Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week

CALW logoWelcome to Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week! This page contains everything you need to create an inquiry lesson on the topic of Agriculture and Climate Change.

You can approach these activities as individuals, small groups or as a class. All you need is this webpage and an internet connection.

So hand out tablets, head to a computer lab or project to to the front of the room and let’s get started!

Pre-registration for this event is required. If you haven’t already, please register here

Step 1: Agriculture and Climate Change Survey

What do you know and what do you want to know? Let us know in just a few short questions. The survey should only take about 5 minutes. Take the survey now. 

This survey is designed to get you thinking and begin to consider your perspectives on agriculture and climate change in Canada. 

Step 2: Self-Guided Introductory Presentation

This is an introduction to Agriculture and Climate Change that will provide the background needed to get the most out of the upcoming video conference. It is a self-guided presentation that can be viewed below or downloaded onto your device. Please have speakers ready as there are a few video links that you will want to view.

If you are unable to view the video on this page, a pdf version can be found here – CALW – 2016.

Step 3: The Live Video Conference

Pre-registration is required. If you haven’t already, please register here

The live event will be held: Thursday March 3, 2016. Two time slots are available:

  1. 8:00 am MST (10 am EST) or
  2. 10:00 am MST (12 pm EST)

In this online video conference event teachers and students will have a unique opportunity to interact with an expert who will speak to the relationship between agri-food production and climate change. Classes will listen to a presentation from the expert and then have the opportunity to participate in a Q & A. Viewing details will be sent via email to the teacher who registered.

You can also join the fun on twitter #CALW16 and #AgMoreThanEver 

Step 4: Cumulating Discussion Questions

This follow-up activity will support students in applying the material to local agricultural development. Featuring collaboration between all participating schools, these discussions will help shape how youth can connect to climate change and agriculture in their communities.

Click here to access the shared document and collaborate with youth from across the country! 

Want to debrief on your own? Download the discussion questions here.

Step 5:  What Now?

Share the impact this inquiry has had on your understanding of agriculture and climate change in this quick post-event survey.

Still want more?

Check out these fantastic supporting resources including lesson plans, school garden resources, other events and programs:

Thank you to the partners of Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week:

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