Mexican Fishing Crisis Lesson

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Lesson about the Mexican Fishing Crisis. Includes bell work and a closing activity.

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Mexican Fishing Crisis Lesson

  1. 1. 1. Open your binder to the Journal Tab. 2. Write a journal entry on this topic: Imagine being a fisherman in Mexico. What would you do if one day you went fishing and there were no fish in the sea?
  2. 2. OBJECTIVE I can analyze the consequences of over-fishing off the coasts of Mexico. SPI 7.3.18 Analyze the environmental consequences of humans changing their physical environment (i.e., air and water pollution, mining, deforestation, global warming).
  3. 3. MEXICAN FISHING
  4. 4. Over-Fishing: Cause & Effect The Gulf of Mexico is an economic and environmental treasure. Within its 600,000 square miles lie natural wonders and habitats ranging from an underwater Grand Canyon 12,000 feet deep to coral reefs and one of the largest contiguous sea grass beds in the Northern Hemisphere. The extent of damage caused by the 2010 oil spill remains unknown. But the disaster lends urgency to protecting the Gulf's resources, including its diverse bounty of fish. For years, overfishing has been taking a toll on the world's ninth-largest body of water, and several fish species are at critically low levels. Depleting fish too fast risks unbalancing the ecosystem and harming and economic engine that supports millions of people and jobs. LET’S SUMMARIZE THE ARTICLE
  5. 5. AFTER THIS LESSON I CAN… Thumbs up Thumbs down Thumbs Sideways 1.Explain the concept of over-fishing 2.Connect the concept of over-fishing to economic issues in Mexico 3.Analyze the consequences of overfishing on the environment
  6. 6. POSTER CREATION Create a campaign poster to stop over-fishing! Your poster must reflect the following 1.A clear message against over fishing 2.An image that clarifies the concept of over-fishin 3.At least 4 bullet points that explain over-fishing

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