Environmental Sustainability Learning Circle Summary

November 21, 2011 in Environmental Sustainability, Global Teenager Project, SNC1D by Jennifer Faulkner

We have come to the end of our GTP Learning Circle, and with all good learning practise we should take the time to reflect on our learnings.

Go to the ‘Research and Answer’ page for our school.  This is where students from other countries responded to us to give us their perspective, cultural ideas, countries’ ideas towards environmental disasters and how to prevent them…

With explanation reflect on the following things…

  • What did we know about the theme (environmental disaster – the MegaQuarry as our example) when we started?
  • What did we learn from the responses of the students from other countries?
  • What was similar or different in the research answers received from the Learning Circle partners? Why do we think these differences exist?
  • What was the most surprising thing to learn?  Why?
Put your reflections together in a paragraph or two response and post it as a comment below.

GTP – Environmental Sustainability – Research

October 26, 2011 in SNC1D by Jennifer Faulkner

We are now in the stages of researching questions that have been asked of us from the other countries.  We are to look at their questions through an Canadian lens to see how Canada ‘stacks up’ in how we are dealing with the sustainability of our environment and how we can be better.  View the GTP questions!!

So….

  1. Look at the questions assigned to you.
  2. What is the question really asking? (write that down)
  3. What questions does it bring to mind – what will you need to research to be able to answer these questions?  Do you need to narrow the questions focus?
  4. What agencies in Canada will you contact for first hand information?  Why are these the best ones?
  5. What statistics can you find to substantiate your research?

** You will need to have statistics, pictures and VIDEO CLIPS for the final answer we post.

GTP – Questions Brainstorm

October 5, 2011 in Global Teenager Project, SBI3C by Jennifer Faulkner

Linoit.com

How awesome for the world if we could meet the 2015 Millennium Goals set out by the United Nations.  How will we get there?  What information do we need to help drive our community towards these goals?  What information do we need from other communities in other parts of the world to understand how they are pushing towards these goals… How do we get together and make it happen?  Looking at each of the goals brainstorm these questions and ideas so that we can hone and refine these questions to post for our global learning circle friends!!  Brainstorm individually and then in groups of three – refine as you go then post all questions in LinoIt!!! This site will allow you to create sticky notes, post them, move them and edit them as you need to.  Post videos, pictures etc too!!  It is multi-functional…

The goals are…

Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education

Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women

Goal 4: Reduce child mortality rates

Goal 5: Improve maternal health

Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases

Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development