Lesson Plan

Grades 9-12

Code Blue: Endangered Oceans

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30 minutes

SUBJECTS: Science, Social Studies

TOPICS: Global Change, United Nations, Oceans, Water Pollution

Resource Overview

As the instructor reads a story about the history of the world’s oceans, students act as characters adding and removing items based on real-world events.

Students will be able to:
  • List the principal pollutants in our world’s oceans.
  • Describe how humans have altered the ocean ecosystem over time.
  • Discuss ways to preserve ocean health.

Features of This Resource

  • Environmental impacts of industrialization on the world’s oceans
  • Provides students with an opportunity for historical inquiry
  • Students use chronological thinking and historical reasoning
  • Lesson is great for the human-environment theme of geography

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