Feral Horses Inquiry

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 Grayson Adam's grade 4 class at Glenbow Elementary School 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. 

 

Feral Horses Inquiry

Making Informed Land-use Choices and Creating Community Awareness

Grayson Adams - Glenbow Elementary School - Grade 4 - Rocky View Schools

This year long inquiry into Alberta Feral Horses focused on land-use management and how to make informed choices for the future of our province after hearing from multiple perspectives. The year culminated with a study of the wild horse cull of Alberta. Students heard from a variety of experts and gathered and examined research. They attempted to formulate informed opinions of the issues and then used poetry, visual art and their words to spread awareness of the cull as well as their personal opinions. The project began and held a strong thread of connecting to the Earth throughout its entirety.  

Project Overview - what our learning looked like - Download the PDF.

“Schools should prepare us for the future, not the past. The future of the world will be built on sustainability. If we learn what sustainable technologies are available when we are in school, we will be able to help shape the future of global sustainability when we graduate.” 

- Quinn, student at Jasper Place high school in Edmonton