This unit will support students’ understanding of environmental stewardship at a national and global level through analysing issues related to population growth and resource management. Although this unit focuses specifically on sustainability and stewardship, the topic will be also revisited throughout all other units of study in this course, as students must understand that a sustainable approach is necessary for the development of strategies and initiatives that address world issues.
Each lesson plan includes Ontario curriculum expectations, learning goals and success criteria, materials needs, a 3-part lesson (minds-on, action, consolidation), possible accommodations for students with exceptionalities, assessment, and relevant appendices.
Ontario Curriculum - Overall Expectations
C1. Strategies and Initiatives: analyse strategies and initiatives that support environmental stewardship at a national and global level, and assess their effectiveness in promoting the sustainability of the natural environment
C2. Population Growth: assess the impact of population growth on the sustainability of natural systems
C3. Caring for the Commons: analyse issues relating to the use and management of common- pool resources
1. Introduction to Sustainability
2. Common-pool resources
3. Population Growth
4. Human Impacts on the Environment
5. Government's Role and Policies
6. Local Sustainability
7. Indigenous Perspectives
8. Social Media Perspectives
9. Best Practices for Stewardship