How do we mitigate coral reef destruction?

Lesson overview

In this lesson students look at the different strategies implemented in places across the globe and the main strategy used in Timor-Leste. Students will then not only assess the need for the mitigating strategies such as the MPA in Timor-Leste but also evaluate the strategies.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the links between the threats and the need for the mitigating strategies
  • Map and describe different strategies to mitigate the threats to coral reefs
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the MPA strategy used in Timor-Leste, including the positives and negatives of the strategy

Lesson steps

  1. Introduction to the lesson (5 mins)
    Students to review the learning objectives.
  2. Are mitigating strategies needed? (10 mins)
    Students to discuss the threats and impacts learnt about in previous lesson and consequently the need to protect the coral reefs.
  3. Strategies used in other places in the world (15 mins)
    Students to locate and describe the mitigation strategies used around the world.
  4. MPA in Timor-Leste (15 mins)
    Students to use the MPA information sheet to create a fact file about the MPA used in Timor-Leste.
  5. Evaluate the effectiveness of the MPA in Timor-Leste (10 mins)
    Students to judge the effectiveness of the MPA in Timor-Leste. Watch the videos Community, Government and Local tourism to include the view of the residents in Timor-Leste.
  6. Consolidate the SOW (10 mins)
    Students to consolidate the SOW into a 60 second speech.
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