Supplemental Lesson Plans
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Climate Curriculum for Teachers
How Big is Your Footprint?
Energy Awareness Quiz
Energy in Today’s Global Society
An Exploration of Wind Energy & Wind Turbines
As a child, I spent a lot of time gazing at the stars and I remember feeling cheated because I was born a generation too soon to explore distant planets. It wasn’t until I discovered snorkeling and scuba diving at the age of 15 that I realized there were whole other worlds of wonder right off our shores. And I’ve never looked back.
The ocean remains a largely uncharted and unexplored frontier wilderness, filled with unique habitats and innumerable ‘alien’ species that scientists are only now beginning to identify. The ocean drives both climate and weather and is the source of over half the oxygen on earth, an essential ingredient for all life forms. It provides us with recreation, transportation, protein, energy, security, medicine and a sense of awe and wonder from sea to shining sea.
Unfortunately, it is also at risk from a cascading series of human impacts including pollution, over-fishing, loss of coastal and marine habitat and climate change. The ocean is in short a great and challenging subject in which one can engage high school students, grades 9-12, from a science, social studies or marine ecology perspective.
Blue Frontier Campaign (BFC) works to promote unity and build the constituency needed to enact solutions to the challenges faced by our ocean, our coasts and the communities that depend on them. We are dedicated to providing tools for marine education
One of our tools is my book 50 Ways to Save the Ocean which was illustrated by Sherman’s Lagoon cartoonist Jim Toomey and contains a foreword by Philippe Cousteau. This teacher’s guide has been prepared by Blue Frontier Campaign’s Samantha Elkoni and is intended to augment the book in the classroom.
50 Ways to Save the Ocean includes a resource guide on the last 39 pages covering ways to expand one’s engagement with the ocean, and is referenced to each of its chapters. If you would like to purchase 50 Ways to Save the Ocean for your classes you can do so by contacting the publisher New World Library sales & marketing at www.newworldlibrary.com. For more information on Blue Frontier Campaign visit www.bluefront.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your service to our future.
Regards and best fishes,
Author and Founder of Blue Frontier Campaign
This guide is intended to supplement the use of 50 Ways to Save the Ocean in the classroom by bundling reputable and relevant lesson plans from existing resources into one, easy to use document.
Since the guide focuses on those parts of 50 Ways to Save the Ocean that are most appropriate for high school teachers’ lesson plans, not every Way in 50 Ways to Save the Ocean is covered.
Each Way covered in this guide corresponds with the appropriate Way in 50 Ways to Save the Ocean. You will find a short description of each lesson plan, followed by a link that takes you directly to the source. Source information can be found at the top of each lesson plan.
Accessing the Lesson Plans:
Each Way is listed at the top of this page as a hyperlink that will take you directly to the associated description and lesson plans.
To access a specific lesson plan, click the associated URL, which will take you directly to the source.
You can also download the full Teacher’s Guide as a PDF by clicking here.
All lesson plan information contained within this Teacher’s Guide were taken directly from the lesson plans. All URLs were accessible at the time of the publishing of this document. Blue Frontier Campaign is not responsible for broken links. If you come across any broken links, let us know and we’ll do our best to resolve the issue. We hope you find this Teacher’s Guide useful.
We are interested in collaborating with marine-based organizations and individuals. If you are interested in submitting a lesson plan for any of the 50 Ways including those not listed here, please contact us at email@example.com.