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Unit 4

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Lesson Plan 1





This activity can vary widely depending on grade level and age groups.

Social Science: Instead of country cards, each student, or team of students can pick a country and research it to determine its current population, economy, What are its most important needs? What about future needs for marine resources?

Additional thought questions:

  • Should people/countries pay for the right to take resources?
    If so, who should get the money?
    And what should be done with the money?
  • Do you think technology can solve all of these problems of shortages or must we use stronger measures of conservation? Why?
  • How can we use/divide the resources better among all groups of people, and between people and marine life? (Use alternative things students can come up with ideas for what those things might be use less of each item.)