Science, Environment and Health
Documentaries can uncover the hidden secrets of the natural world and reveal the beauty of our surroundings. They can also explore the environmental issues and show the human dimensions of medical science.
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This lesson, which is appropriate for the upper elementary grades, helps students discover content through development of media literacy competencies. The lesson could be used in a unit of study on Canada; it could also be used in other subjects, such as language arts, math, drama, French, art, or music.
This lesson would be best taught over a week-long period. Certain activities may be broken up over two periods, but it is recommended that the activities be performed in the order indicated.