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5e Lesson Plan


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5e Lesson Plan

  1. 1. 5e Lesson Plan Teacher: Kimberley Powell, Layna Kirchner, Tiska Rodgers, Nicole Larue Unit: What’s In Your Water? Lesson Title: Oil Spill Fill In Time: 20- 30 min State Framework(s) or Standard(s) or Benchmark(s): Goal 1.4. Use technological tools and other resources to locate, select and organize information Objective: What will your students be able to do by the end of class? Read a news article for information Assessment: How will you know concretely that all Key Points: What three to five main ideas or steps will of your students have mastered the objective? you emphasize in your lesson? May also include key questions to ask during instruction Students will complete a worksheet Skills Review of Reading for Information Engage: Get the students’ minds focused on the Materials topic (discrepant event, picture, question, etc). You may also assess prior knowledge Show picture of oil spill from top of WS and Oil Spill Fill In Worksheet review what it is and how we know.
  2. 2. Explore: Teach the concept. Include interaction Explain: Provide students with a common Materials Materials experience between teacher and students Show website onfor content if needed. Discuss reading SMARTBoard. Allow SMARTBoard or projector students to go to board and find answers to different questions in the article. top/reference/timestopics/subjects/o/ oil_spills/gulf_of_mexico_2010/index.html Elaborate: Students apply information learned in Materials “Explain”. NA Evaluate: How will you know the students have Materials learned the concept? Students will complete the worksheet with a score of at least 20 of 24 correct answers.
  3. 3. Name: Gulf Oil Spill Fill-In Class: By KATHERINE SCHULTEN Directions: Use the Background given in the Times Topics page overview on the Gulf oil spill to fill in the article below. It’s a useful summary of what’s happened since the April 20 explosion, and we’ve removed words that are key to understanding the details and magnitude of the disaster. The oil spill moving toward the Mississippi Delta on April 29. An explosion on April 20 aboard the Deepwater Horizon, a drilling rig working on a well for the oil company BP one mile below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, has led to the largest oil spill in the history of the _________. After a series of failed efforts to plug the leak, government and company officials say _________ will likely continue flowing until a relief well cuts off the gusher, an event expected sometime in _________. In late May, the government estimated that between _________ and _________ barrels a day of oil are escaping, meaning that in the month after the blast, more than twice as much oil had been released as flowed from the wreck of the _________, which spilled about 250,000 barrels of oil into Prince Williams Bay in Alaska in _________. A containment cap put in place in early June began collecting _________ barrels of oil a day, even though much of the oil continued to flow through valves on the cap that had not been closed, raising new questions over just how the big the spill is. The Coast Guard commander, Adm. Thad W. Allen, said on June 7 that it could take _________ to deal with the effects of the spill, in part because it had broken into hundreds of thousands of patches, spread from _________ to _________. By late May, Louisiana officials reported that up to 100 miles of coastline had been “oiled,” and the spill had begun seeping into environmentally fragile _________. In early June, oil reached the _________ of Mississippi and Alabama and threatened Florida. On June 1, the Justice Department announced that it would begin a _________ investigation of the spill, to determine if any of the parties involved — _________, which was leasing the rig, which made it liable for the spill’s damage; _________, which owned the rig; and _________, which was involved in the effort to seal the well that preceded the blast — had violated _________ laws. Congressional investigators were told of sharp conflicts in the hours before the blast, which killed _________ workers, over how to handle the capping of the well, and uncovered evidence of missed _________ signs. An internal memo showed that BP had chosen the _________ of two methods of capping, despite worries about the risks involved. As the weeks dragged on and BP failed repeatedly to plug the leak, the spill grew into a major political challenge for _________. It upended the debate on his proposal in March to expand _________ — he halted virtually all drilling projects in late May — and seemed to derail a bipartisan attempt at energy and climate
  4. 4. legislation in the Senate. The spill and its aftermath also brought to light the enduring laxity of _________ regulation of offshore operations and led to plans to revamp the branch of the Interior Department responsible.
  5. 5. Oil Florida United States Wetlands 25,000 Shores 12,000 Years Transocean Environmental Cheaper 1989 August 11 Offshore drilling Federal Exxon Valdez Louisiana Criminal Halliburton 15,000 BP President Obama Warning