National Oceans Week
By Alan Haskvitz, Reader’ Digest Hero in Education
With all the television programming on the importance of oceans it is a great theme to use when creating some new lessons in science, math, English, and social studies. Students are easily motivated by the speed and size of ocean dwellers as well as the impact the seas have on our environment. Here are some quality sites and lessons:
Simple lesson plans
Not much research necessary, but a variety of interesting slants on the ocean theme.
Superior variety of lesson plans by grade level.
Spend a while here. Plenty of learning levels and ideas.
Integrated primary level plan
Integrated lesson plans for upper elementary
Web quests, lesson, and even lessons about lobsters
From the government for grades 5 to 12 with search engine
From the Smithsonian
Search results for ocean including squid lessons,
Thematic units on the ocean
An excellent selection that includes a reading list.
Oceans for Life
Videos and lessons for older students
Read, Write, Think lesson on eels