Clean Energy - Site C

Illustration Elements

Illustration Sub-competencies:


A class was exploring Environmental Sustainability as it pertains to current resource management topics and problems facing Canada. Students were given time to research topics and create documentaries that explored the pros and cons of their respective topics (see project description). 


Student Work Videos

Teacher Reflection

This project facilitated the development of research skills, collaboration and communication skills. Students had to look at both sides of the issue and consider the different stakeholders that might be impacted by their decisions. They were very engaged in the research component as well as the mock interviews that they incorporated into their videos. Students enjoyed the documentary film festival when all the groups were ready to show their finished work.

Profile Analysis

Critical and Reflective Thinking

I can examine evidence from various perspectives to analyze and make well-supported judgments and interpretations about complex issues.

I can determine my own framework and criteria for tasks that involve critical thinking. I can compile evidence and draw reasoned conclusions. I consider perspectives that do not fit with my understandings. I am open-minded and patient, taking the time to explore, discover, and understand. I make choices that will help me create my intended impact on an audience or situation. I can place my work and that of others in a broader context. I can connect the results of my inquiries and analyses to action. I can articulate a keen awareness of my strengths, my aspirations and how my experiences and contexts affect my frameworks and criteria. I offer detailed analysis, using specific terminology, of my progress, work and goals.


I communicate confidently using forms and strategies that show attention to my audience and purpose.            

In discussions and conversations, I am focused and help to build and extend understanding. I am an engaged listener; I ask thought-provoking questions when appropriate, and integrate new information. I can create a wide range of communications featuring powerful images and words, and change my communications to be effective for different audiences. I use my understanding of the effectiveness of story to engage my audiences in making meaning. I acquire information about complex and specialized topics from various sources, synthesize and present it with thoughtful analysis.