5 - Oceans
This unit investigates what oceans are, how humans have exploited the oceans as a resource and whether they can truly be managed sustainability. The Sustainable Development Goals will be introduced in terms of life under water.
Change - How has the human impact on the oceans changed over time?
Power and Processes - Who own's 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?
Statement of Inquiry
Humans have power over the oceans to create local and global changes.
Factual Questions: Remembering facts and topics
- What are oceans?
- What are the different ocean characteristics?
Conceptual Questions: Analysing big ideas
- Are humans reliant on oceans for survival?
- How can oceans and the resources they contain ever be used sustainably?
Debatable Questions: Evaluating perspectives and developing theories
- Who own's the oceans?