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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
Description
Matter cycles. Matter for growth, maintenance and…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
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
1 recommendation   1704 downloads

60 Minute Kids Club Healthy Habits Challenge and Tracker

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K
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Elisa - 3 years ago
Description
The Healthy Habits Challenge is a 30 day initiati…
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K
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Elisa - 3 years ago
Description
The Healthy Habits Challenge is a 30 day initiative where students can track 6 healthy habits on an online platform. Data is sent weekly to teachers. The Healthy Habits notes are: healthy eating, physical activity, screen time, water intake, sleep time, and mental health (journaling). Challenges are run three times per year and classes or whole schools can sign up. The entire challenge is turnkey and all resources are FREE. The challenges are supported by our team, our resources, and prizes can include athlete visits, gym banners for most active schools, and much more. The goal of the challenges are to instil healthy habits at the elementary school age and allow the students to learn about accountability and goal setting while providing data on progress.
Subject
Arts Education
Dance
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Keywords
Physical education
health
physical literacy
assessment
URLs
http://60minkidsclub.org/about/teachers
http://60minkidsclub.org/launch/60mkc-package/60mkc-how-to-videos/
http://60minkidsclub.org/launch
Learning Standards
-Physical Literacy integration - Physical & Health Education - Accountability - Goal setting
Duration
30 day challenge to teach and track healthy habits. Can be embedded into current PHE lessons
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 25, 2016
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Aboriginal Education Activities K-7

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Doni Gratton - 3 years ago
Description
Curricular links to new AbEd learning standards
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Activity
Other
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K
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Submitted By
Doni Gratton - 3 years ago
Description
Curricular links to new AbEd learning standards
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Arts
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
History
Keywords
K-7 Learning Standards
Art
MAth
Science
Socials
LA
Aboriginal Education
Learning Standards
K-7 AbEd links (Math, Science, Socials, Art, LA)
Duration
Year at a glance, new learning standards links: Ab Ed K-7 Math, Science, LA, Socials, Art
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 23, 2016
3 recommendations   2468 downloads

Aboriginal Success Stories

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Lesson Plan
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10
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12
Submitted By
KELLY HAWBOLT - 4 years ago
Description
This is meant as an enrichment activity to doveta…
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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
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12
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KELLY HAWBOLT - 4 years ago
Description
This is meant as an enrichment activity to dovetail with BC’s resources and economy. Also, it will demonstrate that while treaties, residential schools and the Indian Act set back and damaged Aboriginal culture and development, there are Aboriginal success stories. The lessons bring in themes of good resource management in BC. This offers some enrichment in business planning.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
Keywords
Resource Management
Aboriginal
Duration
2 - 3 Classes
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 6, 2015
1 recommendation   339 downloads

Age of Steamers

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Activity
Classroom printables
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9
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Labour History Project - one year ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Age …
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Activity
Classroom printables
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Worksheet
Grade Level
9
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Labour History Project - one year ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Age of Steamers” from the acclaimed Knowledge Network series; Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia produced by Landrock Entertainment. In a province as vast as British Columbia, the focus in this film is the introduction of sternwheelers and steamships that allowed greater movement and mobility and how they impacted the development of the colony and province in the Gold Rush era and beyond. This is a unit created by the Labour History Project, a group of retired and current British Columbia teachers collaborating to develop a series of lesson plans, activities, and workshops focused on labour studies and labour history. See: http://www.labourheritagecentre.ca/education/lesson-plans/
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Social Studies
Geography
History
Labour History
Keywords
Paddlewheelers
Working People
Okanagan Lake
Kootenay Lake
Learning Standards
The materials address aspects of the key learning standards of the current social studies 9 curriculum. Critical thinking skills are applied throughout as well as research and writing skills as described in the “Social studies inquiry processes and skills”. Aspects of historical significance, continuity and change and perspective are addressed in the materials as they examine the impact of transportation innovation in British Columbia and the impact it had on community development.
Duration
15-90 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
May 3, 2018
0 recommendations   566 downloads

Les animaux sauvages - Élèves de 11 à 14 ans

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6
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Submitted By
Corrie - 2 years ago
Description
Les ressources pédagogiques comprennent un guide …
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Activity
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Classroom printables
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6
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8
Submitted By
Corrie - 2 years ago
Description
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.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Français arts langagiers
Science
Biology
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
Law
Keywords
Les animaux sauvages
ressources pédagogiques
francais
tigres
URLs
http://www.ifaw.org/canada-francais/notre-travail/education/les-animaux-sauvages-doivent-rester-sauvages
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
Sep 21, 2016
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Asia Pacific Memo

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Other
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11
Submitted By
Dale Martelli - 5 years ago
Description
Asia Pacific Memo covers a wide-range of issues, …
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Other
Grade Level
11
Submitted By
Dale Martelli - 5 years ago
Description
Asia Pacific Memo covers a wide-range of issues, in a variety of Asia Pacific countries. But we’ve touched on similar topics more than once and sometimes weeks apart. We’ve categorized our Memos into Themes, so that our readers will be able to easily access all that we’ve offered on certain events and topics.
Subject
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
History
URLs
https://apm.iar.ubc.ca/themes/
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 25, 2014
0 recommendations   441 downloads

A basic handout for learning about latitude, longitude and contour lines.

