Environment

Building My Port

Posted in Environment, k-3

Building My Port

In this lesson, students learn about the structures at the port terminals in Prince Rupert and identify the shapes that these structures are made up of. Inspired by picture books on marine activities and transportation, students create their own 2D pictures of port-related structures using basic mathematical shapes. The lesson, which develops students’ familiarity with the port in their town, is informed by the big idea of Community. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED One 40 – 50 minute lesson LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES Students will: Identify and describe shapes that are part of the...

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An A-Z of the Port Environment

Posted in 11-12, Environment

An A-Z of the Port Environment

This lesson combines geography, language arts and fine arts skills as students collaborate to make an alphabet picture book for young children on the theme of “Prince Rupert the Port City”. Students explore and analyze a range of published A,B,C and A-Z picture books. They apply the five themes of geography to the natural and built environment of Prince Rupert, its port, and the transportation network of which it is a part. They incorporate their ideas into an original alphabet book for pre-school and elementary age children. The lesson is informed by the big idea of...

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Freshwater, Saltwater or Estuary? The Port and its Environment

Posted in 8-10, Environment

Freshwater, Saltwater or Estuary? The Port and its Environment

Building on students’ existing knowledge about freshwater, saltwater and estuary ecosystems, this project-based lesson asks students to explore the impacts of port activity on the environment. Focusing on the Ports of Prince Rupert, Metro Vancouver, Port Angeles and Portland, students examine how the location of a port determines the nature, type and possible extent of its impacts on the environment in which it operates. This lesson is informed by the big idea of Interconnectedness. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED 2 teacher-directed session of 40-50 minutes; 3-4 sessions for student-led research...

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Our Port Community

Posted in 4-7, Environment

Our Port Community

This lesson helps students to develop a sense of place as residents of a coastal region as well as sense of personal responsibility for reducing their impact on natural places. Students identify and map the natural places that are special to them in their community and its surroundings, and explore how they can be good stewards of those places. A connection is made between personal stewardship of a special place and the stewardship responsibilities and activities of those working in and managing port-related activities in Prince Rupert. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED One 50-60 minute lesson and one...

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Marine Vessel Transportation & Environmental Stewardship

Posted in 11-12, Environment

Marine Vessel Transportation & Environmental Stewardship

This project-based lesson introduces students to the concept of environmental stewardship in the context of marine transportation and cargo shipping. Students review the Green Marine program of which the Port Authority of Prince Rupert is a participant. Focusing on four main types of pollution associated with marine vessels, students research the impacts of such pollution and the technologies, best practices and regulations that are helping to prevent or reduce it. This lesson is informed by the big idea of Interdependence. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED 1 teacher-directed session of 40-50 minutes;...

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