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Pescar Para un Futuro

Subject ScienceBiology
Grade Level Grades 9-12
Standards Alignment
Next Generation Science Standards


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In this set of activities, the Spanish version of Fishing for a Future, students explore sustainable fishing through a specific case study in Peru, which is home to one of the world’s largest fisheries. The challenges to the health of fisheries in the waters off the coast of Peru represent a microcosm of the larger world as similar challenges are faced by fisheries everywhere. The need to protect the ecosystem and effectively manage its resources are important both for the health of the ecosystem and for the communities that depend on it. This lesson includes: interactive story maps that explore the Humboldt Current and El Niño and artisanal fishing; a fisheries management activity using data; and a Socratic Seminar that explores the challenges of open access fishing areas.

Click here for the standards-aligned lesson plan that accompanies this video.

Keywords: fisheries, Peru, sustainable, anchovy, ENSO, Humboldt Current, El Nino, South America, ocean 

Click here for the English version of this video and lesson.


Pescar Para Un Futuro (Fishing for a Future - Spanish Version)
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Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales.
Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.


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