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The 3 R's in the Forest by HCTF Education

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
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Matter cycles. Matter for growth, maintenance and…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
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Matter cycles. Matter for growth, maintenance and reproduction in all organisms cycles through the ecosystem and Earth processes. All life needs certain matter in order to stay alive. This includes nitrogen, phosphorus, and water; oxygen for many but not all animals; and carbon dioxide for plants, to name a few kinds of matter.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Outdoor Education
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Ecosystem
Ecology
Recycling
Decomposers
URLs
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_DetectiveSheet_CopyPage.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_GuidedImagery_CopyPage.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ecosystems_Primer.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_Lesson.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestStories_Lesson.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/lessons/earth-ecosystems-and-ecology/
Learning Standards
To understand, through guided visualization (part 1) and hands-on investigations (part 2), how matter cycles through an ecosystem. To gain an understanding of decomposition, a community of forest recyclers, and the critical role decomposers play in the food web and the cycling of matter.
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Les animaux sauvages doivent rester sauvages - Élèves de 5 à 7 ans

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Corrie - 3 years ago
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Avec des plans de leçons, une vidéo et des feuill…
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Corrie - 3 years ago
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Avec des plans de leçons, une vidéo et des feuilles de travail, la trousse Les animaux sauvages doivent rester sauvages contient tout ce qu'il faut pour aider les éducateurs à faire découvrir aux élèves ce qui caractérise les animaux sauvages, et pourquoi ils doivent le rester.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Français arts langagiers
French/FSL
Science
Biology
Keywords
Les animaux sauvages
faune sauvage
francais
Learning Standards
Les élèves de 5 à 7 ans apprendront à distinguer les animaux domestiques des animaux sauvages, et à les observer de façon responsable. Les ressources pédagogiques comprennent un guide de l'enseignant avec évaluations, des plans de leçons avec feuilles de travail, un Magazine des élèves et une vidéo à regarder en classe. Téléchargez dès maintenant les plans de leçons gratuits.
Duration
20-60 min
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 15, 2016
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Les animaux sauvages - Élèves de 8 à 10 ans

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Corrie - 3 years ago
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Les ressources pédagogiques comprennent un guide …
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Corrie - 3 years ago
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Les ressources pédagogiques comprennent un guide de l'enseignant avec évaluations, des plans de leçons avec feuilles de travail, un Magazine des élèves et une vidéo à regarder en classe.
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Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Français arts langagiers
French/FSL
Science
Biology
Keywords
Les animaux sauvages
ressources pédagogiques
fracais
tigres
Learning Standards
Avec des plans de leçons, une vidéo et des feuilles de travail, la trousse Les animaux sauvages doivent rester sauvages contient tout ce qu'il faut pour aider les éducateurs à faire découvrir aux élèves ce qui caractérise les animaux sauvages, et pourquoi ils doivent le rester.
Duration
20-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 15, 2016
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Bullets, Blood and Stones: the journey of a child soldier

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Donna White - one year ago
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Bullets, Blood and Stones: the journey of a child…
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Donna White - one year ago
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Bullets, Blood and Stones: the journey of a child soldier, brings students face to face with the child soldier situation that occurred in Uganda when infamous warlord, Joseph Kony, abducted 60,000 children and forced them to join his Lord’s Resistance Army. Teachers who have used this book in their classrooms note that student interest is high as the story is fast paced and the characters are very relatable. Real life events in the book provide a perfect teaching opportunity to contrast the lives of children in other parts of the world and challenge the way in which students view themselves and their place in society. Although events in the story are horrifying, there are moments of warmth and humour that are uplifting and give hope to the human condition. Teaching resources, including chapter by chapter discussion questions, activities, and a power point presentation, are available on the resource page of White’s website.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Keywords
Global Classroom
URLs
http://www.donnawhitebooks.com/
http://www.donnawhitebooks.com/resources.html
Duration
Global Classroom/Social Justice Issues Unit
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 7, 2018
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Les chiens, les chats ... et nous - 11 à 14 ans

