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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   1703 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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ABCs of Reading Workshop notes

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Presentation
Grade Level
K
6
Submitted By
Gail Bailey - one year ago
Description
A workshop handout for a presentation consisting …
Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
K
6
Submitted By
Gail Bailey - one year ago
Description
A workshop handout for a presentation consisting of a collection of teacher-tested strategies and suggestions for helping student build strong reading foundations.
Subject
Research
Learning
Keywords
superconference
reading
remediation
reading strategies
Learning Standards
Comprehend and Connect (reading, listening, viewing)
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 28, 2017
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American Educator

Resource Type
Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
The official publication of the American Federati…
Resource Type
Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
The official publication of the American Federation of Teachers features selected full text articles from current and past issues.
Subject
Research
URLs
http://www.aft.org/our-news/periodicals/american-educator
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 9, 2015
0 recommendations   681 downloads

The Application of Selected Quality School Attributes to Improve Student Achievement and Interest

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Other
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
P. Aquino - 4 years ago
Description
Research project completed in partial fulfillment…
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Other
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
P. Aquino - 4 years ago
Description
Research project completed in partial fulfillment of Master's in Education. Explores the application of some of Glasser's Quality School Attributes and the effect on student achievement and interest.
Subject
Research
Learning
Pedagogy
Keywords
Research
William Glasser
Quality Schools
Student achievement
Project-based learning
Learning Standards
N/A
Duration
N/A
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 23, 2014
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ASCD Express

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Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
ASCD Express is a free email delivered every two …
Resource Type
Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
ASCD Express is a free email delivered every two weeks that is filled with articles, tips, and an online video focusing on topics such as classroom management, differentiated instruction, formative assessment, and instructional leadership that are essential to successful education practice.
Subject
Research
URLs
http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/home.aspx
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 10, 2015
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ASCD SmartBrief

Resource Type
Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
ASCD SmartBrief is a free daily email news servic…
Resource Type
Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
ASCD SmartBrief is a free daily email news service that provides summaries and links to major education stories and issues. Registration required.
Subject
Research
URLs
http://www.ascd.org/ProfileRegistration.aspx?signup=smartbrief
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 10, 2015
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BCATML Ministry of Education - Workshop Presentation

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Conference Paper
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5
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Submitted By
Rome Lavrencic - 4 years ago
Description
This document is a PDF version of the Ministry of…
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Conference Paper
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5
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Submitted By
Rome Lavrencic - 4 years ago
Description
This document is a PDF version of the Ministry of Education's PowerPoint Presentation shown on October 24, 2014 as part of the BCATML Celebrating Languages Conference. It reviews the direction the province is currently taking with the re-writing of the Core French curriculum. This document is graciously shared by Laura Hawkes, Brent Munro and Claire Guy.
Subject
Languages
French
Research
Curriculum
Keywords
Français
FSL
Core French
French Curriculum
Learning Standards
This document provides an overview of the structure of the new Core French curriculum.
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 15, 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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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
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
1 recommendation  

Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice

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Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
Brock Education is a peer-reviewed open-access Ca…
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Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
Brock Education is a peer-reviewed open-access Canadian journal that publishes two issues a year. The main purpose of the journal is to foster inquiry (in schools, post-secondary institutions and beyond) and promote a deeper understanding of the experiences of educators and learners.
Subject
Research
URLs
https://journals.library.brocku.ca/brocked/index.php/home/issue/archive
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 21, 2015
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Canadian Journal For Teacher Research

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Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
The Canadian Journal for Teacher Research is an o…
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Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
The Canadian Journal for Teacher Research is an online, peer-reviewed journal featuring research undertaken by teachers. The journal is supported by the ATA and the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. Teachers are encouraged to submit articles for possible publication.
Subject
Research
URLs
https://www.teacherresearch.ca/
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 8, 2015
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The Canadian Journal of Action Research (CJAR)

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Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
The Canadian Journal of Action Research is a free…
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Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
The Canadian Journal of Action Research is a freely accessible, full-text, peer-reviewed electronic journal intended for elementary, secondary, and university teachers who are concerned with exploring the unity between educational research and practice.
Subject
Research
URLs
http://journals.nipissingu.ca/index.php/cjar/index
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 8, 2015
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Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy (CJEAP)

