This lesson uses the Site C Dam review by the BC Utilities Commission as a case study to:
• find out more about megaprojects in BC
• ask questions about where our power comes from and energy security in general
• delve into the November 2018 BC Utilities Commission Report on the Site C Dam project
• understand how the history and issues around the Site C dam relates to themes in Social Studies, and anticipate what the government is going to do next.
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Voices into Action is an online, bilingual, ERAC approved curriculum-based educational resource providing students with information on issues regarding human rights, prejudice, and hatred. Designed by curriculum experts, this program utilizes a wide variety of media (short documentary style films and compelling visuals) to present information on a history of human suffering, stemming from social injustice that is still a growing problem today.
While meeting curriculum requirements, you can help students become better people, and make your classroom a better place for learning. Our media resources, along with teacher-led dialogue, give students many perspectives to consider, with opportunities for critical thinking and creative response. By understanding the history of human rights issues in Canada and around the world, they will also gain insight into current issues that occur in their world and their classrooms.