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Corrie - 2 years ago
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D’un bout à l’autre du monde, les cultures varien…
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Corrie - 2 years ago
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D’un bout à l’autre du monde, les cultures varient énormément. Mais elles ont un point en commun : là où il y a des gens, il y a aussi des chiens et des chats. Voilà une des choses que vos élèves apprendront grâce à notre trousse pédagogique. On y trouve une vidéo, un magazine, des leçons, des exercices et différentes ressources qui permettront aux élèves de mieux connaître les caractéristiques et les besoins des chiens et des chats. Les jeunes découvriront également que des liens très forts unissent les humains aux chiens et aux chats depuis des millénaires.
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Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Français arts langagiers
Science
Social Studies
Keywords
Chiens
chats
animaux
IFAW
Learning Standards
Les leçons et les activités ont pour objectif d’encourager les élèves à examiner les responsabilités importantes que nous avons envers les chiens et les chats, et à en discuter. Les élèves verront aussi que la façon dont les gens vivent avec ces animaux domestiques varie sensiblement d’un pays et d’une culture à l’autre. La trousse comprend un guide de l’enseignant avec des leçons et des activités pour la classe (en fonction de deux différents groupes d’âge). Vous trouverez aussi des feuilles d’exercice, un magazine pour les élèves avec glossaire, une vidéo, une affiche murale, des activités à faire à la maison, etc.
Duration
30-60 min
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 20, 2016
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Choose Your Voice

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VoicesintoAction - one year ago
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Choose Your Voice offers four action-packed units…
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VoicesintoAction - one year ago
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Choose Your Voice offers four action-packed units that comprehensively explore prejudice, stereotypes and historical oppression. Students will learn from a variety of media, lessons, activities and discussions, with opportunities to brainstorm, share and compare, participate in class discussions and create graphic organizers. In original five-minute documentary videos, narratives of historical events are described first-hand by survivors. Written by teachers for teachers, the lessons are easy to use, thought-provoking and powerful. Minority groups such as Jews, Muslims, Sikhs and First Nations are represented in the resource to offer students a wide range of perspectives and well-rounded education on the topics presented. Students are encouraged to speak up against all injustices and not be bystanders. Teachers register for free (always).
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Keywords
racism
gender issues
Bullying
equality
antisemitism
minority groups
homophobia
URLs
http://www.chooseyourvoice.ca
http://www.choisissezvotrevoix.ca
Learning Standards
Choose Your Voices aligns with the New BC Curriculum including its Core Competencies. It links to curriculum requirements for grades 6, 7 and 8 in every province and territory. It meets objectives for: Social Sciences, Language Arts (English/French), Physical Education (Health unit), Religion, The Arts – Drama, Music, Visual Art, and more. It is adaptable for second-language learners and LD students, exceptional students, grades 4 and 5 and secondary Applied level. It can be used for Safe Schools Programs, anti-bullying programs, Holocaust education, character education, human rights and social justice education.
Duration
60-240 mins
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 1, 2018
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Class and Poverty Foundations Assessment

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Ryan Cho - 2 years ago
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Questions and worksheets to explore income inequa…
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Ryan Cho - 2 years ago
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Questions and worksheets to explore income inequality, social mobility, taxation, minimum wage, living wage, welfare / social assistance, free trade, the cost of poverty, intergenerational equity, corporations, and allyship . Should be used in tandem with lesson plans.
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Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Social Studies
Economics
Labour History
Keywords
income inequality
taxes
minimum wage
living wage
free trade
corporations
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 10, 2017
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Dancing Backwards.ca

