You and your team will be responsible for creating a
"Report from the Future". You will describe what the
Northern Hemisphere will be like after 100 years of global
warming. You will explain what Global Warming is and what
are its causes, what the consequences of global warming are,
and what can be done about it now so that we can "change the
future" to insure that it won't become a problem.
- Get together with the other members of your group
and decide who is going to assume the following tasks. Do
some "brainstorming" on global warming in order to come
up with ideas for the focus of your report. Develop a
plan of action to determine the organization, contents,
and "look" of your report. Know your main objectives and
devise an outline of all the information your report will
contain. While you are responsible for completing your
section of the report, you will also be responsible for
making sure that finished report is well written and
What is Global Warming
and what are its causes?
What are the consequences of Global Warming if nothing is
done about it now?
What can we do to make sure that Global Warming doesn't
become a disaster for the
- Using the Internet resources listed on the
Resources page, begin to research the your task. As you
research, let your partners know if you find something
that will help them.
- Meet with your partners regularily and share what
you have discovered.
- You are required to use at least three different
sources of information in the development of the report.
In other words, if you are using online resources only,
then you will be expected to use at least three different
web sites for researching Global Warming. Your sources of
information on Global warning do not have to be limited
to online resources. In addition to online resources, you
may use books, encyclopedias, cd rom disks, newspapers
etc. Make sure that you write down the name of the source
or internet page from which you get your
- Using a word processor, begin to write the report.
Keep in mind that the first part of your report will
introduce the reader to the problem of global warming and
its causes. The second part of the report will describe
the effects of global warming, and the third part will
describe what we can do to solve this problem.
- After having researched and written your report on
global warming, you should have a much clearer idea of
the problems caused by this phenomenon. However, being
aware of the problem is not enough. Perhaps you may feel
that we should be doing more in solving this
environmental issue. A good starting point would be to
write a letter expressing your concerns to your Member of
Parliament in Ottawa or your Member of the National
Assembly in Quebec City.
- Take a look at Learning
Advice to find out how to take notes from your
sources so as to avoid plagiarism. The Learning Advice
section will also show you how to list your sources of
information in your bibliography.