1. Watch a short video showing how Saudi propaganda is bashing Canada athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSgpPkvNTk0 [1:15]
2. Find out more about women’s rights under Saudi male guardianship athttps://youtu.be/Ez8XiOQrSKc [1:31]
3. Read an online graphic novel on Raif Badawi athttp://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/estrie/2017/bande-dessinee-raif-badaw...
4. Watch PBS Frontline’s “Saudi Arabia Uncovered” athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSejl-ERZEw [54:11]
5. Find out more about Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman by watching a short documentary athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORe1v1Q8Ijs [10:04],
and a Vox video called “The 32-Year-Old Prince Who’s Shaking Up Saudi Arabia” athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DipzS0VH4PA [4:51]
6. Find out more about Saudi Arabia athttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-14702705
1. Learn from environmental icon David Suzuki what you can do to fight global warming athttp://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/reduce-your-carbon-footprint/...
2. Access a TED Talk playlist of ten videos about climate change athttp://www.ted.com/playlists/78/climate_change_oh_it_s_real?utm_source=n...
3. Learn the basic science of climate change in 24 easy steps by watching the video “Climate Science: What You Need To Know” athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffjIyms1BX4 [6:19]
Then check out the sister video, “Why people don’t believe in climate science.”
4. Watch a segment from the Netflix series “Fire Chasers.” You can find it on YouTube under the title, “Fighting California’s Wildfires: Stunning Footage from the Front Lines” athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32YGGYaUTgE [6:08]
5. Watch an explainer called “The Science of Wildfires” from the SciShow athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8OrmGAIqI4 [8:06]
6. Watch a PBS report called “Climate Change is Part of California’s Recipe for Intense Wildfires” athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtTzbl0B6tA
7. Watch “Why Wildfires are Necessary” from TED-Edhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNVZEVq3KzY
8. Find out more about the Mountain Pine Beetle athttps://www.nrcan.gc.ca/forests/fire-insects-disturbances/top-insects/13381
What connections can you make between this insect, climate change, and wildfires in B.C. (and Alberta)?
1. Find out more about trade wars, Mr. Trump’s tariffs, and protectionism on the BBC website athttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-43512098
2. Watch “Trade Wars, Explained” by Vox athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwa3vLoeNmQ [5:01]
3. Read “The Great Depression Lesson About ‘Trade Wars’” on the History Channel website athttps://www.history.com/news/trade-war-great-depression-trump-smoot-hawley
1. Visit https://www.plasticfreepledge.com/ to find out more about the Destraw campaign and take the plastic-free pledge.
2. Read more about Milo Cress’s Be Straw Free campaign athttps://ecocycle.org/bestrawfree
3. Find out more about other straw-free campaigns athttp://www.vancouverbc.surfrider.org/straws-suck/ and https://thelastplasticstraw.org/
4. Learn more about the impact of plastic straws at:https://strawfree.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/why_go_straw-free.pdfhttps://get-green-now.com/environmental-impact-plastic-straws/https://globalnews.ca/news/4320295/banning-plastic-straws-benefits-drawb...http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/plastic-straws-and-the-en...https://davidsuzuki.org/story/plastic-straws-suck/?nabe=5392362493968384:1
5. Discover why banning straws isn’t enough, at:https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/banning-plastic-straws-1.4628160https://davidsuzuki.org/story/the-future-isnt-in-plastics/?nabe=53923624...
6. Read about the Ocean Conservancy and this organization’s work athttp://www.oceanconservancy.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home
7. Check the EarthOdyssey website athttp://www.earthodyssey.com/symbols.html to find out exactly what those recycling symbols stamped on the bottom of most plastic items mean.
8. View “The Majestic Plastic Bag (A Mockumentary)” athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLgh9h2ePYw [3:59]
9. Read about a newly-discovered bacteria that eats plastic athttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/mar/10/could-a-new-plastic-...
Well-written, well-researched and well-represented! Students really like to use this material.