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Dancingbackwards.ca - 2 years ago
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Dancing Backwards Society's free, downloadable sc…
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Dancingbackwards.ca - 2 years ago
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Dancing Backwards Society's free, downloadable school program, www.dancingbackwards.ca, celebrates Canada's women in political leadership and Indigenous women in governance. This online course for teachers of grades 5-8 focuses on engaged citizenship, gender equality, and the need for gender parity in decision making. The program provides teachers with multi-media lesson plans and activities that culminate in a final project in which students discover and document the story of one political woman in leadership or governance in Canada. Their 3-minute storytellings are then added to the website’s ever-expanding Her Story Archive, cementing women’s political contributions into history. Dancing Backwards satisfies various curriculum criteria for BC and all other provinces in Social Studies, English, Arts Education, and History (https://www.dancingbackwards.ca/the-program/learning-standards-outcomes-by-province
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Arts Education
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Keywords
women's rights
human rights
cultural partnerships
status of women
URLs
http://www.dancingbackwards.ca
Learning Standards
Core Competencies, Big Ideas, Learning Standards: https://www.dancingbackwards.ca/program-appendices/31-learning-outcomes-by-province
Duration
Ideally 1-2 hrs/ per week over 8 week period, but flexible to fit teachers' schedule
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English
Date Created
Sep 10, 2017
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Designing a Resilient Community by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
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A project-based learning activity in which studen…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
A project-based learning activity in which students assess their community's ability to respond to crises and develop ideas for making it more resilient. Students participate in project-based learning over several days as they assess their community's ability to respond to crises that threaten both natural and human systems. Then they develop ideas for redesigning their community to be more resilient.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Environmental Education
Place-based Education
Experiential Education
Climate Change
Project-based Learning
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/sites/default/files/uploads/shared_files/CEL_Designing_Resilient_Community.pdf
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/designing-resilient-community
Duration
50-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Environmental Science 11/12 #PSADay Michael Wolfe

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Michael Wolfe - one year ago
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Environmental Science 11/12 - a Superconference W…
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Michael Wolfe - one year ago
Description
Environmental Science 11/12 - a Superconference Workshop with Michael Wolfe
Subject
Environmental Science
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Biology
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
superconference
environmental Science
Learning Standards
Environmental Science 11/12 Curriculum
Duration
30 minutes
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English
Date Created
Oct 22, 2017
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Explain the Image

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Maria Vamvalis - one year ago
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In this 'Tools for Thought' lesson developed by T…
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Maria Vamvalis - one year ago
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In this 'Tools for Thought' lesson developed by The Critical Thinking Consortium (www.tc2.ca) students use visual clues to explain images. They develop an understanding of the importance of making plausible inferences about an image in order to gather information about a historical or contemporary situation or place. It includes instructional suggestions for teachers (learn about the strategy, practicing the strategy, independent student activities) and resources for students (data chart, rating scale, student guide, samples and self-assessment rubric). An additional 80 Tools for Thought lessons are available to either individual members of Partner schools, boards and/or districts.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Learning (ELL)
Social Justice
Teaching Strategies
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Research
Keywords
visual literacy
critical thinking
inferences
images
media literacy
visual analysis
URLs
https://tc2.ca/en/creative-collaborative-critical-thinking/resources/t4t-tools-for-thought/
Learning Standards
- visual literacy - plausible inferencing - visual analysis - differentiating between observations and inferences - inquiry-based learning
Duration
Adaptable - 30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 19, 2017
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'Green Reads' and Springboard Activities for Children - Book List 1

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Barbara Hinson - one year ago
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My recommendations for 'Green Reads for Children …
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Barbara Hinson - one year ago
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My recommendations for 'Green Reads for Children Book List 1' was developed through the casting of a large net, taking into consideration suggestions from the BCTF PSA groups (2015, 2016), my fine colleagues at DLG and Champlain Annex in Vancouver, literary reviews on the web, and the Vancouver and Delta libraries, as well as parents and children. These 13 books are my personal outdoor education / spiritual "gems".
Subject
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
English Language Arts
Outdoor Education
Environmental Science
Keywords
environmental learning
place based learning
green literature
science observation skills
identity and awareness
Learning Standards
A 'Book List' with suggested Springboard Activities that flow out of the reading of a "green" literature. Each book is quickly reviewed by its special features of both language and perspective. Suggested follow-up activities and related reads are listed. This Book List and was compiled over several years as part of a BCTF Inquiry Project with TELA and EEPSA members.
Duration
30 to 60 minutes for each Read-Aloud and follow-up literary or outdoor education experience
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English
Date Created
Jan 22, 2018
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'Green Reads' by thematic themes for Children - Book and Media, List 2

