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Desertification

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Base Knowledge and Understanding

Base knowledge and understanding

 
Video Clip
Data Visualization
   
Definition desertification
salinization
yield
dune encroachment
sustainable management
appropriate technology
News Article
Words to be defined
 
Base Level

Context

 

Lesson Aim

  • To examine the processes and factors involved in desertification.
 
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  Syllabus linkage: Patterns and Change - Desertification as Soil Degradation
 
Research

Example - Star Wars home of Anakin Skywalker threatened by dune

 
BBC News
  Star Wars home of Anakin Skywalker threatened by dune [19 July 2013]
Google Earth Placemark
  The fictional city Mos Espa, Tunisian Desert
 
 
Geography Activities

Synthesis

 
Geography Activities
Geography Activities

Think and Write

Create a case study of desertification in Morocco and Niger [hot, arid environment] - focusing upon the causes of the desertification, management strategies and the level of success involved.
 
Research

Case Study Task - Desertification around Tinfou, Drâa Valley, Morocco

The remains of unsustainable desertification management in Tinfu, Morocco - asbestos fencing around the Tree Guardian's house
The remains of an inappropriate management strategy
   
Sustainable Desertification Management -  Details of Palm frond fencing, Tinfu, Morocco
Desertification Management in Tinfu, Morocco
 
 
Research

Case Study Task - Desertification in Niger, Western Africa

 
Geography Activities

Desertification in Niger - Video Resources

 
 
 
Geography Activities

Desertification in Niger - Text Resources

Hyperlink
  IRIN - NIGER: Tide turning on desertification [11 October 2006]
Hyperlink
  AFRONLINE - In Niger farmers win desertification [8 September 2009]
 
Geography Review

Review

 
A possible solution ...
 

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