Online Resources

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.

  • Go here to subscribe to become a member of Canadian Geographic Education.
  • Email [email protected] to book a free classroom kit

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.

Forest
Cathedral Grove on Vancouver Island
Online Gigapixel

Marble
Carrara Marble Quarries in Italy
Online Gigapixel

Photo of a City
Lagos, Nigeria
Online Gigapixel

Trash
Scarborough Transfer Station
Online Gigapixel

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