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Barbara Hinson - one year ago
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'Green Reads' for Environmental Learning for Chil…
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Barbara Hinson - one year ago
Description
'Green Reads' for Environmental Learning for Children - Book / Media List 2 - is organized by 6 themes. The categories start with the internal / personal connection to nature and progress to the 'global citizenship' level. I do not see the levels as being sequential; each learning group will have its interests and curricular to consider. There are 54 recommended reads in total (to date).
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Revised Curriculum
Applied Skills
Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Keywords
environmental learning
place based learning
green literature
identity and awareness
ethics and activism
social and physical history
Learning Standards
A 'Book and Media List' of reviewed literature and media (film, websites) for children. This "green reads" book and media list was compiled over several years as part of a BCTF Inquiry Project with TELA and EEPSA members. The final inquiry question was: As an elementary teacher, how can I use selected children's literature and media as a springboard for experiencing and connecting to nature in our school and community environments?
Duration
30 to 60 minutes for each Read-Aloud and follow-up literary or outdoor education experience
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 22, 2018
1 recommendation   429 downloads

Grizzly Conservation in BC Lesson Plans - accompanying PowerPoint

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Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
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Please be advised that there are several images o…
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Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
Please be advised that there are several images of bears killed by hunters that may be upsetting to young students. It is recommended that this PowerPoint is previewed before presenting to a class. There is sound for each slide. If you have trouble with the sound please download and use Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer which can be downloaded at https://office.live.com/start/PowerPoint.aspx This slideshow "The price of everything and the value of nothing" complements the lesson plan Grizzly Conservation in BC Lesson Plans (grades 4-12) found at https://teachbcdb.bctf.ca/list?q=Grizzly+Conservation+bc&p=1&ps=25
Subject
Social Justice
Science
Earth Science
Keywords
trophy hunting
tourism
raincoast
wildlife
URLs
https://teachbcdb.bctf.ca/permalink/resource451
https://office.live.com/start/PowerPoint.aspx
Duration
15-30 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 24, 2015
1 recommendation   549 downloads

Is there a Scientific Basis for Race

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maryam adrangi - 3 years ago
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For decades, people have debated the question: Is…
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maryam adrangi - 3 years ago
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For decades, people have debated the question: Is there a Scientific Basis for Race? The answer is…still under discussion. Many argue that race is socially constructed and that we are all part of the same human race. At the same time, scientists continue to research health issues, like sickle-cell anemia or diabetes, that impact some racial communities more than others. Why? Your assignment is to explore a topic in which Scientists have explored or had to address the idea of race! This could be with regards to medicine, sports, public health, scientific testing, genetics, and more.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Science
Biology
Keywords
Race
Science
Biology
Human Biology
Cellular Biology
URLs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAWrwexw-To
http://www.radiolab.org/story/91653-race/
Learning Standards
-Grade 12 Cellular Biology, or Grade 8-10 Science units regarding human biology. -Consider ethics and social issues related to Science
Duration
Project with multiple classes (discretion of teacher)
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 30, 2016
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Kids Boost Immunity - where local learning meets global giving

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Kids Boost Immunity - one year ago
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Kids Boost Immunity (KBI) is a free online learni…
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Kids Boost Immunity - one year ago
Description
Kids Boost Immunity (KBI) is a free online learning resource for Canadian students that pairs local learning with a global reward: vaccines for children in need through UNICEF. The more quizzes a student completes, the more vaccines they earn for kids in another part of the world through UNICEF. It’s that simple! KBI is brimming with carefully curated lessons linked to science, health or social studies curricula on a wide range of topics including:
Germs and infections
The immune system
Vaccines & Antibiotics
The spread of infectious disease & outbreaks
Global inequality in health and the role of NGOs
Evaluating online information sources Go to our website to find out more. Teachers can easily view sample lessons on the site and find out how to get started using these resources in the classroom. http://www.kidsboostimmunity.com
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Health and PE
Keywords
global citizenship
science
social studies
health
immunization
URLs
http://kidsboostimmunity.com
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 24, 2018
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Kootenay Boundary Environmental Education Initiative Inspiration Handbook

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
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The KBEE has been working to find ways of enablin…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
The KBEE has been working to find ways of enabling teachers to effectively use environmental/place-based education across their teaching practices in order to support students in developing the Core Competencies and achieving the Content, Curricular Competencies and Big Ideas in the Know-Do-Understand model articulated by the BC Ministry of Education, as well as to enhance their students' learning experiences both in and outside of their classrooms.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Outdoor Education
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Place-based Education
Place-conscious Learning
Experiential Education
Inquiry
URLs
http://www.kbee.ca/handbook/
Learning Standards
https://www.curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum
Duration
30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 29, 2018
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Laura Candler's Cooperative Learning Cabinet

