Human and Environmental Interaction

Princess Mononoke Questions:

  1. In what ways are the humans in the film dependent on, adapting to or modifying the environment?
  2. What is the overall environmental message of the movie?
  3. What real world examples are analogous to the message of the movie?
  4. What kid of world do you suppose the writer would like to see? What barriers lie in achieving this?
  5. What changes can you make in your life to align yourself with message of the movie?

*be prepared for the weather next class

The Legislative and Executive Branches of Parliament

Review Counterpoints – Chapter 9 – Pages 304-307

Apply Your Knowledge:

  1. Rank each of the following positions below in terms of what you would most like as a job:
    • MP
    • Senator
    • Minister
    • Prime Minister
    • Governor General
  2. Justify your ranking by explaining your likes and dislikes for each position. (Make sure you comment on what they actually do, not just their pay and how they’re perceived)

Preview:

Pg 308-309

How can your voice be heard in government?

How to make an official petition: http://www.ourcommons.ca/About/Compendium/TypicalSittingDay/c_d_formcontentpetitionsguidelines-e.htm 

Case Studies:

Download: Case Studies – affecting government worksheet

Civil Disobedience – Viola Desmond 1946

Petitions – BC HST 2011

Pressure Groups/Lobbyists – NAFTA 1994 (pages 1-4)

 

Apply Your Knowledge:

Review pp 290-296

  1. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of pressure groups/ lobbyists, petitions, and civil disobedience as ways to make change in your world. Use specific examples from case studies in the text and in class to highlight your arguments. (3 paragraphs)

Preview:

Read pp 313-317