Set up stations to illustrate the impact, current and potential, of global warming on the various regions of Canada.(ask the teacher-librarian to help you!)
Divide the class into groups, and assign each of
six groups a recent international conference that
deals with an issue related to global
development (e.g., Law of the Sea, UN Decade
for Women, Montreal Protocol, Kyoto Summit,
Rio Earth Summit, Cairo Population Forum,
World Summit on Sustainable Development).
Have each group research its designated
conference and present to the class an annotated
poster that deals with four issues:
- What was the overall purpose of the
- To what extent was Canada involved?
- What were the recommendations?
- What progress has been made (or not made) on the recommendations?
Invite a guest speaker from relevant government
departments or an NGO to talk about the
importance of wetlands for maintaining
Canada's fresh water quality and supply.
Working in groups, have students research
topics such as:
- What are wetlands, and where are they
located in Canada?
- Why are wetlands important? (i.e., energy
flow, flood control, ground water supply and
purification, nutrient retention)
- What are some of the threats to wetlands,
both human and natural?
Each group should present a poster with both
written and visual information on it related to
their particular topic.
Climate Change Posters ( Natural Resources Canada)
Kit from Statistics Canada: Declining birth rate and the increasing impact of immigration