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BC Cooperative Learning PSA - 5 years ago
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Link to Laura Candler's File Cabinet on Cooperati…
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BC Cooperative Learning PSA - 5 years ago
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Link to Laura Candler's File Cabinet on Cooperative Learning: Cooperative learning is a powerful teaching strategy that's more than just a passing fad. Research has shown that when implemented properly, students in cooperative learning classrooms outperform their peers in traditional classrooms. The key is knowing how to implement the strategies to foster interaction while making sure all students are held accountable. Dr. Spencer Kagan developed the "structural" approach to cooperative learning, and I've found it to be extremely effective. I highly recommend his book Cooperative Learning which is available from Amazon.com.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Special Education
Teaching Strategies
English Language Arts
Keywords
cooperative learning strategies
URLs
https://www.lauracandler.com/cooperative-learning/
Duration
varies
Recommended By
BC Co-operative Learning PSA
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 3, 2014
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Learn Like An Adventurer!

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PSA Superconference 2017 - one year ago
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Yoshifumi Murakami created this PowerPoint presen…
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PSA Superconference 2017 - one year ago
Description
Yoshifumi Murakami created this PowerPoint presentation focused on teaching languages using social media. He has included his recommendations for social media and hashtags to facilitate basic conversation between your students and native speakers of their target language.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
Teaching Strategies
Languages
Cantonese
First Nations
French/FSL
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Punjabi
Spanish
Keywords
superconference
modern languages
BCATML
URLs
http://goo.gl/DNB4hH
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 30, 2017
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Miss. Casella's Classroom: A Terrible Thing Happened

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Gina Casella - 2 years ago
Description
Most viewed on Miss Casella's Classroom. Sherman …
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Gina Casella - 2 years ago
Description
Most viewed on Miss Casella's Classroom. Sherman Smith saw the most terrible thing happen. We the readers are not informed of what it was. This story is gently told and illustrated. It is a call-out to reinforce how negative emotions manifest inside of us. Violent acts, don't always have to be stereotype examples involving people. Violence includes natural disasters, like floods or hurricanes. A car accident or a fire are other examples. Please know, we are all wearing the ruby slippers. We all have the power within ourselves to move forward in our lives. No, it isn't always easy. Remember, taking the first step, in anything, is the hardest step. Talk to someone today!
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Keywords
at risk students
social-emotional learning
critical thinking
violence
gangs
URLs
https://youtu.be/mcX6vq4VOQM
Learning Standards
Social-emotional learning; critical thinking
Duration
30 minutes-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 16, 2016
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Nature Scene Investigators by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instructors

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
This activity sets an exciting tone of exploratio…
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Activity
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4
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
This activity sets an exciting tone of exploration and discovery, encouraging an inquiry mindset in students that helps establish a community of curious, active learners. Students gain tools to explore the natural world—and are inspired to discover and attempt to explain the abundant nature mysteries that surround us. NSI works well at the start of a field experience, to get students excited about nature mysteries.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Experiential Education
Ecosystem
Place-based Education
Inquiry
URLs
http://www.beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/NSI-Nature-Scene-Investigators-2.pdf
http://www.beetlesproject.org/resources/for-field-instructors/nsi-nature-scene-investigators-2/
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Not Just the Story of European Settlement: Teaching with Respect for Chinese Canadian & Indigenous History in BC

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Sarah Ling - one year ago
Description
This session was presented by Dr. Henry Yu and Sa…
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Sarah Ling - one year ago
Description
This session was presented by Dr. Henry Yu and Sarah Ling at the PSA Super Conference on October 20, 2017 in Vancouver. For more information about this workshop, please visit: https://www.psasuperconference.ca/index.php?area=Workshop&workshop=WDHG7K#start
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
Teaching Strategies
First Nations
Social Studies
Keywords
superconference
First Nations
Chinese Canadian
History
New curriculum
musqueam
URLs
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwovMqNFyFy-UWJXMTlNbXp5cHM/view
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 27, 2017
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Play Your Part Education Initiative

