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Protect Our Oceans

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Description

Legendary ocean researcher Sylvia Earle shares astonishing images of the ocean - and shocking statistics about its rapid decline. Earle believes that with knowing comes caring ...but first we have to know about "the blue heart of the planet" and the threats posed by melting sea ice, acidification, over fishing, pollution and other .trends that affect the health  of the oceans.The video is accompanied by a number of other resources that allow students to investigate these issues and others in some depth.

General Assessment

Recommendation of how and where to use it

The video will serve as an effective introduction to an examination of the health of our oceans. Discussion could be followed by an exploration of specific issues such as acidification, pollution, melting sea ice and over fishing. Such issues are addressed in various units found in courses such as Environmental Science, Geography, and World/Global Issues. The video might also be used as part World Ocean Day activities. 

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  • British Columbia
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    • Grade 11
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      • Social Studies
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        • Explorations in Social Studies 11: Physical features and natural resources influence demographic patterns and population distribution (adapted from Human Geography
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      • Environmental Science
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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.
        • Physical Geography 12: Interactions between human activities and the atmosphere affect local and global weather and climate
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        • Geographic Issues of the 21st Century: Natural Resources
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        • Citizenship and Sustainability: Area of Inquiry: Environment
        • Global Issues
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      • Geography
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        • Physical Geography 110: Natural Regions of the World
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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:A Geographic Perspective on a Current Canadian Issue
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        • Canadian Geography 1202: Natural and Human Systems
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        • Environmental Science 3205: Water Use & the Environment
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        • Geography 10: Ocean Environment
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      • Environmental Science
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        • AP Environmental Science: Global Change
        • AP Environmental Science: The Living World: Biodiversity
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        • Environmental Science (Workplace Prep.) Human Impact on the Environment
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        • Geography 621A Global Issues : Inquiry- What are the issues?
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        • Social Studiees 20:World Issues - Environment
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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.
        • Physical Geography 12: Interactions between human activities and the atmosphere affect local and global weather and climate

Themes Addressed

  • Ecosystems (3)

    • Biodiversity
    • Endangered Species
    • Habitat Loss
  • Land Use & Natural Resources (1)

    • Fisheries
  • Water (1)

    • Marine Environments