Living on the Coast

Questions for Discussion

  • What are examples of ways the people in these areas interact with their ocean environment today? How did they interact with it in the past? What, if anything, has changed over time?
  • Select one of the following—Alaska, Massachusetts, or Hawai‘i—and do a fast-write: "If my town were on the coast in this location, it would be different in the following ways: . . ."
  • What is the difference between living on a continent and living on an island?
  • All of the video segments talk about the sea as a source of good things. What are some of the dangers of having to live from and near the sea?