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Right To Play - Play Your Part - one year ago
Description
Right To Play is a global organization that uses …
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Right To Play - Play Your Part - one year ago
Description
Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through our work in over 20 countries, including in 88 of Canada's Indigenous communities, we have become an internationally recognized leader in the field of education and children's rights. In 2015, Right To Play partnered with Global Affairs Canada to develop the "Play Your Part" education initiative for Canadian elementary schools. Last year, we delivered this program in 215 Canadian schools in 7 provinces. The Play Your Part program provides students with an opportunity to explore topics of gender equality,global citizenship, and student leadership through an interactive, three-part program, lead by a Right to Play facilitator.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Keywords
social responsibility
personal responsibility
diverse communities
global citizenship
gender equality
student leadership
URLs
http://playyourpart.com/
Learning Standards
Communication competency, personal and social competency, career education (working collaboratively, respect for differences, planning, leadership), Applied Design, skills and technology (skills are developed through play, practice, effort and action), Social Studies (respect and understanding for diverse cultures and, Physical and Health Education (connection between physical, emotional and mental health)
Duration
1 school day
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 26, 2017
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Pop Music Inquiry project for Modern Languages - French, Spanish, Immersion, etc.

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7
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BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages (BCATML) - 4 years ago
Description
I created this project during my practicum, and a…
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BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages (BCATML) - 4 years ago
Description
I created this project during my practicum, and adapted it to both French Immersion 8 and Core French 11. A few years later a colleague adapted it for Spanish 10. I'm uploading it to share with others on behalf of my Professional Specialist Association: the BCATML. Please join us! www.bcatml.org
Subject
Arts Education
Music
English Language Arts
Français arts langagiers
Languages
Cantonese
French
Italian
Japanese
Punjabi
Spanish
Keywords
music
poetry
language
french
lyrics
URLs
http://mmejarvis.weebly.com
https://web.cortland.edu/flteach/civ/cultur/cultur.htm
http://www.bcatml.org
Learning Standards
• recognize known French and cognates in new contexts • listen to and practise pronunciation of the written word • group new items into categories that are personally meaningful • continue to record new vocabulary and phrases • recognize and use common patterns • adjust the message in order to use known expressions and vocabulary (presentation) • use word webbing charts, tables, and other graphic organizers to support oral and written expression • reflect on learning by recording personal goals, successful strategies, and new vocabulary and phrases • recognize and use common patterns • listen, view, or read selectively to focus on key information • tolerate ambiguity of meaning when unable to understand fully • transfer and adapt known structures to convey meaning in new contexts • plan ahead for communicative activities by anticipating language and resources needed • take risks with the language to extend language boundaries • use a variety of reference materials, including dictionaries, for comprehension and production • set personal goals in language skills and monitor their progress • make personal notes to use as a reference for oral and written productions • actively review common, useful expressions and patterns to refine communication • self-monitor and correct recurring or significant errors in communication • negotiate meaning by using questions in French and other techniques for clarification • summarize information in oral, graphic, and written form • use dictionaries, grammars, and other reference materials for clarity of comprehension and expression • seek out and create practice opportunities in and out of the classroom (IDEA: go to a concert, invite someone to perform, or go on a field trip to present a few songs to younger classes, maybe core french 11 students present to Immersion french 8 students)
Duration
Multi-week unit (parts can be adapted for a few lessons)
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 18, 2014
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Social Justice 12 Action Project

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Ryan Cho - 2 years ago
Description
Social Justice 12 action project
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Submitted By
Ryan Cho - 2 years ago
Description
Social Justice 12 action project
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Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 10, 2017
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Social Justice 12 Journal Rubric

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Ryan Cho - 2 years ago
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Journal rubric for SJ12 written response journals.
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Submitted By
Ryan Cho - 2 years ago
Description
Journal rubric for SJ12 written response journals.
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Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
Keywords
rubric
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 10, 2017
1 recommendation   306 downloads

Social Justice Foundations Test/Worksheet

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Ryan Cho - 2 years ago
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This sheet can be used as either a test or a work…
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Ryan Cho - 2 years ago
Description
This sheet can be used as either a test or a worksheet for Social Justice 12 [topics include social foundations theory, meritocracy, internal and external oppression, iceberg of oppression (personal, systemic, and cultural), "reverse racism", neutrality, allyship and the difference between equality, equity, and liberation]
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Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Keywords
social justice
anti-oppression
oppression
allyship
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 10, 2017
2 recommendations   509 downloads

