Lesson plans

Curriculum-linked lesson plans and learning ideas for geography and science classrooms. Each lesson includes links to supporting resources such as film clips, worksheets or activities.

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
Lesson plan: Using the ocean's resources responsibly
Description: A lesson for learners aged 10+ in Geography, focusing on how people use, modify and change the ocean ecosystem to obtain food, as well as examining some of the key aspects of sustainability for our oceans.

Date of issue: 15 November 2018
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

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