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Mars Lander Design Challenge

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Katarina Smith - 26 days ago
Description
Engineering is a broad field that presents many o…
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Katarina Smith - 26 days ago
Description
Engineering is a broad field that presents many opportunities for creative problem solving and hands-on learning. The engineering design cycle is a framework for thinking that can be broadly applied across all subjects and connects well to the new Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies curriculum. In this activity, students act as engineers and participate in a hands-on STEM lesson related to space science, while utilizing the engineering design cycle. Students will build a “Mars Lander” and test our their designs!
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Applied Skills
Cross-Curricular
Science
Earth Science
Physics
Keywords
Design
Engineering
Space
Mars
Learning Standards
- Understand the basic structure of the Engineering Design Cycle and how it relates to the Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies curriculum - Use Inquiry-based learning to solve a design problem - Understand how to build a narrative around STEM activities - Explore an activity that relates to space exploration
Duration
60 - 90 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 24, 2019
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Reading for Science

Resource Type
Worksheet
Grade Level
7
Submitted By
mmacdonald - one month ago
Description
I made a tool (worksheet) to support using newspa…
Resource Type
Worksheet
Grade Level
7
Submitted By
mmacdonald - one month ago
Description
I made a tool (worksheet) to support using newspaper articles and wikipedia pages in the science classroom. It guides the skills of breaking information down to support comprehension using Reciprocal Teaching principles, particularly creating questions that can lead to inquiry within the science curriculum.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Science
Learning Standards
Reading news articles about science and using literacy skills to generate scientific questions.
Duration
30 minutes or more
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 14, 2019
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Forced from home

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MSF Canada - one month ago
Description
The Forced from Home educational tool kit was dev…
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6
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MSF Canada - one month ago
Description
The Forced from Home educational tool kit was developed by Doctors Without Borders to bring to light the daily challenges faced by the millions of displaced people around the world. Students will explore: The push Factors: The issues that cause people to flee their homes, such as conflict, persecution, and natural disasters. On the Move: How people navigate their journeys and cope with their vulnerabilities to exploitation, disease, and other challenges. Legal Status: The rights of displaced people as they flee their homes and the obligations of the international community to assist them. Basic Needs & Shelter: How people find and cook food, maintain basic hygiene, and seek shelter. Health Care: The medical needs of refugee populations and the challenges faced by humanitarian agencies in providing care.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Social Studies
Geography
Law
History
Psychology
Keywords
refugees
migrants
humanitarian crisis
displacement
URLs
https://www.doctorswithoutborders.ca/educational-resources-about-refugees
Duration
40-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 6, 2019
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Fun Science Experiments

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Activity
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Science Made Fun - 2 months ago
Description
Simple and fun experiments for primary school cla…
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Activity
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K
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Science Made Fun - 2 months ago
Description
Simple and fun experiments for primary school classes with instructions, materials list and explanation of the science involved in the experiment
Subject
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Physics
URLs
http://www.sciencemadefunbc.net/experiments.cfm
Language
English
Date Created
Aug 8, 2019
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Student Leadership for Change (SLC)

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5
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Be The Change Earth Alliance - 3 months ago
Description
The SLC eco-social education resources have been …
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5
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Be The Change Earth Alliance - 3 months ago
Description
The SLC eco-social education resources have been designed to empower youth through solution-oriented approaches to the environmental and social issues facing society today. SLC is comprised of five independent, interchangeable modules that focus on developing core values for an environmentally sustainable and socially just worldview. Each module includes a lesson plan, videos, and classroom activities, as well as eight student inquiry & project-based 'Action Packs' that explore sustainability topics, providing current research links, experiential community activities and hands-on actions to develop students’ core competencies in critical and creative thinking, communication, and personal and social responsibility. Sign up for open access lesson/unit plans at: http://www.bethechangeearthalliance.org/open_access_sign_up
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Health and PE
Science
Social Studies
Keywords
Environmental Education
Conscious Consumption
Conservation
Justice
Health
Climate Change
Inquiry
Eco-Social
Integrated Learning
Place-Based
First Peoples' Principles of Learning
URLs
http://www.bethechangeearthalliance.org/open_access_sign_up
Learning Standards
SLC may be used in a variety of courses across many grades. To learn more, visit our curriculum correlations at http://www.bethechangeearthalliance.org/course_connections
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 11, 2019
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Stewards of the Water

