Shark Water

Today you will be watching Shark Water within our Population unit in Social Studies 20.
Some learning targets to be covered are below:
POPULATION UNIT 
ð I can explain how food production affects population and societies. 2.16
ð I can explain how food distribution affects populations and societies. 2.17
ð I can define and explain carrying capacity. 2.23
ð I can define and explain scarcity. 2.24
ð I can explain factors in ensuring that human survival is possible. 2.32
ð I can explain what it means to be in harmony with the environment. 2.33

POVERTY AND WEALTH
ð I can define and explain a habitat. 3.1
ð I can define and explain carrying capacity. 3.4
ð I can explain how politics can affect the environment. 3.5
ð I can list 5 ways in which technology both improves the environment and also, causes detriment. 3.9
ð I can explain production of wealth. 3.10
ð I can explain why there is a growth in waste. 3.13
ð I can explain how ‘waste’ is affecting living beings and the planet. 3.14
ð I can explain the traditional means of dumping waste. 3.15
ð I can explain the newer modern sense of removing waste. 3.16
ð I can explain the Great Pacific Garbage patch. 3.17
ð I can explain the current state of the environment at the end of the 20th century (1999). 3.18
ð I can explain the greenhouse effect in detail. 3.19
ð I can explain how worldviews can affect ideas of poverty and wealth. 3.33

WORLD GOVERNANCE
ð I can explain with countless facts and examples how the world has changed since 1900 for the better and for the worse. 4.1
ð I can define and explain the term, governance. 4.2
ð I can define and explain the term, government. 4.3
ð I can define and explain the term tendency. 4.15
ð I can outline current tendencies that are believed to continue into the future. 4.16
More targets can be found within your Social Studies 20 target book.

Photo taken from: http://www.sharkwater.com/gallery/tour/71.jpg
All credit to: Rod Stewart and SHARKWATER

SHARKWATER (Click HERE  for Shark Water official website.)

A summary from the website is as follows:
“For filmmaker Rob Stewart, exploring sharks began as an underwater adventure. What it turned into was a beautiful and dangerous life journey into the balance of life on earth.
Driven by passion fed from a lifelong fascination with sharks, Stewart debunks historical stereotypes and media depictions of sharks as bloodthirsty, man-eating monsters and reveals the reality of sharks as pillars in the evolution of the seas.
Filmed in visually stunning, high definition video, Sharkwater takes you into the most shark rich waters of the world, exposing the exploitation and corruption surrounding the world’s shark populations in the marine reserves of Cocos Island, Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.”

BLOG POST
What does population have to do with the decrease in shark numbers and how does this impact all of us? Think about the pollution in the ocean- how does this fit within the Social Studies 20 targets?
What do you like about this video and its message?
What do you think Rod Stewart could have done better?
Rod Stewart is a Canadian filmmaker who followed his dream to expose an issue on our planet.
-What is something you would like to expose through video?
-How would you chose to market it?

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