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Thematic unit guide

Our living earth

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Overall Objective
Students will a) use their senses to explore, appreciate and learn about the natural world and b) use their newfound understanding to create an awareness program in their school or community.

Grade Level
Ages 9 to 12

Content Areas
Language Arts
Science
Citizenship
Math

Films used in this Unit
Wind (9 min 23 s)
Dinner for Two (7 min 15 s)
When the Dust Settles (7 min 11 s)
Air! (2 min 3 s)

Materials
Graph paper, large poster board, calculators (optional), newsprint, student art materials and photocopies of some of the material found in the appendix.

Summary
After watching Wind, students take a nature walk to heighten their awareness of the natural world. After the second film, students take inventory of their household consumption to think more about resources and conservation. After viewing the last two films, students think about the impact of human life on the planet and launch an awareness campaign in their school.

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Film title: Dinner for Two/Dîner intime

Directed by: Perlman, Janet

Year: 1996

Length: 07 min 18 s