Grade 9


Water - The Sacred Relationship

Water - The Sacred Relationship

Native Counselling Services of Alberta

Water:The Sacred Relationship, is the result of a three year research project by Native Counselling Services of Alberta that features a documentary film, educational curriculum and a public policy research article. Guided by a circle...

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Wetland Ecosystems

Wetland Ecosystems

Native Counselling Services of Alberta

Examine western and Aboriginal worldviews on 'living and non-living things' in wetlands ecosystems while recognizing that all plants and animals have an important role in a wetlands community as they interact with one another.

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Species at Risk

Species at Risk

Parks Canada

This website is a great source of useful and interesting information on species at risk protection and recovery efforts in our national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites. In the feature you will find...

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You are the Earth.

You are the Earth.

by David Suzuki

This lively collection of fascinating facts and fables, colorful cartoons, and dynamic illustrations explains how everything on Earth is connected. Since its original publication, concern for the environment has grown, and although...

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Take Action! A Guide to Active Citizenship

Take Action! A Guide to Active Citizenship

by Mark Kielburger and Craig Kielburger

Human rights activists, Marc and Craig Keilburgers' guide to active citizenship equips teens with tangible ways to make a difference in their school or community. Included are a 7-step process to social involvement, organizational...

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The Elders Are Watching

The Elders Are Watching

by David Bouchard and Roy Henry Vickers

When award-winning writer David Bouchard first saw the work of First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers, he was struck by Vickers' reverence for nature and his understanding of Canada's rugged West Coast. They collaborated on The Elders...

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Dear Children of the Earth: A Letter from Home

Dear Children of the Earth: A Letter from Home

by Schim Schimel

Dear Children of the Earth begins a remarkable letter from Mother Earth asking for help from children everywhere. She writes to express her love for each and every child and asks for their love and appreciation in return. In her own words,...

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Nature Activities

Nature Activities

Sharing Nature Worldwide / Joseph Cornell

This website was founded by Joseph Cornell, who is the author of the Sharing Nature Book Series. It promotes his Flow Learning system of nature awareness and provides a number of online nature activities.

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Conserve Water: Educator's Guide

Conserve Water: Educator's Guide

Project Wet

This comprehensive educators' guide provides teachers of middle school and high school students with a thorough overview of water conservation, along with background information that serves as a hydrologic primer. Past, present, and...

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Being Caribou

Being Caribou

National Film Board (film by Leanne Allison / Diana Wilson)

In this feature-length documentary, husband and wife team Karsten Heuer (wildlife biologist) and Leanne Allison (environmentalist) follow a herd of 120,000 caribou on foot across 1500 km of Arctic tundra. In following the herd's...

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Return of the Swift Fox

Return of the Swift Fox

National Film Board (film by Jy Chiperzak)

The swift fox is one of the many lost species that has suffered from the cultivation of the prairie grasslands. An innovative program has been implemented to reintroduce the swift fox into its original habitat in Alberta and Saskatchewan....

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Grasslands

Grasslands

291 Film Company (film by Ian Toews)

This documentary examines the unique natural habitat of the mixed-grass prairie through four seasons from the perspectives of the ranchers, conservationists, and aboriginal people who understand it best and live by preserving it. It...

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Crap Shoot: The Gamble with Our Wastes

Crap Shoot: The Gamble with Our Wastes

National Film Board (film by Jeff McKay)
Conservation, Waste, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Environmental Science 20

A hazardous mix of waste is flushed into the sewer every day. The billions of litres of water - combined with unknown quantities of chemicals, solvents, heavy metals, human waste and food - where does it all go? And what does it do to us? Filmed...

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Operation Water Pollution

Operation Water Pollution

Safe Drinking Water Foundation

Operation Water Pollution is designed for use in both elementary and high school classrooms. This program directly connects with science and social studies curricula and is set up as content-integrated lessons. The series of eleven...

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Operation Water Drop - Testing the Water We Drink (High School Teacher's Guide)

Operation Water Drop - Testing the Water We Drink (High School Teacher's Guide)

Safe Drinking Water Foundation

High School teachers can guide their students to work in groups and test for Alkalinity, Ammonia, Colour, Residual Chlorine, Copper, pH, Sulphate and Total Hardness, compounds, as well as an additional five analytical tests: Arsenic,...

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The Giant Floor Map

The Giant Floor Map

Canadian Geographic Education

Canada’s Energy Mix Giant Floor Map helps Canadian students in grades K-12 discover where their energy comes from and how it makes it to their home. Using curriculum-linked learning activities and a trunk full of props, students...

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Energy Glossary

Energy Glossary

Canadian Geographic Education

Use this handy primer to gain an understanding of key terminology found in discussions about energy-related issues.

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Energy Map

Energy Map

Canadian Geographic Education

This map illustrates the nation’s significant energy-production sites, the major pipe and transmission lines and the country’s energy processing facilities. Combined, an energy road map emerges that shows just where...

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