Ocean Health – Program breakdown

Course modules:

  1. #EverydayPlastic: Teens explore and share stories about a plastic in their lives
  2. #EverydayLocalEcosystem: Teens explore and share stories about plastic usage in their communities
  3. #EverydayGlobalEcosystem: Teens explore and share stories about how a piece of plastic travels around the world
  4. #EverydayAction: Teens plan for local actions that can achieve positive global impact

Learning objectives:

  1. Have a basic understanding of the history of plastics
  2. Understand the connections between plastic use and ocean health
  3. Know how stories help us connect to one another across distance and difference
  4. Understand the meaning of an ecosystem and how humans interact with them
  5. Understand feedback loops
  6. Know how to visually map a local ecosystem based on a story you will tell
  7. Understand global macro ecosystems
  8. Connect individual and collective single-use plastics with ocean health
  9. calculate your own plastic use and think about ways to reduce it
  10. Learn that everyday behaviours can affect ocean health
  11. Take positive action to preserve ocean health

Course components:

  1. Mini-lessons
  2. Video content
  3. Learning checks
  4. Audio narration
  5. Youth narration
  6. Story Share assignments
  7. Global repository of stories

This course aligns to:

  • United Nations’ Sustainable ​Development Goals
  • Next Generation Science Standards ​ ​ ​
  • Asia Society Global Competencies
  • ​21st Century Skills
  • Casel’s Social Emotional Learning

Standards Alignment

AreaStandards
NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS
MS-ESS3-5. Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
MS-ESS3-3.
Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.
HS-LS2-7.
Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.
HS-ESS3-4.
Evaluate or refine a technological solution that reduces impacts of human activities on natural systems.
ASIA SOCIETY GLOBAL COMPETENCIES
Investigate the world
Recognize perspectives
Communicate ideas
Take Action
21ST CENTURY SKILLS
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Creativity and Innovation
Information Literacy
Media Literacy
Technology Literacy
Flexibility and Adaptability
Initiative and Self-Direction
Productivity and Accountability
Leadership and Responsibility
CASEL SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Self Awareness
Self Management
Responsible Decision Making
UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Goal 4: Quality Education
Goal 6:
Clean Water and Sanitation
Goal 11:
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal 12:
Responsible Consumption and Production
Goal 13:
Climate Action
Goal 14:
Life Below Water