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  • The Environmental Impact of the Oil Sands: A Research Project for Secondary School Science Students

    This resource was designed to address the learning outcomes of the “Life sciences: Sustainability of Ecosystems” component of the British Columbia Science 10 Integrated Resource Package. It can be used specifically for the learning outcomes B2, “assess …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
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  • Footprints: Environment and the Way We Live

    The overall objective of this site is to have students understand the complexity of the interests of human players in environmental issues and also to appreciate the element of time: Environmental issues are rarely solved quickly, and the effects on hu …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
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  • HIV & the Law – When is HIV Status Disclosure Necessary?

    In this activity students will learn about the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision that HIV carriers with a low viral load, wearing condoms do not have to disclose their HIV status to sex partners. Students will reflect on this ruling and examine th …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: HIV, Legal History, Public Safety, Supreme Court of Canada

  • Regulation of the Dairy Industry: Looking at the Science

    In this activity students will learn about the use and regulation of hormones to increase agricultural production in Canada. Specifically students will examine how recombinant bovine somatropin (rBST)is produced and how it increases milk production. St …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Food, Industry, Public Safety, Regulation

  • Evaluating Web Sites in the Abortion Debate

    Students will think critically while investigating a variety of web-based resources on both sides of the abortion debate. This lesson includes recommendations  for sources available in the CBC digital archives. This lesson correlates with Dr. Henry Mor …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Abortion, Reproductive Rights

  • What We Eat Lesson Plan

    This lesson plan will have students investigating genetically modified organisms (GMO) in our food supply. Students will explore the CBC digital archives and review clips about the GMOs captured by CBC through the years. This lesson includes recommenda …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Genetically Modified Organisms

  • Asbestos Class Action Lesson Plan

    In this lesson students will participate in a class action suit against the asbestos industry. Students will build a case for government or industry negligence regarding asbestos. This is an excellent cross-curricular activity applicable to many differ …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Class Action Suit, Negligence, Public Safety

  • A.C. et al v Director of Child and Family Services

    This landmark case focuses on the medical treatment of blood transfusions for a 14 year old girl. The teenager and her parents refused the transfusion because they were Jehovah Witnesses. A.C. (the teenage girl) was then made a ward of the court and gi …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Charter of Rights, Landmark Cases

  • Regina v Morgentaler

    January 28, 2008 was the 20th anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision to legalize medical abortion in Canada. Dr. Morgantaler and two colleagues were charged in Ontario with performing legal abortions. When this case was put to t …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12,
    Keywords: Abortion, Charter of Rights, Landmark Cases

  • Is it beneficial for Canada to be a part of the Kyoto Protocol?

    This  page and subsequent links, housed by 2learn.ca, contains high school lessons pertaining to the challenges of globalization. The pages contain information, websites, print resources, activities and assessment activities designed to foster thinking …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Climate Change, International Law

  • School’s In: Youth and the Environment: An Inquiry Project

    This inquiry based project is designed to guide students in grades 9-12 through an exploration of environmental issues, the law, and their relation to youth. It is applicable to Social Studies, Science, or CTS: Legal Studies curriculum. Over the course …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Climate Change, School's In

  • Creating a Sustainability Plan

    In this activity students will develop a sustainability plan for a fictional city. Students will assume the role of city councillors. After completing the assignment, students will meet as the city council and will present their ideas. Together they wi …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Climate Change, Sustainability

  • Seat Belt Legislation and Inertia

    In this activity students will learn about Newton’s First Law of Motion. They will be given the task of applying their knowledge to create an ad campaign encouraging Albertans to wear seatbelts. The lesson will look at how science can be used to influe …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Public Safety, Video

  • Alberta Tomorrow

    Alberta Tomorrow is an educational tool that uses technology to teach about sustainability. Student’s can simulate the future effects of human activities on Alberta’s resource production, wildlife habitat, and ecosystems. The website states that Albert …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 4 - 6, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Sustainability

  • Invasive Species and the Law

    This activity assesses the consequences of introducing new species into an established ecosystem. Students will explore the laws that are in place to protect our environment and control the spread of invasive species. Students will examine real life sc …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: International Law

  • Physics of Distracted Driving Legislation

    Students will write a data-based evaluation that supports or criticizes the current distracted driving legislation. The inquiry will also address ways to improve the legislation to better address teen drivers. To support their evaluation, students will …


    Grades: Grades 10 - 12, Grades 7 - 9,
    Keywords: Distracted Driving Legislation