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Remote Learning SEL/mindfulness resource site K-7

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Erin Siddall - 2 months ago
Description
These resources engage core competencies intellec…
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Erin Siddall - 2 months ago
Description
These resources engage core competencies intellectual, personal, and social and emotional proficiencies for the BC curriculum K-12. The site covers K-7 Physical and Health Education Competencies and Content such as: participating in relaxing activities, identify and describe feelings and worries, personal choices and social and environmental factors influence our health and well-being, and know practices that promote health and well-being.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Health and PE
Keywords
yoga
meditation
PHE
URLs
https://erinsiddall.wixsite.com/relaxandrenew
Learning Standards
These resources engage core competencies intellectual, personal, and social and emotional proficiencies for the BC curriculum K-12. The site covers K-7 Physical and Health Education Competencies and Content such as: participating in relaxing activities, identify and describe feelings and worries, personal choices and social and environmental factors influence our health and well-being, and know practices that promote health and well-being.
Duration
Variable
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 15, 2020
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Complimentary Lesson plans by teachers for teachers K-12 - ForedBC

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Bella Savchenko - 2 months ago
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BC K-12 teachers and non-formal educators provide…
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Bella Savchenko - 2 months ago
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BC K-12 teachers and non-formal educators provided their favourite lesson plans about our environment and its natural resources on topics from biodiversity, to endangered species, forest fires, climate change, water resources, energy, sustainable development, Indigenous natural resource management and more. Please see previously submitted lesson plans shared freely with educators, organized by age group, and downloaded by up to 35,000 a month. http://www.foredbc.org/common/main.cfm?ind=2&sin=6&ssi=0 Our YouTube channel also features Indigenous and non-Indigenous natural resources experts, like First Nations LNG Alliance CEO Karen Ogen-Toews, sharing advice for youth about management of our natural resources, the importance of lifelong learning and listening to all voices on issues. https://www.youtube.com/user/SustainabilityCareer
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Revised Curriculum
Applied Skills
Cross-Curricular
Outdoor Education
Science
Keywords
Environment
Economy
Natural Resources
URLs
http://www.foredbc.org/common/main.cfm?ind=2&sin=6&ssi=0
https://www.youtube.com/user/SustainabilityCareer
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 15, 2020
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Aquatic Species at Risk Workshops

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Willow Beck - 4 months ago
Description
Species at Risk Workshops are fun, hands-on, and …
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Willow Beck - 4 months ago
Description
Species at Risk Workshops are fun, hands-on, and solutions-oriented conservation workshops that focus on four species at risk in the Salish Sea: Southern Resident Killer Whales, Steller Sea Lions, Basking Sharks, and Leatherback Sea Turtles. These are a series of three inquiry-based workshops, that can be delivered virtually (the educator live streams to a class) or in-person for Grades 4-12. Students brainstorm and implement impactful stewardship projects to engage their schools and communities in aquatic species conservation. Workshops are designed to encourage critical thinking, personal awareness, and social responsibility. For virtual delivery, students are engaged through interactive tools such as Kahoot.
Subject
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Environmental Science
Keywords
stewardship
ocean
environmental
virtual workshop
leatherback sea turtle
plastic pollution
climate change
URLs
https://seasmartschool.com/speciesatrisk
Learning Standards
Students are empowered to make changes in their everyday lives to help reduce human-caused threats to species at risk and our oceans. Through their Youth Action Team projects, they are able to see how their actions have real-world impacts. Students learn to be aware of the personal choices they make in their daily lives, and how they can contribute to their communities and make the world a better place. This is all taught through the lens of ocean conservation, with a focus on four species at risk that live in the Salish Sea. Students learn how their actions can impact these animals. Creative/Critical Thinking - I can learn a lot about something new, consider different perspectives, generate and develop new ideas, and implement them in real life (students brainstorm and participate in group discussions about solutions to threats to species at risk) Communication - I can share and develop ideas with others, take on roles and responsibilities with a group, summarize key ideas and present what I have learned (achieved through Youth Action Team projects and presentations in Workshop 3) Personal & Social Responsibility - I can explain what my values are and how they affect the choices that I make, I can participate in classroom and group activities to improve the wellbeing of myself, my community, and the natural world (achieved through Youth Action Team projects that are implemented in the community to benefit the natural world)
Duration
60
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 27, 2020
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COVID-19 and the brain

