Global Interdependence

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Subject:   Integrated Science                  

 Grade:   10

Unit:   5 Global interdependence (9.9)                 

 Pacing:   1 week

Essential Question(s):

Considering the state of natural resources, what will the lives of your great-grandchildren be like?


Big Idea(s):

Since the supply of natural resources is limited, alternative resources must be investigated.


CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

Investigate and propose new efforts to reduce the consumption of raw materials

  • Research various views on human consumption of natural resources and determine whether or not fossil fuels will be available for their children


  • Investigate current and propose new efforts to reduce the consumption of raw materials

 “Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)



Raw materials


Investigate (2,3,4)

Propose (5,6)


2, 3, 4

5, 6




Instructional Planning


Suggested Resources/Materials:

United Streaming


Readings/jigsaw activity/ student presentations

Current event articles

Lab equipment

EEEP sheet (exciting example of everyday phenomena) 

Suggested Research-based Effective Instructional Strategies:

Interactive use of technology

Direct instruction

Cooperative group work

Hands-on learning

Independent classwork


Vocabulary/Word Wall


Interdisciplinary Connections

Raw materials

Natural resources

Fossil fuels


Video with questions



Clean polluted water


Air pollution in hot and cold environment 

Political debate and government regulation of resource consumption ad production