Unit 3 - Natural Resources & Sustainability


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 Lesson Details

Focus Questions and Learning Goals

 
 
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Introduction to Natural Resources
April 5th
  

 

1. CBC Online News Journal

2. Brainpop Video: Natural Resources
 
3. Group Activity: What is the Environment? (~ 20 minutes)

         

     What aspects / components make up our physical environment?



 
 
          Focus Questions

1. What is the environment?
2. What aspects / components make up our physical environment?
3. What are the major natural resources that are found in Canada and where are they located?

Learning Goals

At the end of today's lesson, I can...

- clearly define the term"environment".
- list the 8 major components that make up our environment.
- clearly define the term"natural resource"
- name the major natural resources that are found in Canada
- Distinguish betweenrenewable and non-renewable resources
 
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 The Story of Stuff & Natural Resources Canada
April 8th
 
 
 
  
 

3. Video: The Story of Stuff (25 min.) (student worksheet) - if we do not have time to finish the video in class, be sure to finish it at home tonight.

             

4. Textbook Work: Read pages 240 - 246. Answer questions 1a,2, 3, 6 & 7 on page 245 - 246. Define all bolded terms. (Complete for HW if not completed in class)
   Focus Questions

1. What are the three types of industries that employ all Canadians?
2. What types of industries are most Canadians employed in?
3. What is the primary message in the "Story of Stuff"?

             Learning Goals

At the end of today's lesson, I can...

1. List the three types of industries and give concrete examples of each.

2. - clearly define the term"environment".
- list the 8 major components that make up our environment.
- clearly define the term"natural resource"
- name the major natural resources that are found in Canada

- Distinguish betweenrenewable and non-renewable resources     
 
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The Human Footprint


 

 
2. Take up Story of Stuff Video response sheet. 


    - Ecological Footprint Questions (please answer before the unit test)

4. Video:The Lorax (student handout) (25 min.) - if time permits.

The Lorax



Focus Questions

1. What is an ecological footprint?
2. What types of activities and resources make up your footprint?
3. What lessons can we take from the film the Lorax in terms of sustainability?

             Learning Goals

At the end of today's lesson, I can...

- clearly define the term"environment".
- list the 8 major components that make up our environment.
- clearly define the term"natural resource"
- name the major natural resources that are found in Canada

- Distinguish betweenrenewable and non-renewable resources 
 
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The Human Footprint Continued...  


 

                  



4. Select topic for Unit Summative: Natural Resources Expert Groups
 








 

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Unit Summative: Natural Resources Expert Groups




2. Finish Video: National Geographic - Human Footprint    (~ 10 min.) (student worksheet)


          

4. Preparation for Unit Summative: Natural Resources Expert GroupsComplete the Profile Sheet and plan out your presentation / project.

 

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Unit Summative: Natural Resources Expert Groups 




                                     COMPUTER LAB - ROOM 307

Unit Summative: Natural Resources Expert Groups
 

 

 

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Unit Summative: Natural Resources Expert Groups



COMPUTER LAB - ROOM 307

Unit Summative: Natural Resources Expert Groups

 

 

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Unit Summative: Natural Resources Expert Groups 
April 23rd



                                             COMPUTER LAB - ROOM 237

Unit Summative: Natural Resources Expert Groups

 

 


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Unit Summative: Natural Resources Expert Groups 



  
                                   COMPUTER LAB - ROOM 237

Unit Summative: Natural Resources Expert Groups
 

 

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                NATURAL RESOURCES CLASS PRESENTATIONS

1. Canada’s Fishing Industry - East Coast Fishery - Jahan and Farzad

2. Canada’s Commercial Seal Hunt - Brody and Matt

3. Canada’s Forest Resources - Eric and Pius
 

 


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NATURAL RESOURCES CLASS PRESENTATIONS

1.Threats to Canada’s Forests - Ryland and Thea 

2. Oil and Gas Deposits in Canada - Steven and Shyanna

3. Hydroelectric Energy - Jocelyn and Hailey



 

 

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April 29th





 
 

                        NATURAL RESOURCES CLASS PRESENTATIONS


1.Nuclear Energy - Tyler T.

2. Wind Energy - Noah

3. Solar Energy - Sara and Chrysta

 

 

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                         NATURAL RESOURCES CLASS PRESENTATIONS










 
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NATURAL RESOURCES CLASS PRESENTATIONS









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April 30th

             
 1. CBC Online News Journal    

2. Video: Crude Awakening (student worksheet) (~ 90 min)
Pay close attention to this video, as there will be specific questions on the Unit 3 test based on this video.

  


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2.  Finish Video: Crude Awakening (last ~20 min. and take up video response sheet)
3. Article and Questions: Northern Gateway pipeline: benefits vs. concern
PDF Copy of the Article

WHAT is the Northern Gateway Pipeline?
WHY is it being built?
WHY are there two pipelines being constructed?
WHO thinks the pipeline will have positive benefits for Canada?
WHO thinks the pipeline will have negative impacts for Canada?
WHICH countries are involved?

 

 
 
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3. Class Debate and Discussion: The Alberta Oil Sands (take up article and questions from last day)

4. Unit 3 Review - Jeopardy!

5. Study and review your notes for the test on the next day. Good luck!


Students will be allowed a one page "cheat sheet" to take into the unit test. Students must complete their own sheet and it must be hand written.
 
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May 3rd
 

 



1. Unit 3 Test: Natural Resources & Sustainability

Prepared Test Questions

1. Write a well developed paragraph (less than 350 words) that summarizes your stance (PRO or CON) on the Northern Gateway Pipeline in Western Canada. To back-up your stance, please use specific examples and statistics from the article you read. (10 marks) - OMIT in Spring 2013

2. With specific reference to the film "A Crude Awakening", clearly summarize the main points presented and the  premise of this film in 350 words or less. Be sure to include and clearly define if necessary the following terms in your response:  "Day of Black Rain", theory of Hubbert's Peak, Persian Gulf, "Biomass fuels" & challenges of other energy alternatives. (10 marks)