Documentaries

Climate Solutions 101 is the world’s first major educational effort focused solely on solutions. Rather than rehashing well-known climate challenges, Project Drawdown centers game-changing climate action based on its own rigorous scientific research and analysis. 

Alberta Food Matters is a province-wide organization that connects dietitians, teachers and local producers to each other and to information on projects that already exist in Alberta and across Canada. They are linked to Canada-wide organizations that also promote these initiatives (such as Food Secure Canada, Coalition for Healthy School Food, Farm2Cafeteria Canada, Farm to School B.C. etc. AFM are currently working on a pilot project called “Community Animators” that supports schools to undertake whatever they are dreaming of doing to bring local, sustainable
food to their students.
 

Forests, Fins & Footprints is a community-funded documentation of clearcutting in the Ghost Valley — a watershed located just upstream of Calgary, on the Eastern Slopes of the Rocky Mountains. The film interviews environmentalists, biologists, geologists, and people who live and work on the land. How does clearcutting affect an area's water, landscape, and wildlife, as well as the people living in that watershed? How will clearcut forestry impact the future? And how can we as a society move forward more thoughtfully?

The website also shares ways that you and your students can take action.

Yale Climate Connections has created a list of seven of the best new documentaries on climate change. Read the article for summaries of each documentary. 

The Elbow River Watershed Partnership provides a list of student resources exploring topics relating to responsible management practices, agriculture, forestry, and water. 

They also highlight excellent teaching resources relating to water quality, ground water, and storm water. 

Be sure to also check out the stewardship activities that students can do to conserve our watersheds. 

 

The Kimberley Foundation shares climate change films made by students in Grade 7-12 and postsecondary from their FOCUS! Climate Change Student Video Competition. These films are publicly accessible in the form of a student produced climate change film library on their website. Canadian youth have produced a fantastic diversity of thought provoking films about climate change. Their creations range from haunting pieces that leave your mind racing, to informative investigations that raise awareness, and to change-focused films that inspire action.

Video: Facilitating a coalition of scientists, researchers, policy makers, business leaders and activists to assemble and present the best available information on climate solutions in order to describe their beneficial financial, social and environmental impact over the next thirty years.

Little Green Library is a community resource offering environmental books and DVDs to Calgarians. It is located right in the Green Hub alongside the Green Calgary EcoStore, at #100 - 301-14th Street NW.

Green Calgary also provides worm bin rentals to classrooms for 2-6 weeks. 

 

For generations, the relationship between Aboriginal people and the rest of Canada has been damaged. Can water be the common ground that begins to reconcile this relationship?

We think so. Watch the films. Teach the Curriculum. Begin the dialogue.

The Sacred Relationship free documentary online

Lesson plans for Grade 5 & 6 Science and Social Studies