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Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
CJEAP is a scholarly, peer-reviewed electronic jo…
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Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
CJEAP is a scholarly, peer-reviewed electronic journal with a Canadian focus from the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education. It raises important questions and promotes debate on problems of educational practice and policy.
Subject
Research
URLs
https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cjeap/
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 9, 2015
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Canadian Journal of Education (CJE)

Resource Type
Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
This leading, bilingual Canadian educational jour…
Resource Type
Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
This leading, bilingual Canadian educational journal offers full text access to current and past issues. It publishes scholarly articles, review essays, discussions, book reviews, and research notes broadly but not exclusively related to Canadian education and written to be of interest to a wide, well-read general readership.
Subject
Research
URLs
http://cje-rce.ca/
Language
English
French
Date Created
Dec 9, 2015
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Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie

Resource Type
Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
The Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology i…
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Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
The Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology is a peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of educational technology and learning. Topics include: learning theory and technology, cognition and technology, instructional design theory and application, online learning, computer applications in education, simulations and gaming, and other aspects of the use of technology in the learning process.
Subject
Research
URLs
http://www.cjlt.ca/index.php/cjlt/issue/current
Language
English
French
Date Created
Dec 10, 2015
6 recommendations   2834 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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Submitted By
Harold Gopaul - 3 years ago
Description
This text is illustrated with graphs, photos and …
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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   3201 downloads

Climate Justice in BC: Lessons for Transformation

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Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
This Climate Justice in BC resource package was d…
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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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Activity
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Lesson Plan
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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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Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
In the pages that follow, you will find:
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1
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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
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Connecting With Nature: An educational guide for grades seven and eight

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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 less…
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Activity
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
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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Activity
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Other
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K
Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
Children need to play — especially outdoors. Dire…
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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   84 downloads

Constructive Deliberations Tool Kit

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Activity
Journal Article
Report/Study
Other
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Bruce Beairsto - 10 months ago
Description
This resource is a tool kit of short PDF files th…
Resource Type
Activity
Journal Article
Report/Study
Other
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Bruce Beairsto - 10 months ago
Description
This resource is a tool kit of short PDF files that can be used in a variety of ways to improve a group’s ability to understand each other, resolve differences and make good decisions. It was developed to support a seminar series conducted by the Centre for the Study of Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP) at SFU. The tool kit could be useful for staff meetings, school-based team meetings or union executive meetings for example.  It can also help individuals to deepen their understanding of the complexities of communication and improve their ability to be constructive participants in any type of discussion - whether as part of a group or more generally in their interpersonal relations.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Research
Reflective practice
Keywords
dialogue
decision-making
collaborative problem-solving
teacher pro-d
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 3, 2018
1 recommendation   3398 downloads

Core Competency Posters

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Classroom printables
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Submitted By
BCTF - 2 years ago
Description
The core competencies along with literacy and num…
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Grade Level
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Submitted By
BCTF - 2 years ago
Description
The core competencies along with literacy and numeracy foundations and essential content and concepts are at the centre of the redesign of curriculum and assessment. Core competencies are sets of intellectual, personal, and social and emotional proficiencies that all students need to develop in order to engage in deep learning and life-long learning. Through provincial consultation, three core competencies were identified. Posters created by the BC Ministry of Education.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
Applied Skills
Cross-Curricular
English Language Arts
Français arts langagiers
Health and PE
Languages
Mathematics
Research
Science
Social Studies
Keywords
Communication
Thinking
Personal & Social Responsibility
Positive Personal & Cultural Identity
Personal Awareness & Responsibility
Social Responsibility
Creative Thinking
Critical Thinking
Ministry of Education
URLs
https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/competencies
Learning Standards
Core Competencies are embedded in all revised K-12 curricular areas.
Duration
N/A
Language
English
Date Created
May 16, 2017
0 recommendations  

Current Issues in Comparative Education (CICE)

Resource Type
Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
Based at Teachers College, Columbia University, t…
Resource Type
Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
Based at Teachers College, Columbia University, this international online journal provides an interactive medium for debate and discussion of educational policies and comparative studies, and "extraordinary transformations in world politics, economic markets and the social milieu as they affect education." Students, practitioners and academic scholars contribute to the debate formally through articles and informally through the CICE Running Debate.
Subject
Research
URLs
https://www.tc.columbia.edu/cice/
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 9, 2015
1 recommendation  

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

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
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8
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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
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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   247 downloads

Developing a Primary Nature Program

Resource Type
Conference Paper
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
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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   893 downloads

The Diversity of Living Things and Where They Live!

