Garbage Island

GeoLiteracy
GeoSTEM
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
With this lesson, students will become aware of the garbage patch located in the Pacific Ocean, identify the animals affected and create solutions to the current problem. Students should become aware of the cause and effect relationship between human behavior and earth/life conservation. Students in our evolving world should become advocates and change makers in regards to current and future world issues.
Author: 
Mayra Sanchez
Grade Range: 
5
Duration: 
4-5 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
5: Environment and Society
National Geography Standards: 
14: How human actions modify the physical environment