The WE Controversy
Before Reading (p. 4)
Have students view the two videos below to gather a sense of the perspective:
Questions for Online Exploration (p. 10)
1. Whenever we consider a situation or decision, there are often multiple perspectives. As a small group, choose 4-6 of the following links to learn more about the perspectives of various stakeholders in the WE Charity scandal:
2. View a timeline of the events in the WE Charity scandal at:
Black Lives Matter
Before Reading (p. 13)
1. Project the image and title of this video: https://blacklivesmatter.com/what-matters-2020/
Questions for Online Exploration (p. 19)
1. Visit https://www.globalgoals.org/news/black-lives-matter and read the five bullet points that the Global Goals promise to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
2. Describe a time when you witnessed or heard about the inequitable treatment of a member of one of these groups. Using the ‘5W’s and How’ to guide your ideas, identify the questions you still have about that event.
3. As you view the video found at https://www.cbc.ca/kidsnews/post/watch-what-canadian-kids-should-know-ab..., make note of any ideas, names, or events that are new to you that you would like to investigate further.
U.S. COVID-19 Cases Top 5 Million
Before Reading (p. 26)
1. Visit https://covid19.who.int/ to locate the most up to date statistics on COVID-19 cases and deaths worldwide.
Questions for Online Exploration (p. 31)
1. Find out more about growing tensions at border crossings across the country here: https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-us-canada-53742684
2. Visit https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52579200 to learn what is being said about the U.S's handling of the pandemic.
The Search for a Covid-19 Vaccine
Questions for Online Exploration (p. 42)
1. Find COVID-19 updates on the World Health Organization's website at www.who.int/
2. Some believe that equitable access to a COVID-19 vaccine is essential but optimistic. Visit the link below to find out why. What do you think will be the most important consideration when the distribution of a vaccine begins?https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/covid-19-vaccine-countries-world-1.5668835
3. Even when a vaccine is developed, it might be a while before everyone is vaccinated, and vaccine protections might not be long-term. Visit the following two links to find out:
The Steps of an Inquiry Project (p. 48-49)
The WE Controversy:
WE website: https://www.we.org/en-CA/
Black Lives Matter:
Black Lives Matter website: https://blacklivesmatter.com/
A history of slavery in the U.S.: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/interactive/slavery-united-states/
The history of vaccines (timeline): https://www.historyofvaccines.org/timeline/all
The World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/
Check out these short videos to learn how to check the credibility and reliability of websites:
Helpful Teacher Resources on Inquiry-based Learning (p. 52)
Check out Trevor MacKenzie’s website with links to podcasts, blogs, social media links, and other resources on