Language Arts

Learn where your food comes from and why agriculture is important in the Classroom Agriculture Program. Volunteers are agriculture experts and will engage students in agriculture through a variety of curricular connections. Visit the website to book a presentation. 

Elizabeth Lahl, Langdon School, Grade 9 - Rocky View Schools

This year long inquiry revolved around the inquiry question: “Are the oil sands sustainable for all Albertans?”

Through in-class research, class discussions and meeting with different stakeholders, students explored their ideas and perspectives on the Alberta Oil Sands. Students became aware that decisions made regarding the oil sands have a multitude of impacts on a variety of areas of life (health, politics, environment, rights, first nations etc.).

Students  travelled to Fort McMurray to see the Alberta Oil Sands for themselves, met with different stakeholders and discussed multiple perspectives.  Throughout the year, various experts were invited into the classroom to deepen the student's understanding of what the students were researching.

Project Overview, including curricular connections, design, and resources.

Watch the video featuring interviews from students about the inquiry project. 

Visit the Green Energy Futures website to explore stories with your students about green energy pioneers who are moving forward in their homes, businesses and communities.

This Grade 4 inquiry was developed in collaboration with the Kainai Board of Education and Galileo Educational Network. The webpage includes curricular connections, information, examples, and instructions for using the web resource. 

Evergreen provides lesson plans for K-12 students on climate, conservation, and outdoor activities, and how-to guides for gardening and composting. 

Land Talk is an interactive map showcasing stories from around the world about how the land has changed. On its own, this is an excellent historic resource to study how areas have changed. Students and teachers can also submit conversations from their city to be added on the map. There are also lesson plans

 

The website also features lesson plans that explore topics in ecology, history, changes in biomes, and the power of words. 

The Helen Schuler Nature Centre in Lethbridge  offers programs, exhibits and nature trails to enjoy all year round. 

The City of Lethbridge developed Teaching and Learning Resources including Lesson Plans on Bottled Water, Textile Recycling, Stormwater and Grasslands.  

 

 

 

Dogo News provides kid-friendly articles covering various topics surrounding climate change and the environment. These articles can be found in the "Science" and "Environment" categories.

Explore this example of an Action Project that your class/school can take, by Dr. E.W. Coffin School in Calgary. Students of the school created signs with their own artwork and wording in order to communicate the importance of the special nature area around their school to others.