Gaining Perspective on Environmental Issues

  • Author: Natalie Munro, St. Margaret’s School, Victoria, British Columbia
  • Themes: Diversity & inclusion, Reconciliation, Environment
  • Division: Grades 9-12
  • Available in: English
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In this module, students will examine a specific, current environmental concern by first identifying at least three distinct groups (First Nations communities and/or other populations, political parties, industries, etc.) impacted by the concern and then researching primary or secondary sources to understand each group’s perspective. Students will seek to outline factors such as traditional values, lifestyle practices, spiritual beliefs, economic interests, etc. as they apply to each group’s stance on the environmental topic. Students will consolidate their understandings by creating a visual-verbal essay, which will consist of a creative graphic representation of the environmental issue and the multiple perspectives around it.