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9
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Dale Martelli - 5 years ago
Description
A basic handout for learning about latitude, long…
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Activity
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9
Submitted By
Dale Martelli - 5 years ago
Description
A basic handout for learning about latitude, longitude and contour lines.
Subject
Social Studies
Geography
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 25, 2014
1 recommendation  

Be a Biodiversity Detective!

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pre-K
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students investigate biodiversity of wildlife in …
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pre-K
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students investigate biodiversity of wildlife in their backyard (schoolyard) by selecting and mapping out areas they expect to be high in biodiversity in part one. Part two uses a larger area to make observations about the area by using “biodiversity clues.”
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Outdoor Education
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Ecosystems
Ecology
Food Webs
Species Diversity
URLs
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/BiodiversityDetective_Lesson.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/lessons/earth-ecosystems-and-ecology/
Duration
30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
1 recommendation   338 downloads

Be In Nature - Brief Instructional Samples

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2
6
Submitted By
Scott Beddall - 2 years ago
Description
A set of two brief instructional samples that pro…
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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
2
6
Submitted By
Scott Beddall - 2 years ago
Description
A set of two brief instructional samples that provide students with the opportunity to go outdoors to explore, learn and connect with nature. Benefits include fresh air, practicing physical health, interacting with peers (social learning), and self-regulation.
Subject
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Keywords
mental health
mental well-being
self-regulation
social-emotional learning
physical activity
Learning Standards
Physical and Health Education: - Grade 2 - Identify and describe opportunities to be physically active at school, at home, and in the community; Identify and apply strategies that promote mental well-being - Grade 6 - Develop, refine, and apply fundamental movement skills in a variety of physical activities and environments; Identify, apply, and reflect on strategies used to pursue personal healthy-living goals.
Duration
60 minutes, potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 21, 2016
2 recommendations  

Blue Planet Links - Educational Resources

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Blue Planet Links - 4 years ago
Description
Blue Planet Links (www.blueplanetlinks.ca) organi…
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Blue Planet Links - 4 years ago
Description
Blue Planet Links (www.blueplanetlinks.ca) organizes over 300 links to water-related websites, books and articles, featuring a fresh look and the most up-to-date design. We are poised to be the go-to teaching resource for all things H20. See Teaching Resources to explore a countless array of unit lessons for different grades, or check out Non-Fiction and Activities for classroom games and projects. Older students could be encouraged to use the site for research as we feature sections with links devoted to such topics as aquaculture, climate change, groundwater, pollution; almost every water-related topic you can think of. Water is becoming a heavier topic to discuss in the classroom as it is over-used and abused. Students are learning of severe droughts, plastic-filled oceans, decreasing salmon runs… and are rightfully asking questions. Blue Planet Links puts the resources to thoughtfully engage with these critical issues at your fingertips, and theirs!
Subject
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
ocean
river
environment
climate change
global warming
pollution
drought
URLs
http://www.blueplanetlinks.ca/weblinks/infolinks
http://www.blueplanetlinks.ca
Language
English
Date Created
May 22, 2015
0 recommendations   41 downloads

Capri, la petite antilope des Prairies (cahier pédagogique)

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1
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Submitted By
Danielle S. Marcotte - 4 months ago
Description
Ce cahier de plus de vingt pages comprend des inf…
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Submitted By
Danielle S. Marcotte - 4 months ago
Description
Ce cahier de plus de vingt pages comprend des informations, des jeux et des exercices prêts à être imprimés. Il est un excellent point de départ pour discuter comment notre comportement affecte l’environnement et nous fait apprécier des animaux canadiens peu connus. Il amène à découvrir les plantes et le climat des Prairies du Canada. Il permet de travailler le vocabulaire animalier et le plaisir de la rime. Ce cahier est conçu pour accompagner le livre "Capri, la petite antilope des Prairies" par Danielle S. Marcotte.
Subject
Français arts langagiers
Languages
French/FSL
Science
Biology
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
rime
poésie
animaux
biodiversité
antilope
préservation des espèces
famille
amis
entraide
canada
canadian
animals
wildlife
poetry
french
francais
story
Language
French
Date Created
Apr 11, 2019
0 recommendations   413 downloads

Le Cercle d’apprentissage - Guide pour les enseignants d’enfants âgés de 14 à 16 ans

