Whales: An Unforgettable Journey

Whales: An Unforgettable Journey

Film Description

A stunningly beautiful film, Whales takes your students to the ocean depths, where they discover some of the wildest locations on Earth and witness the sights, sounds, and survival of the world’s largest mammal.


Grade Level: 2–12

State Standards , Benchmarks, and GLE's

Grades 2-4

LS-E-A1: identifying the needs of plants and animals, based on age-appropriate recorded observations (1, 2, 3, 4)
LS-E-A4: recognizing that there is great diversity among organisms (1)
LS-E-B1: observing and describing the life cycles of some plants and animals (1, 3)
LS-E-B3: observing and recording how the offspring of plants and animals are similar to their parents (1, 2, 3, 4)
LS-E-C1: examining the habitats of plants and animals and determining how basic needs are met within each habitat (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
LS-E-C2: describing how the features of some plants and animals enable them to live in specific habitats (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
SE-E-A1: understanding that an "ecosystem" is made of living and non-living components (1, 3, 4)
SE-E-A2: understanding the components of a food chain (1, 3, 4)
SE-E-A3: identifying ways in which humans have altered their environment, both in positive and negative ways, either for themselves or for other living things (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
SE-E-A5: understanding that most plant and animal species are threatened or endangered today due to habitat loss or change (1, 2, 4)

Grades 5-8

LS-M-C3: investigating major ecosystems and recognizing physical properties and organisms within each (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
LS-M-C4: explaining the interaction and interdependence of nonliving and living components within ecosystems (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
LS-M-D1: describing the importance of plant and animal adaptation, including local examples (1, 3, 4, 5)
LS-M-D2: explaining how some members of a species survive under changed environmental conditions (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
SE-M-A1: demonstrating knowledge that an ecosystem includes living and nonliving factors and that humans are an integral part of ecosystems (1, 3, 4, 5)
SE-M-A2: demonstrating an understanding of how carrying capacity and limiting factors affect plant and animal populations (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
SE-M-A4: understanding that human actions can create risks and consequences in the environment (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Grades 9-12

LS-H-D4: exploring how humans have impacted ecosystems and the need for societies to plan for the future (1, 2, 4, 5)
LS-H-F3: recognizing that behavior is the response of an organism to internal changes and/or external stimuli (1, 3, 4)
SE-H-A3: describing how habitat, carrying capacity, and limiting factors influence plant and animal populations (including humans) (1, 3, 4, 5)
SE-H-C1: evaluating the dynamic interaction of land, water, and air and its relationship to living things in maintaining a healthy environment (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)


More information about this film is available at the official website of the large-format film Whales: An Unforgettable Journey.


  
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