From the information that you have collected by completing the chart in Activity 2, Brainstorm possible questions that the class could write to one of the Indigenous communities that they had researched. Then write a class letter to one of the Indigenous communities that the class has learned about. The class could write it in the form of a conversation, poem, post card, song, story, speech or (persuasive) letter that describes how the environment surrounding their community has been altered. Ask them what it is like to live in their community today. Send it to the Grade Three class in that community and ask them to respond to it. We hope you hear back.
Write a speech from the point of view of a swamp which is about to be drained.
Write a song about how the creation or demolition of a dam would change the land or the community.
Other ideas to explore: pipelines, wetlands, pollution, fracking, wind turbine, destruction of habitat.