The IB guide reads:

  • Discuss the conflicts that arise from competing land uses and from attempts to manage coastal hazards (tsunamis and storm surges, erosion, cliff failure), pollution, habitat restoration and aquaculture.
  • Case study: Describe the conflicting pressures on a particular coastline.
    • Discuss the management strategies adopted to resolve these pressures and evaluate their effectiveness.

 

Homework for Friday: Read one of these articles:

  1. US Cities Lag in Race against Rising Seas
  2. This Sinking Isle
  3. Slip Sliding Away

Make sure you have detailed notes on all parts of this blogpost. Stemming from both your individual research AND class discussions.

Part 1:

In teams,  you will read one of the following articles and explain how the competing land uses has lead to conflict, and evaluate  the attempts made to manage the issue.

Coastal Hazards: Sand Dune May Lose Part Of Its Top As Rustic Goes Chic

Pollution: Fishers still angry about 2010 BP oil spill

Habitat Restoration: Fishermen turned tourist guide

Aquaculture: The salmon business: Can marine farming ever be eco friendly?

Share your findings with the class.

Part 2: 

  • Discuss the conflicts that arise from competing land uses
  • What attempts have been made to manage coastal hazards?

 Part 3:

Using this PPT, continue your class notes to include definitions of the a) land use, b) natural threats and c) coastal management strategies listed in the presentation. Then, d) answer the discussion questions, not the EMS questions.

Part 4: Essential Map Skills p. 40: Coastal Defence in Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire

We will read together and complete

  • 1: a, c, d, e,
  • 2: a, b, c, d, e

Part 5: Your choice of Summative assessment. This will be your case study for the Management Strategies section. 

Choose one:

Read Codrington p. 260-267 (management strategies) – Then, individually answer p. 262 Block 6N 1, 2 and p.267 Block 6O, 1, 2 & 3. Answer #3 as a 5 paragraph essay. 

OR

Write an essay answering question #4 on EMS p. 41, second bullet (2 pages max)

  • Include:
    • Maps
    • A time line
    • Diagrams describing the functioning of the various management strategies
    • Detailed explanations of the causes of coastal degradation (human and natural)

OR

2 page essay

  • Describe the conflicting pressures on a specific coast line of your choice. You may use the homework readings at the top of this post.
    • Describe the various land uses and how the conflict with each other
    • Include the historical context of the conflict
  • Discuss the management strategies adopted to resolve these pressures and evaluate their effectiveness.
  • Propose a better solution
  • Include:
    • Maps
    • A time line
    • Diagrams describing the functioning of the various management strategies
    • Detailed explanations of the causes of coastal degradation (human and natural)

Due: Thursday April 30th