What is an ethic of care?
Key Question: What would an ethic of care towards the environment look like?
- How do you personally define an ethic of care?
- What would be needed to create an ethic of care?
- What would we have to believe about the environment to care for it? How should we see it?
- How would we act if we cared about the environment? – give scenarios
- What would be different about the world if everyone adopted this ethic of care towards the environment? Benefits and drawbacks?
- Should we adopt an ethic of care towards the environment?
What is Utilitarianism/Consequentialism?
What is Deontology?
What is Virtue Ethics?
Elements of Moral Philosophy
- 1.2 Baby Theresa page 1
- 1.3 Jodie and Mary page 5
- 1.4 Tracy Latimer page 8
- What is Cultural Relativism (2.4 Consequences of Taking Cultural Relativism Seriously page 21- see also 2.2 page 18 for what Cultural Relativism is)
- Is there a universal right or wrong?
- Should we accept cultural relativism or not?
- Discuss Heinz’s Dilemma:
- When it comes to the environment, is there a universal right or wrong?
Community Mapping Pt3:
- Observe, record, and report on:
- Observations of humans interacting with the environment (adapting, modifying, depend)
- Who benefits or loses from these interactions?
Read “Rediscovering Geography” – Chapter 3, page 34-36
Community Mapping Pt 2:
- Observe, record, and report back on:
- Examples of movement (goods, people, ideas)
- What are the local, regional and world effects of the movement you see? (scale)
Read “Rediscovering Geography” – Chapter 3, page 32-34
- Observe, record, and report on:
- Natural and human built ecosphere
- Human interactions (sociosphere)
- Culture/systems (technosphere – things that guide our behaviour)
- What makes your region unique/ different from the others? How would you define your region?
- What are you happy and unhappy with that you’ve seen? Explain why.
Homework: Read “Rediscovering Geography” – Chapter 3, page 30-31
5 Themes of Geography – Place
a) Download the Cypress Hiking Map
b) Figure out the following:
- What are the contour intervals of this map?
- What is the scale ratio of the printed map when viewed at 100%?
- What kind of valley does Cypress Bowl sit in?
- What kind of valley does the Trans Canada Trail go around?
- What is the highest elevation the ski lifts can take you to?
- What is the approximate elevation of the top of Raven Ridge chair lift? (figure out the partial elevation)
- Create a profile drawing of a straight line from the bottom of Eagle Express chair lift to Eagle Bluff.
- Find the slope of each section of your profile drawing.
- Which slope is steeper, western cliff of Eagle Bluff or western cliff of Donut Rock? What are the two slopes and what is the difference?
- Rank the trails based on difficulty: Baden-Powell Trail, Trans Canada Trail, Old Strachan Trail, Hollyburn Mountain Trail, Howe Sound Crest Trail, Sunset Trail
- How would you define location vs place regarding this map?
a) Go to GISSurfer or geoplaner.com
b) Use the WPT (waypoint) tool to mark locations to figure out:
- What is the lineal distance from Riverside to PoCo City Hall?
- What is the lineal distance from Riverside to Terry Fox Secondary?
- If we were to start at Pitt River road where it crosses the Coquitlam River and follow the PoCo Trail to the Lougheed Highway, how far would we be walking?
- If we took a boat up the Coquitlam River instead, would it be farther or shorter than the PoCo Trail? What’s the difference in distance?
- What is the approximate area of Downtown PoCo?
- What is the approximate area of Colony Farm Regional Park? (Use the green areas)
- How might mapping have affected your life or the way you think?