This blog is geared to students and teachers of the Grade 12 Global Issues: Citizenship and Sustainability course – but anyone interested in taking action for a more just and sustainable world might find inspiration here.
Our goal is to serve as a source of inspiration for students thinking about their Take Action Projects and to connect youth with organizations and groups who are already working on issues of global citizenship and sustainability. We hope that these projects can build on some of the great work already happening in Manitoba.
This blog is a work in progress – its content and structure will change over time.
If you are an organization that has an idea for a project that Grade 12 students could complete OR a student who has already completed a project, and would like to share it, you can submit your project to the blog. We will follow up via e-mail to get any additional information that we need.
The Center for Global Development in the U.S. has a collection of resources available for educators. On their website you can find syllabuses and prepared Powerpoint style slides. The topics vary but include aid effectiveness, climate change, global health, and more. As some of the content comes from colleges and universities, this is a great resource if you are looking to explore advanced issues in development. Continue reading →
DID YOU KNOW that Lake Winnipeg is the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world, the 3rd largest hydroelectric reservoir in the world and the 2nd largest watershed in Canada?
Many Manitobans have friends or family with cottages in the Lake Winnipeg watershed. Unfortunately, excess amounts of nutrients such as phosphorus are contributing to the increasing size and frequency of harmful algae blooms, which are contaminating our beaches, reducing water quality, and threatening Manitoba’s important fishing and tourism industries. Continue reading →
Want to support a local organization? The Winnipeg Humane Society is the oldest animal shelter in Manitoba, committed to protecting animals from suffering, and to promoting their welfare and dignity. Nearly 8,000 animals arrive at the shelter each year, never mind the thousands they help on the street!