Social Justice Lens booklet

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SusanR - 4 years ago
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A guide to understanding the social justice lens.
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SusanR - 4 years ago
Description
A guide to understanding the social justice lens.
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Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Social Studies
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 1, 2015
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Starting with Soil by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
With animation, interactivity, and sound effects,…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
With animation, interactivity, and sound effects, Starting with Soil demonstrates how plants and animals cooperate to make the soil we need to grow healthy food. Kids learn that soil starts with bare rock and discover how long it takes nature to make one inch of topsoil. (Spoiler alert: it takes 500 years!) Different chapters convey the importance of pollinators and the critical roles animals, the weather, microorganisms, and cover crops play in organic farming. Designed for students ages 7-9, Starting with Soil allows users to plant seeds, build a compost pile, drag a microscope over different organisms in soil to get a better look, and view the symbiosis at work when corn, beans, and squash are planted together.
Subject
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Ecosystem
Growing Food
Gardens
Compost
Pollinators
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/starting-soil
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
1 recommendation   169 downloads

Steps of Settler Decolonization

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Adult
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NGZ - one year ago
Description
These steps document the journey which I undertoo…
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Presentation
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Adult
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NGZ - one year ago
Description
These steps document the journey which I undertook (and am still undertaking) to understand my emotional reactions and growth to the idea of decolonizing my thinking teaching, and classroom. Moving from ignorance to denial to communication, the steps are a reminder to me that I have come a long way in imbuing Indigenous content and ways of knowing in my French classroom, but I still have a long way to go.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
Reflective practice
Keywords
superconference
colonization
indigenization
settler
Learning Standards
This section of a presentation which I gave at the Superconference in Vancouver at the end of October supports the Social Responsibility core competencies.
Duration
15 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 19, 2017
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Tikho's Story: Learning about global water and sanitation issues

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CAWST Wavemakers - 3 years ago
Description
Tikho’s Story is a slideshow CAWST’s Youth Wavema…
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CAWST Wavemakers - 3 years ago
Description
Tikho’s Story is a slideshow CAWST’s Youth Wavemakers made with a young girl in Zambia named Tikho. Tikho took video and photos to document the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) issues her community is facing. Tikho is the daughter of Gladys, a nurse who works at Seeds of Hope International Partnerships (SHIP), CAWST’s WET Centre in Zambia. Students hear about WASH issues in from Tikho’s perspective. They also receive an overall message of hope, as Tikho shares the solutions implemented by her community to prevent disease caused by poor WASH. This slideshow also comes with a lesson plan, games, and action planning resources for students who want to get involved.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Science
Social Studies
Keywords
youth stories
water and saniation
global awareness
URLs
https://www.cawst.org/files/wavemakers/resources/tikholessonplan/index.html#/title-slide
https://www.cawst.org/wavemakers/educators/teach/tikhostory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT9OzPRYtKc&list=PL9v91TA8WG-bZL1-oK9OXSrCOlrNr35RW&index=7
Learning Standards
Explain the connection between sanitation, safe drinking water, and health. Describe how people in a community in Zambia are improving their access to safe drinking water and sanitation. Classify good and bad practices related to hygiene, sanitation and water conservation.
Duration
60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 16, 2015
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Understanding Food and Climate Change: An interactive guide by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

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6
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Understanding Food and Climate Change: An Interac…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Understanding Food and Climate Change: An Interactive Guide uses video, photography, text, and interactive experiences to help educators, students, and advocates learn how food and climate systems interact and how personal choices can make a difference. Ideal for grades 6–12 and general audiences, for Social Studies themes, the guide offers activities for student research and resources for further investigation. The guide is also designed to support self-guided and independent study, and is a boon for advocates seeking hopeful strategies and creative responses. Available as a free iBook for Mac and iPad users.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Climate Systems
Place-based Education
Environmental Education
Ecoliteracy
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/understanding-food-and-climate-change-interactive-guide
Duration
30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Understanding Food and Climate Change: A Systems Perspective by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Understanding Food and Climate Change: A Systems …
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Other
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Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Understanding Food and Climate Change: A Systems Perspective explores the links between food systems and our changing climate with an emphasis on systems thinking. A systems approach helps to illuminate how seemingly disconnected phenomena are often dynamically linked and can be understood best when viewed in a larger context. This collection of essays contains an extensive bibliography that provides resources for further investigation. Available as a free iBook for Mac and iPad users.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Ecoliteracy
Food Systems
Environmental Education
Sustainabilty
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/understanding-food-and-climate-change-systems-perspective
Duration
60-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Violence is Preventable (VIP) Program

