Lesson Overview

Know the context. What are your gaps in knowledge? How do you ask a better question & apply context? What issues around biodiversity are close to your heart?


  • Select an issue that you feel connected to
  • Determine what knowledge you lack around the topic/question you are investigating
  • Know how to ask a better question
  • Recognize how to fill your gaps in knowledge
  • Discover the context of your issue and how to work within it


  • Lesson Media: Introduction to Lesson Two
  • Browse: Discover a topic for your report
  • Guiding Question: Create a good question to frame your research report
  • Context:Understand how context factors into your idea
  • Sorted Library: Browse through articles about the importance of research
  • Theme Media: Explore the value of research through ONE of the FIVE media themes
  • Perspectives: View BOTH interviews with prominent Canadian's about their views on research
  • Task: Discover your best question to ask, and the supporting evidence you will use to prove your conclusion

Lesson Media


Use the Sorted Library, online searches, and your school/local library to discover topics related to biodiversity health.

Guiding Question

Students will come up with a guiding question for their research report and determine where their gaps of knowledge exist and how to fill them.


What it is: The circumstances that form the setting for an event or idea in order to fully understand it.

Theme Media

WATCH: Select the theme you’d like to learn though. You don’t need to explore them all, just choose the one that interests you the most. The theme will help guide you thought the unit and explore the concepts you’ll need to understand by the end of the unit.


Save the economy to save nature or save nature to save the economy?


Should individuals matter in conservation?


Endangered Species: A question of resources.


Are we killing nature with kindness?


Land Use: Does Nature Need Half?


LISTEN: Play both perspectives on influential Canadian’s that discuss the importance of research. Jot down any notes when comparing the two different views. Which view do you agree with more? Why?


Asking the better question. Determine the guiding question you will use as the basis for your research report.

To Do

Using the worksheet to help guide you, determine what your best question is to ask for your research report, determine any gaps in knowledge that you have, understand the context and discover the main points that will help you prove the desired conclusion you would like to draw for your readers.

What to Include

Back to Lessons

Lesson One

Introduction to research

Lesson Five

Introduction to historical art

Lesson Nine

Introduction to historical art

Lesson Two


Lesson Six

Introduction to historical art

Lesson Ten

Introduction to historical art

Lesson Three

Ask the Better Question

Lesson Seven

Introduction to historical art

Lesson Eleven

Introduction to historical art

Lesson Four

Introduction to historical art

Lesson Eight

Introduction to historical art

Lesson Twelve

Introduction to historical art

Unit completion