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9
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Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada / Affaires autochtones et du Nord Canada - 2 years ago
Description
Cinq voix de jeunes Autochtones du Canada Exerci…
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9
10
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Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada / Affaires autochtones et du Nord Canada - 2 years ago
Description
Cinq voix de jeunes Autochtones du Canada Exercices d’apprentissage du niveau du secondaire sur les Premières Nations et les Inuits.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
Français arts langagiers
Geography
Law
History
Keywords
Extraction des ressources
Traité des Nisga'a
autonomie gouvernementale
Crise d'Oka
chasse et pêche
Learning Standards
Cinq voix de jeunes Autochtones du Canada Exercices d’apprentissage du niveau du secondaire sur les Premières Nations et les Inuits.
Language
French
Date Created
Dec 30, 2016
0 recommendations   210 downloads

Cet avion peut danser

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Submitted By
Danielle S. Marcotte - 2 years ago
Description
Une famille biraciale éprouve des difficultés fin…
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Submitted By
Danielle S. Marcotte - 2 years ago
Description
Une famille biraciale éprouve des difficultés financières dans leur compagnie de livraison par avion. Dans cette aventure dans les Cariboo, une équipe père-fils met ses problèmes de côté pour aider des jumeaux français menacés par un cougar, aidée en cela par un gendarme sikh et une agente de conservation de la nature. Le livre offre un glossaire de termes d’aviation à la fin.
Subject
Français arts langagiers
Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Aviation
Économie
géographie
Francais
multiculturalisme
URLs
http://daniellesmarcotte.weebly.com/resources--ressources.html
Learning Standards
Un cahier pédagogique gratuit pour soutenir une histoire d'entraide communautaire en période économique difficile dans la région des Cariboo.
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
French
Date Created
Mar 24, 2017
3 recommendations   527 downloads

CIDA Project

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Activity
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Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Dale Martelli - 5 years ago
Description
Human Geography Project that infuses historical b…
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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Dale Martelli - 5 years ago
Description
Human Geography Project that infuses historical benchmarks and geographic themes.
Subject
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 26, 2014
0 recommendations   388 downloads

Climate Change

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
Submitted By
Dale Martelli - 5 years ago
Description
Two infographics to use as a discussion starter o…
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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
Submitted By
Dale Martelli - 5 years ago
Description
Two infographics to use as a discussion starter on climate change.
Subject
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
global warming
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 26, 2014
6 recommendations   2841 downloads

CLIMATE CHANGE: Physical Science, Natural Variability & Anthropogenic Impacts & Mitigating Global Warming - 2019 Revision

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Activity
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Report/Study/Thesis
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7
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Adult
Submitted By
Harold Gopaul - 3 years ago
Description
This text is illustrated with graphs, photos and …
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Submitted By
Harold Gopaul - 3 years ago
Description
This text is illustrated with graphs, photos and cites the work of hundreds of scientists and organizations such as the IPCC, NASA, Environment Canada, Royal Society of Canada, and Natural Resources Canada, to name a few. My resource is an update on the science of climate change, extreme weather and reducing greenhouse gas emissions with frequent reference to Canada and in particular British Columbia. Global impacts, mitigation and adaptation are explained throughout the text. My four years of research cites reputable journals, national and international organizations and the media. Research covers climate change from the Arctic to the Antarctic, projection of climate change, how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, El Nino/La Nina, extreme weather, renewables, the oil sands and transport of bitumen, and Canada's contribution at the UN COP meetings. This book is meant as my gift to our youths to make wise decisions about their future. **Revised edition uploaded September 2018.
Subject
Applied Skills
Information Technology
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
Teaching Strategies
Research
Curriculum
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
Law
Revised Curriculum
Environmental Science
Keywords
projecting climate change
natural variabilty
BC climate initiatives
Kyoto to Paris
Oil pipelines
Global warming
ocean circulation
Deniers of climate change
renewables
hydrogen and electric cars
extreme weather
pollution
Learning Standards
Environmental and Climate Change with curriculum concepts in the Sciences and Social Studies.
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 12, 2016
3 recommendations   3204 downloads

Climate Justice in BC: Lessons for Transformation

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6
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Adult
Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
This Climate Justice in BC resource package was d…
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Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
This Climate Justice in BC resource package was designed to provide teachers with classroom-ready materials to engage their students with how climate action intersects with social justice. The curriculum features eight modules designed for students in Grades 8 to 12 that explore climate justice within the context of BC’s communities history, economy and ecology.These lessons tie into subject matter and prescribed learning outcomes (PLOs) already in BC’s curriculum, while providing a framework with which to unpack modern social and environmental issues, such as our industrial food system, consumerism and waste, transportation, and the development of a green economy.
Subject
Applied Skills
Business Education
Home Economics
Tourism
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Careers
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
History
Labour History
Law
Keywords
communities
ecology
economy
transportation
zero waste
green
food security
URLs
http://teachclimatejustice.ca/about/
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 17, 2014
2 recommendations  

