“What We Stand to Lose” Poster Lesson Plans
“What We Stand to Lose” Poster
The importance of protecting ocean ecosystems
All living creatures on the planet are connected. Whether they are fish, sea birds, or humans,
each species within an ecosystem plays an important role and worth protecting.
http://schools.wwf.ca/Lessons/Grade/7 L’importance des écosystèmes et de la protection des écosystèmes océaniques:
Tous les êtres vivants sur terre sont interconnectés. Que ce soit des poissons, des oiseaux marins,
ou des êtres humains, tous font partis d’un écosystème et il est important de les protéger.
The Mackenzie Valley Wetlands
Wetlands provide homes for hundreds of species of birds, fish and animals. Without wetlands
these animals would be extinct. These wetlands need our protection.
Les zones humides de la vallée du Mackenzie
Les zones humides offrent un habitat à des centaines d’espèces d’oiseaux, de poissons et
d’animaux. Sans les zones humides, ces animaux disparaîtraient. Nous devons protéger les zones
Oil and Water
This short lesson illustrates the effects of mixing oil, water, and bird feathers.
These resources are specifically related to the Gulf oil spill.
Impacts of a Pipeline:
The CBC archives have lesson plans of the impact of pipelines and how to interpret reports such
as the Berger Report
Critical Media Literacy: Commercial Advertising from ReadWriteThink
A template for a media awareness lesson plan that can be used as a guide to compare the
advertising campaigns used by Enbridge and campaigns from activist groups like Dogwood or
Greenpeace. If this link doesn’t work, copy and paste the address into your browser.
Persuasive Essay: Keystone Pipeline
This lesson plan has interesting links to news video related to the keystone pipeline
If this link has trouble opening try Googling Lesson Plan 1- Keystone Pipeline XL
And then look at the Quick View.
The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council has a free 300-page curriculum
specifically focused on the Alaskan oil spill. However, please be advised that this organization
is funded by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. Carefully consider the source before you use
the activities. http://www.pwsrcac.org/outreach/education.html
This website has a mini-unit on renewable and non-renewable resources with a culminating
game board, similar to snakes and ladders, with pipelines and sunbeams. Game cards need to be
developed by students. http://www.ecotutor.ca/Lesson-Plans/EcoKids/EnergyConservation/Energy.html
Alternate Energy Lesson Plan (and actions students can take):
In this is an eLearning activity for Grades 7 to 12, students use the eCards website to research an
energy-related topic, create eCards with their own message and artwork, and send their eCards to
a family member, local decision-maker, or the Premier Access a complete set of age-appropriate
research materials for a range of energy-related topics including climate change, wind power,
solare energy, nuclear power, oil and gas success stories, air quality arctic glaciers,
environmental citizen ship, etc. http://www.greenlearning.ca/ecards PSID/Social Justice program/Action Groups 2012-13/Environmental Justice/Lesson Plans for What we Stand to Lose poster