People too often see the world as a place of unlimited resources, rarely considering that their actions have a direct effect on everything around them. The environment influences life and shapes human feelings and opinions. These focus questions present opportunities for students to explore human relationships with and responsibilities to the world of which they are a part.
The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
– William Wordsworth
Choose an area of focus and write about it in your blog.
What challenges to survival does the environment present?
How might natural disasters be considered an important aspect of the environment’s delicate balance?
What rights do animals have?
Urban and Rural Issues
What effect do cities and dwellings have on the natural environment?
Ecology and Technology
What is humanity’s relationship to the environment and technology?
Seven Wonders of Canada
What are your Seven Wonders of Canada?
Your writing will be scored using the Holistic Rubric.
Test time: 2 hours.