Connecting With Nature: An educational guide for grades four to six

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4
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6
Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
Connecting With Nature is aligned with Acting Tod…
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4
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6
Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
Connecting With Nature is aligned with Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow, the Ontario Ministry of Education’s policy framework for environmental education. It is designed to help students understand how their daily choices affect nature. There are 16 cross- curricular lessons in the educational resource, each comprising idea / activity-based learning that inspires environmental stewardship in both the classroom and beyond, culminating in a celebration of all they have learned. In addition, students have the opportunity, through inquiry-based learning, to create their own “class foundation” focused on their collective interests and actions.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Applied Skills
Information Technology
Tourism
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
sustainability
earth
connections
David Suzuki
waste
biodiversity
chemistry
URLs
https://davidsuzuki.org/take-action/connecting-with-nature-education-guide/
http://getbackoutside.ca/#resources
Learning Standards
varied
Duration
varied
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 7, 2014
10 recommendations  

Connecting With Nature: An educational guide for grades one to three

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1
2
3
Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
In the pages that follow, you will find:
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1
2
3
Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
In the pages that follow, you will find:
An introductory lesson, which gets students outside exploring their schoolyard
Six cross-curricular lessons, each comprising indoor and outdoor components, reflection questions, taking-it-further suggestions, and community connections
A concluding lesson, though which students will internalize their explorations and interconnections with nature
Subject
Arts Education
Dance
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Music
Applied Skills
Tourism
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
sustainability
earth
connections
David Suzuki
waste
biodiversity
chemistry
URLs
http://getbackoutside.ca/#resources
Learning Standards
varied
Duration
varied
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 7, 2014
0 recommendations  

Connecting With Nature: An educational guide for grades seven and eight

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7
8
Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
This resource includes five cross-curricular less…
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Activity
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
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Other
Grade Level
7
8
Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
This resource includes five cross-curricular lessons, each comprising idea/activity-based learning that inspires environmental stewardship in both the classroom and beyond. These lessons are suitable for students in grades seven and eight. There is an indoor and outdoor component to most lessons. Teacher tips are provided as well as guiding questions, reflection questions, and inspirational quotes. This resource will help your students discover that, collectively, they can make a difference by taking a conscious and active role in protecting nature. They will have opportunities to share what they are learning with their fellow students, families, and community members.
Subject
Arts Education
Applied Skills
Home Economics
Technical Education
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Physics
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
History
Keywords
sustainability
earth
connections
David Suzuki
waste
biodiversity
chemistry
URLs
http://getbackoutside.ca/#resources
Learning Standards
varied
Duration
varied
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 7, 2014
4 recommendations  

Connecting With Nature: An educational guide for kindergarten

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K
Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
Children need to play — especially outdoors. Dire…
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Activity
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Other
Grade Level
K
Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
Children need to play — especially outdoors. Direct, unstructured, and creative contact with nature allows children autonomy over their own outdoor experiences. Such experiences help them gain empathy for nature and their local surroundings, and understand their connections to the natural world. Outdoor play doesn’t take away from other learning — it enhances other learning. In the following pages, you’ll find ideas and activities to help connect kindergarten students with the outdoors through play. These activities have been designed to encourage wonder, curiosity, and discussion. They can easily be modified for slightly older children as well.
Subject
Arts Education
Dance
Drama
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Applied Skills
Tourism
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
sustainability
David Suzuki
waste
biodiversity
URLs
http://getbackoutside.ca/#resources
Learning Standards
varied
Duration
varied
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 7, 2014
0 recommendations  

Conservation in Action: Amphibians at Risk

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Chloe W-S - one year ago
Description
This curriculum resource was produced by and for …
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Chloe W-S - one year ago
Description
This curriculum resource was produced by and for teachers in partnership with the Wilderness Committee, wildlife biologists and curriculum specialists. It’s intended to give students Grades 8 to 12 the opportunity to learn about species at risk in British Columbia in their local environment, understand the threats and identify what they can do to help. Module 1 is an introduction to species at risk while Module 2 specifically focuses on amphibians. Each module uses a project-based learning approach where students will be introduced to the topic, then develop field investigative skills and participate in citizen science. Our resource contains links to valuable multimedia resources as well as ideas to help students connect with species at risk in their community.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Science
Biology
Environmental Science
Geography
URLs
http://bcspeciesatrisked.org/educators/downloadmodule2
Learning Standards
Visit http://bcspeciesatrisked.org/educators/links for a comprehensive list of the Learning Standards covered by Conservation in Action.
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 15, 2017
0 recommendations  

Conservation in Action: Introduction to Species at Risk

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Chloe W-S - one year ago
Description
This curriculum resource was produced by and for …
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Chloe W-S - one year ago
Description
This curriculum resource was produced by and for teachers in partnership with the Wilderness Committee, wildlife biologists and curriculum specialists. It’s intended to give students Grades 8 to 12 the opportunity to learn about species at risk in British Columbia in their local environment, understand the threats and identify what they can do to help. Module 1 is an introduction to species at risk while Module 2 specifically focuses on amphibians. Each module uses a project-based learning approach where students will be introduced to the topic, then develop field investigative skills and participate in citizen science. Our resource contains links to valuable multimedia resources as well as ideas to help students connect with species at risk in their community.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Science
Biology
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
biodiversity
endangered species
habitat
URLs
http://bcspeciesatrisked.org/educators/downloadmodule1
Learning Standards
Visit BCSpeciesAtRiskEd.org/educators/links for a comprehensive list of the learning standards that Conservation in Action covers.
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 15, 2017
1 recommendation  

