Making Connections: Elementary Learning Activities In, About, and For the Environment is an EcoSchools resource which highlights primary, junior and intermediate environmental learning activities excellent for special EcoSchools events or EcoTeam meetings. Activities within this resource can be easily adapted for a secondary context.
In the secondary panel we are excited to introduce: five revised curriculum documents in the areas of Grade 9 Geography, Grade 10 Civics, Grade 10 Science, Grade 11 & 12 Geography and Grade 11 & 12 Science.
Each of these resources highlights environmental education opportunities within specific courses and identifies areas to incorporate environmental issues into existing curriculum.
We hope these resources both inspire and support you as you continue to deepen ecological literacy within your schools and across the province!
Annotated list of each of the newly revised resources
Energy Conservation Learning Activities by Grade (1-8): Hands-on, curriculum linked lessons focused on energy conservation.
Waste Minimization Learning Activities by Grade (1-8): Hands-on, curriculum linked lessons focused on waste minimization.
Making Connections: Elementary learning activities in, about and for the environment: Easy to use activities ideal for use during outdoor lesson and EcoSchools events and easily adapted to the secondary context.
Mapping Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations in Grade 9 Geography (Applied and Academic): A background on concept mapping and a well-supported culminating task in which students map the impacts and adaptations of climate change in Canadian communities.
Developing Active Citizenship Skills in Grade 10 Civics: A series of nine lessons in which students develop active citizenship skills through exploring the actions of environmental activists/organizations, public policy and their own potential to influence issues .
Connecting to Climate Change through Rich Performance Tasks in Grade 10 Science (Applied + Academic): An introduction to GRASP: a tool for using Rich Performance tasks explored within the context of two culminating tasks which dig into the environmental impacts of transportation and forestry management practices.
Understanding Climate Change in Grade 11 and 12 Geography (University/College Prep, Open): A curriculum connections, guiding questions, learning concepts and resources that highlight the environmental education learning opportunities in 5 senior Geography courses.
Connections to Climate Change in Grade 11 and 12 Science (University/College Prep): Curriculum connections, guiding questions, learning concepts and resources that highlight the environmental education learning opportunities in 5 senior Science courses.