Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography

Students explore physical processes related to the earth’s water, land, and air. They investigate how these processes shape the planet’s natural characteristics and affect human systems, how they are involved in the creation of natural disasters, and how they influence the impacts of human disasters. Students apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process and use spatial technologies to analyse these processes, make predictions related to natural disasters, and assess ways of responding to them.

Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography – Lesson 33: Key Players in Managing Biodiversity

Sequence

  1. Starter: How can we manage biodiversity? Post-it note ideas.
  2. Who are the key players in managing biodiversity? [class discussion].
  3. Key players table notes [individual task and class discussion].
  4. Roles in managing biodiversity opinion line [individual task].
  5. Conservation strategies diamond rank [paired task].
  6. Pros and cons of total protection [class discussion].
  7. Strategies and policies research activity [individual task].
  8. Review: Peer assessment of research activity.

Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography – Lesson 32: Sustainable Yield

Sequence

  1. Starter: Card sort
  2. What is sustainable yield? Teacher led instruction and note taking.
  3. Modelling Population Graph Activity [paired and individual task].
  4. Maximum Sustainsble Yield: Teacher led instruction and note taking.
  5. Sustainable Yield in the Southern Ocean [individual task].
  6. Sustainable Yield in Zimbabwe [individual task].
  7. Maximum Sustainsble Yield Critique [class discussion].
  8. Review: What is your opinion?

Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography – Lesson 25: Hydropolitics

Image of ocean wave

Sequence

  1. Starter: What is hydropolitics? [class task].
  2. Teacher led instruction and note taking on hydropolitics [class task].
  3. Hydropolitics Venn diagram [individual task].
  4. Riparian Disputes: Teacher led instruction [class task].
  5. Riparian Disputes Examples Research [individual task].
  6. Review: Which riparian dispute is the most serious? [class task].

Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography – Lesson 28: The Value of Ecosystems

Sequence

  1. Starter: Statement response [invidual then class task].
  2. What value/services do ecosystems hold for humans? [class task].
  3. Teacher led instruction and notes.
  4. Ecosystem services and well being card sort part 1 [paired task].
  5. Ecosystem services and well being card sort part 2 [paired task].
  6. Direct and indirect benefits discussion [class task].
  7. Coral reef ecosystem research [individual task].
  8. Stakeholder Opinion Line [individual task].
  9. Review: Describe in a sentence… [individual task].

Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography – Lesson 29: Threats to Biodiversity

Sequence

  1. Starter: Graph Analysis [individual then class task].
  2. Map analysis – description of threatened biodiverse areas [individual then class task].
  3. Ecosystem auditing research task [individual task].
  4. Teacher led instruction and note taking.
  5. Factors that threaten biodiversity research [individual task].
  6. Review: The Greatest Threat? [class task].

Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography – Lesson 30: Threats to Ecosystem Processes

Sequence

  1. Starter: Key Word Anagrams
  2. Teacher led instruction and note taking.
  3. Keystone Species Analysis [paired task].
  4. Gersmehl Nutrient Cycles [teacher led instruction]
  5. Gersmehl Nutrient Cycles [individual task].
  6. Debrief: Guess the Ecosystem [class task].
  7. How humans influence the nutrient flow worksheet [individual task].
  8. Invasive Species [teacher led instruction].
  9. Cane Toad Video and questions [class and individual task].
  10. Why do alien species often prosper? [individual writing task].
  11. Review: Class Taboo!!