1 - Oceans
This unit will explore the importance of oceans to human survival. Students will investigate the environmental, economic, and political factors that affect the way our oceans are used by humanity. They will also seek to explore how our oceans can be used more sustainably. It also examines the natural systems that generate tectonic hazards and the social and the political ones that create disasters. Students will investigate the complex nature of one 'natural disaster' which occurs in the ocean environment and they will unpack the multiple factors that influenced its consequences.
Change - How has the human impact on the oceans changed over time?
Power and Processes - Who owns the ocean? Does having control over aspects of the ocean create a process of change? What processes occur within an ocean environment?
Scientific and technological innovation - How have technological advances impact the ocean environment?
Exploration to develop - Systems.
Statement of Inquiry
Scientific and technical innovation create powerful systems which affect the process of change.
Factual Questions: Remembering facts and topics
How do oceans operate as a system to create change?
What are the processes that occur within the ocean systems?
How does the process of human interactions within the ocean systems create ecological changes?
How can scientific and technical innovations create a system of ocean mitigation?scientific and technical innovations create a system of ocean mitigation?
Conceptual Questions: Analysing big ideas
What scientific and technical innovations have taken place to allow humans to have power over the ocean resources?
How do powerful natural phenomenon occur and to what extent can scientific and technical innovations mitigate the impact of them?
How do powerful natural phenomena occur and to what extent can scientific and technical innovations mitigate the impact of them?
Debatable Questions: Evaluating perspectives and developing theories
Should the ownership of the oceans be shared to create a system of equitable power?
How can oceans and the resources they contain ever be used sustainably?