Ch 22: Mining & Fishing Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Mining and Fishing chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about the mining and fishing industries and their impact on the environment in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Mining and Fishing chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Effects of fishing techniques on ecosystemsDestructive techniques such as bycatch, bottom trawling and longline fishing, environmental impact of harmful practices, conservation legislation
Tuesday Overfishing
Aquaculture
Definition of overfishing, why it occurs, problems caused by overfishing, solutions to overfishing
Definition of aquaculture, the environmental effects of fish farming
WednesdayFishing treaties and lawsInternational cooperation to protect fish and their environment
Thursday Minerals, rocks, water and soil
Global mineral reserves
Earth's materials, how they are formed, various types
Definition of mineral reserves, their role in the economy, environmental effect of extracting minerals
Friday Mining laws, regulations and treatiesLaws that regulate mining safety and practices, both to protect miners and the environment

7 Lessons in Chapter 22: Mining & Fishing Lesson Plans
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Fishing Techniques & Their Effects on Ecosystems

1. Fishing Techniques & Their Effects on Ecosystems

Certain fishing techniques are used because they are very efficient. However, many of these techniques are also very destructive to ecosystems and the physical environment. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of these techniques and how they affect the ecosystems they are used in.

Overfishing: Problems, Statistics, and Solutions

2. Overfishing: Problems, Statistics, and Solutions

Many of our fisheries are in decline due to overfishing, but human consumption and demand continues to rise. How do we find a balance between allowing fish stocks to recover while still feeding millions of people all over the world?

Aquaculture: Environmental Effects of Fish Farming

3. Aquaculture: Environmental Effects of Fish Farming

Although we picture fish swimming in open water, a large portion of the fish we consume is actually grown in pens. This practice of aquaculture is a growing trend worldwide and has results in a variety of environmental problems.

Fishing Treaties and Laws: International Cooperation to Protect Aquatic Ecosystems

4. Fishing Treaties and Laws: International Cooperation to Protect Aquatic Ecosystems

Many of the world's fisheries are in decline. This has led to the creation of both national and international conservation laws to protect them and the ecosystems they inhabit, ensuring that they will be around for generations to come.

Earth's Materials: Minerals, Rocks, Soil & Water

5. Earth's Materials: Minerals, Rocks, Soil & Water

Although the earth is a very complex system, there are only four main components of Earth that are the building blocks of life. These components are referred to as Earth's materials and include minerals, rocks, soil and water.

Global Mineral Reserves: Sustainability, Economic Implications, and Environmental Effects

6. Global Mineral Reserves: Sustainability, Economic Implications, and Environmental Effects

Minerals are vital components of our everyday lives, but each mineral only exists in a finite amount on Earth. How do we find a balance between supporting economies while also protecting the environment and ensuring the use of minerals for future generations?

Mining Laws, Regulations, and Treaties: Safety and Reclamation

7. Mining Laws, Regulations, and Treaties: Safety and Reclamation

Mining is big business, but mines can pose numerous hazards. Because of this, both national and international laws are in place to protect miners and the environment while still allowing the products of mining to play a role in our everyday lives.

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