3-6 Inquiry Guide
Chapter 2. How Does Climate Change Affect Our World?
This chapter consists of three guided inquiries that start with a provocation and culminate with ideas to take action.
Contributors: Lynn Bristoll and Judy Halpern
This inquiry delves deeper into the multifaceted environmental effects of climate change. We encourage students to harness their curiosity about the local environment by examining changes to systems and through systems thinking, specifically ecosystems, biodiversity and habitat loss, or by connecting with a community expert and exploring restorative practices. We have included a multitude of external resources and guiding questions to help support and extend student research and action.
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Background Information for educators focusing on the environmental effects of climate change across Canada including:
- Changes in Temperature & Precipitation
- Changes to the Cryosophere
- Changes to Freshwater Resources
- Changes in the Ocean Climate
- Biodiversity Changes in Canada
Students will explore their local community, through a neighbourhood walk, noting the systems at work that make it function. Students will note human impacts on the local community and explore the consequences of short-term and long-term actions.
Chapter 2 Curricular Connections
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