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Lesson Plan
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Submitted By
melissa johnson harris - 4 months ago
Description
This lesson incorporates contemplative practices …
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Submitted By
melissa johnson harris - 4 months ago
Description
This lesson incorporates contemplative practices through art and placed based learning. It was part of a district wide Water Stewardship immersive workshop in May of 2019.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
environmental sustainability
aboriginal education
outdoor education
art
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 24, 2019
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Energy Leaders

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Lesson Plan
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Energy Leaders - 7 months ago
Description
Free online education platform for BC teachers th…
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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
Energy Leaders - 7 months ago
Description
Free online education platform for BC teachers that provide engaging, bias balanced curriculum-connected lesson plans and classroom resources focused on energy solutions, conservation and safety.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Science
Social Studies
URLs
https://energyleaders.ca/
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 26, 2019
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Indigenous Workers in the Early History of British Columbia

Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 8 months ago
Description
Lesson activities of " Indigenous Workers in the …
Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 8 months ago
Description
Lesson activities of " Indigenous Workers in the Early History of British Columbia” provide a comprehensive investigation into what is recalled of the role of Indigenous Peoples in the early economy of British Columbia and concludes with activities to re-examine those perceptions and to reassess how historical events are chronicled in the narrative of our past. 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
History
Labour History
Keywords
historiography
Economics
Resource Industry
curriculum competencies
inquiry
significance
evidence
continuity and change
stereotypes
First Nations
ethical judgment
URLs
https://www.bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/POH/timelineENG.pdf
Learning Standards
Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions. Assess the significance of people, places, events, or developments, and compare varying perspectives on their significance at particular times and places, and from group to group. (significance) Assess the justification for competing historical accounts after investigating points of contention, reliability of sources, and adequacy of evidence. (evidence) Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups at particular times and places. (continuity and change) Explain and infer different perspectives on past or present people, places, issues, or events by considering prevailing norms, values, worldviews, and beliefs. (perspective) Recognize implicit and explicit ethical judgments in a variety of sources. (ethical judgment) Make reasoned ethical judgments about actions in the past and present, and determine appropriate ways to remember and respond. (ethical judgment)
Duration
1-6 lessons
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 21, 2019
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Lahal: Math Connections (probability)

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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Susie Grace - one year ago
Description
Class 1 A short video documentary, filmed at a Si…
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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Susie Grace - one year ago
Description
Class 1 A short video documentary, filmed at a Siwash Gathering in Tsilhqot'in territory (near Sugar Cane), introduces the game of Lahal. Learners will listen and watch to learn not only the rules of the game, but also the purpose both past and present. Learners will learn about the materials, the hand signals as well as the object and procedures of the game. Learners will be introduced the the value this game holds for the Tsihlqot'in community both past and present. Learners will then be asked to calculate theoretical probabilities of certain results in the game. Class 2 Learners will be introduced to experiential probability and will have an opportunity to conduct a math experiment in small groups. Follow up Learners will have a chance to reflect on their learning after watching a first nation's dance celebrating Laval. Finally, if the teacher wishes, the actual game of Lahal can be played! Worksheets, links to videos, music, etc. provided.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
Mathematics
Social Studies
Keywords
First People
Probability
Integrated curriculum
Bone Game
Slahal
URLs
https://sites.google.com/gsuite.viu.ca/lahal-math-connections/home
Learning Standards
*Theoretical probability (with 2 independent events) *Experiential probability (with 2 independent events) *Develop, demonstrate, and apply mathematical understanding through play, inquiry, and problem solving *Connection to first people's principles of learning and learning content *Learning recognizes the role of indigenous knowledge *Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits and the ancestors
Duration
2 or 3 lessons
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 2, 2018
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Climate change heroes posters and lesson plans

