This lesson plan is intended and designed for students from Grade 9 to Grade 12 (especially Secondary 5, i.e. 3rd year of Secondary Cycle 2 in Québec).
The lesson lasts about 150 minutes, or two 75-minute classes. The first class is devoted to preparation and implementation of the learning and evaluation situation. The second covers implementation and integration of the LES.
- Enable the student to determine how exploiting forest land, particularly boreal forest, affects the development of Canadian and Québec territory.
- Enable the student to determine the choices the various stakeholders (including citizens, forestry companies, the Government) have to make, to ensure the future is both environmentally and economically viable.
- Enable the student to identify what geographical impacts boreal forest exploitation has upon Québec territory.
- Enable the student to take all stakeholders into consideration when an issue lies at the heart of major decisions.
“Contemporary World” Program for Secondary Cycle 2, Québec.
Broad Area of Learning: Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
Central concept: Sustainable Development
Specific concepts: Interdependency, Regulation, Consumption.
As a result of this lesson, the student will be able to:
- Understand the position of the various stakeholders with regards to the exploitation and conservation of forest land;
- List the different criteria defining what determines forest land conservation;
- Preview the choices to be made by stakeholders who wish to ensure the economic development of a territory while also ensuring environmental equilibrium;
Position themselves as a student-stakeholder in relation to forest land and issues surrounding its exploitation and protection.
The lesson plan is based on the structure of strategic teaching or a learning and evaluation situation (LES) structure recommended by the Contemporary World Program for Secondary 5 in Québec.
The lesson plan is divided into four specific stages.
- Brainstorming (LES preparation phase)
- Preparation of group discussion (LES implementation phase)
- Presentation of group discussion (LES implementation phase)
- Review of each position and general discussion of what has been learned (LES integration phase)
- “Contemporary World” manual approved by the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, according to publisher.
- Contract (attached)
- Computer connected to the Internet for research.
- Website of the Récit Univers social for the “Contemporary World” program http://mondecontemporain.recitus.qc.ca/
Canadian Atlas Online Future of Forestry theme
- Boreal Forest on the Canadian Atlas website
- Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement Map: