Lesson Plan - Dolphins in Captivity - Geography Year 10 - Geographical Knowledge and Understanding

Category Lesson plan
Subjects & Topics "Citizenship / Rights and responsibilities", "Citizenship / Rules, laws and justice", "Cross-curricular topics / Animals and pets", "Geography", "Geography / People and environment", "Philosophy and ethics / Moral philosophy"
Year Levels Year 10
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Does the End Justify the Means? Dolphin Captivity in Australia and Asia

The learning sequence for this activity begins with sharing ideas about our experiences with dolphins, in both captive and wild settings. First, students watch a video which introduces them to the issues raised by keeping dolphins in captivity. They then listen to the Voiceless ‘APES’ Podcast Episode #1: Dolphins in Captivity. Critical analysis of the interviewees various positions on this important topic follows and students are encouraged to develop their own position about cetacean captivity.


  • Files included (4)

Dolphins in Captivity Podcast.mp3
mp3, 11.4 MB
Video Wild vs Captive Dolphins: 10 things you didn’t know about dolphins!
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Dolphins in Captivity Podcast Worksheet.pdf
pdf, 1.4 MB
Lesson Plan: Dolphins in Captivity Geography Year 10
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