Grade 9 Challenges

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Grade 9 Challenges

Stress Management

Subject Area(s): ELA, Fine Arts, Health & Life Skills, Mathematics, Sciences
Occupational Area(s): Management & Marketing, Networking, Communication Technology, Community Care Services, Health Care Services, Human & Social Services, Recreation Leadership,
Essential Question: How can students support each other to manage their stress in a healthy way?

Physical Activity Student Leaders

Subject Area(s): ELA, Fine Arts, Health & Life Skills, Mathematics, Physical Education, Social Studies
Occupational Area(s): Communication Technology, Recreation Leadership, Tourism, Electro-Technologies
Essential Question: How can students encourage each other to reach physical activity recommendations using technology?

Local Food

Subject Area(s): ELA, Fine Arts, Health & Life Skills, Mathematics, Social Studies
Occupational Area(s): Enterprise & Innovation, Management and Marketing, Communication Technology
Essential Question: Why is supporting local food important?

Packing Up For Literacy: Literacy Mentors

Subject Area(s): English Language Arts, Mathematics
Occupational Area(s): Enterprise & Innovation, Human & Social Services
Essential Question: How can we help students enjoy and improve their literacy through the creation and sharing of Literacy Backpacks?

Collective Rights Museum

Subject Area(s): English Language Arts, Social Studies, Fine Arts, French Language Arts
Occupational Area(s): Computing Science, Information Processing, Communication Technology, Electro-Technologies
Essential Question: To what extent has Canada affirmed collective rights?

Home Energy Audit and Social Awareness

Subject Area(s): Mathematics, Science
Occupational Area(s): Communication Technology, Environmental Stewardship, Management & Marketing, Mechanics
Essential Question: How can you lower your home energy usage and then inform others about the importance of conserving energy?

Through this project, students will learn how to perform a home energy audit, calculate the differences in energy efficient products, and then create an awareness campaign (e.g., print, wiki, video/audio podcast) in order to inform their peers on how to save energy.

Developing Natural Resources in Alberta

Subject Area(s): English Language Arts, Sciences, Social Studies
Occupational Area(s): Communications Technology, Environmental Stewardship, Primary Resources
Essential Question: How can we balance the needs of the environment while developing our natural resources?

Students will take on the role of an Alberta energy company, a community organization, an environmental advocacy group or a government committee studying energy use. They will then research and prepare a presentation about how much resource development will be allowed.

Wind Turbine

Subject Area(s): English Language Arts, Sciences
Occupational Area(s): Communications Technology, Environmental Stewardship
Essential Question: Can your green energy company design the most efficient wind turbine?

Students will develop a wind turbine to solve a new community’s energy needs and then explore ways to modify it.