"Decomposition Mission" by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instrctors

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
In this activity, students investigate the fascin…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
In this activity, students investigate the fascinating and complex process of decomposition and lay the foundation for deeper understanding of concepts related to matter and energy transfer in ecosystems. Through exploration and discussion, students go beyond simple definitions. Instead, students discover key characteristics of decomposition as they struggle with creating a sequence for decomposing wood and leaves. They learn the difference between physical decomposition and chemical decomposition and that many things contribute to decomposition, but certain organisms are classified as decomposers. They also search for and discuss evidence of decomposers, make model diagrams to further develop their ideas about the process of decomposition, and discuss decomposition and its role in the cycling of matter. Finally, students are challenged to recognize the evidence and impact of decomposition in the ecosystems they explore.
Subject
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Experiential Education
Place-based Education
Ecology
Ecosystem
Forest
URLs
http://www.beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Decomposition-Mission.pdf
http://www.beetlesproject.org/resources/for-field-instructors/decomposition-mission/
Learning Standards
Students will: - Explore, observe, and compare samples of decomposing materials and use reasoning to determine the level of decomposition among them - Search for and classify decomposers (or evidence of them) as fungi, bacteria or invertebrates - Investigate and discuss decomposition as the process of breaking down dead organisms and their waste materials into smaller and simpler forms of matter - Create a model diagram for the process of decomposition - Discuss the role decomposers play in making matter available to living plants
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
1 recommendation  

Designing a Resilient Community by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
A project-based learning activity in which studen…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
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
1 recommendation   247 downloads

Developing a Primary Nature Program

Resource Type
Conference Paper
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Liz McCaw - one year ago
Description
Conference paper on key concepts to develop a pri…
Resource Type
Conference Paper
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Liz McCaw - one year ago
Description
Conference paper on key concepts to develop a primary outdoor program including building student stamina, safety, collaboration, choosing a site, kits, gear...
Subject
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Keywords
superconference
outdoor education
Duration
Optimal 3x each week
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 13, 2017
0 recommendations   895 downloads

The Diversity of Living Things and Where They Live!

Resource Type
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
Submitted By
E. Comtois - one year ago
Description
Here is a cross-curricular unit on the diversity …
Resource Type
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
Submitted By
E. Comtois - one year ago
Description
Here is a cross-curricular unit on the diversity of living things and where they live. It includes lessons that explore living and non-living things; the differences between a need and want; and the biomes within Canada. There are lessons for outside, in the class, and computer labs with the intention of inquiry and student driven learning. Included is the interactive student notebook, a test, and an assessment for a 3D biome box project - with the intention that all 3 items are weighed evenly when accumulating evidence of learning.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Technology
Keywords
Science
biomes
project based learning
diversity
URLs
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Dnx2mBGjA5Qk0PUDGFktm86d2MLO209bBpCw5JzNw-Q/edit?usp=sharing
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LMYSEgBk_rnlwbckfSfYyeLbIEdva5YLJqt3OSod-ok/edit?usp=sharing
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yQOXTOKVmLCwiaRhEmeNzj5bAUYWOE0z-4NWRCZiem0/edit?usp=sharing
Duration
A unit plan with 13 lessons (30/40 mins each)
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 2, 2017
1 recommendation   59 downloads

ELL Supports for the Music Classroom

Resource Type
Activity
Journal Article
Other
Grade Level
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Jacqueline Bolster - one year ago
Description
Two resources that can be used for the Music clas…
Resource Type
Activity
Journal Article
Other
Grade Level
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Jacqueline Bolster - one year ago
Description
Two resources that can be used for the Music classroom that includes ELL Students. Resource 1 is a journal article from Kristen Lems entitled "Using Music in the Adult ESL Classroom" This article outlines ELL friendly activities that incorporate music to further understanding of sentence structure and grammar. Resource 2 is a video of a live performance of Hamilton: An American Musical. This video can be used in conjunction with a unit on musical genre, or musical theatre. Storyline of the show is presented in a slow, understandable delivery benefitting ELL students. Storyline is altered to present narrative of American History through immigrants, and people of colour, providing relevance to immigrant students in the classroom.
Subject
Arts Education
Music
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
URLs
https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED459634.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ECzlMYRKLg
Learning Standards
Explore Musical ideas by combining genres and styles Document, share, and appreciate musical works and experiences in a variety of contexts Contribute personal voice, cultural identity, and perspective in musical study and performance Make connections with others on a local, regional, and global scale through music
Duration
Adaptable
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 26, 2018
2 recommendations   236 downloads

