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Students 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.
Students 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 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.
Pupils 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 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.
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.
After exploring their likes, dislikes, and personal skills, learners examine career options. They discuss the differences between profit and non-profit employers, look at a list of jobs that interest them, and talk about what makes a good resume. They each compose a cover letter and resume that specifically fit the type of job for which they would most like to apply.
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.
There are so many do's and don'ts in the workplace. Give future employees a head start in understanding good workplace behavior. They create a list of personal characteristics that are strengths or need improvement. They analyze workplace behavior in several scenarios, focusing on specific job skills.   
Debt is a topic that affects everybody: the community, the nation, and the entire globe. Kids take charge of debt by designing a project that informs those in their community about good financial choices, keeps personal debt low, and advocates ways to get out of debt. Web links, cross-curricular extensions, and targeted vocabulary make this a great lesson!
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.
Here is a great way to give your class a real-life job experience, while also serving the community. They explore a variety of volunteer opportunities to build career interests, gain work experience, and help their community grow. This is a great activity.
How can we make the world a better place? Help your class members become world citizens, active in philanthropy and the community around them. Use a comic book (included) to discuss the idea of philanthropy. Then, using the superhero template provided, groups of pupils brainstorm how a superhero could make their school better. 
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. 
What are the causes and effects of pollutants on the quality of the air we breathe? Groups research emission standards, emission controls, career opportunities in the area of air quality control, and things government and individuals can do to ensure clean air. Part of a series of lessons on air quality.
Working in groups, class members develop survey questions to be used on campus to identify groups that feel excluded or disrespected. After assembling the questions and conducting the survey, class members analyze their findings and craft a report that is shared with the staff. Individuals then reflect in journals about what they have learned.

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