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Then and Now | Global Oneness Project

Grade Level Grades 6-12
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards


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In this lesson, students examine an article about a tiny island community off the Louisiana coast and discuss how it is being affected by the changing ecosystem. Development and other human activities often have unintended consequences that affect ecosystems and the people who live in or rely on them. These consequences can be exacerbated by climate change.

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Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.
Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.


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