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Pupils examine some of the factors involved in tourist destination areas in Canada. Using the data, they determine the best location for a new Bed and Breakfast in Newfoundland.
Students research current population statistics and demographic trends in Canada. They construct graphic organizers of their research, identify potential issues arising from population trends and suggest ways in which Canada can prepare for these changes.
High schoolers examine the political and territorial developments of Canada. Using the Canadian Atlas, they trace the territorial changes that have taken place since 1867. They use the Internet to research the political changes and representations by region.
Students use the Canadian Atlas to discover an inventory of Canada's wealth and usage of resources. Using charts and graphs, they produce a wall of selected data of importance to the country and identify one issue of sustainability. They present their information to the class in groups after categorizing the data.
Students analyze population data and trends in Canada over a given amount of time. As a class, they are introduced to the concept of dependency load and use a population pyramid to calculate the figure. Using the internet, they research the effects of a high dependency load on housing, taxes and jobs.
Sixth graders discover the reliance of Newfoundland and Labrador on natural resources. As a class, they examine how the development of oil provides the two regions with a future. They research and make a presentation on a related topic of their choice.
Students are introduced to the history of cod fishery by watching a video segment. As a class, they discuss how one resource can sustain a group of people living in an area at a specific time. They analyze patterns in the distribution of Canada's population and explore issues related to rural and urban environments.
High school freshmen search for examples of justice, kindness, peace, and tolerance in news media, and brainstorm how they can promote these attributes in their school, community, and world. Directions for a role-play activity, a vocabulary list, and cross-curriculum extensions are included.
A great way to learn to understand people and their environment is to study their folktales. Stories from China, Vietnam, India, Iran, Persia, and Palestine offer an opportunity for readers to investigate the cultures of Asia. A list of suggested stories, activities, cross-curriculum, as well as school/home extensions, and assessments are included with the scripted plan.
The class will first consider personal money management and budgeting. They will then turn the tables and use their skills to budget for philanthropic ventures, developing a service project to support a local non-profit organization. This resource includes all materials, including handouts and key words.
There is plenty of talk these days about our carbon footprints, but what about our water footprints? Do we think much about the amount of water we use in a given day or how safe it really is? Raise awareness with this resource. A colorful handout serves as an anticipatory guide to get participants thinking about the importance of water. They examine four different water samples and try to guess which one is which. They also participate in a very visual activity comparing the availability of water in different countries. 
How does consumerism affect global poverty? Upper graders find out about cost benefit, wants and needs, and making good consumer choices as they explore this global topic. They role-play an impulse spending experience and work through the process of making a wise choice about buying an expensive item. This includes cross-curricular extension activities.
This is the introductory lesson in a series about air quality. Why is it so important that we breathe clean air? How can we make sure we're keeping our air clean? A discussion is the central idea of the lesson, and example questions are posted to help spark that with your class. Then, part two requires groups to read a passage and create a presentation on one of four topics: ozone, particle pollution, carbon dioxide, or sulfur dioxide. 
How can we create “a more respectful, inclusive school community?" What can an individual do to make a member of an excluded or disrespected group feel more respected and included? What can the community do? Class groups record their thoughts on flip chart pages posted about the room, and then individuals pledge to adopt one suggestion.
The importance of accepting those who are different is the subject of a service learning project. Upper graders craft presentations for younger learners on ways to include everyone in the school community and to decrease the feelings of exclusion. Discussion questions, procedures, and suggestions for assessment are included.
Advocate for the environment! With the short story included, learners are prompted to think about radon (the odorless and colorless gas) and possible ways to get donations or raise money to purchase detection equipment. The plan spans two days, and two resources providing information on the gas are included via Internet links. 
Have you ever been picked on? Open the lesson by playing a clip of the song "Don't Laugh at Me." Then, encourage your class members to discuss how people treat each other. They discuss a list of terms (like empathy, philanthropy, and social action) and participate in an activity called, "Stand and Deliver." Note: Although the message is great, the song is dated. Still, it is a useful lesson in the age of rampant bullying.
The ultra-glamorous Muppet, Miss Piggy, launches a study of discrimination and ways to develop a more inclusive community.  A series of videos and activities raise awareness of discrimination and journal prompts asks participants to think deeply about the effects and consequences of their actions. Given the sensitivity of the topic, parental permission slips are recommended.
What is a philanthropist? We can all be philanthropists! After assessing the needs of the school and listening to literature about how they can help others, primary learners develop a class project and maintain a journal of their progress and project results. Then these young difference-makers write and present a book or newsletter showing their accomplishments and presenting their opinions.
Learn about the destruction of the rainforest by analyzing statistics. Young learners make an original line graph showing destruction in the rainforest. Additional activities include a collage, a sequencing of the book The Lorax, collecting facts from fact cards, and describing the role of those concerned.

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