Shark Week!

Kirby 7th grade students are pictured with one of the products of their “shark week” unit;  persuasive letters to stakeholders including restaurateurs, governors, senators, and the POTUS–sharing the importance of sharks to our ecosystems and imploring better protection including legislation making shark fin soup illegal.

During this unit, students learned about sharks from different perspectives including mathematical, linguistic (Latin) and scientific. Learning about the pressures impacting shark populations helped students develop empathy for sharks.