A Whale of a Problem
Young scholars evaluate the possible causes contributing to the decline of the killer whale population from a number of differing perspectives. They present their findings in a talk show format and in letters of advocacy regarding
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Free Willy? An Argument Analysis of the Controversy over Captive Killer Whale Populations
An abused captive or a treasured performer? Class members conduct an analysis of arguments presented by both sides regarding the captive killer whale population, labeling those claims that can be supported and those that need additional...
11th - 12th Science CCSS: Designed
Exploring Treaty Rights and Ethics
Young scholars explore whether the Makah should be allowed to hunt whales. They select a side of the controversy, "Should the Makah be allowed to hunt whales again?" They research the Internet to find sources that support what they...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Language Arts: Environmental Awareness
Students read stories such as S'gana, The Black Whale with environmental themes. They write brief physical descriptions expressing their feelings if they had to live in a confined space. In small groups, they complete stories with...
6th - 12th English Language Arts