Who Killed SAV? Session 2
Lesson Plans Contents
- Lesson Plans Home
- Journey of a Raindrop to the Chesapeake Bay
- Does It Soak Right In?
- Wetlands: Here All Year?
- Types of Pollution
- Stream Creatures: Clues to Stream Health
- Muddying the Waters
- Grasses, Grasses Everywhere
- Who Killed SAV?
- A River Runs Through It
- Riparian Buffers
- Captain John Smith's Chesapeake Bay
- Succession and Forest Habitats
- Bay and Pond Food Webs
- Native vs. Non-native Species: Who Will Win?
- Wasting Water
- Going for Water
Who Killed SAV? Lesson Plan includes:
- Who Killed SAV? Home
- Session 1
- Session 2
- Classroom Assessment Suggestions
- Extensions for Students
Conduct this session in the classroom.
- Call one group to the front of the classroom to act out their suspect's trial. Give the prosecutor(s) time to present the case against the accused; then allow the accused and defender to defend the charges. Direct the rest of the class to serve as members of the jury and take notes. Repeat this step for each suspect.
- When all groups have presented, lead the class in a discussion of who is guilty among the four suspects. Alternatively, you may choose to have the class determine which suspect is least guilty, since it is impossible to blame only one factor for the demise of SAV.
It is important for students to realize that land-use practices and other factors that contribute to the decline of SAV levels can be prevented or reversed. Still, students should recognize that there are two sides to every argument. For example, watermen who dredge for clams, though they are killing SAV, also have the right to earn a living.