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Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
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4
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Submitted By
E. Comtois - one year ago
Description
Here is a cross-curricular unit on the diversity …
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Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
4
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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
0 recommendations  

Education Canada

Resource Type
Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
Education Canada, Canadian Education Association'…
Resource Type
Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
Education Canada, Canadian Education Association's (CEA) flagship magazine, is published five times a year. Its editorial stance stimulates thought and provides a forum for ideas and perspectives on current educational issues.
Subject
Research
URLs
https://www.edcan.ca/magazine/summer-2018/
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 9, 2015
0 recommendations  

Education International

Resource Type
Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
Education International represents organizations …
Resource Type
Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
Education International represents organizations of teachers and other education employees across the globe. Through research it works to provide teachers and education unions with the knowledge and policy tools they need to meet everyday challenges to public education systems. The topics and issues covered include: quality in education; commercialization and privatization of public education; teacher education and training; global trends, such as migration and its impact on education; the status of teachers worldwide; and teachers’ working conditions in different settings.
Subject
Research
URLs
https://www.ei-ie.org/en
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 9, 2015
0 recommendations  

Education Policy Analysis Archives

Resource Type
Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
EPAA/AAPE is a peer-reviewed, open-access, intern…
Resource Type
Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
EPAA/AAPE is a peer-reviewed, open-access, international, multilingual, and multidisciplinary journal designed for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and development analysts concerned with education policies. EPAA/AAPE is a peer-reviewed, open-access, international, multilingual, and multidisciplinary journal designed for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and development analysts concerned with education policies
Subject
Research
URLs
http://epaa.asu.edu/ojs/
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 9, 2015
0 recommendations  

Education Week

Resource Type
Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
For more than 30 years, Education Week has been t…
Resource Type
Online Journal
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 3 years ago
Description
For more than 30 years, Education Week has been the most respected voice in education journalism. Edweek.org delivers comprehensive and up-to-the-minute coverage of the most important K-12 news, information, and policy updates and the latest advances in instruction, technology, curriculum, and school finance. Free registration allows up to 3 free articles, blog posts, or commentaries on edweek.org each month. This includes coverage from Education Week, Teacher, Digital Directions, and Industry & Innovation and more than three decades of articles from the Education Week archives.
Subject
Research
URLs
http://www.edweek.org/ew/index.html
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 10, 2015
2 recommendations   1858 downloads

Engaging Students in Sustainable Action Projects, Facilitator's Guide

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Journal Article
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pre-K
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Submitted By
Kim Fulton - 4 years ago
Description
This resource explains how to ethically involve c…
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Activity
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Journal Article
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pre-K
K
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Submitted By
Kim Fulton - 4 years ago
Description
This resource explains how to ethically involve classes in sustainable action projects.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Teaching Strategies
Research
Learning
Pedagogy
Keywords
action projects
place based learning
sustainability
inquiry learning
cross curricular
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 27, 2015
2 recommendations   234 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
0 recommendations   284 downloads

The Every Teacher Project on LGBTQ-inclusive Education in Canada's K-12 Schools: Final Report

Resource Type
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Chris Campbell, UW - 2 years ago
Description
The Every Teacher Project is a national study of …
Resource Type
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Chris Campbell, UW - 2 years ago
Description
The Every Teacher Project is a national study of Canadian educators’ perceptions and experiences of LGBTQ-inclusive education, designed to identify and make widely available the collective expertise of teachers and educational workers on inclusive education practices for sexual and gender minority students. The Every Teacher Project attracted tremendous support from project partner The Manitoba Teachers’ Society and from every national, provincial and territorial teacher organization in the publicly funded school systems of Canada. With their help in recruiting, researchers completed the project with 3,400 survey participants and an additional 24 focus groups, far exceeding our initial goals and making this the largest study of its kind in the world to date. Other research reports available at: http://uwinnipeg.ca/rise/index.html
Subject
Research
Curriculum
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
LGBTQ
LGBT
inclusive education
sexual orientation
gender identity
teaching practices
URLs
http://uwinnipeg.ca/rise/index.html
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 7, 2016
1 recommendation   370 downloads

