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The Mighty River activity kit is intended to inform, sensitize and educate children age 6 to 12 and those around them to the concept of sustainable development. It makes children aware of the active role they will be called on to play as the adults and citizens of tomorrow.

More specifically, this kit is designed to encourage children to feel a sense of responsibility and to develop their critical-thinking skills by involving them directly in an innovative interactive cross-curriculum activity.


• Make copies of the activity sheet
   What Is Sustainable Development?

• Give a copy to each child.
• Have the children read the text on the activity sheet.
• Have the children watch the film
   or the video clips provided.
• Explain the concept of sustainable development using
   the teaching notes What Is Sustainable Development?
• Discuss the concept and their understanding
   of it with the children.
 
TEACHING NOTES 5
What Is Sustainable Development? DOWNLOAD TEACHING NOTES 5: What Is Sustainable Development?

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Within the scope of the proposed measures, “sustainable development” means development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable development is based on a long-term approach which takes into account the inextricable nature of the environmental, social and economic dimensions of development activities.
From the Sustainable Development Act passed by Quebec in 2006,
Chapter 1, Preliminary Provisions


A more literal translation of the English term sustainable development, used in the Brundtland Report published in 1987. Some people prefer to speak of sustainable development, i.e. what our environment can support over the long term, instead of sustainable development.
Definition inspired by and adapted from the website http://fr.wikipedia.org/
ACTIVITY SHEET 5
What Is Sustainable Development?
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