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Hello Room 321! DATA FUN STARTS NOW

Hi everybody! Ready for some data fun?
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Good :) Ok, here’s what we’re going to do:

Intro activity on computer – (in pairs) 5 minutes
Introduction to Data (5 minutes)
Computer Activity (in pairs) (15 minutes)
Group Discussion: What did you learn? (7 minutes)
Then we repeat.

At the end, you’ll have five minutes to tell us what we could do to improve the workshop and what parts you liked. This is data to help us improve :)

Workshop Details
Intro Activity:
Go to: http://map.toronto.ca/wellbeing
Which neighbourhood does Holy Family belong to?
Click on neighbourhood info

Talk 1:
Introduction to Data

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TTC subway map for those unable to use stairs and escalators.
Map by Sean Marshall
Source: Torontoist

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Image: David Tarrant, “What is Open Data”, Open Data Institute UK – http://opendatainstitute.org/

John Snow and the 1854 Cholera Outbreak
Using data to improve medical research and city planning.
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Read more on Wikipedia

Discussion Questions:
What is data? Why is data important in our lives?
What kind of data can we collect about people to understand our communities? Think about the intro activity.

Activity 1:
Visualizing Canada’s Urban Aboriginal Population
http://uakn.org/demographics/
Source: Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network 
Pick three cities and write down a fact about each.
Take a look at the national data too.

DOGS the webcomic
Sources: Ad Astra Comix
Qikiqtani Truth Commission
How did the loss of the dogs (qimmit) affect life for the Inuit of the Baffin Region?

Looking at impact of environmental change over time.
How does climate change affect food supply in the Arctic?
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Source: NASA/Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio and adapted for NASA’s Global Climate Change website http://climate.nasa.govhttp://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA14385

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Talk 2:
Where to get data?
Three Cities
Inequality and Social Cohesion

The discussion questions below in bold come from a lesson plan provided Josh Fullan and the Maximum City Program. Thank you Josh!

The Three Cities Report by Professor David Hulchanski, University of Toronto, Centre for Urban & Communty Studies

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Maps Source: The Three Cities Report by Professor David Hulchanski,
Animation Source: Spacing Magazine
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Image Source 

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Map Source: The Three Cities Report by Professor David Hulchanski

Discussion Questions:
A just life – how is that is related to community life?
If we only care about what directly benefits us, should we care about income polarization?

Activity 2:

Go to: http://map.toronto.ca/wellbeing
How many neighbourhoods does Toronto have?
Pick a neighbourhood in each of the 3 cities and click on the neighbourhood info or each one.
Does the info reflect the Three Cities report?

Government sources
City of Toronto – Go to: Ward 14 Parkdale-High Park Information from 2011 National Household Survey

Also check out:
Canada open data portal
Ontario open data portal
Toronto open data portal

REPORT BACK

SUBMIT COMMENTS FOR FEEDBACK

THANK YOU!

Creative Commons License
Grade 6 Data Workshop by ODI Toronto & Maximum City is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at www.oditoronto.org.

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