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Mangroves- Teacher’s Resource


Objective: For students to explore the current environmental issues in Ontario, Canada and around the world.


Materials Needed:

  • Student activity sheets (provided below)

  • Computers, phones, tablets, etc.

  • Teacher resource (provided)


Time Needed:

  • Approximately 1 class period



  • Complete one of the following lessons:

    • ​Geography: A. Physical Patterns in a Changing World

    • Geography: B. Natural Resources around the World: Use and Sustainability

    • Science: A. Understanding Structures and Mechanisms

    • Science: B. Understanding Matter and Energy

  • Book computer lab, computer carts, etc.

  • Print off student activity sheets (1 per person)


Guiding Questions:

  • Why do different people have different responses to the environment and the opportunities and challenges it presents?

  • Why do we need to consider various perspectives when determining the impact of human activities?

  • Why would people continue to use methods that contribute to destroying our environment when there are more environmentally safer ways?

  • Why is it important for companies to find out what consumers want now and what they might want and/or need in the future?

  • What would be the impact on depleted fisheries in a developing nation versus Canada?



  • Organize students into groups of 3 to 4

  • Hand out student activity sheets

  • Have students use the provided websites to access the information

  • Once students are complete the activity sheet, discuss as a class, or have them hand in (answers are provided for you in the teacher resource, please note, students do not have to  answer word for word, as long as they have a general idea)


Integrated Expectations across subject matters:


Language: Reading

  • Read and demonstrate an understanding of informational texts using a range of strategies to construct meaning.

Language: Media Literacy

  • Use overt and implied messages to draw inferences and construct meaning in media texts;

  • Identify whose point of view is presented or reflected in a media text, citing supporting evidence from the text, and suggest how the text might change if a different point of view were used.


  • Analyze the effects of human activities on habitats and communities.


Resources used:




M. (2014, April 12). Importance of Mangrove Forests. Retrieved January 02, 2021, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhLlqdPB_Rs

ChangingSeasTV. (2016, December 16). Seagrasses and Mangroves - Full Episode. Retrieved January 02, 2021, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mb4wE3UIfs

MAPmangrover. (2019, March 21). Restoring The Natural Mangrove Forest. Retrieved January 02, 2021, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh7CoPBLQa8




E. (2020, December 22). Recovery stimulus packages are causing harm to nature. Retrieved January 02, 2021, from https://environment-analyst.com/global/106352/recovery-stimulus-packages-are-causing-harm-to-nature

Shimbun, P. (2020, December 04). In rare show of solidarity, 14 key nations commit to protect oceans. Retrieved January 02, 2021, from https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2020/12/in-rare-show-of-solidarity-14-key-nations-commit-to-protect-oceans/

K. (2020, July 06). The More You Know: Mangroves. Retrieved January 02, 2021, from https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/canada/the-more-you-know-mangroves/


Newspaper Articles


Baggaley, K. (2020, June 5). Mangrove plants flourish on coastlines, but rising seas may outpace them by 2050. Retrieved January 02, 2021, from https://www.popsci.com/story/health/mangrove-trees-climate-change/

Authorship, S., Mikhail, S., & Secretariat, N. (2020, December 21). 5 pillars of a new ocean agenda. Retrieved January 02, 2021, from https://www.greenbiz.com/article/5-pillars-new-ocean-agenda


Dean-Simmons, B. (2020, December 03). Canadians to get say on how to grow Blue ocean economy: The Journal Pioneer. Retrieved January 02, 2021, from https://www.journalpioneer.com/business/local-business/canadians-to-get-say-on-how-to-grow-blue-ocean-economy-527261/


Government Sources


U. (n.d.). Oceans – United Nations Sustainable Development. Retrieved January 02, 2021, from https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/oceans/


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