Unit C7: Fragile Environments

Lesson 1_2 What are sustainability, soil erosion and desertification?
Please note: The PP and class notes are for 2 weeks. The homework is for this week only
Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • What are sustainability?
  • What is soil erosion?
  • What is desertification?
  • What is soil erosion and how is it caused?What do you know about the Sahel?
PowerPoint:
Class notes:
Homework:
Textbook wiki links:
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/7.1Fragile+envirnments+and+sustainability
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/7.2.+Causes+of+soil+erosion%3F

Lesson 2 What are the causes and effects of desertification?
Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • What causes desertification?
  • What are the effects of desertification?
  • How does this apply to the Sahel?

PowerPoint: Already from last week
Class notes: Ditto!
Homework:
Useful Links:
A blog called Desertification has many links Go for the links on the right hand-side and find out all sorts of interesting ideas for this week's homework!
Textbook wiki links:
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/7.3+Causes+of+desertification%3F
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/7.4.+Consequences+of+desertification
http://lindym.wordpress.com/category/sahel/
This now has 12 useful entries so make sure you click on 'previous' to see the initial 2 as you only get the lastest 10 on the front page.
Am adding more ideas as I find them:
http://www.fao.org/ag/ca/AfricaTrainingManualCD/PDF%20Files/08WATER.PDF
http://www.saheleco.net/docs/Regreening_the_Sahel_Mali-project_document.pdf
http://www.unesco.org/mab/doc/ekocd/index_case.html
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Media-Room/Case-Studies/2009/Increasing-crop-yield-and-preventing-soil-erosion-in-India/
http://wildsingaporenews.blogspot.com/2010/05/can-drip-irrigation-break-africas.html
http://antemedius.com/content/%E2%80%9Cre-greening%E2%80%9D-sahel-through-farmer-managed-natural-regeneration
http://news.mongabay.com/bioenergy/2007/12/eu-and-africa-to-build-green-wall.html
http://news.mongabay.com/bioenergy/2006/10/reclaiming-desert-acacia-turns-sahel.html
http://www.icrisat.org/impacts/impact-stories/icrisat-is-bio-reclamation-land.pdf
http://www.eden-foundation.org/project/desertif.html
Some videos from YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=desertification+and+conservation&aq=f
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=soil+erosion+and+conservation&aq=f


Lesson 3 How do you manage desertification?
Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • How is soil erosion managed?
  • How does the Sahel manage desertification?
  • How id desertification managed elsewhere?

PowerPoint:
Class notes:
Homework:
Textbook wiki links:
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/7.3+Causes+of+desertification%3F
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/7.4.+Consequences+of+desertification
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/7.5+Managedsoil+erosion

Where to look:

http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/7.5+Managedsoil+erosion
The 'Desertification in the Sahel' book and the video at the bottom of the page – push the slider to the 11th minute! All about Burkina Faso
Also http://lindym.wordpress.com/category/sahel

Lesson 4 What are the causes and effects of deforestation?

Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • What is deforestation?
  • Why are tropical forests being cleared?
  • What are the impacts of deforestation?

PowerPoint:
Class notes:

Homework:
Places to start
Probably the easiest thing to do is to go to this page of the textbook wiki and follow the links and make sure you look at the embedded PP at the bottom of the page:
http://ih-igcse-geography.wikispaces.com/7.6.+The+causes+of+deforestation

Or you could go through these and watch some videos.
http://rainforests.mongabay.com/
http://www.rain-tree.com/
http://www.effects-of-deforestation.com/
http://www.theamazon.org/
http://www.amazon-rainforest.org/
http://www.rainforestfoundationuk.org/
http://lindym.wordpress.com/2009/07/10/roger-williams-asked-me-to-pay-him-a-visit/
and lots of videos here:
http://video.google.co.uk/videosearch?hl=en&source=hp&q=amazon+rainforest+deforestation&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=m5YKS4SUJsq2jAfYjp33AQ&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=15&ved=0CFIQqwQwDg#hl=en&source=hp&q=amazon+rainforest+deforestation&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=m5YKS4SUJsq2jAfYjp33AQ&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=15&ved=0CFIQqwQwDg&qvid=amazon+rainforest+deforestation&vid=8692546058942746065

New additions from wheretofindstuff-lindym.blogspot.com/

http://wheretofindstuff-lindym.blogspot.com/search/label/causes
http://wheretofindstuff-lindym.blogspot.com/search/label/effects
http://wheretofindstuff-lindym.blogspot.com/search/label/manage

THE best site I have found: http://wheretofindstuff-lindym.blogspot.com/2010/05/eco-index-project-search.html



Textbook wiki links:
6. What are the causes of deforestation?
7. What are the consequences of deforestation?
8 Manage rainforests sustainably

Lesson 5 What are the causes and effects of deforestation the Amazon Rainforest? How can rainforests be managed?
Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • What are the main causes of deforestation in the Amazon?
  • What are the impacts of deforestation in the Amazon?
  • How can rainforests be managed sustainably?
PowerPoint: Bobcats
Cheetahs:
Class notes: plus
Homework:

Where to look: wiki textbook:

8 Manage rainforests sustainably
Site for ecotourism:
http://www.sustainabletrip.org/
This will be useful I am sure - but yet to explore it in depth: http://www.forestclimatechange.org/redd-map/#


New additions from wheretofindstuff-lindym.blogspot.com/

http://wheretofindstuff-lindym.blogspot.com/search/label/manage

THE best site I have found: http://wheretofindstuff-lindym.blogspot.com/2010/05/eco-index-project-search.html





Lesson 6 How can the Amazon Rainforests be managed?
Objectives: to answer the following questions
  • How are the international community helping manage the Amazon sustainably?
  • How are the Amazon Nations helping?
  • What is eco-tourism doing for the Amazon?
  • What sustainable economic activities are being carried on at a local level?
PowerPoint:

This is ALL the relevant examples you found.

Class notes:
Homework:
Still looking for good ideas? http://lindym.wordpress.com/category/amazon/- these are all the Amazon articles on the blog - some about problems but many about solutions.
Brilliant video that Craig found about the work of Dr Smit in Borneo - you need 3 or so Amazon examples, but there is nothing to stop you using interesting ones from other places: http://www.ted.com/talks/willie_smits_restores_a_rainforest.html
Lesson 7 Climate change

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Lesson 8
This week's lesson will start with the Bangladesh case study, before going onto look at Kyoto et al.
PowerPoint:
Class notes:
The 2nd page of these notes is the final page of last week's, that we did not get to use, so if you have the Bangladesh case study page from last week, ONLY PRINT PAGE 1
Homework:
These 2 are the same - one for view online and the other for downloading - either way, they are well worth the effort.
A beginners guide to Kyoto and climate change

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Lesson 9
This PP is a quick review of last week + some new stuff + a couple of exam questions to go through
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