Environmental Science 11/12 #PSADay Michael Wolfe

Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Michael Wolfe - one year ago
Description
Environmental Science 11/12 - a Superconference W…
Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
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
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 22, 2017
1 recommendation  

Exploring a Forest by HCTF Education

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students explore a forest at designated stations,…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students explore a forest at designated stations, using their vision and, blindfolded, their other senses. By engaging with the forest in a personal, multisensory activity, students will become more sensitive to the components of a forest, and hopefully, treat our landscapes with increased respect.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Place-based Education
Ecosystems
Ecology
URLs
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ExploringAForest_Lesson.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ecosystems_Primer.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/lessons/earth-ecosystems-and-ecology/
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestStories_Lesson.pdf
Learning Standards
Students will engage the senses to explore the characteristics of a forest.
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
1 recommendation  

Exploring the Great Bear Sea - Elementary Resources

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
The Exploring the Great Bear Sea Elementary and S…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
The Exploring the Great Bear Sea Elementary and Secondary Curriculum Resources are based on the film The Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past, Planning for the Future, by Green Fire Productions, and can be used to engage students on an inquiry-based, educational journey through the Great Bear Sea. The Great Bear Sea is a new name given to the North Coast of British Columbia (BC), an area that extends from Campbell River on Vancouver Island to the border of BC and Alaska. This region of British Columbia’s coast is one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world, has enormous cultural significance to the people who live here, and contains important resources for BC’s economy.
Subject
Outdoor Education
Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Place-based Stories
Marine Conservation
Sustainable Resource Management
Biodiversity
Marine Stewardship
Experiential Science
URLs
http://www.greatbearsea.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Exploring-the-Great-Bear-Sea-Elementary-2017.pdf
http://www.greatbearsea.net
Learning Standards
All resources are connected to the revised BC curriculum and include lesson plans, supplementary resources and film clips to support classroom learning.
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 29, 2018
0 recommendations  

Exploring the Great Bear Sea - Secondary Environmental Science

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Heidi Lessman - one year ago
Description
The Exploring the Great Bear Sea Secondary Curric…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Heidi Lessman - one year ago
Description
The Exploring the Great Bear Sea Secondary Curriculum Resources are based on the film The Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past, Planning for the Future, by Green Fire Productions, and can be used to engage students on an inquiry-based, educational journey through the Great Bear Sea. The Great Bear Sea is a new name given to the North Coast of British Columbia (BC), an area that extends from Campbell River on Vancouver Island to the border of BC and Alaska. This region of British Columbia’s coast is one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world, has enormous cultural significance to the people who live here, and contains important resources for BC’s economy.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Place-based Education
Sustainable Resource Management
Marine Stewardship
Traditional and Local Knowledge
Biodiversity
Collaborative Science
URLs
http://greatbearsea.net/
http://greatbearsea.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Exploring-the-Great-Bear-Sea-Secondary-Environmental-Science-2017.pdf
http://greatbearsea.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Exploring-the-Great-Bear-Sea-Secondary-Social-Studies-2017.pdf
Learning Standards
All resources are connected to the revised BC curriculum and include lesson plans, supplementary resources and film clips to support classroom learning.
Duration
30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 29, 2018
0 recommendations  

Forced to leave - Learning about refugees

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
6
7
8
9
10
Submitted By
MSF Canada - 3 years ago
Description
The material offers an introduction to refugee an…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
6
7
8
9
10
Submitted By
MSF Canada - 3 years ago
Description
The material offers an introduction to refugee and displacement issues for students in grade 6 and up. The educational resources are the result of a collaborative effort between the graduate school class (summer 2008) of Dr. Jan Stewart, Director of the Institute for War-Affected Children at Global College, University of Winnipeg and Médecins Sans Frontières/ Doctors Without Borders (MSF). The materials were developed based upon an earlier MSF educational publication: “A Refugee Camp in the City, On Assignment” Teachers Guide, MSF Canada (2003). We hope these five lesson plans will encourage students to continue to learn and understand the challenges more than 50 million refugees and internally displaced people face worldwide
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Research
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
refugees
internally displaced people
humanitarian
humanitarianism
Doctors Without Borders
Medecins Sans Frontieres
URLs
http://www.doctorswithoutborders.ca/educational-resources-about-refugees
Duration
1 - 5 hours
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 9, 2015
1 recommendation  

Forest Food Webs by HCTF Education

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students use forest stores from their ecoprovince…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students use forest stores from their ecoprovince to examine and define the elements of food chains and food webs including abiotic and biotic interactions. Students as ‘food chain roles’ participate in an string webbing activity that demonstrates how roles are inter-connected and the resilience of food webs to adapt to stresses.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Ecosystems
Ecology
Place-based Edcuation
URLs
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ecosystems_Primer.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestStories_Lesson.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestFoodWebs_Lesson.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/lessons/earth-ecosystems-and-ecology/
Learning Standards
The students will be able to: classify forest components into different ecological food web roles; and construct and describe food webs, including non-living aspects of a forest ecosystem.
Duration
30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
3 recommendations  