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CASJ - one year ago
Description
These poster and lesson plans support K–12 teache…
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Other
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Submitted By
CASJ - one year ago
Description
These poster and lesson plans support K–12 teachers in becoming climate change heroes by inspiring students to understand and take actions on climate change.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
URLs
https://www.bctf.ca/SocialJustice.aspx?id=27811&libID=27801
Duration
Variety of lessons ranging in duration.
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 25, 2018
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Bea Zucco: Working People: A History of Labour in BC - Labour History Project, Episode 3 Lesson Materials 6

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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
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Submitted By
Labour History Project - one year ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Bea …
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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
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Submitted By
Labour History Project - one year ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Bea Zucco” from the acclaimed Knowledge Network series; Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia produced by Landrock Entertainment. The lesson examines the work of Bea Zucco who championed the rights of workers afflicted by occupation related illnesses following the death of her husband who had been exposed to asbestos in the work place. 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
Cross-Curricular
Careers
Social Justice
Social Studies
Law
Keywords
Asbestos
vignette
Workplace Safety
WorksafeBC
health & safety
youth work in trades
URLs
http://www.labourheritagecentre.ca/
Learning Standards
1. To be able to explain what workplace safety protocols are in place to protect workers in British Columbia. 2. To analyze the role of individual citizens in promoting social justice in Canada. 3. To be aware of how individuals can provide leadership as agents for change in such matters as workplaces safety. 4. Contribute to care of self, others, and community. 5. Access information and ideas on workplace safety prior to work placement to determine workplace safety risks. 6. Identify, demonstrate, and incorporate provincially legislated safety and site-specific work-site safety procedures while at the work placement. 7. Understand occupational health and safety rights and responsibilities, including trade-specific hazards.
Duration
15-90 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 15, 2018
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Buck Suzuki: Working People: A History of Labour in BC - Labour History Project, Episode 3 Lesson Materials 3

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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
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Submitted By
Labour History Project - one year ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Buck…
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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
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Submitted By
Labour History Project - one year ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Buck Suzuki” from the acclaimed Knowledge Network series; Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia produced by Landrock Entertainment. The lesson examines the life Buck Suzuki who championed the rights of Japanese Canadian Fishermen and who was also an early advocate for the environmental protection of Salmon resources and habitat. The vignette is set within the context of the Internment of the Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. 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
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Social Studies
History
Labour History
Keywords
Environment
Fishing
Cannery
Internment
Racism
Prejudice
United Fishermen’s Union
Second World War
British Columbia
social justice
Law 12
URLs
http://www.labourheritagecentre.ca/
Learning Standards
To be able to describe the consequences of social injustice based on race and ethnicity. (cause and consequence) To analyze the role of individual citizens in promoting social justice in Canada. (significance) To understand how Japanese internment impacted lives during and after the Second World War. (continuity and change) To be aware of how individuals can provide leadership as agent for change in such matters as environmental policy. (significance)
Duration
15-90 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 15, 2018
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Home Front, Work Front: Working People: A History of Labour in BC - Labour History Project, Episode 3 Lesson Materials 4

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Lesson Plan
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Submitted By
Labour History Project - one year ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Home…
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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
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Submitted By
Labour History Project - one year ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Home Front, Work Front” from the acclaimed Knowledge Network series; Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia produced by Landrock Entertainment. The lesson examines the working life of at the Burrard Dry Dock during the Second World War, when women entered the workforce in unheard of numbers. Additional lesson material deals with photographic and poster material related to women’s roles in the war effort. 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
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Social Studies
History
Labour History
Keywords
shipbuilding
photograph analysis
Rosie the Riveter
Labour History
British Columbia
evidence
URLs
http://www.labourheritagecentre.ca/education/lesson-plans/
Learning Standards
Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions. Assess the significance of people, places, events, or developments, and compare varying perspectives on their significance at particular times and places, and from group to group (significance) Assess the justification for competing historical accounts after investigating points of contention, reliability of sources, and adequacy of evidence (evidence) Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups at particular times and places (continuity and change)
Duration
15 minutes and up to 120 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Aug 31, 2018
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Ressource pédagogique - Le Petit Lexique

