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Desertification as Soil Degradation

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Base Knowledge and Understanding

Base knowledge and understanding

 
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Definition soil
soil degradation
desertificaton
 
 
 
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Words to be defined
 
Base Level

Context

 

The aim of this lesson:

  • To be able to explain the causes of soil degradation
  • To be able to discuss the environmental and socio-economic consequences of soil degradation
  • To be able to discuss soil degradation management strategies
 
Geography Activities
Geography Activities

What is soil?

 
 
Geography Activities

Synthesis

 
China

China - Loess Plateau Watershed Rehabilitation Project

Loess Plateau Map
 
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  New Agriculturist - The Loess Plateau: from China's sorrow to Earth's hope [March 2008]
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  Rehabilitating China’s Loess Plateau - International Food Policy Research Institute
Geography Activities
Geography Activities

Exam Style Question

The following notes about the Loess Plateau are complete but rather disorganised. Organise them and then use them to plan an answer to the essay question:

Using a named and located example, discuss the management of soil degradation. [15 Marks]

Using a named and located example, discuss the management of soil degradation.
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Geography Review

Review

Write down the following, in short, spreading them out across a large sheet of paper:

  • two causes of soil degradation
  • two environmental consequences of soil degradation
  • one social consequence of soil degradation
  • two economic consequences of soil degradation
  • two management strategies for combating soil degradation
  • one location you have studied where soil degradation has occurred

Mind map the linkages between the causes, consequences and management of soil degradation. As you link each of the elements ensure that you write what the link is.


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