TeachersFirst's Oil Spill Resources
This collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst is selected to help teachers and students learn about oil spills and the short and long term impact on the environment caused by these environmental disasters. As students read and see images of animals, be aware that younger students may have more questions than they can explain. Use these resources together with your class to help them find ways they can contribute to a greater good after such a devastating event spreads across the news.
Extend the opportunity to teach about persuasive writing (letters to legislators or the editor), careers in environmental science, and more.