4th-8th Grade Writing Lesson Plan with Google Earth: Trash in Paradise #GoogleEarth

Students will use Google Earth imagery to explore the beaches of the Dominican Republic and compare them to recent video footage of the same beaches covered in plastic trash. The culminating task will have students write an informative/explanatory essay outlining the causes of the plastic pollution crisis and how it is negatively impacting the world’s oceans as well as how humans can take action to prevent further damage.


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Created: Jan 24, 2019

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