In the Philippines, only a small percentage of its coral reefs is spared from destructive fishing practices, land-based pollution, sedimentation, and global climate change. One of the primary concerns of the government right now is promoting awareness among its people to help conserve our natural resources like the coral reefs.
In this unit, students assume the role of environmentalists where their goal is to promote awareness on the importance of coral reefs and how to protect them. To do this, students will research and collect background information about coral reefs by surfing the web viewing video materials, reading print materials and visiting actual coral reefs, if feasible. They will create a multimedia presentation of their advocacy plan and a newsletter, flyer, and a website to promote conservation of coral reefs.
Implementation Plan (doc): (One month before: Preliminaries)
Day 1 (Introduction)
Note: Prior to this day, follow-up speaker and venue for talk.
Note: Prior to students working on the computer laboratory, teacher will post the rules on computer use.
Implementation Plan (doc): (A week after implementation: Post-implementation)
Students may go to actual coral reefs and survey the different organisms thriving there (by zone) to come up with an organism density in the surveyed zones of the reef. The class can also interview fishermen on what fishing method they practice and their reason for choosing it.
Non-Coastal Area and No Nearby Marine Institute
In lieu of coral reef and/or Marine Institute visits, the teacher may borrow or procure more video materials to enrich their learning.
|Students shall be graded according to:|
|Self-evaluation and peer evaluation (doc)||20%|
|Advocacy plan per group (per group: initial presentation)||30%|
|Plan rubric (doc) (mechanics, content) 25%
Multimedia presentation rubric (doc) 5%
|Incorporation of technology (refer to specific group)||50%|
|Website group rubric (doc)
Newsletter group rubric (doc)
Brochure group rubric (doc)
|T-shirt and sticker design & production group rubric (doc)|
Key Word Search
- Coral reefs
- Conservation of coral reefs