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Grade Level SubjectStandard Big Ideas/Thematic Concepts & Topics, Entry Points
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Polluted runoff & water qualityExamplesHow people and wildlife communities are effected by degraded water qualityExamplesHow responsibility for water quality is fragmented across nations, states, cities, communities, etcExamplesFlooding & Stormwater management issuesExamplesClimate Change: adaptation & mitigrationExampleshow citizens/residents can act locally to improve water quality and related issues of injustice. ExamplesNOTES
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3Science 3-ESS3-1 Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.Xfind an example of green infrastructure in your community and talk about what it does and how it worksXXXXX
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3Science 3-5-ETS1-2 Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.XXXXX
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3Social Studies 3 – G5.0.1 Describe how people are a part of, adapt to, use, and modify the physical environment of Michigan.Xwater pollution graphingXXXX
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3Social Studies 3 – G5.0.2 Locate natural resources in Michigan and explain the consequences of their use.XExplore where your drinking water comes from and compare how Ann Arbor and Detroit get their municipal water to residents. Make connections to our rivers and lakes.XExplore where your drinking water comes from and compare how Ann Arbor and Detroit get their municipal water to residents. Understand and expain through drawings and infographics how water creatures are impacted by contaminants in water sources.XX
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3Social Studies 3 – P3.1.1 Identify public issues in Michigan that influence the daily lives of its citizens.XLearn about recycling. Study the life cycle of plastics. Learn about Michigan laws that impact recycle behaviors. XLearn about one rule (law) that impacts water quality and how this might affect the water creatures who live in a local body of water. Make connections b/w the health of fish and humans. XX
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3Social Studies 3 – P4.2.1 Develop and implement an action plan and know how, when, and where to address or inform others about a public issue.XResearch waste in your school through surveys and partnering with the custodial staff. Make connections to litter and arine debris and explore the life cycle of plastics. Learn ways that school waste can be reduced. Decide as a group which solution seems best and then create a public service campaign to take action. XXXXX
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3Social Studies 3 – P4.2.2 Participate in projects to help or inform others.XSee above. XXXXX
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4Science 3-5-ETS1-2 Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.XXXXX
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4Social Studies 4 – G5.0.1 Assess the positive and negative consequences of human activities on the physical environment of the United States and identify the causes of those activities.Xwater pollution graphingXXXX
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4Social Studies 4 – P3.1.1 Identify public issues in the United States that influence the daily lives of its citizens.XXXX
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4Social Studies 4 – P4.2.1 Develop and implement an action plan and know how, when, and where to address or inform others about a public issue.XXXXXX
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4Social Studies 4 – P4.2.2 Participate in projects to help or inform others.XCreate a video youtube PSA about how non-point source pollution hurts rivers and fish and connect this to an exploration of public transportation and automobile ownership. Look at the history of Detroit as the Motor City and explore how public transportation was politically campaigned against. XXXCreate an education campaign for your school or neighborhood about how litter can obstruct stormdrains and cause flooding issues. Explain how city policies might impact this.XX
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5Science 3-5-ETS1-2 Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.XXXXX
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5Science 5-ESS2-1 Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact.XXXX
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5Science 5-ESS3-1 Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment.XXXXXX
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5Social Studies 5 – P4.2.1 Develop and implement an action plan and know how, when, and where to address or inform others about a public issue.XXXXXX
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5Social Studies 5 – P4.2.2 Participate in projects to help or inform others.XXXXXX
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