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Who Moved the Beach?

Lesson Plan Overview

Coastal erosion is a natural process that sweeps large sections of land out to sea. Students will learn about how this process occurs and then explain how human activity can increase erosion risk. They will then determine how to reduce these risks, understanding both the advantages and disadvantages of various options. Students will also look a beach elevation data and make predictions on how vulnerable they are to erosion.

Source NOAA Ocean Service Education
Subjects Geography
Grades 9-12

Literacy Principles:

OLP#6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.

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