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Selling Out Old Smoky

Grades:

10 |

Subject:

U.S. |

Date:

October 02, 2009

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This video has to do with the U.S. National Park Service asking the government for multi-million dollar funds in order to help maintain the parks. One proposal to help national parks pay for themselves is to allow corporate sponsorships. The media is divided over what that move could mean. Do we really want to see a business’s name stamped on park benches?

I would use this video as a lead in to economics, current events, marketing or debate.