1. Take an election survey to see how your political beliefs align with each party at
2. The two official leaders’ debates will take place on October 7 (English) and October 10 (French). Go to
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSf2__qpeGA to find links to the streamed debates.
3. Follow the election campaign using the resources ranging from a poll tracker to a fact checker to identifying fake news, plus a detailed comparison of party platforms on 17 issues, at
4. Listen to Rick Mercer daring young people to vote in a YouTube video called “RMR: Rick’s Rant - Voting 101” at
5. Explore the Student Vote parallel election for students site at http://studentvote.ca.
6. Visit the Maclean’s website to see a series of short primers on the upcoming federal election at
Introducing Greta Thunberg
1. Find out more about Greta at https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/47467038
2. Hear Greta summarize the need for action in the short clip found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48022108 [0:34]
3. Watch Greta’s news conference after arriving in New York at
4. Learn more about young people’s support and action for climate change at https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/programs/radionoon/teenagers-tal... [47:20] and https://www.cbc.ca/news/young-people-are-in-a-unique-position-when-it-co... [10:26] (audio only).
5. Watch Greta Thunberg’s TED Talk at https://www.ted.com/talks/greta_thunberg_the_disarming_case_to_act_right... [11:00]. Read her speeches at https://www.fridaysforfuture.org/greta-speeches
6. Read “Climate Change: Impacts ‘Accelerating’ as Leaders Gather for UN Talks’ on the BBC at
7. Visit the United Nations climate change pages at https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/ and https://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/climate-change/ to learn more about the science behind global warming and find out what’s being done to slow it. At the government of Canada’s climate change page (https://www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/weather/climatechange.html) read about Canada’s actions, climate future, partnerships, adaptation, health, science, emissions reporting, and more.
8. View ‘The Climate Crisis Explained in 10 Charts’ at
1. Watch a PBS Explainer called “Engines of Destruction: The Science of Hurricanes” at
2. Watch “Hurricanes 101” from National Geographic at
3. Read “Hurricanes and Climate Change” from PBS’ NOVA at
4. View photos of the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas at
Photos of the storm’s impact on Nova Scotia are available at
5. Read about the 100-foot rogue wave that occurred near Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland, as a result of Hurricane Dorian at https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/09/09/hurricane-dorian-likel...
6. Find out what happens to marine life when a hurricane hits at https://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/os-ne-hurricane-what-h...
The Amazon in the Spotlight
1. Find out more about why the Amazon rainforest is important at http://wwf.panda.org/knowledge_hub/where_we_work/amazon/about_the_amazon....
2. Watch a short video by the Telegraph called ‘Debunking the fake Amazon rainforest fire pictures shared by celebrities’
at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCpQKkJq70M [1:46]
3. Watch National Geographic’s Wild Amazon documentary at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5UPc8dya-M [44:53]