Antarctica: 90 Degrees South Western Reserve Public Media

Simulation

Simulation

Procedures for Using the Simulation

Introductory Activity

Developing a Definition/Freewrite

Citing Electronic Sources MLA Style

Research Summaries

Pre-Interview Conference Sheet

Post-Interview Conference Sheet

Student Worksheet to Write the Debate / Discussion Position Notes

Final Evaluation of Antarctica: 90 Degrees South

Fact-Finding Teams

Collaboration

Collaboration

You now have all of the facts you need to make some decisions about whether we can inhabit Antarctica and how we can do it. With your group, develop a plan for:

  • feeding people and determining the impact humans will have on the food chain;

  • finding energy sources;

  • determining the types of structures that could be built to house people;

  • and writing the laws necessary to maintain order.

View the Antarctica: 90 Degrees South video titled Do I Need a Passport? on habitation.

 

Guided Questions

Treaties

Who owns Antarctica?

Are there treaties in place for settlement of Antarctica?

What do you think is the most important element of any treaty? Can a treaty work if there is no enforcing body?

 

Resources

Antartica 
http://www0.un.org/cyberschoolbus/treaties/ant.asp

Antarctica Treaties Act, 1996  This is the actual treaty that was put into place in 1996.
http://www.gov.za/gazette/acts/1996/a60-96.htm

Antarctica Treaties 
http://www.state.gov/g/oes/ocns/9570.htm

Antarctica II
http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/
newton/AntarcticII.html

Antarctica  A hotlist of treaties 
http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/antarctica.html

 

Marine Pollution

How can we deal with marine pollution?

 

Resources

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Development 
http://www.doc.mmu.ac.uk/aric/esd/index.html

Marine Pollution One
http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/OCEAN_PLANET/HTML/peril_pollution1.html

Index of Ocean Regulations
http://www.epa.gov/owow/oceans/regs/

British Antarctic Survey
http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/About_BAS/Cambridge/Divisions?EID/
Environment/Prevention_of_marine_pollution.html

 

Environmental Impact

What is the environmental impact of humans in Antarctica?

 

Resources

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Development 
http://www.doc.mmu.ac.uk/aric/esd/index.html

Human Impact 
http://octopus.gma.org/surfing/human/

Human Interaction with Antarctica
http://auexplorer.tripod.com/antarctica3.html

Australian Antarctic Division 
http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?contnet=dynamic&title=Human+
impacts+ in+Antarctica&casic=3436&docid=2620&type=1&children=

 

Waste Management

How will we deal with waste management?

 

Resources

Australian Antarctic Division Waste Management
http://www.aad.gov.au/default.asp?content=dynamic&title=
Waste&casid= 214&docid=1&type=3&children=3416,3417,3418,755,3419

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Development 
http://www.doc.mmu.ac.uk/aric/esd/index.html

South Pole Waste Segregation Plan
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/antarctica/background/NSF/waste.html

Waste Disposal and Management
http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/About_BAS/Cambridge/
Divisions/EID/Environment/Waste_management.html

 

Protected Areas

How can we manage protected areas?

 

Resources

Best Practice in Park Management
http://www.ea.gov.au/parks/best-practice/index.html

Earth Share 
http://www.earthshare.org

Managing Antarctica, CCAMLR and the Antarctica Treaty
http://www.wdcs.org/dan/publishing.nsf/allweb/
BB006BA85069AE4E80256C5A002ACC03

 

Food Production

How will we produce food for the people living in Antarctica?

 

Resources

The Ecosystem and Food Web of the Antaractic Peninsula
http://www.literacynet.org/polar/pop/html/project-ecosystem.html

Antarctica  The Ice is Moving 
http://www.bluedolphin.org/Antarctica.html

Food in Antarctica
http://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/science/food.htm

 

Housing

What type of housing will be appropriate for the people who live there?

 

Resources

Housing in Antarctica 
http://www.hu.mtu.edu/~mmcooper/old%20homepage/classes/housing.html

Building up, at the bottom
http://csmweb2.emcweb.com/durable/2000/10/26/fp11s1-csm.shtml

 

Transportation

What type of transportation system will be used?

 

Resources

Antarctica
http://www.1uptravel.com/international/other/antarctica/transportation.html

Antarctica Transportation 2001
http://workmall.com/wfb2001/antarctica/antarctica_transportation.html

Transportation in Antarctica
http://www.hu.mtu.edu/~mmcooper/classes/transport.html

Antarctica Transportation Profile 2005
http://www.indexmundi.com/antarctica/transportation_profile.html

 

Laws

What laws will be needed to protect the environment?

What laws will be needed to provide a save environment for the people?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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