Lesson 26: Quality of Life

Learning Goals

  • Students can understand the situation of Quality of Life in Canada
  • Students can understand the importance of Quality of Life and what it means for Geography

Agenda

Part 1:

Minds on Activity: “What’s wrong with this picture?” (prompting questions below)

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Prompting Questions:

  • What is  happening here?
  • What does this child not have?
  1. Class Brainstorm: What are Quality of Life and its potential indicators? (How do you know that people are happy/healthy/satisfied with their life?

     

2. How to measure QOL


Part 2:

a) QOL Individual Analysis:

  • On your own, you will be given another life story scenario of young person (Fernando, Taposhi, Celine etc).
  • Complete the organizer for your individual person (15 mins)
  • When instructed, all students with the same person will be grouped together
  • Come up with a consensus (decision) and be ready to present the following ideas:
    • How would you rate your individual’s quality of life?
    • What factors about their life helped you to make your decision?
    • In your notebooks draw a continuum from “Low to High” HDI, place individuals from the case study along the continuum as each group presents.

Lesson 25: Quality of Life and HDI

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  • Students know what the HDI is
  • Students have an idea about which places around the world has higher HDI 
  • Students can demonstrate that they know that there is a difference between Quality of life and what the HDI says

Agenda

  1. Question of the day
  2. Intro to HDI
  3. Story of Emma and Jose + Organizer
    • Who’s happy according to who?

Copy of handout:HDI handout


Question of the day:Happy

What made you happy today? 

Are you happy to be at school?


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The HDI was created to show that PEOPLE and what they have ACCESS to, should be the criteria for the DEVELOPMENT of that country.  

  • Recap: Developed World vs Developing World- Which is which?

The HDI focuses on 3 things:

  1. Health:
    • Measured by life expectancy at birthhealth-hub
  2. Education
    • Measured by what or if schooling is available for people over the age of 25
    • Measured by expected amount of years of schooling for childrenpreschool11.jpg
  3. Standard of living
    • Measured by the country’s GNI (Gross National Income) or $

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The HDI does not consider poverty, inequality, human security, and other factors.

This is a link to HDIs around the world: https://worldmap.canadiangeographic.ca/

Link to country profiles: http://hdr.undp.org/en/countries


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  • Read each of the stories
  • Fill out the organizer to find out which child is HAPPIER and who has a better QUALITY OF LIFE

Let’s discuss our answers…

Lesson 24: Slum Cities and 3 Ps Sorting Chart

Learning GoalsImage result for sustainability

  1. Student is able to explain the concept of Sustainability and Quality of Life
  2. Student is able to explain the 2 models used to understand Sustainability
  3. Student is able to use the 3P’s sorting chart to understand an issue. 

Agenda

  • Recap: Sustainability and Quality of Life (handout)
  • Rural vs. Urban definition
  • Video Slum Cities
  • Take up 3P’s sorting chart Re: Case-study of life in Slums

Major concept Reminders
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is a very important concept in Geography. It deals with making our resources last so that they don’t run out. The goal is that future generations have all they need to live a happy and full life without losing any QUALITY OF LIFE.

  • Quality of Life refers to simply “how happy” people are in their country and if they have ACCESS and AVAILABILITY of basic needs, goods and services. Quality of life is MEASURED using different CRITERIA or CATEGORIES.

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Slum Cities

 Rural

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Urban

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  1. Based on the documentary, fill out the 3Ps Sorting Chart
  2. Let’s take it up together
  3. Brainstorm solutions
  4. Fill out 3Ps Venn Diagram!

 

Lesson 23: Global Population

Learning GoalsImage result for population growth clipart

  1. Student is able to describe the TREND in population growth over a specified time period.
  2. Student is able to explain the Issues associated with Overpopulation
  3. Student is able to explain the importance of the following: Baby boom and creation of technology (post WW2) and their impact on population growth

Agenda

  • Class brainstorm: “What is population?”
    • Come up with a working definition as a class
  • Activity: Guessing population growthImage result for classroom activities teen
    • Your teacher will place a magnetic timeline on the black board, where do the population numbers match up in terms of growth? Can you get it right?
  • Video 1: Population Heartbeat
    • Viewing questions:
      • What do you notice overall about World Population?
      • When is the most population growth?
      • When do you see population decline? What is happening at these times in our World’s history?

