Educational Passages & NGSS

Educational Passages is developing a comprehensive NGSS-aligned ocean literacy program. The PDF below gives an overview of its content and lesson-by-lesson performance expectations. They are color coded by grade-band (yellow for elementary, green for middle, and blue for high school) and divided by the same five core units. This organization allows the program to build horizontally, within grade bands, and vertically, between them. Click here to download the PDF. Use the contact information below the PDF viewer to contact Brad Janocha, the Project Manager for Educational Passages.

The Ocean Literacy Principles

The program will also be aligned to the Ocean Literacy Principles.

Unit 1 | Ocean Ecosystems Unit 2 | Seawater & Sediments Unit 3 | Ocean Mechanics Unit 4 | Oceans & Climate Unit 5 | Ocean Engineering
OLP-5 The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.
OLP-4 The ocean made Earth habitable.
OLP-1 The Earth has one big ocean with many features.
OLP-2 The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of Earth.
OLP-1 The Earth has one big ocean with many features.
OLP-2 The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of Earth.
OLP-3 The ocean is a major influence on weather and climate.
OLP-4 The ocean made Earth habitable.
OLP-7 The ocean is largely unexplored.
OLP-6 The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.

Click here to learn more about the Ocean Literacy Principles.

Request Lesson Plans

For more information, contact Brad Janocha, the Project Manager for Educational Passages, at the following email address: brad@educationalpassages.com

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