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English Research Links

These links will inform your Research Questions and Critical Thinking Questions

INT- Does Mother Nature have rights? If so, what would those rights look like? See this link for an in-depth description of the inherent rights of Nature. Link 1(W) 8-12

CAN- The devastating impacts of Salmon Aquaculture have been a source of contention on BC’s coast for many years. Learn why here- Link 2(W)  8-12

CAN- The Athabasca Oil Sands development is the largest violation of environmental rights in Canadian history. To better understand the whirlwind of environmental destruction taking place in northern Alberta for your Investigation, take a look at following resources:

  • CAN- 2Oil Filmaker speaks about the Tar Sands: Link 3 (3:15) (V) 8-12
  • CAN- Let’s hear from the oil companies, Enbridge: Link 4 (0:30) (V) 8-12
    and Cenovus: Link 5 (1:00) (V) 8-12
  • CAN- Let’s look at the Facts: Link 6 (Useful in answering most of the questions in the Action Pack) (V) 8-12

INT -Water Privatization in the Developing world (Note* turn up the volume) explains the relevant systems well! Link 7 (6:14) and Water Privatization in Africa: Example of Free Market or Liberalism? Link 8 (1:26)(V) 9-12

INT- Here are some of the reasons water privatization can negatively impact communities: Link 9  and on a more dramatic note, let’s take a look at the trailer for the movie “Flow” Link 10 (2:25) (V) 8-12

INT-UK-This one view of “Animal Rights: A Universal Declaration” by Alex Bourke: Link 11 (4:44). (V) 8-12

CAN-The Humane Society is one of the world’s largest and most active animal rights organizations, and its website presents an excellent overview of many of the larger issues associated with the cause: Link 12 and Animal Rights Issues in Canada Link 13 and videos on issues and solutions Link14 (V & B) 8-12

INT - Women’s rights have come a long way over the course of the past century, but women are still a long way off from having true equal opportunity. The following is a great page to educate yourself on the current status of women’s rights and the various issues associated with them: Link 15  and Link 16 (V & W) 8-12

INT-US – This video is a “call to men” to reflect on how social norms and gender have defined the way that men behave and the impact that it having on the lives of men and their happiness: Link 17 (V) 8-12

INT-US-There is perhaps no better place to start than with “The Story of Stuff,” a 20-minute animated documentary about the lifecycle of material goods: Link 18  (V) (20:00) This video really drives home just how catastrophically destructive and unsustainable our consumerist culture has become.

INT-US- This article gives an excellent economic breakdown of how big Walmart has grown and how it “wins savings from suppliers” to give cheap products to encourage higher sales. Link 19. “America's suburbs can absorb many more supercentres than the company had previously supposed. (W) 10-12

INT  - We’ve heard about the 99% vs the 1% and how wealth is distributed unfairly in countries such as Canada and the US. But what does the overall distribution of wealth in the world look like? Link 20 (V) 8-12

BC- Let’s look a little closer to home – how does poverty affect us here in BC? Click here to find out: Link 21 (3:02). (V) 8-12

CAN-Why go for local food? Don’t we eat a lot of local food already?  Link22 (2:46)(V) 8-12

CAN- Is Food Security really an issue? Link 23 (W) 9-12

 

Case Study Links:

BC - Precious water: Link 24 (V & W) 8-12

BC - This BC school supports a food secure community by creating a salad bar in their schools with local fruits and veggies: Link 25 (V & W) 8-12

BC -Learn about what a North Vancouver group is doing to eliminate bottled water from their school to not only protect the environment but to fight against water privatization: Link 26 (V & W) 8-12