Biodiversity and You! Teacher Package
Sponsored by Union Gas
Union Gas – A Spectra Energy Company has funded the development of Biodiversity and You!. This program was developed by LTVCA educators and is available as a FREE downloadable teaching package that addresses Ontario Curriculum Guidelines for Grade 6 Science, Environmental Education and Heritage and Citizenship: First Nation Peoples and European Explorers. The program is available in sections, which can be downloaded and utilised individually or as a whole package depending on your educational requirements. Teachers/Educators are free to adapt the program content to their own lesson plan requirements.
Recognizing the needs of many educators to address curriculum guidelines regarding biodiversity and threats to it such as invasive species and habitat loss, this program was developed to explain, engage, and have students realize and internalize the problems that exist. The program is meant to serve as a broad introduction covering the topics of biodiversity, species at risk, invasive species, habitat loss and First Nations regard for the environment. Actions students themselves can take to help our local and global environments are outlined. The structure of this program is conducive to discussion and student input as to what they think/feel should be done. The First Nations peoples and their relationship to the environment strand within the program instills the feeling of how we are all connected to our Earth and serves to heighten participant respect for it.
A FREE downloadable Biodiversity and You! Video serves as a great introduction to your biodiversity theme. This Video is also available in a version suitable for hearing impaired students.
- Biodiversity and You! Teacher Guide
- Anishinabek Medicine Wheel – What Does It Mean?
- Anishinabek Medicine Wheel
- Classroom Medicine Wheel
- Related Key Terms for Students
- What is a Species at Risk? and Terms that Describe Them
- Student Worksheet for What’s at Risk Game
- Website for Species at Risk and Invasive Species List
- First Nations Websites
- Invasive Species Game Cards
- Species at Risk Game Cards
- Biodiversity Game Instructions