Video 1: World Population

  • Major concepts: J-curve, baby boom + advancement in technology (impacts on population) + class notes
  • J- curve growth

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  • Baby Boomers

    • Who are they? What impact did they have on population?
  • Advancement in Technology
    • What does this mean for population growth and survival?
  • Activity: Graphing Population Growth (handout)

Issues with Overpopulation

  • Activity: Paper Wars
    • Your teacher will place a piece of paper on the ground and have students “fight” for space”
      • What is this a metaphor for?
  • As you view the video below, consider:
    • What are the issues with Overpopulation? List as many as you can come up with-
    • What does overpopulation mean for:
      • Resources
      • Distribution of wealth–circumstances for the poor
      • Competition
      • Migration
      • Fertility (issues)

Video 2: The Impact of Population Growth

Lesson 22: Social Justice Continued

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  • Students understand that there are different “players” in social justice
  • Students can begin to why different players have power

Agenda

  1. Take-up Homework: Uganda article and Entry ticket
    • Entry ticket Globe Activity
  2. How is representation important?
  3. Video: Map projection
  4. Mercator vs Peters Projection

Hook: 

  • On the back of your entry ticket, draw a globe
    • Try to draw the land accurately

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What did you draw?

How was represented?


Social equality and Map projections

-What does all of this mean and what does it have to do with social justice? 

Let’s watch the video


How is representation important?

Mercator vs Peters projection

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Lesson 21: Introduction to Social Justice- The Coffee Chain

Learning Goals

  • social-justice.jpgStudents can define or explain what social justice means
  • Students will consider a global issue from various view points
  • Students will understand the coffee trade and how it is linked to social justice

Agenda

  1. SJ Fish Cartoon
  2. Coffee Quiz- What do you know about coffee?
  3. Coffee Chain Activity + Instructions
  4. Coffee Trade debate in groups
    • Follow up
  5. From seed to sip
  6. Article- Bruno’s Story
  7. Exit Ticket


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  1. What do the fish represent?
  2. What is the main message?
  3. Think about a case study that we have already covered in this course (Water Issues), who does each fish represent in our scenario?

The Coffee Chain Game

In 5 groups, given to you by the teacher, read your information card on your position/ role in the coffee trade.  You will either be:

  • downloadThe Roasters
  • Shipping Companies
  • The Retailers
  • Coffee Exporters
  • Coffee Farmers

When it is your turn, explain to the class who you are and why you deserve money from the cup of coffee sold.  Argue for whichever percent of the costs of a cup of coffee, you deserve.  


From Seed to Sip: Journey of a coffee cherry from the coffee bush to your cup

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Together, we will answer the coffee quiz to see how much we know about the different steps of the coffee trade.

  1. How do you feel about our score on the quiz?/
  2. What does this have to do with social justice?

Bruno’s Story: Uganda Coffee Farmerdownload (2)

Uganda’s Trade Trap

Answer the questions for homework


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On a piece of paper, write the answer to this question:

  • (In the comic from the beginning of class) What do you think the fish are saying to each other IF they were the Farmers, Roasters and Retailers of the Coffee Chain? 

Lesson 20: Alternative Energy

Learning GoalsIdea ,light bulb Alternative energy concept

  • Students can understand the terms “renewable energy” and “alternative energy”
  • Students can explain one type of alternative energy in detail

Agenda

  1. Kia Commercial and Debrief
  2. Brainstorm/ Mind Map: What is Alternative Energy?
  3. Activity: Town Council Meeting

Video: Kia Commercial

While watching, think about…

  • How does this connect to Ecological Footprints?

Alternative Energy Brainstorm

What is alternative energy to you? 

