This is a 78 page collection of directions and various articles and links, pre-post tests to address this very current topic. A Scholastic News article is listed, I know many teacher do purchase this for their class, and this can be used, otherwise use one of the many articles. You will have to purchase a copy of the movie, Blackfish, or use other YouTube videos that are available.
I have also included several extension activities which are optional: Acrostic Poem writing, Endangered Animal Report directions and rubric, Advocate Poster making ideas.
This takes between 3-5 weeks to teach and is CCSS aligned.
Would appreciate feedback