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  • Taking Action

    The Saskatchewan Citizens’ Hearings on Climate Change

    On November 1st and 2nd of 2013, citizens, activists, experts, and decision-makers came together in Saskatoon to learn and talk about climate change—the threats it poses and the urgent actions required if we are to escape its...

    Type:Research
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Governance, Taking Action
    Subject:Geography, Civics & Citizenship, Social Studies, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade: 7 8 9 10 11 12
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  • Taking Action

    The Story of Cosmetics

    The Story of Cosmetics examines the pervasive use of toxic chemicals in our everyday personal care products, from lipstick to baby shampoo. This seven-minute film by The Story of Stuff Project reveals the implications which everyday...

    Type:Video
    Topic:Globalization, Health, Taking Action
    Subject:Science, Health & Wellbeing, Family/Consumer Studies, Social Studies, Environmental Studies
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
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  • Taking Action

    The Toronto Wind Turbine: Virtual Tour for Kids and Teacher Resource

    Ringo the ring-billed gull takes students on a virtual tour of the Toronto Wind Turbine. Students learn about wind energy, how the turbine works and how they can make a difference. The Virtual Tour is a delightful introduction to...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Energy Use and Conservation, Renewable Energy, Taking Action
    Subject:Science
    Level:Primary / Elementary
    Grade:JK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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  • Taking Action

    Thematic Poetry Videos

    Overview: Youth literacy can be promoted by leveraging youth culture, such as rap/music videos. By merging sound and visual imagery with text, a poetry writing task can be transformed into a multi-media video assignment. English...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Solutions, Taking Action
    Subject:English / Language Arts, Arts
    Level:Intermediate / Middle
    Grade: 6 7 8 9
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  • Transportation

    Transportation to School

    Students conduct a audit of how students and teachers get to and from school. Audit data is then added to a map of the school catchment area. From this, students explore the impacts of energy used in transportation and identify active...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Energy Use and Conservation, Taking Action, Transportation
    Subject:Social Studies, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science
    Level:Secondary
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  • Taking Action

    Turn It Off - Computers, Projectors and Office Equipment

      Technology in schools such as computers, monitors, projectors, Smart Boards, photocopiers, fax machines, and printers can use tremendous amounts of energy. This campaign helps to identify if the equipment is used...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Energy Use and Conservation, Solutions, Taking Action
    Subject:Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physics, Environmental Science
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade: 5 6 7 8 9
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  • Taking Action

    United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

    This link connects to a PDF which outlines the findings of the United Nations 1992 Convention on Climate Change!

    Type:Research
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Governance, Taking Action
    Subject:Science, Geography, Social Studies
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
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  • Transportation

    Using Alternative Fuel Sources to Reduce Emission Pollutants

    Air pollution is a problem of growing importance and its long term effects have serious consequences. In this leson, students will be introduced to air pollution emissions and where they originate through the evaluation of graphs,...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Taking Action, Transportation
    Subject:Science, Geography, Health & Wellbeing
    Level:Intermediate / Middle
    Grade: 4 5 6 7 8 9
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  • Water Issues

    Water Will Be Here

    Inspired by issues relating to climate change, Water Will Be Here imagines what it might feel like if sea levels rose to the point where parts of New York City found themselves underwater. This site-specific video installation uses...

    Type:Video
    Topic:Taking Action, Water Issues
    Subject:Visual Arts, Social Studies
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
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  • Taking Action

    What About Shady Acres?

    This simulation activity is modelled after a controversial land development process that actually took place in the Town of Canmore in 1996 - but it is reminiscent of land development and land use issues that occur throughout Alberta....

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Governance, Natural Resources, Taking Action
    Subject:Geography, Social Studies, Environmental Studies
    Level:Primary / Elementary, Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade:JK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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