of working in the coal industry in the 1910 from mining issues such as the hopes of getting a job in the industry of coal in the western states of the United States, the harsh mining conditions, and miners being taken advantage of by their bosses. The book discusses two mining in general locations where all the stories are told by Sinclair himself: Rocky Mountain and Pedro (6). The author 's…

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