We wanted to ensure that the key concepts and student learning outcomes in the Curriculum for a Sustainable Future can be used in Alberta classrooms, and add value to classroom teaching and learning. The answer is YES. This powerful learning story from Janelle Phillips' grade 8 class at Mitford School, Rocky View School Division is one of 13 that showcases the use of the Curriculum for a Sustainable Future.
A BIG thank you to the school divisions and teachers that willingly shared their classroom learning stories via video and included a detailed Project Overview.
Rocky View Schools - Glenbow School, Sarah Thompson School, Banded Peak School, Mitford School, Cochrane High School, Langdon School, and Manachaban School
Westmount Charter School
Foothills School Division - Westmount School
Canadian Rockies Public Schools - Alpenglow School
Thank you to Deb Rougeau-Bell who supported and worked with the teachers on this initiative.
Bow River Watershed Inquiry
Taking Action on Water Quality
Janelle Phillips, Mitford School, Grade 8 Science
In this project, the grade 8 Science students explored their local watershed and inquired about their responsibility to the downstream users of the Bow River. The students became scientists and experts by using indicators to examine the quality of different water sources along the Bow River. Through the investigation of various stakeholders, the students weighed the pros and cons of various practices and their impacts on the watershed. To culminate the project, the students developed action plans to help ensure a high level water quality for future generations.