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sisi - one year ago
Description
Cette ressource est un outil pour aider les étudi…
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sisi - one year ago
Description
Cette ressource est un outil pour aider les étudiants à mieux écrire des productions écrites. Le Petit Lexique est une référence qui permet de trouver le mot juste qui traduit l’idée désirant être véhiculée. Cette ressource illustre les différentes étapes de la composition. Au départ pour faire germer des idées avant de commencer un texte, durant le développement, pour faire progresser le texte, et finalement, pour réviser et améliorer le texte. Le recueil décompose les différentes parties du texte narratif (récit d’aventure, le conte ou la nouvelle). La situation initiale est composée par la notion du temps, le lieu et le personnage. Le développement du récit est illustré par des exemples liés aux événements, les réactions et actions du personnage et finalement, la situation finale offre des exemples liés au dénouement (l’échec ou la réussite).
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Français arts langagiers
Languages
French/FSL
Learning Standards
Writing
Duration
pas applicable
Language
French
Date Created
Jul 25, 2018
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Sensory Grounding Activity

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Activity
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
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Submitted By
Sarah Steele - one year ago
Description
A student worksheet on which student can write ab…
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Activity
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
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Submitted By
Sarah Steele - one year ago
Description
A student worksheet on which student can write about their sensory experience while sitting alone in nature. This activity can help students relax and become more aware and appreciative of their surroundings.
Subject
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Keywords
Free-Writing
Learning Standards
Big Idea: Spending time outdoors allows us to develop an understanding of the natural environment and ourselves. Curricular Competencies: - Participate in a variety of outdoor activities - Monitor environmental conditions during outdoor activities
Duration
30 minutes.
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 21, 2018
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Nature Scene Investigators by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instructors

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Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
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4
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Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
This activity sets an exciting tone of exploratio…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
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Submitted By
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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"Decomposition Mission" by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instrctors

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Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
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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
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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
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"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
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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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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
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"Jobs in a Biotic Community" by the Center for Ecoliteracy

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Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Other
Grade Level
3
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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/sites/default/files/uploads/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
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En'owkin: What It Means to a Sustainable Community by Jeannette Armstrong

Resource Type
Activity
Journal Article
Online Journal
Grade Level
9
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Adult
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
En'owkin, a word that comes from the high languag…
Resource Type
Activity
Journal Article
Online Journal
Grade Level
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
En'owkin, a word that comes from the high language of the Okanagan people, provides a foundation for sustainable living. This is an article written by Jeannette Armstrong, teaching us about "What it Means to be a Sustainable Community."
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Keywords
First Nations Perspectives
Place-based Education
Environmental Education
Aboriginal Ways of Knowing
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/article/enowkin-what-it-means-sustainable-community
Duration
60-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Designing a Resilient Community by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
9
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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
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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  

Starting with Soil by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
1
2
3
4
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
With animation, interactivity, and sound effects,…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
1
2
3
4
Submitted By
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  

Understanding Food and Climate Change: A Systems Perspective by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Understanding Food and Climate Change: A Systems …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
11
12
Adult
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
2 recommendations  

Understanding Food and Climate Change: An interactive guide by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Understanding Food and Climate Change: An Interac…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
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
2 recommendations  

The 3 R's in the Forest by HCTF Education

Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
5
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Matter cycles. Matter for growth, maintenance and…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
5
Submitted By
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  

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  

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
1 recommendation  

Be a Biodiversity Detective!