Free K-12 Lesson Plans

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
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11
12
Submitted By
Teacher.org - 3 years ago
Description
Teacher.org's lesson plans are brought to you by …
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Teacher.org - 3 years ago
Description
Teacher.org's lesson plans are brought to you by teachers who are committed to encouraging conceptual understanding and lifelong learning. These teachers have real life classroom experience and have gone above and beyond to create these lessons. Lessons are organized by subject and grade level. Within each lesson, you will find clear objectives, description of materials needed, a thorough procedure with an opening and a closing, as well as assessments and modifications.
Subject
Arts Education
Dance
Drama
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Music
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Mathematics
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Physics
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
History
Keywords
Elementary Lesson Plans
High School Lesson Plans
Middle School Lesson Plans
URLs
http://www.teacher.org/lesson-plans/
Learning Standards
This is a database of free K-12 lesson plans covering multiple subjects with various learning standards.
Duration
Lessons vary in duration
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 1, 2016
1 recommendation   775 downloads

Geography of North America

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Dale Martelli - 5 years ago
Description
Here is a board game assignment in which students…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Dale Martelli - 5 years ago
Description
Here is a board game assignment in which students express their understanding of the physiographic regions of North America, and a "Find Someone Who..." intro activity.
Subject
Social Studies
Geography
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 25, 2014
0 recommendations   635 downloads

Geography of North America

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Dale Martelli - 5 years ago
Description
Here is a board game idea for showing understandi…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Dale Martelli - 5 years ago
Description
Here is a board game idea for showing understanding of the physiographic regions in North America.
Subject
Social Studies
Geography
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 26, 2014
4 recommendations   842 downloads

Going Outside: A Pedagogical Narration

Resource Type
Journal Article
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Natasha Burgess - 2 years ago
Description
For this narration, we focused on a Grade One stu…
Resource Type
Journal Article
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Natasha Burgess - 2 years ago
Description
For this narration, we focused on a Grade One student who was observed during their play outdoors in the rich winter landscape near West Boundary Elementary School. Reflecting on other ‘ordinary moments’ outdoors with children, we have also included snapshots that capture what children do when they are outside. Donna Boucher teaches Grade 3 at Sardis Elementary in Chilliwack, BC and is an active member of EEPSA (secretary). Growing up as a farm kid and early career work as a wildlife biologist developed her appreciation and connection to nature. This guides her practice as she provides lots of opportunities for her students to explore and engage with their natural world. Janine Fraser teaches Kindergarten and Grade One at Midway Elementary School in Midway, BC. She grew up exploring the forests and creeks around her school in North Vancouver and values opportunities to get kids outside. Natasha Burgess teaches Kindergarten and Grade One at Marysville Elementary School in Marysville, BC. While working on her Masters of Education through UVic, she became very interested in ecoliteracy and learning outdoors with young children.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Research
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 26, 2017
2 recommendations   309 downloads

'Green Reads' and Springboard Activities for Children - Book List 1

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Activity
Unit Plan
Presentation
Report/Study/Thesis
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
Barbara Hinson - one year ago
Description
My recommendations for 'Green Reads for Children …
Resource Type
Activity
Unit Plan
Presentation
Report/Study/Thesis
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
Barbara Hinson - one year ago
Description
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
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 22, 2018
2 recommendations   214 downloads

'Green Reads' by thematic themes for Children - Book and Media, List 2

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Activity
Unit Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
Barbara Hinson - one year ago
Description
'Green Reads' for Environmental Learning for Chil…
Resource Type
Activity
Unit Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
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).
Subject
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
4 recommendations   1234 downloads

Grizzly Conservation in BC Lesson Plans (grades 4-12)

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
The rationale for creating these lesson plans is …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
The rationale for creating these lesson plans is to give teachers and their students an opportunity to examine the conditions surrounding grizzly bears in British Columbia. It also looks at the arguments against trophy hunting.
Subject
Social Justice
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Keywords
habitat
harvest
salmon
ecology
river
Sechelt
First Nations
Duration
a variety of lessons and a variety of times
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 23, 2015
0 recommendations  

Homelessness: Considerations for Teachers

Resource Type
Conference Paper
Grade Level
11
Submitted By
Dale Martelli - 5 years ago
Description
How many people are homeless in BC, Metro Vancouv…
Resource Type
Conference Paper
Grade Level
11
Submitted By
Dale Martelli - 5 years ago
Description
How many people are homeless in BC, Metro Vancouver and the City of Vancouver?
Subject
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
History
URLs
http://homelesshub.ca/EndingHomelessnessNHS
http://www.sfu.ca/~pendakur/teaching/homelessness/Learning.About.Homelessness.pdf
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 25, 2014
1 recommendation   1086 downloads

