Mekong River Problem-Based Learning
The aim of this activity will be to identify a range of environmental problems affecting the Mekong River, and to explore possible solutions to some of these problems. Below is a very brief overview of the lesson sequence. The attached file contains much more detail includin scaffolding of the activities.
Begin reading through the booklet of readings that you have been provided with. The readings all relate to issues impacting on the Mekong region. Summarise the articles in the table provided.
Continue reading and summarizing the articles provided.
Pair work - Determine one underlying issue affecting the Mekong Region.
Create a flow chart which explores how your problem impacts on the biophysical environment.
Individual work - Write a summary of how the Mekong Region is sensitive to change.
In pairs, suggest a range of solutions or management strategies to address your underlying problem.
Design a management strategy that can be applied across countries, up and downstream to address the issues in the Mekong
Identify a range of professionals that you will need to employ to put your management plans into place.
Mekong overview and presentation of management plans.