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Unit Plan for the Altamaha River Watershed: Estuaries

Produced for Summit to the Sea, a collaborative environmental education project initiated by the University of Georgia's School of Marine Sciences and Institute of Ecology and supported by the Sapelo Foundation and The Nature Conservancy. We intend to produce Unit Plans for other sections of the watershed.

Grade Level: This material addresses Georgia QCC's of 7th and 8th grade, but the material would be appropriate for high school biology and environmental science classes. Additional information can be found on pages in the Summit to the Sea General Interest and Technical sections.


    Grade 7 
         Reference skills 
         Living Things/Plants 
         Living Things/Animals 
         Ecology/Interdependence of Life 
         Grade 7 QCC's addressed in Lesson Plan
    Grade 8
         Human Interactions with the Environment
         Grade 8 QCC's addressed in Lesson Plan


The Lesson Plan 1, Estuaries is intended to be covered over a period of 1 - 6 weeks.

Lesson Plan: Estuaries

Resource File

  • Websites
  • Books
  • Newspapers
  • Related Current Events

Guiding Questions of the Unit Plan

Background Information Required

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