Human Geography

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
11
Submitted By
Dale Martelli - 5 years ago
Description
Here is a little student activity in which they r…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
11
Submitted By
Dale Martelli - 5 years ago
Description
Here is a little student activity in which they roughly shape out population pyramids to understand how various events impact the population.
Subject
Social Studies
Geography
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 26, 2014
0 recommendations   211 downloads

Incorporating a Worm Bin into your Classroom

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Activity
Unit Plan
Other
Grade Level
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
Maria Dawson - one year ago
Description
Incorporating a worm bin into the classroom provi…
Resource Type
Activity
Unit Plan
Other
Grade Level
1
2
3
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Submitted By
Maria Dawson - one year ago
Description
Incorporating a worm bin into the classroom provides a unique way for students to look at the life cycle of a worm up close as well as investigate how the worm works to support a healthy environment. It lends several ideas for Cross-Curricular activities including ELA, SS, PE, Applied Skills and Design and more.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Environmental Science
Keywords
Classroom Science Activity
Class pets
Applied Skills and Design
Learning Standards
This activity meets several of the new Core Competencies, though mostly focuses on Personal and Social Awareness.
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 13, 2018
1 recommendation  

"I Notice, I Wonder, It Reminds Me Of": Exploration Routine by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instructors

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
3
4
5
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8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
During the activity, students pick up a natural o…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
3
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5
6
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8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
During the activity, students pick up a natural object, such as a leaf, and make “I notice…” statements out loud with a partner, then share some of their observations with the group. They do the same with “I wonder…” questions, and with “It reminds me of…” connections. Then, students practice using these tools while exploring whatever they find interesting. This simple routine can help students get beyond seeing nature as a “green blur,” and lead them to never be bored in nature again.
Subject
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Experiential Education
Field Studies
Connecting to Nature
URLs
http://www.beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/I-Notice-I-Wonder-It-Reminds-Me-Of.pdf
Learning Standards
Students will: - Increase curiosity for and directly engage with aspects of the natural world. - Make observations, ask questions, and relate findings to past experiences. - Learn that descriptive observations are distinct from statements of opinion or identification.
Duration
15-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
0 recommendations   905 downloads

In the Spirit of Celebration

Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
2
Submitted By
FNESC - 4 years ago
Description
Ceremonies and celebrations are integral to all c…
Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
2
Submitted By
FNESC - 4 years ago
Description
Ceremonies and celebrations are integral to all cultures, include First Peoples. This unit looks at the traditions associated with wide range of personal and community celebrations. This unit can be developed over the course of the whole school year, particularly if the final celebration has an end-of-year focus. Alternatively, the unit can be the primary focus of study for a period of one to three months.
Subject
Arts Education
Dance
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Music
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Social Studies
URLs
http://www.fnesc.ca/
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 5, 2014
2 recommendations   4974 downloads

The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Searching for a Just Peace

Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
10
11
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Adult
Submitted By
CASJ - 3 years ago
Description
The Israel-Palestine conflict is one of the most …
Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
CASJ - 3 years ago
Description
The Israel-Palestine conflict is one of the most controversial issues in our contemporary world. This unit approaches the conflict through the vehicle of narrative constructed through the judicious use of facts and perspectives. The unit materials include a broad spectrum of resources, lesson plans and student assignments that will produce multiple narratives based on individual perspectives. The unit, which was initiated by the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) Representative Assembly, closes with a critical thinking exercise that asks students to identify the obstacles to peace and write their own narrative about the conflict.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Social Studies
Geography
History
Keywords
Palestine
Israel
peace
war
critical thinking
human rights
history
perspective
Duration
4 multi-day lessons
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 20, 2016
1 recommendation  

"Jobs in a Biotic Community" by the Center for Ecoliteracy

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Other
Grade Level
3
4
5
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students take a census of an outdoor site, and lo…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Other
Grade Level
3
4
5
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students take a census of an outdoor site, and look for organisms that perform different “jobs” in the biotic community. A biotic (or natural) community is made up of the various organisms that live and interact with one another in a particular environment. As in a human community, its members have different roles and depend on each other for survival. In this activity, students examine a study area to find out what organisms live there and the ecological jobs or niches they fill.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Environmental Education
Experiential Education
Place-based Education
Community
Ecosystem
Biotic
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/.../CEL_Lesson_Jobs_in_a_Biotic_Community. pdf
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/downloadable-resource-jobs-biotic-community
Duration
60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
0 recommendations  

Khari McClelland of The Sojourners performs songs from the Underground Railroad

Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
6
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12
Submitted By
Nassim - 3 years ago
Description
Vancouver-based singer-songwriter performs songs …
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
6
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11
12
Submitted By
Nassim - 3 years ago
Description
Vancouver-based singer-songwriter performs songs of the Underground Railroad.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Music
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Keywords
Black history month
Vancouver musician
URLs
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/khari-mcclelland-of-the-sojourners-performs-songs-from-the-underground-railroad-1.3407982
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/programs/onthecoast/vancouver-based-singer-songwriter-performs-songs-of-the-underground-railroad-1.3407986
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 20, 2016

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