Explain the Image

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Assessment
Classroom printables
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5
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Submitted By
Maria Vamvalis - one year ago
Description
In this 'Tools for Thought' lesson developed by T…
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Assessment
Classroom printables
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Grade Level
5
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Submitted By
Maria Vamvalis - one year ago
Description
In this 'Tools for Thought' lesson developed by The Critical Thinking Consortium (www.tc2.ca) students use visual clues to explain images. They develop an understanding of the importance of making plausible inferences about an image in order to gather information about a historical or contemporary situation or place. It includes instructional suggestions for teachers (learn about the strategy, practicing the strategy, independent student activities) and resources for students (data chart, rating scale, student guide, samples and self-assessment rubric). An additional 80 Tools for Thought lessons are available to either individual members of Partner schools, boards and/or districts.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Learning (ELL)
Social Justice
Teaching Strategies
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Research
Keywords
visual literacy
critical thinking
inferences
images
media literacy
visual analysis
URLs
https://tc2.ca/en/creative-collaborative-critical-thinking/resources/t4t-tools-for-thought/
Learning Standards
- visual literacy - plausible inferencing - visual analysis - differentiating between observations and inferences - inquiry-based learning
Duration
Adaptable - 30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 19, 2017
1 recommendation  

Exploring a Forest by HCTF Education

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
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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
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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

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
The Exploring the Great Bear Sea Elementary and S…
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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
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Forced to leave - Learning about refugees

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6
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10
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MSF Canada - 3 years ago
Description
The material offers an introduction to refugee an…
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Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
6
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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

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
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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

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Teacher.org - 3 years ago
Description
Teacher.org's lesson plans are brought to you by …
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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
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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
6 recommendations   1454 downloads

The Gender Spectrum: What Educators Need to Know (revised, 2nd edition)

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pre-K
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Submitted By
Glen Hansman - 4 years ago
Description
This book will help educators explore how the com…
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pre-K
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Submitted By
Glen Hansman - 4 years ago
Description
This book will help educators explore how the common beliefs about gender previously mentioned create a hostile school climate for gender non-conforming and transgender students. Provides lesson ideas for K-12 classrooms.
Subject
Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Teaching Strategies
Health and PE
Research
Pedagogy
Social Studies
Law
Keywords
transgender
LGBTQ
social justice
gender idenity
sexuality
sexual health education
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 24, 2015
4 recommendations   842 downloads

Going Outside: A Pedagogical Narration

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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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Other
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pre-K
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Submitted By
Barbara Hinson - one year ago
Description
My recommendations for 'Green Reads for Children …
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Activity
Unit Plan
Presentation
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Other
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pre-K
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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   213 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
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Submitted By
Barbara Hinson - one year ago
Description
'Green Reads' for Environmental Learning for Chil…
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Activity
Unit Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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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   1231 downloads

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

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Activity
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Unit Plan
Worksheet
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4
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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
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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
2 recommendations   607 downloads

Inclusion in British Columbia's public schools: Always a journey, never a destination?

Resource Type
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 4 years ago
Description
BCTF Research - Paper presented by Charlie Naylor…
Resource Type
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
BCTF - 4 years ago
Description
BCTF Research - Paper presented by Charlie Naylor at the Canadian Teachers’ Federation conference, Building Inclusive Schools: A Search for Solutions. November 17–19, 2005. Ottawa, ON.
Subject
Research
Special needs
Keywords
Inclusive Schools
diversity
special education
inclusion
URLs
http://www.bctf.ca/diversity/reports/inclusionjourney/report.pdf
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 5, 2014
0 recommendations   211 downloads

Incorporating a Worm Bin into your Classroom

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Other
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Submitted By
Maria Dawson - one year ago
Description
Incorporating a worm bin into the classroom provi…
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Unit Plan
Other
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1
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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
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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
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
During the activity, students pick up a natural o…
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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
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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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