Causes of WWI

Causes of WWI PPT


  • What is the historical context that led to WWI and how can they be organized into the themes of: militarism, alliances, imperialism, nationalism (MAIN)?
  • What was the event that directly started the war?
  • Explain the political cartoon – identify who is being symbolized and explain what the real history was.



Waste Disposal

Metro Vancouver WTE

Vancouver Sun – Revenue drops, costs rise at Burnaby incinerator


Key Question: How can BC’s waste management system be made more sustainable?

  • Consider Dutch solutions and Japanese system


  1. Step #6 – Plan for Change
    • Discuss what your group wants to do (could be Community or School items from the Action Survey)
  2. Local Activity should be done
    • find time to do the So What
  3. Critical Reflections should be done
    • Find time to do the Stakeholders and Cost & Benefits


How sustainable is the mining industry?


  1. Complete step #5
    • Organize a time to do the Stakeholders and Cost & Benefits part
  2. Local Activity
  3. Look over step #6 and have something ready to do for next Mon-Wed

Examples of Canadian discrimination between 1900-1914

PPT – Discrimination before 1914


  • Familiarize yourself with the Chinese Head Tax, 1907 Riot, and the Komagata Maru incident, and find primary sources that shed light on the event.
  • How would you summarize Canada’s attitudes towards immigrants/minorities before 1914?
  • Was Canada alone in these racist immigration policies?
  • Is immigration something to be feared?
  • What other immigrant groups were discriminated or not discriminated against in BC/Canada up to 1914?


Chinese Head Tax Background

1885 Commission on Chinese Immigration (optional)

Anti_Asian_Riot 1907 Background

Causes of the 1907 anti-Asian riots

Canada at the Turn of the Century (20th Century)


1.In a group, look over the images for your city

2.Pretend that these are old photos in your personal photo album and create a fictional explanation of what was happening (what was life like?)

3.Create a backstory that includes all your group members

4.Present your photos to the class

Winnipeg Vancouver Toronto Quebec City Montreal Calgary



Chapter 1, pages 6-19 as in introduction to the 20th Century (a bit of a review from last year)

Globe and Mail – Life in Canada at the Turn of the 20th Century


  1. Divide up responsibilities and start step #3: Global Research
    • Document your research
  2. Attempt at least one intended household or personal action by tomorrow. Record your actions (or describe them if recording is not possible) and thoughts after action.

Deforestation Time Lapse

How sustainable is BC’s Forestry Industry?

  1. Define and list the benefits and drawbacks of:
    • Clearcutting & Silviculture
    • Selective Logging
  2. Answer the key question above using your research and your understanding of the economy of the Forestry Industry.

Energy Part 2

1) Compare your survey to others and find a group of 3 who shares similar values

  • also check to see if someone knows how to create a video

2) As a group, read over summaries and choose one Action Pack


Action Packs (each group member downloads their own):

Pre-cycling Transportation
Costly Trends Papercuts
Disposables Bright Energy
Recycling Saving Water
All Packaged Up Being Chill – Heating Up
Into The River Oceanwise
Organic Waste All That Glitters
Acidic Oceans Oil


3) Complete Step #2 (Action Survey)



1) Go over project

2) Complete Step #1

Download, complete and save the following:


Alternative Electricity Sources?

In groups, research your alternative energy source and sell your energy to the class by preparing a:

  1. Brief explanation of how it works (1)
  2. List of benefits and drawbacks. Explain why your energy source is sustainable (is it renewable or not?) (1)
  3. Case study of successful implementation (1)
    • Where is the case and what organizations are involved?
    • What data supports the fact that your energy source is successful?
  4. Defence of your energy source (2)
    • Understand the benefits of your source of energy
    • Understand why your energy source is more beneficial than others
    • Prepare questions to criticize other energy sources