Fireside Chats Teacher's Guide: Volume 1

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Lesson Three: James Harper 121 Lesson Three: James Harper Activity: Community Mapping Project CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS Alberta, Northwest Territories & Nunavut: •Aboriginal Studies Grades 10-12 •Biology Grades 11 and 12 •Environmental and Outdoor Education Grade 9 •Geography Grades 11-12 •Science Grade 10 •Science Grades 11 and 12 •Science Grades 10, 11, 12: Iqqaqqaukkaringniq Strand •Social Studies Grades 10, 20, 30: Nunavusiutit Strand British Columbia and Yukon: •Contemporary Indigenous Studies Grade 12 •Earth Sciences Grade 11 •Environmental Science Grade 11 •Environmental Science Grade 12 Ontario: •First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Studies Grades 9-12 •Biology Grades 9-12 •Earth Sciences Grades 9-10 •Scientific Investigation Skills and Career Exploration Grades 9-12 •Environmental Science Grade 11 DURATION 2-3+ hours OVERVIEW In this lesson, students will explore the topics of sustainability, clean energy, relationships to the land and Mother Earth, impacts of protecting our communities and careers that protect our land. Students will consider careers that impact Mother Earth and help ensure sustainability for future generations. As a class, students will discuss dierent careers working directly with Mother Earth and what the impacts might be. Students will watch James Harper's Fireside Chat interview where James talks about his journey becoming an engineer working in the clean energy sector. James talks about his passion of clean energy and bringing the engineering discipline to the forefront to create sustainability for our seven generations ahead. James discusses the knowledge he has gained from Elders and his reconnection to the land. Students will then investigate their own com- munities and ways that Mother Earth is protected, sustained, and cared for, by participating in a community walk. After examining their community, students will create individual community maps outlining infrastructure, water resources, parks, community resources and more. Students will be assessed by peer-assessment using a checklist and feedback form. MATERIALS •Clipboards •Writing instruments (pencil, pens) •Large white paper •Rulers •Colouring instruments (pencil crayons, markers, permanent markers) •"Community Mapping Project" handout Health and Science

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