Claudette Phillips


Teaching Gr 9 Geography at Nepean High School, in Ottawa Ontario.  Our school built in the 1920's, is a neighbourhood school to approx 1,100 students in an urban part of the city.  In the past I have had classes participate in the Canadian Geographic's "Classroom Energy Diet", the Learning Foundation's "Global Solutions" project, and I am learning and discovering new ways to introduce the SDG's into the classroom.   This project seemed like a great fit for a new way to challenge my students to become more globally aware, and to engage in a student focused inquiry based learning experience.

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T Poelstra, Queen's U. B.Ed Candidate

School: Nepean High School

Projects 2018

Welcome to Nepean High School, Ottawa Ontario Canada

This week the three gr 9 GEO - Phillips classes wanted to welcome you to Nepean, and then they also spent a bit of time generally thinking about the question "What is climate change?"   Three classes will be working on this project over the semester.  

This post reflects the ideas as presented by the Period 2 Class.

Climate Action Pledge from Week 3 Climate Action Day Celebration

Over the last two weeks students were looking at how climate change impacts Canada.   They did research on Social, Environmental, Economic and Political (SEEP) factors that are effected by climate change.  After doing this research they started looking at how how they can make improvements to their ecofootprint and what steps they could take in their life to take climate action. 

Below and in our week 3 posting are samples of the student work.


Week 2 and 3 : Impacts of Climate Change, Ecoheros, and making a Climate Pledge

Summary: 1. Climate Action Games- Students created board games

                        2. Ecofootprint Calculator- Individual and Class calculated

                        3. Climate Action Pledge- Individual and promotion to school community

The past two weeks,  we have been preparing for the Climate Action Challenge Day.   Students were researching how climate change was impacting Canada, things we could do to improve our environment and who are our Canadian Ecoheros.  Students used this information to create board games that we could play in class.  On Thursday October 25th we looked at our Ecofootprint using the website :  Many students were surprised that their ecofootprint had them using 5 + earths!  We then took a look at the longest list, considered things we could do to decrease our ecofootprint.  Students then made a personal pledge to take climate action through various changes in their life.    Their pledges were posted in the hall to inspire other students.