"Ground Rules: Mining Right for a Sustainable Future" - Educational Film and DVD

Ground Rules


As the demand for mined minerals increases, everyone—from students, to miners, to governments and global corporations—must understand how to work together to meet those needs while protecting the world in which we live.

Produced by Caterpillar and Science North, "Ground Rules: Mining Right for a Sustainable Future" follows the development of new and operating mines as geologists, engineers and mine managers tackle complex problems. The film draws on the experiences and achievements of other mine sites to illustrate creative and core concepts of sustainable development and social responsibility. Embark on a 23-minute tour across almost every continent — to Australia, Canada, Chile, Ghana, Indonesia and the United States — and meet a new generation of passionate and creative people working to bring us the materials, fuels and minerals on which our modern world depends.

"Ground Rules" is the successor to our popular film, "Common Ground: Modern Mining and You." It may be viewed online here and on YouTube, and is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French, plus English with Chinese subtitles. It can also be ordered at no cost on DVD via the link below.

Please note that the DVD is intended primarily for educators and mining industry professionals who may present this film in group settings without Internet access. If you are a student or other individual interested in viewing the film, or have access to YouTube in your classroom or educational setting, we highly recommend you utilize our YouTube channel, http://YouTube.com/CatGroundRules.

Free Lesson Plans
In addition to the film, Caterpillar is pleased to offer 75 professionally-developed lesson plans, appropriate for ages 11-13, 13-15 and 15-18, available in English and Spanish as downloadable PDFs below. Each lesson plan ties into information presented in the film, and provides learning objectives compatible with mining education curriculums around the world. Topics covered include Mining, Geology, Minerals and Everyday Life, Mining Processes, and Ore Processing.

Ground Rules: Mining Right for a Sustainable Future is available on a multi-lingual DVD (English, Spanish, French) as shown here.
   Ground Rules: Lesson Plans
» • Introduction
» • Lesson Plan Themes
» • Complete Ground Rules Lesson Plans
» • About Science North
   Order the DVD
» • Order a free copy of "Ground Rules" on DVD
   Lesson Plans: Ages 11-13
» • Geology (11-13)
» • Mining (11-13)
» • Mining Processes (11-13)
» • Ore Processing (11-13)
» • Minerals and Everyday Life (11-13)
   Lesson Plans: Ages 13-15
» • Geology (13-15)
» • Mining (13-15)
» • Mining Processes (13-15)
» • Ore Processing (13-15)
» • Minerals and Everyday Life (13-15)
   Lesson Plans: Ages 15-18
» • Geology (15-18)
» • Mining (15-18)
» • Mining Processes (15-18)
» • Ore Processing (15-18)
» • Minerals and Everyday Life (15-18)