Land Use Framework

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 Christine Crane's grade 9 class at Westmount 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. 

 

Land Use Framework

Christine Crane, Westmount School, Grade 9, Foothills School Division

Okotoks is one of the fastest growing communities in Alberta and land allocation affects our quality of life in many areas. Students studies this issue using a cross-curricular lens and AlbertaTomorrow.ca, to develop their own land use plan for our area. The students worked in stakeholder groups that modelled the South Saskatchewan Regional Steering Committee and determine the ratio of land needed to balance the environmental and socio-economic necessities and had to work with the various stakeholder groups. They gatherer information from a variety of sources and in a variety of ways (peer conferences, field trips). The students presented their final plan to an expert in land use management.

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