Oil Changes Everything

Unit of 4 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
6
7
8
Subjects: 
Library / Technology
Philanthropy
Science
Social Studies
Arts
Language Arts
Issue Area: 
Environment
Focus Question 

Focus Question: Is it the responsibility of every human being to be an advocate for our natural resources and the habitats of the animals on our planet? 

Unit Overview 

Explore the effects of oil on the environment, people, and wildlife. Students learn about oceans and the management and impact humans have on ocean environments. 

Service Experience 
Learners will create advertisements on grocery bags advocating for legislative protection of habitats from human caused disasters like oil spills. Learners will develop a letter writing campaign to members of Congress asking for the creation of legislation that will better protect the oceans against oil spills and holding those responsible for such devastation of wildlife and their habitats.
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