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students investigate biodiversity of wildlife in …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
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  

Kootenay Boundary Environmental Education Initiative Inspiration Handbook

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
The KBEE has been working to find ways of enablin…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
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
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  

Glaciers & Climate Change

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Submitted By
SFU Faculty of Science - one year ago
Description
Students will learn about the consequences of tem…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Submitted By
SFU Faculty of Science - one year ago
Description
Students will learn about the consequences of temperature change and how it affects Canada's glaciers. It delves into how scientists measure glacier mass change and the impact of melting glaciers.
Subject
Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
URLs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GZRCKSGOVg
http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/science/Seasonal%20Science/Teacher%20Guide%20to%20Glaciers%20Video%20(EK).pdf
Learning Standards
This "inquiry" video and teacher's guide is designed to be shared in small “bite-size” portions that offer time for student reflection and application of the ideas presented. The information below is organized to align the structure of the re-designed curriculum (which follows the Scientific Method) with the viewing process suggested by each video.
Duration
40 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 26, 2018
0 recommendations  

Core Competency Digital Portfolio

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Other
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Elizabeth deVries - one year ago
Description
I have been collecting great ideas and have put t…
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Elizabeth deVries - one year ago
Description
I have been collecting great ideas and have put them together into a slide deck that can serve as a place for collection of evidence and reflections. This slide deck was the base of our work (feel free to take, modify and use it with your classes). https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KZm4liDMUkQ3Y9KoF_0vCxutL2zeIJmsggYslflsmQM/edit?usp=sharing We used the Chrome extension called "Alice Keeler's Webcam Recording" to record our personal introduction videos. We used the chrome extension "Screencastify" to take screenshots of pictures or pages on the screen that showed work or areas of interest. We typed in answers in some spots and we added videos and images as well as evidence of our work and learning. Got questions? Feel free to send me an email. Thank you to those teachers that shared their images - credit is given.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Keywords
collection
evidence and reflection
URLs
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KZm4liDMUkQ3Y9KoF_0vCxutL2zeIJmsggYslflsmQM/edit?usp=sharing
Learning Standards
Core Competencies
Duration
continued exploration
Language
English
Date Created
May 24, 2018
6 recommendations   456 downloads

Teaching critical digital literacy to combat fake news

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Ron Darvin - one year ago
Description
This set of modules helps teachers equip students…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Ron Darvin - one year ago
Description
This set of modules helps teachers equip students with critical digital literacies so that they can verify information online.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Applied Skills
Information Technology
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Keywords
critical thinking
Learning Standards
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information (BC Digital Literacy Framework).
Duration
This is a set of lessons, each taking around 30 to 60 minutes.
Language
English
Date Created
May 11, 2018
2 recommendations   472 downloads

The Professionals

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
11
12
Submitted By
Labour History Project - one year ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "The …
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
11
12
Submitted By
Labour History Project - one year ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "The Professionals” from the acclaimed Knowledge Network series; Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia produced by Landrock Entertainment. A short profile on Ethel Johns, an important figure in the history of nursing in British Columbia. Lesson materials examine the changing role of women in the nursing workforce from 1900-1960 . An extension activity also examines the Nurses Strike of 1989. 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
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Social Studies
History
Labour History
Keywords
Ethel Johns
gender equity
strike
union
BCNU
Victorian
First World War
Second World War
Interwar years
1960's
URLs
http://www.labourheritagecentre.ca/education/lesson-plans/
Learning Standards
The materials address aspects of the key learning standards of the current social studies 10 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, evidence and perspective are addressed in the materials as they examine the changing roles of women in British Columbian society as they work towards improving working conditions and recognition in the nursing profession.
Duration
15-90 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
May 3, 2018
1 recommendation   386 downloads

Age of Steamers

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Labour History Project - one year ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Age …
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
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
2 recommendations   1396 downloads

A template for a Pedagogical Narration

Resource Type
Assessment
Grade Level
pre-K
K
Submitted By
BCPTA - one year ago
Description
Do you want to make a parent cry when they get a …
Resource Type
Assessment
Grade Level
pre-K
K
Submitted By
BCPTA - one year ago
Description
Do you want to make a parent cry when they get a report on their child, and cry in a good way? Want to honour a child and their family? Want to capture learning and make it visible? Want to be a reflective teacher? A pedagogical narration is something I wrote on each child in my classroom this year as a formal report. It is a story that allows one to see inside a child’s imagination and thinking. It allows teachers to link the demonstrated knowledge of the child to the curriculum and core competencies. It's a wonderful way to honour the child.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
reflective practice
child honouring
assessment
making learning visible
play based
Learning Standards
It is a way to make learning visible. It is a way to help teachers be more reflective in their work. It is a way to honor and better understand a child. It is a way for a teacher to communicate this understanding to children and their families. It is a story that allows one to see inside a child’s imagination and thinking. It allows teachers to link the demonstrated knowledge of the child to the curriculum and core competencies. Its a way to honour the child.
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 20, 2018
0 recommendations   264 downloads

