Read the letter
You need to:
Understand where Antarctica is and why it is a special place
Assess the threats and uses of Antarctica as a resource for
exploration and exploitation
What and where
is Antarctica?
Page 79 and the
Atlas
Watch the clip and note down all of
the physical and human features of
Antarctica
 http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=TemK6CF6lF0
 http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=VwADGPfjerI
Fishing and Whaling
Produce a timeline of fishing and whaling in the
Southern ocean using pages 79 and 80
Date
1786
1830
1868
1925
1930s
1950
1960s
1964
1966
2008
Event
Why are Krill so important to the
Southern Ocean food chain? (page
80/1)
Tourism in Antarctica
 Look at pages 90 to 93 of the Advanced Topic master
for Glaciation and Periglaciation.
1. What attracts tourists to Antarctica?
2. How do they access this place?
3. What has happened to the number of tourists over
time? (use the graph to help)
4. What impact does tourism have on this
environment?
5. Is tourism well managed in this region?
Opinion Line
 The Madrid Protocol, Banning Mining, should be
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scrapped
It is justifiable to allow whaling
Antarctica remains a wilderness
Tourism to Antarctica should be banned
Tourism to Antarctica should be restricted
Homework
 Visit www.coolantarctica.com and research the facts
and science section, look at the photographs as well.
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Antarctica and the Southern Ocean