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BCTF PSID - 8 months ago
Description
How does stress affect the brain? BCTF Research a…
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BCTF PSID - 8 months ago
Description
How does stress affect the brain? BCTF Research asked Dr. Hagar Goldberg, a neuroscience researcher at the University of British Columbia, to answer our questions.
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Health and PE
Research
Learning
Reflective practice
Keywords
covid-19
well-being
brain
student-learning
pandemic
behaviour
learning engagement
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 25, 2020
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Supporting LGBTQ2S+ Youth During COVID-19

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BCTF PSID - 8 months ago
Description
The BCTF is a strong supporter and partner of SOG…
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Presentation
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BCTF PSID - 8 months ago
Description
The BCTF is a strong supporter and partner of SOGI 1 2 3, a provincial program that helps educators make schools inclusive and safe for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI). Within the context of COVID-19, critical social distancing measures have distanced teachers and students from their physical school communities. We asked Scout Gray, SOGI 1 2 3 Program Lead for BC and Alberta, to share what impact the pandemic is having on youth who identify as LGBTQ2S+, and what teachers can do to support them.
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Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Teaching Strategies
Health and PE
Research
Pedagogy
Keywords
LGBTQ2S+
SOGI
social distancing
COVID-19
pandemic
community
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 16, 2020
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Getting Outside in the COVID-19 Era

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Donna Morgan - 9 months ago
Description
A brief list of suggested links and activities fo…
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Submitted By
Donna Morgan - 9 months ago
Description
A brief list of suggested links and activities for outdoor learning in the era of COVID-19. List of links compiled by the Metro Science Educators Network.
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Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Keywords
place-based learning
environmental education
get outside
Learning Standards
This is a compilation of advice and resource links to get students outdoors despite/because of social distancing. Focus is on place-based learning.
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 8, 2020
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When the Virus Came

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Laurie Bayly - 10 months ago
Description
This is a story I wrote for children to try to he…
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Laurie Bayly - 10 months ago
Description
This is a story I wrote for children to try to help with anxiety around Covid-19. Although it is written for elementary age children, I have heard from grandparents who are using it at a distance with their grandchildren so I included all ages.
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Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Duration
20 minutes to read and discuss, plus ongoing activity
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 29, 2020
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Mental Health - Professional supports for teachers during COVID-19

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Chris - 10 months ago
Description
As you connect with your students and their famil…
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Chris - 10 months ago
Description
As you connect with your students and their families, you may hear the stress and anxiety in their voices. Students and families may share struggles with you and look to you for support and answers. This short guide, produced by the BCTF, provides you with information related to mental health and COVID-19, as well as contact details for organizations that can provide further support.
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Cross-Curricular
Health and PE
Research
Keywords
Covid-19
Student Mental Health
community supports
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 23, 2020
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YMCA's YGym - FREE Virtual Physical Activity videos

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Brenda Kent - 10 months ago
Description
The YMCA has launched YGym (https://www.ymcahome.…
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Brenda Kent - 10 months ago
Description
The YMCA has launched YGym (https://www.ymcahome.ca/ygym), an online platform for educators, students and families to experience virtual physical activity programming. These videos can be a part of their school’s e-learning platform. YGym is instructed by a YMCA certified fitness coach and features content based on YMCA Canada's Health & Fitness programs and Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines. With activities designed to complement physical education, the YMCA has made this resource available for schools to use for free. The YMCA is a charity serving our communities for over 145 years in BC. During these unprecedented times, the Y needs your help more than ever to be able to serve those most in need in our community.
Subject
Health and PE
Keywords
physical education
PE
physical activity
videos
remote
home learning
URLs
https://www.ymcahome.ca/ygym
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA2C6WTfk7jWt5O-XYPyPN-Z_965Tca2Z
Learning Standards
Supporting your Remote Physical Education Curriculum. https://www.ymcahome.ca/ygym Welcome to YGym - a free healthy community program for young people and families across Canada! YGym is instructed by YMCA certified fitness instructors and features content based on YMCA Canada's Health & Fitness Programs and Canada's Physical Activity Guidelines. YGym is designed for children of varying ages and abilities. Physical activity is an important part of a daily routine. Make YGym part of your day for healthier families and a healthier Canada!
Duration
15-30 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 21, 2020
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Multiplication Facts

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Ali Thomas - 10 months ago
Description
This is a PowerPoint lesson, teaching basic multi…
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Ali Thomas - 10 months ago
Description
This is a PowerPoint lesson, teaching basic multiplication using the concepts of arrays and skip counting. Each times table is introduced with a YouTube link to a song and there are links to free online games to rehearse times tables.
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Mathematics
Keywords
multiplication
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 14, 2020
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List of Awesomeness

