WE2 Unit 14

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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 14

Location: In our classroom.

Today's Tasks

  1. We are learning about Crawford Lake Conservation Area. See this ConservationHalton.ca page and create two (2) questions with answers about the meromictic lake. (C=__/4 marks)
  2. See this Wikipedia.org page to create two (2) questions with answers about the meromictic lake. (C=__/4 marks)
  3. See this OntarioConservationAreas.ca page to create four (4) questions about the meromictic lake. (C=__/4 marks)
  4. See this ConservationHalton.ca page to create two (2) questions with answers about the Iroquoian village at Crawford Lake Conservation Area. (C=__/4 marks)
  5. See this Wikipedia.org page to create two (2) questions with answers about the Iroquoian village. (C=__/4 marks)
  6. The Bruce Trail. Refer to the The Bruce Trail info page on Wikipedia and internal web links below and fill in the blanks. (T=__/4 marks)
    The Bruce Trail is almost ______ km long and follows the Niagara _______________ which is one of the thirteen (13) UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves (UNESCO= _____________ _______________ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
  7. Examine the following maps of the Niagara Escarpment and Crawford Lake. Describe where Crawford Lake is located using compass directions (north, south, east, west), Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Georgian Bay and Lake Huron. (A=__/4 marks)
    a) Map showing the Niagara Escarpment.
    b)Google Map showing the location of Crawford Lake.
  8. Finish and hand in your two (2) Culminating Units.