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Exploring the Pacific Ocean Research Assignment Part 2
(Theme: Oceans)

Part 2. This lesson introduces students to the diversity of life in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. Students will conduct research about three different species and present their findings to the class.


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Lesson plan source: Canadian Geographic Education


Exploring the Pacific Ocean Research Assignment Part 1
(Theme: Oceans)

This lesson introduces students to the diversity of life in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. Students will conduct research about three different species and present their findings to the class.


Download: Exploring the Pacific Ocean Research Assignment Part 1 (word document)
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Lesson plan source: Canadian Geographic Education


Planning a New National Marine Conservation Area
(Theme: Oceans)

In this lesson students will decide if the Yukon North Slope is an appropriate site for a new National Marine Conservation Area. They will conduct research by completing a web quest and following research criteria. They will present their findings in a written or oral presentation.


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Lesson plan source: Canadian Geographic Education


Tides
(Theme: Oceans)

This lesson details characteristics of tides and their significance to New Brunswick. Teachers can utilize the material as they see fit through a variety of approaches, strategies and methods; student activities, projects, assignments and presentations.

Supporting materials:
PowerPoint presentation


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Lesson plan source: Canadian Geographic Education


The Oceans Global Garbage
(Theme: Oceans)

The world’s oceans are intentionally used as a disposal ground. Students will learn how the oceans are polluted through a review of examples of pollution and dumping. The creation of “a draft ocean protection policy” will serve as a cooperative learning activity to promote critical thinking and practical application of knowledge.


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Lesson plan source: Canadian Geographic Education


Storm Drains for Wise Brains
(Theme: Oceans)

This lesson may be part of an Oceans or Water Unit. Storm drains are ubiquitous in all Yukon cites and towns so much so that we barely notice them. Yet much of what gets inadvertently or deliberately washed down these drains is toxic to the ocean environment. In coastal cities and towns, pollutants enter directly into the ocean via storm drains or indirectly into the ocean via streams, rivers and lakes. In this lesson, students will learn about the impact of storm drain water on the ocean environment.


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Lesson plan source: Canadian Geographic Education


Coastal City Conundrum
(Theme: Oceans)

Using a variety of resources, students will compare two coastal cities of Canada (Victoria, BC; Vancouver, BC; Halifax, NS and St. John’s, NL) to determine the push/pull factors, economic trends and environmental concerns related to urban development in cities near oceans in order to determine which of the four cities is most attractive to live in.


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Lesson plan source: Canadian Geographic Education


Tsunami: The Environmental Impact of Ocean Disasters
(Theme: Oceans)

The intent of the lesson is to provide the students with an understanding of the impact of the environment on humans. Ocean natural disasters are not uncommon and the residents living nearby may be affected to varying degrees. The focus of this study will be on the tsunami disaster of 2004. The disaster itself, the human loss, the environmental concerns, the international aid, and rebuilding will all be discussed. A review of the frequency of tsunamis in Southeast Asia will be conducted through a mapping activity. The lesson will be followed up with a discussion of the risk of tsunamis for the Canadian population. For extended learning, the students could examine the Newfoundland tsunami disaster of 1929.


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Lesson plan source: Canadian Geographic Education


Water: From the World to a Coastal Community
(Theme: Oceans)

Students will develop a series of maps focusing on how water has impacted the development of a coastal community. Students will learn about the heritage of this community through this viable resource. Students will be able to make connections about the importance of water in a coastal community and then compare it with their hometown.


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Lesson plan source: Canadian Geographic Education


The Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway Region and Its Possible Impact on the Atlantic Provinces
(Theme: Oceans)

This lesson is an analysis of the St. Lawrence River drainage system and its terminus, the Gulf of St. Lawrence and then the Atlantic Ocean; and how economic activity and resource utilization in one region may be affected by activities, practices, and policies in another.


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Lesson plan source: Canadian Geographic Education



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