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Sarah Moore - 11 months ago
Description
This is a list that I publish to our class One No…
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Sarah Moore - 11 months ago
Description
This is a list that I publish to our class One Note, curated for interesting links, special ideas, mental health & wellness, connection opportunities, check in games.
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Revised Curriculum
Applied Skills
Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Keywords
remotelearning
student communication
Daily Schedule
mental health
URLs
https://docs.google.com/document/d/17ufc3ttaRxfPefPgdXiCCzQUVabmG-IyWGSOtxm1E6w/edit?usp=sharing
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English
Date Created
Apr 9, 2020
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Remote Learning Calendar

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Sarah Moore - 11 months ago
Description
This is a calendar that was created to keep the g…
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Sarah Moore - 11 months ago
Description
This is a calendar that was created to keep the grade 7 cohort on track, to share learning opportunities, and to help provide routine and regulation through this process.
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Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Keywords
middleschool
continuityoflearning
parentcommunication
URLs
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CK2bGTsOBwHIpBhjxbq8bJg5OFf0us9GtWX5BLlbEHY/edit?usp=sharing
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 9, 2020
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Template for Home Learning thinking of the Whole Child in the Primary Years

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BCPTA - 11 months ago
Description
Please feel free to use this template when aiming…
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BCPTA - 11 months ago
Description
Please feel free to use this template when aiming to plan meaningful and balanced tasks for your students during this time of learning at home during the covid19 pandemic. Planning with your aboriginal support teacher is advised as well as collaborating with others to make the tasks authentic, meaningful and supportive at this challenging time.
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Revised Curriculum
Applied Skills
Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Keywords
whole child
Learning Standards
You can use this template to plan meaningful activities for your primary classroom each week during the cover 19 pandemic when learning at home is replacing face to face instruction. Using the Circle of Courage as a template ensures focus on the whole child and gaining strengths in all areas during this stressful time.
Duration
1 hour per day
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 6, 2020
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Cannabis and Relationships

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Mahboubeh - one year ago
Description
Cannabis use often happens in a social setting an…
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Submitted By
Mahboubeh - one year ago
Description
Cannabis use often happens in a social setting and can be a way to have fun with friends, but it can also affect relationships (both positively and negatively). Likewise, relationships with family and friends can influence the choices young people make regarding substance use. With the help of Cycles, a film about youth and cannabis use, this lesson plan aims to engage students to think critically about cannabis use and how it can impact different types of relationships. A facilitator’s guide that provides further lesson plans is available in both English and French.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Health and PE
Keywords
drug education
cannabis
drug literacy
health education
physical education
healthy relationships
critical thinking
URLs
https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/cannabis-relationships.pdf
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 11, 2020
2 recommendations   126 downloads

Making a Budget - video

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JA British Columbia - one year ago
Description
Making a Budget is a conversational style video t…
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JA British Columbia - one year ago
Description
Making a Budget is a conversational style video that students will find engaging and entertaining. At just over eight minutes long, this video has natural pause points that lets students work on their own budget, including brainstorming their own needs, wants and goals.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Applied Skills
Business Education
Mathematics
Economics
Keywords
budget
financial literacy
URLs
https://jabc.ca/programs/dws/
Duration
30 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 27, 2019
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Student Leadership for Change (SLC)

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Be The Change Earth Alliance - one year ago
Description
The SLC eco-social education resources have been …
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Be The Change Earth Alliance - one year 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
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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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melissa johnson harris - one year ago
Description
This lesson incorporates contemplative practices …
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melissa johnson harris - one year 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.
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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
0 recommendations   321 downloads

Energy Leaders

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Energy Leaders - one year ago
Description
Free online education platform for BC teachers th…
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Energy Leaders - one year 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.
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Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Science
Social Studies
URLs
https://energyleaders.ca/
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 26, 2019
1 recommendation   2998 downloads

Childrens Coding Lesson Textbooks

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Childrens coding lesson textbooks - one year ago
Description
These books should be read linearly through the e…
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Childrens coding lesson textbooks - one year ago
Description
These books should be read linearly through the entire preface and game guide. There is an included reference section at the end of each book that details major components or theoretical concepts that are introduced. Additionally, there are challenge questions at the back for further learning.
Subject
Applied Skills
Information Technology
Technical Education
Mathematics
Science
Technology
Keywords
Python
coding
video games
adst
c#
Learning Standards
These textbooks will introduce participants to coding in Python and C# and how it can be used as an ADST activity for students to build their own video games.
Duration
17 weeks of 60 minute classes per textbook
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 25, 2019
1 recommendation   147 downloads