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pre-K
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BC Society of Transition Houses - 4 years ago
Description
Skilled community-based facilitators are availabl…
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BC Society of Transition Houses - 4 years ago
Description
Skilled community-based facilitators are available around the province to provide accessible and inclusive Violence is Preventable (VIP) programming in local schools. You can request any of the following program components for your community: o Violence prevention presentations to educate students, teachers, administrators, and parents/caregivers; o One-on-one support to individual students; and/or o Group intervention in the school environment. For more information, contact your local VIP program or contact Andrea Thompson, Children and Youth Services Coordinator at BCSTH, by phone (604.669.6943, ext 229) or email (andrea@bcsth.ca).
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Keywords
Child abuse
Media literacy
Gender equality
Intersectional feminism
Bullying
Technology safety
Teen Dating Violence
Counselling
URLs
http://www.bcsth.ca/
Learning Standards
The Violence is Preventable (VIP) program is a comprehensive strategy for connecting schools, educators, students and families with Children Who Witness Abuse (CWWA) programs across the province to improve the health and welfare of children and youth impacted by violence. As provincial coordinator of this school-based prevention program, the BC Society of Transition Houses (BCSTH) supports VIP sites to accomplish the following program goals: • Break the silence of domestic violence by making it safe for children and youth to speak up in schools about their experiences? • Increase teacher, school staff, parent/caregiver, and student awareness about violence in relationships and its effects on child witnesses? • Empower participants to become personally involved in community social justice initiatives; • Motivate students and educators to recognize violence in their everyday lives; and • Facilitate partnerships between schools and communities in order to respond to the emotional, social, academic, and psychological needs of children and youth exposed to domestic violence.
Duration
Varies based on the needs of each school.
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 23, 2015
1 recommendation  

Voices into Action

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7
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VoicesintoAction - one year ago
Description
Voices into Action is an online, bilingual, ERAC …
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Activity
Assessment
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VoicesintoAction - one year ago
Description
Voices into Action is an online, bilingual, ERAC approved curriculum-based educational resource providing students with information on issues regarding human rights, prejudice, and hatred. Designed by curriculum experts, this program utilizes a wide variety of media (short documentary style films and compelling visuals) to present information on a history of human suffering, stemming from social injustice that is still a growing problem today. While meeting curriculum requirements, you can help students become better people, and make your classroom a better place for learning. Our media resources, along with teacher-led dialogue, give students many perspectives to consider, with opportunities for critical thinking and creative response. By understanding the history of human rights issues in Canada and around the world, they will also gain insight into current issues that occur in their world and their classrooms.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Keywords
Residential School System
Truth and Reconciliation
racism
gender issues
homophobia
lgbtqt
black slavery in Canada
underground railroad
genocide
Komagata Maru
Islamophobia
Japanese Internment Camps
Antisemitism
boat people
chinese immigration
URLs
http://voicesintoaction.ca/Home
http://voicesintoaction.ca/Home?_lang=fr
Learning Standards
Social Justice, grade 12; Social Sciences, grade 12; Social Studies, grades 11, 12; History, grades 11, 12; Visual Arts, grades 11, 12; Drama, grades 11, 12; World Religion, grade 11; Challenge and Change in Society, grade 12; Philosophy, grades 11, 12; Aboriginal (First Nations) Studies, grades 9, 10, 11, 12; English Language Arts, grades 9, 10, 11, 12; Aboriginal / First Nations Languages, grades 10, 11, 12; Psychology, grade 12; Civics and Citizenship, grade 10;; Equity, grades 11, 12; Media (Communication) Studies, grades, 11, 12; Arts, grades 11, 12; Politics (Political Science), grades 11, 12, college, University, Teacher education
Duration
60 per lesson with over 200 lessons/activities
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 1, 2018

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