WE2 Unit 11

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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.

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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 11

Location: Bus trip to the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford and Six Nations of the Grand River.

Today's Tasks

  1. Woodland Cultural Centre: Describe what you saw and learned in the museum. T= __/5
  2. Mohawk Residential School: Why did the Aboriginal students call it the The Mushhole? Describe what you saw and learned in this old residential school and current research library. T= __/20
  3. Who was Pauline Johnson? Describe her significance and connection to Six Nations of the Grand River. C= __/5
  4. Who is Robbie Robertson? Describe his significance and connection to Six Nations of the Grand River. C= __/5
  5. Who was Tom Longboat? Describe his significance and connection to Six Nations of the Grand River. C= __/5
  6. Pauline Johnson Collegiate: Describe what you saw and learned during our pizza lunch with the Aboriginal students. A= __/10
  7. Six Nations Tourism: Describe what you saw and learned during our visit. What did Eydie and Pat give you? Why? Explain. A= __/10
  8. Iroqrafts: Describe three things a visitor could purchase here. Why might it be important to encourage members of the Six Nations of the Grand River to buy supplies and create crafts? Explain. A= __/5
  9. What is significance of Turtle Island News ? C=__/5 marks
  10. Work on your two (2) Culminating Units. Hand in your bibliography, jot notes and rough copy of your Aboriginal CU by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday May 9.