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Chapter Two

Context

How do you analyze information? Analyzing information is critical in understanding an issue.

Part One

👩🏻‍🏫 Lesson Media – Context

Hot Takes

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Reflection Activity

  • Option One: Write a self reflection on the lesson media. Did you enjoy it? Agree with it? Not agree? How did it make you feel and think?
  • Option Two: Design a poster for this lesson media to demonstrate what it is about.
  • Option Three: Find three websites or articles that relate to themes within the lesson media. Explain their purpose.

Further Exploration

Part Two

The following activities will help introduce you to the concepts throughout the chapter. Your teacher will direct you to the activities to complete below.

Understanding Your Views

How did your views and upbringing shape who you are today?

The Sorted Library

Welcome to The Sorted Library. What's here? Find out!

How to Research

Learn how to effectively find resources and skim academic journals in order to find the information that you need.

What's Your Context?

What question(s) would you ask & want to help answer to help better balance people and nature? Start jotting down your thoughts & ideas. * Manditory

From the Sorted Library

Additional Resources

Part Three

How does doing good research relate to you?

In order to create systems change, you have to have the support of many diverse opinions. How you learn comes from the context in which you bring into your questions and how those questions frame your goals. How do you find context in issues that affect you and your community?

The podcast below will help you start to understand the value of others values and why it’s important to create systems change. As Executive Director of the Angus Reid Institute, Shachi Kurl can be found offering analysis on CBC’s “At Issue,” Canada’s most-watched political panel, as well as other influential forums.

This podcast is featured across all 5 subjects here on Nature Labs. We’re going to show you throughout this unit how each subject links to one another. You might not like art, or science, or English, or social studies – but hey – they are all related. Let’s find out how.

  • Does polling inform better policy? Does it help create more empathy for those we disagree with?
  • How valuable is it to have unbiased, impartial research to better understand public opinion?
  • Do you believe polling to be unbiased, or can the questions that drive the research be loaded or leading, helping create answers that reinforce certain perspectives?
  • How do we create more movements that unify, rather than divide?
  • Do moments have value? Or are sustained movements the only way to truly move the needle?

Theme Media

🧍🏽🧍🏿‍♀️/👩🏾‍💻 WATCH: Select the ONE 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 you choose will help guide you through the entire unit as you explore one of the following concepts: Economics, Resources, Ethics, Stewardship or Land-Use. Your teacher will decide if you are working on your own or in groups.

Theme 1: Economics

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

Theme Three: Ethics

Should individuals matter in conservation?

Theme 2: Resources

Endangered Species: A question of resources.

Theme Four: Stewardship

Are we killing nature with kindness?

Theme 5: Land-Use

Land Use: Does Nature Need Half?

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Chapters

Chapter One

Introduction to Research

Chapter Five

Process

Chapter Nine

Review

Chapter Two

Context

Chapter Six

Prototyping

Chapter Ten

Failure and Refining

Chapter Three

Gaps in Knowledge

Chapter Seven

Critical Thinking

Chapter Eleven

This Unit and Your Future

Chapter Four

Focus

Chapter Eight

Communication and Consultation

Chapter Twelve

The Pitch