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?
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).
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
AFTER THIS LESSON I CAN…
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
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