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This short video introduction to the feature film delivers a powerful call to action on behalf of the world’s oceans. Stunning and sometimes shocking images reveal the extent of the damage that has occurred from overfishing, pollution, climate change and neglect. Testimony from leading researchers makes it clear that the future sustainability of our marine environments is now in jeopardy. Although the film does an excellent job in sounding the alarm, it is equally effective in motivating viewers to get involved by demonstrating the value and positive impact of individual actions.

The full-length film can be purchased or rented from I-Tunes and teaching units to support its viewing are available on-line.

 

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

This 'trailer' should be used to introduce "World Oceans Day" and to begin any investigation of the importance and current plight of the world's oceans.  As such it has application in the support of a variety of Geography, Science and Social Studies outcomes at the secondary level.  The full film provides a thorough examination of human impact on marine ecosystems.

Relevant Curriculum Units

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  • British Columbia
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    • Grade 11
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      • Environmental Science
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        • Environmental Science 11: Human practices affect the sustainability of ecosystems
      • Science
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        • Science for Citizenship 11: Scientific understanding enables humans to respond and adapt to changes locally and globally
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        • Environmental Science 12: Living sustainably supports the well-being of self, community, and Earth.
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        • Human Geography 12: Human activities alter landscapes in a variety of ways.
  • Manitoba
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      • Science
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        • Senior 2 Science: Dynamics of Ecosystems
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      • Geography
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        • World Geography: A Human Perspective - World Food Supply: Production and Distribution
        • World Geography: A Human Perspective - Industrialization and Urbanization
      • Social Studies
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        • Citizenship and Sustainability: Area of Inquiry: Environment
        • Global Issues
  • New Brunswick
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        • Sustainability of Ecosystems
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      • Environmental Science
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        • Introduction to Environmental Science 120: Investigating Environmental Issues
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        • Canadian Geography 120:Managing Natural Resources
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        • Canadian Geography 1202: Economic Issues in Canadian Geography
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        • Science 2200: Ecosytems
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        • Environmental Science 3205: Water Use & the Environment
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        • Experiential Science 20, Marine Systems: Ocean Ecology
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        • Geography 10: Ocean Environment
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      • Science
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        • Oceans 11: Fisheries
        • Oceans 11: Marine Biome
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        • Global Geography:Resources and Commodities
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        • Experiential Science 20, Marine Systems: Ocean Ecology
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    • Grade 9
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        • Science (Academic):Biology: Sustainable Ecosystems
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        • Science 421A: Sustainability of Ecosystems
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        • Environmental Science 621A: Environmental Challenges and Successes
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        • Geography 621A Global Issues : Inquiry- What are the issues?
  • Saskatchewan
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        • Science 10: Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics
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        • Social Studiees 20:World Issues - Environment
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        • Environmental Science 11: Human practices affect the sustainability of ecosystems
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        • Science for Citizenship 11: Scientific understanding enables humans to respond and adapt to changes locally and globally
    • Grade 12
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      • Environmental Science
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        • Environmental Science 12: Living sustainably supports the well-being of self, community, and Earth.

Themes Addressed

  • Citizenship (1)

    • Sustainable Consumption
  • Ecosystems (4)

    • Appreciating the Natural World
    • Biodiversity
    • Habitat Loss
    • Wildlife Protection
  • Water (1)

    • Marine Environments