• + Oil Sands Field TripsEnergy | Gr. 4-9 | Video Series & Teacher's Guide |Eng. & Fr.

    In this fun video series, hosts Zoe and Eric take your students on field trips to the oil sands…

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    In this fun video series, hosts Zoe and Eric take your students on field trips to the oil sands operations in northern Alberta. Your students will learn what oil sand is, why it is important, how we get it out of the ground and how some of the challenges of extraction are being met. Available in both English and French.

    The videos for this resource are available online:

    Oil Sands Field Trips
    Trip 1 – What are the oil sands?
    Trip 2 – Mining
    Trip 3 – In situ
    Trip 4 – Meeting the challenges

    Excursions aux sables bitumineux
    Excursion 1 – Que sont les sables bitumineux?
    Excursion 2 – Les exploitations minieres
    Excursion 3 – In situ
    Excursion 4 – Relever les defis

    Get the most out of these videos by using the accompanying teachers guide complete with student worksheets, answer keys and extension activities.

    Oil Sands Field Trip Teacher's Guide: Grade 4-6

    Oil Sands Field Trip Teacher's Guide: Grade 7-9

    Curriculum Connections:
    Grade 4 Social Studies: Alberta – A Sense of the Land
    Grade 5 Social Studies: Physical Geography of Canada
    Grade 7 Science: Heat and Temperature

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  • + A Piece of the LandForests | Gr. 6 | Land Management Activity | Eng. & Fr.

    A Piece of the Land This activity asks students to take on the role of a land manager and…

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    A Piece of the Land

    This activity asks students to take on the role of a land manager and consider the needs of multiple stakeholders of our forest landscapes. It is designed to be given to students to work on individually with minimal instructions.

    Objective
    – Students identify issues related to forest developments in Alberta
    – Students are able to consider multiple perspectives on these issues
    – Students consider the impacts of land management choices on the ecosystem

    Materials

    – Optional – It’s Our Forest Video Part 3: Land Use Planning
    – Student instruction sheet
    – Map file to be printed at home, or modified digitally
    – Follow up activity sheet

    Time
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     30-60 minutes

    GRADE 6

    THESE ARE READ-ONLY DOCUMENTS. 
    To make your own editable version, ensure you’re signed into a Google account, then click on “File->Make a Copy” to create a personal copy to use.
    If you don’t have a Google account, you can still download these documents by choosing “File->Download” and selecting your preferred file type.

    A Piece of the Land (Teacher)   A Piece of the Land (Student)

    Version Française:
    Une parcelle de terre (Enseignants)   Une parcelle de terre (Etudiants)


  • + It's Our ForestForests | Gr. 6-12 | Video Series & Teacher's Guide| Eng. & Fr.

    This video series is designed to initiate discussion with your…

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    This video series is designed to initiate discussion with your students on Alberta’s forest-related issues. This resource examines forest ecology, the human values of the forest, land-use planning and the people and products of the forestry industry. The accompanying teacher’s guide offers interactive activities to get your class engaged in critical thinking, considerate action and reflective practice needed to help them understand the value of the forest from multiple perspectives.

    It's Our Forest teacher's Guide

    You can view the full video, or each part separately, online here:

    It’s Our Forest – Full Video
    Part 1: The Forest Ecosystem
    Part 2: Human Values of the Forest
    Part 3: Land-Use Planning
    Part 4: People and Products

    We also have the video available en français:

    C’est notre forêt – Jouer tous les chapitres
    Chapitre 1: Rôle des forêts dans l’écosystème
    Chapitre 2: Valeurs humaines de la forêt
    Chapitre 3: Planification
    Chapitre 4: Population et produits

  • + Stewardship Challenge WheelStewardship | Gr. 4-6 | Student Activity

    Stewardship Challenge Wheel   Environmental stewardship is the careful and…

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    Stewardship Challenge Wheel

     

    Environmental stewardship is the careful and wise use of natural resources in your everyday life. Many of you already practice stewardship, even if the word is new to you! You may already practice stewardship by turning off the lights when you leave a room, recycling, or turning off the water while you’re brushing your teeth – give yourself a pat on the back!

    Stewardship can get even more creative, by changing behaviours that are not quite so obviously linked to taking care of natural resources. How can going outside or playing a board game save energy? Why is it so important to share your stewardship ideas with others?

    Talk with your family about these topics as you take the Stewardship Challenge! Spin the wheel and have fun completing the challenges with your family and friends!

  • Little Brown BatWildlife | Gr. 2 | Activity Book

    This resource depicts one of Alberta’s most misunderstood and unique…

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    This resource depicts one of Alberta’s most misunderstood and unique mammals, the little brown bat. Written by Wendy Martin of Education Initiatives Inc., the guide consists of six lessons, a story about bats and even instructions on how to build your own bat box!

    The little brown bat - Student Booklet

    The little brown bat - teacher's guide

    Curriculum Connection:
    Grade 2, Topic E: Small, Crawling and Flying Animals

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