WE2 Unit 6

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The Wilderness Experience Semester Two with David is an integrated program designed for an alternative secondary school setting by educator David Spencer. Wilderness Experience 2 (WE2) program provides three (3) secondary school course credits during semester two. Students should attend and participate in all classes, outdoor field trips and events. Literacy and communication skills developed during this program include jot note writing, writing journal entries, researching in public, college and university libraries, interviewing, script writing and oral reading comprehension. New media technology skills developed include audio and video recording presentations for the DVD authoring and documentary production for FM radio broadcasting and web podcasting. Students will be provided with opportunities to learn how to research, plan for, promote, hold and debrief a community event about an issue facing Indigenous Peoples.

Download the Wilderness Experience Information Brochure (PDF format).


Program: WE2 Wilderness Experience Semester Two with David program integrates two Ontario Ministry of Education certified courses:

  • Environmental Science (SVN3M) This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of and skills relating to environmental science that will help them succeed in life after secondary school. Students will explore a range of topics, including the role of science in addressing contemporary environmental challenges; the impact of the environment on human health; sustainable agriculture and forestry; the reduction and management of waste; and the conservation of energy. Students will increase their scientific and environmental literacy and examine the interrelationships between science, the environment, and society in a variety of areas. See more of the SVN3M Curriculum Guideline from the Ontario Ministry of Education. Text used is Environmental Science Interactions.
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (IDC40G) This course emphasizes the development of practical skills and knowledge to solve problems, make decisions, create personal meaning, and present findings beyond the scope of a single subject or discipline. Through individual and collaborative inquiry and research into contemporary issues, real-life situations, and careers, students will apply the principles and skills derived from the complementary subjects and disciplines studied, evaluate the reliability of information, and examine how information technology can be used safely, effectively, and legally. They will also learn how to select strategies to define problems, research alternative solutions, assess their thinking in reaching decisions, and adapt to change as they acquire new knowledge. See more of the IDC40G Curriculum Guideline from the Ontario Ministry of Education.


Unit 6

Location: 8:45 a.m. Meet in our classroom.
9:05 a.m. Walk to the school to visit the grade 2 and 3 students
9:25 a.m. Meet in the classroom ready to present.
10:30 a.m. Say goodbye and head back to our school.

Homework Before Thursday March 20, 2014 As a class, plan our presentation to a local public school. We will be presenting in a classroom. This will be the first of two presentations. Our next presentation will be a Thursday in May. To help plan, please use the discussion forum for Unit 6 in Engrade.

  • Team A: Weeping Ducks
    Team Theme: Environmental Science
    Team Leader: Bree-Anna
    Team Members: Yaritza, Rebecca B., JD, Greig, Shanda, Tyson, Rebecca J., Ryan, Bree-Anna, Caitlin
    Song or Game: Describe the song or game you will teach the grade 2 and 3 students.
    Lesson: Describe the environmental science topic and how you will teach the topic to the the grade 2 and 3 students. You are welcome to use and bring David's books located in his classroom. Would you like to talk about Colin Harris and the importance of getting outside? Refer to Colin's TakeMeOutside Movement, his @TakeMeOutside Twitter feed and Children & Nature Network (C&NN) and their ChildrenNature Twitter feed
    Audio Visual: Do you want to use the elementary school computer, video projector, screen, Smartboard, whiteboard, blackboard? Will you bring a bristol board display?
    Documenting: Who will bring a camera and or video recorder to record your presentation?


  • Team B: Eagle Feathers
    Team Theme:Indigenous Studies
    Team Leader: Jasmine
    Team Members: Austin,Colin, Kim, Jasmine, Katelynn, Keanna, Talon, Anojan, Taylor, Ravi
    Lesson: Describe the Indigenous Studies topic(s) you have selected and how you will teach the topic to the the grade 2 and 3 students. You are welcome to bring David's examples of sweetgrass, moccasins, snowshoes, mini canoe and bring David's books located in his classroom.
    Audio Visual: Do you want to use the elementary school computer, video projector, screen, Smartboard, whiteboard, blackboard? Will you bring a bristol board display?
    Documenting: Who will bring a camera and or video recorder to record your presentation?


Songs
If your group would like, David could lead and teach your group and the grade 2 & 3 students one of these songs "My Paddle is Keen and Bright Flashing with silver" or "Just a Boy and a Girl in a little canoe when the moon is shining all around."