ASU ENG 101 - VISA: The Lorax and Sustainable Development

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VISA: The Lorax and Sustainable DevelopmentIntroduction: The Lorax is a fictional story about a man whose activities abused the environmentand about what he learned from the experience. The story contains many common componentsfound in the environmental problems and issues facing humans around the world.1) In the story of “The Lorax”, who does the Once-ler represent?The entrepreneur2) Who does “The Lorax” represent?Who protect the environment.3) The Once-ler moved across the land in his wagon. He came upon a new region with animportant natural resource. What was this natural resource that the Once-ler found?Truffula trees4) Humans often appreciate the beauty of the natural world. Experiences such as finding seashellson a beach or seeing a rare bird often cause strong feelings. Did the Once-ler have feelings aboutthe region and natural resources that he found? Explain.No, Because for the Oncer-ler, all of these nature things in eyes are just how to use it to make moremoney.5) The Once-ler used the land’s natural resources to start a business, which made and sold aproduct. What was the product? How was it used by buyers?Thneed, it was used for clothing for most of the purpose.6) Pollution not only affects plant and animal species, but it also affects another living species,human beings. Explain whether the Once-ler’s factory and town was a safe and healthyplace to be. Why or why not?It is neither safe or healthy, because the factory causes pollutions, later on it started to affectthe people's daily life, their water and food got polluted, the trees are cut down, it is a chao.7) The Once-ler’s business failed. Why? What happened to cause the failure of this business?What happens to the area where the business once was located? Have you seen this in reallife?The natural sources requires to make the product are exhausted. Yes I have seen these type ofnews in real life, there was a lot of examples, people are too greedy about their own benefits,they are not considering about the future and the environment, which for example makes a lot ofspecies extinctied.8) The Once-ler learned that he had made a serious mistake. What, in your opinion, was hismistake? What could he have done differently? (How could the Once-ler have managed hiscompany to protect natural resources and not run out of trees)He cut too many trees so there are no trees for him, so he thought he can cut and also plant atree at the same time so he will not run out of the trees.9) Explain, in your own words, what the Once-ler says must happen for the Lorax and hisanimals to return.He said he will plant trees.10) Can you think of a real-life example of how man-made pollution affected a real ecosystem, itsabiotics (eg: temperature, water quality, air quality, etc.) or its habitat? Explain.There will be factory emissions drain water, which will directly affect the fish in the river, later on,the bird who eat fish for life will get affected, it will keep continue and getting spread out as thefood chain.11) The use of technology requires the use of natural resources. The use of natural resourcesalways has an effect on the environment. How did the production of Thneeds affect theTruffula trees, a key biotic natural resource?If they want thneeds, then it will need truffula trees to turn into thneeds.12) Threatened and endangered species are those plant and animal populations threatened by orbecoming extinct. Often, this is a result of human activity. Can you name the threatened orendangered species in the story and describe why they faced this condition?The truffula trees and the animals, because people need truffula trees, this will cause the amountto decrease very fast, at the same time, a lot of animals also needs to rely on truffula trees.13) Certain animals depended on Truffula trees. Name the animals. Explain why these animalsneeded Truffula trees.The barboloots, they need its fruit to eat.14) Often, technological production creates, “byproducts”. For example, a byproduct of sawingwood is sawdust. Sometimes the byproducts of technology are unwanted or dangerous and arepollutants in the environment. Sometimes byproducts are useful. Name two byproducts thatresulted from making Thneeds.1: Smoke2: drain water15) What does the Once-ler mean by UNLESS? Explain.Unless there is someone going to help with making the environment become better.Assignment: Create a venn diagram to compare and contrast the stories of Easter Island with“The Lorax”. After creating the venn diagram, write a paragraph essay comparing the two stories.What are the key environmental issues? How are they similar/how do they differ? How do theseissues relate to the world today? Make sure to use key examples from both the video and thereading, “Easter’s End” by Jared Diamond. Make sure to develop a clear thesis statement,supporting paragraphs and a clear conclusion.The final product should include:• This worksheet• Venn diagram• EssayIn both of the stories, it both ends with a exhaust of land and resources, the reason ofcausing this result is because the overuse of resources, everything on this world has itslimit of affordability. In the Lorax, because Once-ler's overuse of truffula trees, which is forhis own benefit, the animals who rely on truffula trees are no longer to be able to live inthe area, forced to move to other places to seek for it, the water got polluted at the sametime, which effected the fish as well. In Easter's end, which is a real story happened inEaster island, because of the Polynesian, they want to make the gigantic rock statue, itwaste a lot of hauhau tree as a material for the rope to move the statue, at the sametime, they eat the fish and birds on the island, which cause the

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