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Sunday, 18 March 2012

Researching the Antarctic using Google Docs

Welcome Room 4! 
Today we are going to start off using the Our Far South website to undertake some research on the area from Stewart Island to Antarctica

Learning Intentions:
  • How to ask meaningful questions and research the answers on the internet
  • Taking short notes and noting the source of the information (to be used in the bibliography later)
  • Recording our research in a collaborative group document, using google docs
  • How to share our research on our class blog

Group Research
We will split into 3 main research areas.

1. Biodiversity: The rich animal and plant life and why it is important.

2. Climate change: What is happening to the climate south of NZ, and what this means both for that region, and for us.

3. The Race for resources: How is the southern ocean and Antarctica governed, and what are the impacts of activities like fishing and tourism?

Click on the group document that you have been assigned:

Criteria for Research
Use at least 3 different websites to help answer the questions that you have asked. Try to find websites which look at your issue from different angles.

For example - if you were looking at the issue of Japanese whaling in Antarctica - you might want to look at why the Japanese continue to do it, even when whaling has been banned. Look at a protest organisations' websites like Greenpeace as well.

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