The resources on this page are available to all educators interested in bringing the science of the Anthropocene into their classrooms.
A library of supporting videos, and the option to book a free classroom kit for a three week period during the school year, are reserved for Canadian Geographic Education members only.
ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch
The full-length documentary is available for free on TVO.org and has been described as a stunning cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet. Click here to watch the documentary.
Google Earth Companion Story
Canadian Geographic Education has created a Google Earth companion story which students can use to “visit” key locations shown in the full-length documentary. Within the pages, students can also access worksheets and photography to deepen their learning. Click here to access the Google Earth story.
Online Interactive Gigapixels
A gigapixel image is a mosaic of extremely high-resolution digital photographs, which combined contain one billion pixels of information. Below are four interactive gigapixels created by world-renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky that showcase the application of detailed digital photography to the understanding of the changes imposed by humankind on the geology and ecology of the planet. Students can interact with the images by finding the embedded triggers that, when selected, play short film extensions.
Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island
Carrara Marble Quarries in Italy
- AVARA on Google Play and App Store for augmented reality
- Anthropocene films on Google Play and App Store that can be viewed in 360 degrees
- VR films for Oculus Rift and Oculus Go
- VR films on Viveport
Not all plastic waste is recyclable cards
The life cycle of plastics cards
The history of plastic cards
Plastics in the solid waste stream cards
Plastics and society cards
Importing and exporting plastic
- Choosing a golden spike card
- Proposed Anthropocene markers cards
- Anthropocene markers on the gigapixel card