At-home learning resources from Learning for a Sustainable Future
As many of us continue to stay home to contribute to efforts to flatten the curve, it is more important than ever to carve out some time in our days to connect to nature.

The mental and physical health benefits of getting outside are well documented, but don't forget that spending time with nature is also crucial for the development of a relationship with the earth.

As we focus on Life on Land this week, take this opportunity to form a connection with nature—whether you can visit a special natural place, get to know your own back yard, or observe the signs of spring from your window. Your body, your brain, and your planet will thank you for it!
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Below you will find a selection of activities, broken down by various grade levels. These guides will be released weekly and archived on our  Learning Inside Out page , so you can always access the full catalogue.

All activities have been modified from resources on our R4R database, simplified and adapted for at-home learning as needed. The activity descriptions below should contain all the information and links that you need!

If you'd like to view the full original resource on R4R, including curriculum connections for every province/territory, click the activity title.

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Week 7: Life on Land
Sustainable Development Goal #15
We are highlighting SDG #15: Life on Land in this week's activities. Goal 15 focuses on all living things, with targets for biodiversity, ecosystems, forests, wetlands, mountains, fertile land, etc.

We hope that the activities included below will help you feel connected to, and gain an appreciation for the incredible life that exists on earth! 
Grades K-3
Inspired by the book  "A Tree is Nice"  by Janice May Udry, this resource engages students in learning about the special characteristics of trees that makes them so important to both humans and the environment. With an emphasis on taking students outside to explore trees in their natural habitat the activities also reinforce the concept that all of us can and should be "tree stewards."

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This animated film explores the interrelationships among the natural, human and spiritual worlds with the traditional tale of Maq, a young First Nations boy who struggles to fit in. When a village elder helps the boy embark on an astonishing journey into the forest, a mystical guide shows Maq that he has always been special and unique.

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With these activities the students discover their own special wild spaces, where they can explore their relationship with the outdoors and develop an appreciation for the natural world.

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Grades 10-12
We invite students to explore the interconnections that exist between trees, water, peace, sustainable development and democracy through literature and real events and people around the world.

First, we invite students to read and consider the themes in the story The Man Who Planted Trees, and find parallels to Wangari Maathai's Green Belt Movement.

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