WE2 Unit 9

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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 9

Location: Our classroom.

Today's Tasks
1. Watch video clips from our March 20 presentation to the elementary school. Make notes and have a class discussion on what went well and how you would like to improve.

2. Group Planning for our May 8 visit to the elementary school. Research, prepare a lesson plan and practice your presentation with your partners. You should have a visual and a hands on activity to present at the elementary school.

  • canoe First Nations connections and canoeing skills and safety: Anojan + Colin
  • environmentalists who are Aboriginal: Ravi
  • Inuit games: Greig + JD + Keanna + Shanda
  • map showing First Nations reserves in Ontario today and how to read the map: ?
  • Treaty Story: Rebecca J. + Talon
  • wolf and the purpose of Farley Mowat's "Never Cry Wolf" (movie) and (book): Rebecca B. + Tyson

The Following students need to make their selection by April 9, 2014 to earn the full 5 marks.

  • Austin?
  • Bree-Anna?
  • Caitlin ?
  • Katelynn ?
  • Kim?

3. First Nations Communities in Ontario. Refer to the map on the blackboard in room 14 and list the First Nation communities in southern Ontario that are a three (3) hour drive from Brampton. T= __/15

4. Summarize this news release for Aboriginal students. Describe WWWWW. C=__/10

5. When are all your WE2 Units, quizzes and tests due? See here. Tweet your answer "My WE2 assignments and tests are due on ...." to @DavidSpencerEdu. Then send a message to your teacher David. C=__/5

6. Work on your two (2) Culminating Units.