What are some key words linked to alternative energy?

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Activity: Town Council Meetingtown-hall-meeting-town-hall-clip-art-595_300

Mrs. Maharaj and Ms. Ross are the mayors of Eco-ville.  Our town currently has a very large ecological footprint because of our energy source.  It is up to you to save the earth and convince the mayors to chose your form of alternative energy for the town…image007

  • The class will be split up into 4 groups
    • Wind
    • Solar
    • Biomass
    • Geothermal
  • You and your group will be given an information sheet on your energy source and a poster board
  • You are to promote your energy source and present it to the council in a convincing way- Show us that your type of alternative energy will save our town!

*You will have two classes to work on the project*

Articles:

Biomass:  biomass-energy-bg

Geothermal: Geo thermal Info

Wind:wind-energy-bg

Solar: solar-electricity-bg

 


 

 

Lesson 19: Ecological Footprint

Learning Goalsworld

  • Students can identify the impact of their ecological footprint
  • Students can relate propose solutions to reduce their ecological footprint

Agenda

  1. Hook: Pie Chart Activity
  2. Create our own definitions: Sustainability and Ecological Footprint
  3. Calculate your Ecological Footprint handout: CGC 1D Eco Footprint Worksheet
  4. Ecological Footprint video + de-brief
  5. Activity

Sustainability: avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.

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Video: What is our Ecological Footprint?

The Green Ninja Video: Ecological Footprint Reducer

Think of these questions as we watch the video: 

  • What are the problems shown in the video?
  • How does the green ninja fix them/ make them better?
  • When the ninja fixes the problems, what happens to the man’s eco footprint?

Calculate your own footprint using this feet-outline-clip-art-clipart-panda-free-clipart-images-Y8Enco-cliparthandout: Ecological Footprint Calculator


 

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Homework:

Re-Calculate your own Ecological Footprint using this link and bring your findings to class tomorrow!

Is it different than our findings in class?

http://www.footprintnetwork.org/resources/footprint-calculator/

Lesson 18: Consumption

Learning GoalsImage result for over consumption

  • Student it able to identify the Materials Economy and its impact on the 3P’s
  • Student can identify the 4R’s and their importance in reducing our Ecological Footprint

Agenda

  1. Time Magazine Photo Essay Activity
  2. Video: The Story of Stuff with Organizer + 3P’s T-chart Intro/Activity
  3. Focus on Waste- the 4R’s and Discussion (Why aren’t all the R’s sustainable?)
  4. Article Analysis: “How big is your Consumption” by Jared Diamond
  5. Evaluation: Upcoming Test

 

  1. Time Magazine Photo Journalism Exhibit

Instructions: As you watch the slide share below consider the following:

  • How are foods packaged?
  • Which countries are heavy MEAT eaters?
    • What does that tell you about the country and its citizen’s wealth?
  • Which countries produce the most (food related) garbage?
    • Why do you think so? What’s your evidence?

Slide share link: http://time.com/8515/what-the-world-eats-hungry-planet/

2. The Story of Stuff

  • The Materials Economy is a system of production where resources are EXTRACTED from the natural environment, made into something (MANUFACTURED) that humans can use, sold (DISTRIBUTED) around the world for consumption and then thrown away (DISPOSAL) usually in a very dismissive, non-environmentally sensitive way.

 

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The Materials Economy

Instructions: As you watch the video below, complete the Organizer +  3P’s Sorting chart on how this Materials Economy system, affects People, Profit and Planet

 

3. Focus on Waste: Class DiscussionImage result for 4 r's of recycling

  • Are you aware what the 4R’s are? See above 🙂
  • Do you think they help with Environmental conservation? Why or why not?
  • What are the problems with the 4R’s?
  • Which “R” is the most sustainable? Why?
  • Consider why “Recycle” is 3rd in importance on this system? Why do you think so?

 

4. Article Analysis: Jared Diamond “Consumption” 

  • Complete reading and questions (HW)

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5. Upcoming Test

  • Review, topics and scheduling a date