Teaching Indigenous Oral Tradition through the Telephone Game

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
Breanna Neden - one year ago
Description
• Students will understand that knowledge is pass…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
Breanna Neden - one year ago
Description
• Students will understand that knowledge is passed down through an Oral Tradition in Indigenous communities across Canada. • Students will know that stories and storytellers are sacred to Indigenous people. • Student will be able to describe the concept of “Oral Tradition” and explain why storytelling/storytellers are so important in Indigenous communities.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
First Nations
Social Studies
Learning Standards
Big Idea: Social Studies - Gr.3 “Indigenous knowledge is passed down through oral history, traditions and collective memory”.
Duration
30
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 1, 2018
0 recommendations   247 downloads

Women and Alcohol

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds lesson idea deconstructs a CBC docume…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds lesson idea deconstructs a CBC documentary and other marketing pieces to explore social concepts and health issues related to women and alcohol. A teacher's guide with links to other resources is available. This iMinds lesson idea deconstructs a CBC documentary and other marketing pieces to explore social concepts and health issues related to women and alcohol. A teacher's guide with links to other resources is available.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Social Studies
History
Keywords
iminds
drugs
substance use
drug iteracy
health
well-being
URLs
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/women-alcohol.pdf
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Curricular competencies (Social Studies 10) Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions Assess the significance of people, places, events and developments, and compare varying perspectives on their historical significance at particular times and places, and from group to group. Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups during this time period Assess how prevailing conditions and the actions of individuals or groups affect events, decisions, and developments Explain different perspectives on past or present people, places, issues, and events, by comparing norms, values, worldviews, and beliefs Make reasoned ethical judgments about controversial actions in the past and present, and whether we have a responsibility to respond Curricular competencies (Physical and Health Education 10). Explore and describe factors that shape personal identities, including social and cultural factors Identify factors that influence health messages from a variety of sources and analyze their influence on behaviour Assess and evaluate strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use for others Analyze strategies for promoting mental well-being for self and others Propose strategies for developing and maintaining healthy relationships Propose strategies for avoiding and/or responding to potentially unsafe, abusive or exploitive situations Propose healthy choices that support lifelong health and well-being Reflect on outcomes of personal healthy-living goals and assess strategies used Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals Curricular competencies (English Language Arts/Media Studies 11/12) Apply appropriate strategies in a variety of contexts to comprehend written, oral, visual and multi-modal texts, guide inquiry and extend thinking Think critically, creatively and reflectively to explore ideas within, between and beyond texts Recognize and identify the role of personal, social and cultural contexts, values and perspectives in texts Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text and world Respectfully exchange ideas and viewpoints from diverse perspectives to build shared understanding and extend thinking Demonstrate understanding and communicate increasingly sophisticated ideas through a wide variety of digital and print media, including opportunities to evaluate sources of information
Duration
60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 15, 2018
0 recommendations   235 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
4
5
6
7
8
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   2232 downloads

Going Outside: A Pedgagogical Narration

Resource Type
Assessment
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Janine Fraser, BCPTA PSA - one year ago
Description
I followed a student outside and captured an ordi…
Resource Type
Assessment
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Janine Fraser, BCPTA PSA - one year ago
Description
I followed a student outside and captured an ordinary moment. I reflected on what I saw. I talked to another teacher for their thoughts. I talked to the parent of the student for their thoughts. I connected his learning with the curriculum and thought about what I would do in the classroom to further his learning and the learning of others. A pedagogical narration is the process and framework I used to make learning visible.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
documentation
Learning Standards
How do you capture and share authentic learning moments and then add reflections and involve parents and other educators in the process? Use a pedagogical narration to make learning and thinking more visible for students, teachers, and parents. This sample explains the steps and shows an example you can follow with one of your students.
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 1, 2018
1 recommendation   723 downloads

