The Problem of Plastic Trash Islands

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  1. Students will read and watch various informational texts and resources and take structured notes to support comprehension.
  2. Students will conduct independent research on a current event
  3. Students will create a google slide show or other presentation and present their findings and ideas.
  4. Students will practice speaking and listening skills.
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Estimated Activity Length:
2 hours 30 min

This lesson is designed for 3 days, 50-minute sessions. The students will watch videos and take 2 column notes to guide independent research. The students will examine different solutions that are already being tried and experimental solutions that have not yet been implemented. The students will research the problem and then develop a Google Slide show or chart paper presentation with a partner highlighting the major factors contributing to the problem and the worst effects the problem is creating.