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A critical analysis of the news: Plastic pollution edition

A critical analysis of the news: Plastic pollution edition


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Resource: Current news: Plastic pollution


Media (20 min)Catch up with the current news on plastic pollution. What are the problems, and how are we going to solve them?

  • See the media: Ocean School makes media/activity combinations. Each piece of media is linked to an activity. You can access this newsreel by visiting the Ocean School website or by visiting the direct link here. If you like this media, you can see all of the available resources in the Ocean School Resource Catalogue. Everything in Ocean School is provided free to the public.

Activity (20 min): Build media literacy - Students work on their communication and media literacy skills by identifying what they think the most important finding or idea is from the current news.

Want a Google Slides version? We offer a Google Slides version of the activity, a Microsoft Powerpoint version of the activity, and a PDF version of the activity on the Ocean School website. If you like this resource, note that there is an Ocean School Resource Catalogue. Everything in Ocean School is provided free to the publicis ad-free, and requires no login for teacher or student.

About Ocean School
This is a free educational resource from the Canadian Government about the ocean, through the Ocean Frontier Institute at Dalhousie University and the National Film Board of Canada. Ocean School provides media-rich, ocean-based resources in multiple subjects for students in grades 5–12. Created by educators, scientists and storytellers, these interactive learning materials help students understand our influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on us. Ocean School is ad-free and requires no login for teacher or student.

Available in French
Check out the Resources tab for the French activity sheets and media.
Or check out the French Ocean School page.

Please note: Ocean School activities are not stand-alone lessons (they do not cover all aspects of one topic or subject) but instead supplement learning through dynamic and engaging experiences.

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