Environmental Science Draft Ideas

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Other
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
MacKenzie Bouchard - one year ago
Description
This document contains tips and tricks for teachi…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Other
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
MacKenzie Bouchard - one year ago
Description
This document contains tips and tricks for teaching the newly proposed Environmental Science coursework that will be implemented with the BC Draft Curriculum in the near future. My goal was to provide teaching strategies, assessment suggestions, field trip opportunities, and classroom ideas that are student led learning opportunities. In this document, you will NOT find worksheets or seat work. My hope was to provide invigorating ideas involving Environmental Science that will spark debate and critical thinking in your classroom. This document may be used or adapted for any science class. This was done as a Teach BC Assignment for my education coursework with the UNBC Education Program. I hope you enjoy it!
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Teaching Strategies
Science
Biology
Environmental Science
Curriculum
Learning
Keywords
Biology
Wetland
Draft Curriculum
New Curriculum
Learning Standards
This document intends to aid teachers in their unit planning for the new Draft Environmental Science 11 and 12 coursework. Included in the article are means for implementing the values of the new curriculum into any science classroom, means for assessment (mainly formative, but could also be used for summative), as well as different methods for teaching the course material, and an included slide show and lesson plan. This was done as an assignment for my UNBC Education Program coursework. I hope you enjoy it!
Duration
15-80 mins
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 23, 2018
18 recommendations   1046 downloads

Digital Superheros! What's Your Superpower?

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
3
4
5
6
Submitted By
Mazu - one year ago
Description
*This lesson requires the use of an app. Teacher…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
3
4
5
6
Submitted By
Mazu - one year ago
Description
*This lesson requires the use of an app. Teachers are reminded that they should check their school and district social media policies before implementing this in their classroom.* The digital world can be a positive community for kids and adults to express themselves and their creativity, but it also can have many pitfalls for kids to navigate on their own. At Mazu our users are learning to embrace the positive power of social media in a safe, curated space free of negativity, but we don’t want to stop there! We believe digital citizenship needs to be discussed and taught at an early age, so we invite your class to join our movement. You can help us to facilitate discussions on what it means to be a good digital citizen, and how we all have a part to play in making the online world a positive place. We’ve provided a sample lesson plan for you and some supplementary materials, feel free to use them to spark discussion and to add your own ideas. Become a part of our movement, discuss, create, and inspire what it means to be a good digital citizen!
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Applied Skills
Business Education
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Teaching Strategies
Keywords
community
citizenship
digital lesson plan
comic
Learning Standards
https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/competencies/social-responsibility https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/competencies/ppci
Duration
90 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 23, 2018
2 recommendations   226 downloads

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

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 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
2 recommendations   343 downloads

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

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 …
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
1 recommendation   502 downloads

Expanding your Core Competency Portfolio

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Janine Fraser, BCPTA PSA - one year ago
Description
Use these posters, suggested stories and activiti…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Janine Fraser, BCPTA PSA - one year ago
Description
Use these posters, suggested stories and activities to create an expansive and comprehensive portfolio with students to help them learn more about the core competencies and ultimately about themselves.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Keywords
core competencies
facets
student self assessment
posters
book suggestions
Learning Standards
Students will learn about all of the facets of the core competencies using these posters and corresponding suggested stories and activities.
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 14, 2018
1 recommendation   154 downloads

Environmental Science 11: Diversity and Ecosystem Relationships Lesson and Project

