I2 Links – Part 2

This page has links for internet activities that go with many I2 Coursebook units for Part 2. Please ask your teacher for details and instructions. These links were updated January 2012.

Cultural Differences

  • You can find some typical examples of cultural differences at Wikipedia.
  • TEFLnet lists 15 important cultural differences in the classroom.
  • There is a Quiz(1) on your “intercultural competence” and another Quiz(2) on your cultural awareness.  The second one has an American focus.


  • There is an article about Capt. Sullenberger, who successfully “landed” a plane in the Hudson River, at CTV.ca.
  • The Orbis website has good information on the flying hospital, related to our video on the flying doctor.
  • Take a look at the websites of Doctors Without Borders and Engineers Without Borders.
  • The CBC has a couple of articles about a homeless man in Winnipeg who rescued a teenager from a cold river.  Ask your teacher about the video clip of this story.

» Panel Presentations on Illegal Drugs

Drugs and Youth

1. www.adolescent-substance-abuse.com (USA statistics, symptoms/signs of use, pictures of drugs, parents, treatment etc.)

2. www.healthlinkbc.ca/kbase/topic/special/tp17749/sec1.htm (teen alcohol and drug abuse: reasons to use, signs of use, parents, prevention and treatment, statistics)

3. www.ccsa.ca = Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse(complex and detailed information/resources on several aspects of the youth and drugs issue; with 51-page document: Substance Abuse in Canada: Youth in Focus, September 2007)

4. www.nida.nih.gov/infofax/infofaxindex.html (National Institute on Drug Abuse (USA): facts document -effects, prevention, treatment, surveys; links)

5. Also: NIDA for Teens: www.teens.drugabuse.gov (stories/examples, parents and teachers, facts on drugs)

6. www.aadac.com – Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission(the drugs, parents, teachers, prevention, treatment, etc.)

7. www.recoverycounselling.on.ca – Recovery Counselling Service(DOs and DON’Ts, parent tips, warning signs, getting help, etc.)

8. http://www.camh.net/ (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: a variety of info & resources – health promotion/educating youth, etc.)

9. http://vancouver.ca/fourpillars/ (Vancouver’s strategies to deal with drug abuse: prevention, treatment, harm reduction and enforcement; links to other cities)

10. http://www.vch.ca/sis/ (Vancouver’s supervised injection sites)

11. http://www.canadianliving.com/family/teens/teens_and_drugs_what_you_need_to_know.php (parents’ guide: “Teens and drugs: What you need to know”)

12. http://www.sada.org/index.html (Students Against Drugs and Alcohol: drug facts, info for students and parents / teachers)

13. http://www.youtube.com/ (There may be some interesting videos on teens / youth and drugs…)

14. http://www.drugfreeworld.org/#/interactive (drug facts, video ads, video stories about teens, info for educators, free info booklets)

Drugs and Sports

1. http://www.espn.go.com/special/s/drugsandsports/ (various drugs: 8-part series)

2. http://www.wada-ama.org/en/# (World Anti-Doping Agency)

3. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/indepth/drugs/ (the drugs, the scandals, other resources, the issue in general…..)

4. http://www.nationalpost.com/related/topics/index.html?subject=Drugs+in+Sports&type=Topic (The National Post’s list of recent articles, plus other websites)

5. http://www.afm.mb.ca/Learn%20More/Drugs&Sport.pdf (basics on anabolic steroids)

6. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/performance-enhancing-drugs/SM00045 (the drugs, why teen athletes take them, what can be done)

7. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doping_(sport) (history, the sports involved, anti-doping, drug testing etc.)

8. http://www.drugabuse.gov/ (National Institute on Drug Abuse: a wealth of info in this USA site; includes special NIDA sites on specific topics)

9. http://www.youtube.com/ (try searching “drugs in sports” or “performance enhancing drugs”)

Urban Sprawl


Prepared by Don Musbach

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