Sustainability and Education Academy (SEdA) videos are now available!
The Sustainability and Education Academy (SEdA) have created videos on SEdA – What is ESD with Charles Hopkins and an Interview with Deputy Minister Gerald Farthing.
Resources for Rethink (R4R)
Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF) provides an online database of excellent, relevant, peer-reviewed curriculum resources relating to education for sustainable development. This is not a directory of resources; rather it is a database of high quality resources available to teachers. A resource is anything (print, multi-media) developed for use in the formal education system (K-12) and must come with instructions and materials.
Climate Change outcomes are found in Manitoba as follows:
There are also many indirect links to climate change issues in the curriculum. Professional development is provided to increase teacher confidence in integrating issues such as the Kyoto Protocol and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Social Studies Curriculum
Manitoba Conservation – The Climate and Green Initiatives section of Manitoba Conservation’s website contains a number of resources on the issue of climate change and ideas on ways to reduce personal green house gas emissions. There is also a list of ideas for green projects to undertake in schools or classrooms.
Government of Canada Climate Change Website – This site provides facts and reports on Canada’s action on climate change.
International Institute for Sustainable Development – IISD has a number of scientific publications available on the issue of climate change.
Green Manitoba – Classroom and student resources are available on the issues of waste, energy and water.
Manitoba Model Forest – This site include a number of resources on climate change.
Climate Watch – An audio series about the earth’s atmosphere, climate change and global warming.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – This site is the leading body for the assessment of climate change, established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences.
A Teacher's Guide for the Video Sila Alangotok – Inuit Observations on Climate Change - A Resource for Senior 2 Science. This teacher’s guide has been developed for use with the video Sila Alangotok—Inuit Observations on Climate Change, produced by the International Institute for Sustainable Development.
Green Learning Climate Change Resource Centre – This site has in depth information on climate change issues. Explore greenlearning.ca teaching resources under Lessons & Activities.
Natural Resources Canada – This site contains a Climate Change Poster Series for teachers. The Poster Series provides a full range of questions and activity suggestions. The overall goals of the resource are to: increase student's knowledge of climate change, demonstrate the complexity of this environmental phenomenon and improve students' critical thinking skills while evaluating these complex issues. This teacher's resource has been primarily aligned to meet various curriculum outcomes of S2 science across the country.
Climate Change North – This site offers resources and information specific to how climate change is affecting Northern Canada. Resources include backgrounders, lesson plans and Web links for grades K-12.
Creating a Climate of Change – This multimedia kit addresses the basic concepts of climate change and the associated socioeconomic, political and environmental effects. This kit was mailed to most Canadian secondary schools, but can be reordered at this site.
Resources for Rethinking Database – This large database of sustainability education resources includes several quality resources on climate change for grades K-12.
Climate Change Connections – Resources are available on their website to help Manitoban's understand what climate change means to them and how they can take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, they provide tailor-made conferences for youth across Manitoba.
350 – 350.org is an international campaign that's building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis--the solutions that science and justice demand. There are a number of action resources available on this site.
Climate Change: Youth Guide to Action – A comprehensive guide by TakingITGlobal leads young people through the steps toward effective action against climate change.
No Idling Program – This site provides information on how to make your school an idle free zone.
YouthXChange is designed to assist teachers (middle to senior years) in raising and acquiring awareness of the opportunities offered by the adoption of more sustainable consumer choices in a youth friendly format. The YouthXChange training kit is produced by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as part of the UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development.
The training kit is divided into 9 theme rooms which include:
UNESCO Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future – A multi-media teacher education program developed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It is designed for pre-service teacher courses as well as the in-service education of teachers, curriculum developers, education policy makers, and authors of educational materials. The teacher education program enhances ones understanding of sustainable development, clarifies concepts and themes relate to sustainable development and aids one in integrating issues of sustainability into a range of school subjects and classroom topics. The program contains 25 modules including, one on consumer education.
CONSUME THIS! Buying That Matters – This online youth friendly booklet introduces Sustainable Consumption, demonstrates alternative ways to consume; presents real life examples of young people who practice sustainable consumption in their daily lives; and provides tips on how you can practice sustainable consumption. This booklet was produced by the Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention (C2P2).
Ecological footprint Calculators – The Ecological Footprint measures the amount of nature's resources an individual, a community, or a country consumes in a given year.
I Buy Different – The New American Dream – This is a campaign to educate young people about the connections between consumer choices and environmental and social issues. The site contains a lot of consumer information, shopping tips, a downloadable community action guide with 30 activity ideas and some step by step advice on organizing community projects. The site also features and educators guide to exploring issues and the Environment for purchase. The Guide is for Middle to Senior Years.
Adbusters – Adbusters is an ecological magazine, dedicated to examining the relationship between human beings and their physical and mental environment.
The David Suzuki Foundation – The David Suzuki Foundation site provides useful suggestions on ways to lighten your ecological footprint. It is also a useful site for researching Canada’s most prominent sustainable development issues.
The Story of Stuff – The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute film that takes viewers on a provocative and eye-opening tour of the real costs of our consumer driven culture—from resource extraction to iPod incineration. Included on this website are a number of resources related to the topics raised in the movie.
Affluenza – This site was inspired by the PBS special Affluenza, a documentary on the consumption culture of America. Contained within the site is a history of how our present consumption patterns evolved and a useful Teacher’s Guide, which provides lesson ideas on both consumption and advertisements for grades 5-12.