In this lesson for Grades 4-6, students are introduced to Earth Day and the concept of a “green city”. City or neighbourhood maps are analyzed as a medium. Students look at how maps are created and their effectiveness at communicating environmental information.
This program is intended as a learning supplement to the Grade 8, Freshwater Ecosystems unit. WaterQuest is designed to increase student's awareness of human impact on our watersheds and to encourage responsible and sustainable watershed practices.