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 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


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


  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


BC Forestry Industry Economics


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.
    • Support your opinion with reference to the readings below.

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)

Canada’s Environmental Record

Apply Your Knowledge:

Key Question: Does Canada Deserve a “Green” reputation?

  •  In your answer, use a knowledge of the Montreal Protocol (p437), Rio Earth Summit, Kyoto Protocol (p444 & 446) and Copenhagen Summit (p447), Paris Climate Conference


Include an analysis (state the name of the article) of 1 Environment Canada news article as evidence of your argument above

  •  Summarize the news article and analyze their sincerity to environmental sustainability
  •  Think critically about the policies, are they really being environmentally friendly?

Chapters 11-13 Unit Review Vocab:



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


The Trouble with Water

Review pages 432-436


Apply Your Knowledge:

1.Explain why water conservation is necessary in Canada.

2.Go to: to get some water saving ideas and record a video of:

a)something you already do to conserve water

b)you trying to implement something new in your house.

Post the above to your blog with the tag “SS11B” or “SS11D”

Solutions to Global Warming

What is PowerEx?


Explain the advantages and disadvantages of these fossil fuel alternatives:

Apply Your Knowledge:

Video Discussion

  1. Summarize the pros and cons of each energy source.
  2. Of the energy sources you’ve researched above, explain which energy source should Canada focus on to create a more sustainable future? Explain which one Canada should devote less focus to in order to create a more sustainable future.

Global Warming

Is the globe warming?

Source 1a: 

Source 1b:

Source 2: (page 1 and 2)

Source 3:

Source 4:

Source 5: Please find one of your own.

Create the following chart to keep track of your information:

GW Chart

Apply Your Knowledge:

Create a video discussion about the articles above:

  1. Summarize the main points of each article and what their overall argument is.
  2. Rank each source based on credibility and explain why.
  3. Based on what you’ve read, is the globe warming? Is it caused by humans?


How much energy do you use?

Use the BC Hydro Cost Calculator to select all the items that exist in your household and record the energy usage and cost per week into an Excel spreadsheet.