Interactive story

Dive into our changing ocean and explore how to end overfishing with our interactive story – it comes with activities for learners, suggested lesson plans and a technical guide.

Teachers Guide: How my dad fishes for the future
Description: A technical guide to using the Shorthand story as a teaching tool, plus answers to the exercises.

Date of issue: 06 September 2019

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Lesson plan: Why do we need the ocean?
Description: A 25-40 minute lesson for learners age 10+ in geography or science. Learners focus on why we need the ocean and examine some of the pressures on it from fishing.

Date of issue: 06 September 2019
Lesson plan: Marine food webs and overfishing
Description: For learners aged 10+ in Science. Learners make links between our own food choices and the ocean ecosystem.

Date of issue: 31 March 2020
MSC Lesson - Ocean Sustainability: What does it really mean?
Description: Learners reflect on what ‘sustainable’ means to them and come up with their own responses or a definition. Includes group game for understanding sustainability in practice.

Date of issue: 31 March 2020
Fishery Factsheet: Atlantic Herring
Description: Use this handy background factsheet along with the lessons, My Dad the Fisherman film and Shorthand story activities. It takes a closer look at herring, featured in the film, including its habitat, sustainable fishing, food web, and how we eat herring.

Language: English
Date of issue: 18 December 2018

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