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BC Ministry of Education: Draft Available for Sustainable Resources 11/12
Wael Afifi- Ministry of Education

tree branchThe Response Draft for Sustainable Resources 11/12 is now available for public review and response on the Ministry of Education website under Sciences: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/drafts  
It is important that stakeholders review the Response Draft and provide feedback which will play an important role in shaping the final version of the document. Input from educators, students, parents, and other education partners is welcome, and should be submitted prior to February 12, 2008, using the response form on the Ministry of Education web site.

This new Integrated Resource Package (IRP) for Sustainable Resources has been created in order to enable students to:

  1. understand the importance of sustainability and conservation,
  2. develop environmental responsibility and stewardship,
  3. appreciate the importance of BC resources and their uses in our society,
  4. investigate career opportunities in resource industries and related services,
  5. become aware of Aboriginal perspectives,
  6. understand resource industries roles and responsibilities,
  7. research resource related technologies and innovations,
  8. recognize economic and political influences and impacts on resource sectors.

The grade 11 course is designed as a survey course combining Forestry, Agriculture, Fisheries, Mining, and Energy components. At the grade 12 level, there are four resource specific courses in the areas of Forestry, Agriculture, Fisheries, and Mining. Any of these five courses will satisfy the grade 11-12 Graduation Program Science requirement. The document will supersede the Resource Sciences 11 and 12: Forests IRP (1997) and the Agriculture Curriculum guide and Resource book (1993).

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