This high school social studies unit makes connections between how we live, the global economy and the natural world. Designed initially to engage students in Alberta Social Studies 10/20 (Quality of Life, Alternative Futures), these 20 innovative activities have many applications for other provinces. Learn more.
A remarkable way to engage Alberta Social Studies 20 students, GreenLearning's Sustainable Futures for a Small Planet:
- Covers Social Studies 20 Topic B: Themes III) Quality of Life; and IV) Alternative Futures
- Delves into perspectives on measuring quality of life, consumerism, ecological sustainability and energy efficiency in an interesting and engaging way.
- Investigates topical Alberta issues of energy use and depletion, climate change and alternative energy futures.
- Uses creative and fun activities such as a UN simulation to bring issues into students' lives.
Twenty activities — both online and printable — together with section quizzes and answer keys make this a comprehensive unit of study. Unit materials include a unit test, curriculum correlations and unit planning tools to make it teacher-friendly! GreenLearning's new program is also a springboard to environmental citizenship. Environmental concepts are integrated into the learning materials using real world energy, climate change and renewable energy examples.