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 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 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!!

Social Studies 12 – Physical Geography – Lesson 20: El Niño and La Niña

Image of ocean wave

Sequence

  1. Starter: Word Search [individual task].
  2. Teacher led instruction and note taking.
  3. El Niño worksheet [individual task].
  4. El Niño Pop Up 3D Model Activity! Experiential Learning.
  5. Theories of causes of El Niño – Teacher led instruction and note taking.
  6. Teleconnections? [class discussion].
  7. Review: Quick Question Recap [class task].

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