The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration helped produce and review the below 8 lesson guide, recommended for grades 2-5 and accessibility compliant. The lessons align to NGSS, Common Core State Standards, Ocean Literacy Principles and National Geography Standards.

 

You can download the entire guide or individual lessons at the link or button below.

The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation developed the below NGSS-aligned lesson plans for grades 6-8, which can be modified for higher grades.

 

One of the lessons showcases Sylvia Earle’s Hope Spots – unique places in the ocean that deserve to be protected. In the exercises, students explore an established Hope Spot to determine the threats it faces, the ecosystem services it provides, and the reasons why it is so important to protect.

 

You can find the guide at the button below.