11-12

Staying Afloat – Cargo Ships & Equilibrium

Posted in 11-12, Transportation

Staying Afloat  – Cargo Ships & Equilibrium

The experiment and calculations at the centre of this lesson enable students to apply their existing knowledge of force, torque and equilibrium to the context of cargo shipping and the stability of marine vessels. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED 2 sessions of 50-60 minutes LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES Students will: Explore the concept of equilibrium as it applies to boats and ships Demonstrate an effect of the relationship between mass and attractive force due to gravity Identify a situation involving the application of torque Examine the meaning and an application of rotational...

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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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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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Work, Rest & Play – Career & Lifestyle Choices

Posted in 11-12, Work and Home

Work, Rest & Play – Career & Lifestyle Choices

This lesson, which is informed by the big idea of Interdependence, asks students to reflect on the meaning of “work/life balance” and “quality of life” and to identify priorities for their future personal and working lives. Students examine the relationship between wellbeing and work, and identify the various characteristics of a job that might contribute to their overall health and happiness. Then, they research a job connected with the activities at the Port of Prince Rupert and analyze it with reference to their work/life goals and priorities. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED 1-2...

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A Gateway to Regional Job Opportunities

Posted in 11-12, Work and Home

A Gateway to Regional Job Opportunities

In this business and career lesson, students explore the impact of the growth at the Port of Prince Rupert on economic activity in the region in general. Students learn about the concepts of direct, indirect, and induced employment. In small groups, students select a local business and research its past, present and anticipated future as well as its economic connections to the Port of Prince Rupert. The lesson is informed by the big idea of Interdependence. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED 2 teacher-led sessions of 50 – 60 minutes; 3 or 4 sessions for the student-led research project; 1 session for...

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Trade and the Economy, Then and Now: The Present Day

Posted in 11-12, Trade

Trade and the Economy, Then and Now: The Present Day

This lesson, and its partner lesson, Trade and the Economy, Then and Now: The Postwar Period, are informed by the big idea of Interdependence. Students analyze and discuss a variety of primary sources on the current trading relationship between Canada and Asia. They compare the impact of this relationship at the national, provincial and regional levels, as well as upon local First Nations. Students also revisit their learning about the postwar socio-economic context in Prince Rupert and compare that context with the current and anticipated economic growth in international trade with Asia at...

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