Grade 9 (secondary school)
Teachers should be able to conduct the lesson in two classes.
Students will map and analyze the extent of the boreal forest in Canada. They will analyze the significance of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement to various interest groups.
The lesson fits the Ontario Secondary School curriculum, Canadian and World Studies – Geography (revised), Grade Nine Academic Level.
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
- draw a map of the boreal forest region of Canada;
- explain the benefits of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement to environmental groups, forest industries and aboriginal groups;
- draw conclusions about the importance of the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement to Canada and other countries;
- explain how human activities (e.g. forest harvesting,) affect, or are affected by, the environment;
The Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement is a historic agreement that signifies a new era of joint leadership in the Canadian boreal forest. In this lesson, students will map the extent of Canada's boreal forest and analyze the Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement. The Canadian Atlas Online(CAOL) will be used to highlight the significance of the Canadian boreal forest ecosystem.
- Student Worksheet (attached)
- Outline Map of Canada (attached)
- Access to computers and the internet