Home | Journey to Planet Earth Hosted and narrated by Matt Damon, Extreme Realities is a new Journey to Planet Earth episode investigating the link between extreme weather, climate change, and threats to our national security. Featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tom Friedman, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, former CIA Director James Woolsey, and environmental visionary Lester Brown, the documentary focuses on recent political conflicts and severe weather events in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, India, the Middle East, the United States, and the Arctic. In the wake of these disasters, Extreme Realities addresses three fundamental questions: (1) are we merely experiencing once in a hundred year weather events or are they early warning signals of an altered reality – a new normal; (2) have we already reached a tipping point pushing our planet towards an environmental cliff; and (3) are there ways to mitigate or adapt to these newly emerging threats?
Canada in the Making - Constitutional History With the passing of the British North America Act in 1867, Canada became a Dominion in the British Commonwealth and John A. Macdonald became Canada's first prime minister. This did not mean that it was a fully independent country, though. It remained a colony of Britain for many more years. Growing independence from Britain and early struggles between the provinces and the federal government are hallmarks of this period. The British North America Act, 1867 Resistance to Confederation The Provinces Flex their Muscles Growing Independence from Britain The Crucible of War Other Interesting or Important Documents The British North America Act, 1867 Three provinces joined the new Confederation: the Province of Canada (which later became Ontario and Québec), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The power of the Governor General in Council to disallow any provincial law within a year of getting a copy of the legislation. Thus, the provinces had secure power over some areas such as education.
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Today’s Learner for Tomorrow’s World This is an exciting and challenging time to be involved in the teaching profession. We live in a world of globalization and rapid technological development. How do we help students gain the critical and analytical skills necessary to be successful in the future they will inherit? In this webcast, international experts will share their views about how best to prepare students for the future. We will also visit three classrooms and explore innovative approaches to helping students become literate, global-minded citizens adept at using technology and the arts to communicate. The following questions are intended to promote deep thinking and professional dialogue: How do educators, create the conditions that foster lifelong learning? This webcast was developed in partnership with Learning Connections www.learningconnections.on.ca, an LNS sponsored online professional learning network aimed at supporting K-8 teachers and improving student achievement in literacy and numeracy.
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