Study guides - documentaries and related educational materials in pdf

The Baltic Sea issue affects 90 million people - that many lives around the sea. To create awareness and a broad commitment on both threats and opportunities the sea is facing, BalticSea2020 supports, among other activities, a media project initiated by journalist Folke Rydén and photographer Mattias Klum. For ten years they will produce five documentaries and a feature film as well as develop interactive educational materials for educators, teachers and students in the region around the Baltic Sea. Watch the films and download the study guides below.

bsmap fish2Film 1: For Cod's Sake - Lessons to learn about fisheries (2009)

Cod is the main predator in the Baltic marine ecosystem. When too much cod has been taken from the sea, the relationships between species in the food chain are changed. When the cod has been fished out, sprats increased which leads to a decrease of zooplankton, which contributes to an increase in phytoplankton.

Watch the full version of For Cod's Sake here

The study guide includes questions, discussions, crossword and a word search. The study guide also raises questions within the topics politics in Europe, management of Natural Resources, Baltic Sea fauna and geography. The guide is for students from twelve years of age and upwards. 

Download educational material here:

Teacher compendium (For Cod's Sake)

Student compendium (For Cod's Sake)

 

Film 2: Dirty Waters - Lessons to learn about eutrophication (2011)bsmap2

The Baltic Sea is facing an uncertain future. The dangers are many, but all exacerbated by something as simple as how we produce our food around the sea. Lots of pork, chicken and livestock farms supply the fields around the inland sea with manure, too much manure. The film Dirty Waters is documenting how, through a more intensive and industrialized meat production the Baltic Sea is driven to the choked, bottom dead sea we have today.

Watch the full version of Dirty Waters here

The study guide that is stored on a DVD disc includes questions, discussions, math problems, interactive tasks linked to the website and the film Dirty Waters. The study guide also raises questions within the topics politics (nation and EU), Ecosystems, Environment and geography. The study guide is for students from twelve years of age and upwards.

Download educational material here:

Teacher compendium (Dirty Waters)

Student compendium (Dirty Waters)

 

Film 3: The Second Wave - Lessons to learn about environmental toxins (2013)

TheSecondWaveThe Baltic Sea is a collection point for environmental toxins. The effects of the emissions are rarely known. But eventually, the devastating effects appear in both humans and wildlife: impaired fertility, impaired intellectual capacity, impaired immune system. Scientists are convinced that environmental toxins are one of the reasons that the situation for some species is getting worse. Some are even about to vanish.

Watch the full version of The Second Wave here

The study guide provides examples of how issues related to the Baltic Sea can be addressed, based on the documentary film The Second Wave. The compendium is divided into three sections; preparatory tasks, tasks to be focused on when watching the movie and finally tasks to process the contents of The Second Wave, after you have seen it.

This material is made for students from twelve years and older. Not all exercises need to be done if there is a shortage of time, teachers can of course focus on tasks depending on their class.The study guide is for students from twelve years of age and upwards.

Download educational material here:

Teacher compendium (The Second Wave)

Student compendium (The Second Wave)


Film 4: Shipping Pollution - Lessons to learn about maritime transportation (2015)

fartyg 3Ninety million people live around the Baltic Sea, in nine different countries. Every day, thousands of vessels sail on the Baltic Sea, leaving ports, travelling on shipping lanes and docking at the next port, all on the Baltic Sea, one of the world’s most sensitive Mediterranean seas. Unceasingly, day out and day in, week after week, year after year, they provide us with vital goods and products, that we have become accustomed to taking for granted. Marine transports affect the environment and people to an extent that is not generally recognised. Freighters stand idling in the ports, black smoke coming from their funnels… Expectant cruise guests live a life of luxury with plenty of food on ships that “transport” an entire small town. Their waste doesn’t always end up in the designated disposal units in the ports…

Watch the full version of Shipping Pollution here.

This material is made for students from twelve years and older. Not all exercises need to be done if there is a shortage of time, teachers can of course focus on tasks depending on their class.The study guide is for students from twelve years of age and upwards.

Download educational material here:

Teacher compendium (Shipping Pollution)

Student compendium (Shipping Pollution)


Study guides according to the Swedish curriculum
The study guides were updated in the spring of 2014 in order to relate the information to the core content for different subjects according the Swedish curriculum (Lgr 11). This is to make it easier for the teacher to assess which sections of the material that may be relevant in view of the curriculum and the track system.

USB-stick
You can also order an usb-stick containing the films and the study guides for free of charge at www.utbudet.se (to Sweden only). Until today, over 30,000 study guides with the documentaries have been commissioned by schools in Sweden.

For more information about the Baltic Sea Media Project, click here. Also visit the project website for more information, www.saveourbalticsea.com.