Learning the Land takes Grade 7 students through a process in which they discover the workings of native prairie ecosystems and the changes that have occurred within a context of Traditional Culture and Knowledge. They will learn about interactions within ecosystems that put species at risk of extinction and ways that they can contribute to solutions that conserve native prairie for all its inhabitants.
Traditional Knowledge provides insights that are unique and important. Knowledge that has been accumulated over the generations can be used to assess or improve the health of native prairie ecosystems and to document the changes that have occurred. Traditional Knowledge also gives direction as to how we should live our lives and treat the Earth.
The aim of Wildlife Management 20 is to provide students with the opportunity to study beliefs and attitudes about wildlife. Units of study include interactions of wildlife and society, managing wildlife, and issues in wildlife. The intent is to stimulate an awareness of the importance of wildlife in the daily life of an individual and for society as a whole. Modules of study will be flexible and allow students to build on their own knowledge to create new understandings. Students will be provided with the opportunity for success through a blending of theory and practical experience achieved in and out of school. The activities and theory are intended to lead to an understanding of career development opportunities and hobbies in the field of wildlife appreciation and management.
- Teacher: Brent Endicott