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Kayla Baerg - one year ago
Description
Through a review of symbiotic relationships as a …
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Kayla Baerg - one year ago
Description
Through a review of symbiotic relationships as a class and through a Kahoot!, students will prepare for, and begin a diversity and relationship modelling group project, focused on a local ecosystem. This lesson plan gives a Kahoot! quiz link, example charts and rubric, and class flow.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
ecosystem
modelling
kahoot
diversity
symbiotic relationships
habitat
local place
Learning Standards
Big Ideas: Diversity in Local Ecosystems, Processes and Changes in Local Ecosystems FPPL: Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place). Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one's actions. Learning recognizes the role of indigenous knowledge. Learning requires exploration of one's identity. Curricular Competencies: experience and interpret the local environment; construct, analyze and interpret models and/or diagrams Content Competencies: abiotic and edaphic factors; biodiversity - species and their ecological roles, relationships and interactions in ecosystems; population dynamics
Duration
90 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 6, 2018
0 recommendations   380 downloads

Becoming a Detective

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
6
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Through this 6-lesson module from iMinds, student…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
6
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Through this 6-lesson module from iMinds, students learn how to be detectives. They examine “clues” about the potential influences on a young person’s behaviour in order to solve a case involving three students who keep falling asleep in class. Module includes background material, lesson plans, and black-line masters.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Keywords
drugs
substance use
drug iteracy
health
well-being
iMinds
URLs
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds-grade6.pdf
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds-grade6-french.pdf
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
First Peoples’ Principles of Learning • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place) • Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions • Learning involves generational roles and responsibilities • Learning is embedded in memory, history, and story • Learning requires exploration of one’s identity English Language Arts 6 Big Ideas • Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens. Competencies • Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts • Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world • Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways • Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking • Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences Physical and Health Education 6 Big Ideas • Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being. • Learning about similarities and differences in individuals and groups influences community health Competencies • Describe the impacts of personal choices on health and well-being • Analyze health messages and possible intentions to influence behaviour • Identify, apply, and reflect on strategies used to pursue personal healthy living goals • Identify and describe strategies for avoiding and/or responding to potentially unsafe, abusive or exploitive situations • Describe and apply strategies for developing and maintaining healthy relationships • Describe and assess strategies for promoting mental well-being, for self and others • Describe and assess strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use, for others • Explore and describe strategies for managing physical, emotional and social changes during puberty and adolescence • Strategies for managing personal and social risks related to psychoactive substances and potentially addictive behaviours
Duration
60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 22, 2017
0 recommendations   86 downloads

The Perfect High

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds teacher's resource suggests ways to u…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds teacher's resource suggests ways to use Shel Silverstein's poem, The Perfect High, to help students explore life, truth and drugs. A student handout is available.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Keywords
drugs
substance use
drug iteracy
health
well-being
iMinds
URLs
https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/drug-perfect-high.pdf
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
First Peoples' Principles of Learning: • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place) • Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions • Learning is embedded in memory, history, and story • Learning requires exploration of one’s identity English Language Arts 9 Big Ideas: Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world. Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens. Competencies: • Access information and ideas for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate their relevance, accuracy, and reliability. • Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking • Recognize and appreciate how different forms, structures, and features of texts reflect different purposes, audiences, and messages • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts • Recognize how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identity • Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world • Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways • Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking • Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences
Duration
60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 22, 2017
0 recommendations   98 downloads

The Power of Music

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
For millennia, music has had a deep and abiding r…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
For millennia, music has had a deep and abiding role in human culture. It affects and reflects historical, social, ethnic, religious, philosophical, and aesthetic contexts and practices. This lesson asks students to consider the role that music has played – and continues to play – in the human experience, in society as a whole as well as in their individual lives. The songs provided all provide opportunity to reflect on these issues, and in particular how music might affect and reflect attitudes towards alcohol or other drugs.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Keywords
iminds
drugs
substance use
drug iteracy
health
well-being
iMinds
URLs
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/ela9-music-power-outline.pdf
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
First Peoples’ principles of learning • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place) • Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions • Learning is embedded in memory, history, and story • Learning requires exploration of one’s identity English Language Arts 9 Big Ideas • Exploring stories narrative texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world • Questioning what we hear, read and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens. Curricular competencies • Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking • Recognize and appreciate how different forms, structures, and features of texts reflect different purposes, audiences, and messages • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts • Recognize how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identity • Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world • Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways • Understand how literary elements, techniques, and devices enhance and shape meaning • Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking • Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences
Duration
60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 22, 2017

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