Rick Hansen Foundation School Program resources

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Marika van Dommelen - one year ago
Description
The Rick Hansen School Program resources are a co…
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Marika van Dommelen - one year ago
Description
The Rick Hansen School Program resources are a complete set of resources designed by educators, for educators to support them in teaching students about disability, accessibility and inclusion, thus empowering youth to become difference makers in their schools and communities. The Rick Hansen School Program is: - a comprehensive bilingual collection of lesson plans, videos, and books; - available for FREE to all educators across Canada; - flexible and aligns with lessons and curriculum that are already being taught in the classroom Participating teachers and administrators agree that the program makes classrooms and schools more inclusive, decreases bullying, empowers students to create positive change, and raises student awareness of the potential of people with disabilities.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
Leadership
Social Justice
Special Education
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Social Studies
Special needs
Keywords
Accessibility
inclusion
equity
URLs
https://www.rickhansen.com/schools-communities/school-program
Learning Standards
Lessons and activities align with curriculum, can be used cross curricularly and support BC Educational Priorities
Duration
30 - 90 minutes per lesson
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 18, 2019
1 recommendation  

SOGI + Intersectionality learning module

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Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years ago
Description
The SOGI + Intersectionality module is designed f…
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Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years ago
Description
The SOGI + Intersectionality module is designed for curious educators to understand what intersectionality and SOGI-inclusive education look like in the classroom. The 90-minute module includes a video, facilitation guide and PowerPoint and provides an opportunity to delve deeper into conversations on inclusive education and the ways in which educators can best impact their students. The module was created by ARC Foundation, with guidance from education partners, educators and parents in the community.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
ProD
Gender
Social Justice
URLs
https://bc.sogieducation.org/pro-d
Learning Standards
This 90-minute module is designed for educators who have completed the foundational SOGI 1 2 3 learning modules and are looking for a deeper SOGI-inclusive learning experience.
Duration
Varies
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 30, 2019
0 recommendations   502 downloads

Mental Health Issues in the Classroom - Resources

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BCTF - 2 years ago
Description
This document provides a list of resources that t…
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BCTF - 2 years ago
Description
This document provides a list of resources that teachers can use when developing classroom strategies for use with students who are experiencing mental health issues. It is also a companion piece to the BCTF workshop "Addressing student mental health issues in the classroom." This workshop can be booked, free of charge, using the link below.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Special Education
Learning
Reflective practice
Special needs
Keywords
anxiety
depression
trauma
URLs
https://www.bctf.ca/PD/WorkshopDetail.aspx?id=43301
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 21, 2019
0 recommendations   476 downloads

Unit Pricing (Hook and 3 possible activities)

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Submitted By
Susie Grace - 2 years ago
Description
This submission by Susie Grace, Ramona De Graaf, …
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Submitted By
Susie Grace - 2 years ago
Description
This submission by Susie Grace, Ramona De Graaf, and Stephanie Watkins, includes an authentic hook (presented in the powerpoint) for the need to learn unit pricing. There are 3 activities. The first discovery activity takes quite a bit of preparation but the second main activity takes very little time to prepare. The prices are authentic, the pictures are authentic and the activity is lifelike for sure. Also, more than just unit pricing the main and supplementary activities also look at responsible buying. Why do you choose product X over product Y? Are you only considering the unit price?
Subject
Mathematics
Keywords
grade 8 math
Learning Standards
Big Ideas: ***Number represents, describes, and compares the quantities of ratios, rates, and percents Core Competencies: ***Critical Thinking, Social Responsibility Curricular Competencies: Use reasoning and logic to explore, analyze, and apply mathematical ideas ***Visualize to explore mathematical concepts ***Communicate Content Standards: ***Financial Literacy: Best Buy - Coupons, proportions, unit price, products and services, proportional reasoning strategies (eg. unit rate, equivalent fractions given process and quantities)
Duration
Hook=5 minutes Discovery: 30 minutes Main: 40 minutes Supplementary: 20 minutes (3 different activities)
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 16, 2019
1 recommendation  

My Name Was January

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8
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Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years ago
Description
DVD with study guide that tells the story of Janu…
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Activity
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8
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Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years ago
Description
DVD with study guide that tells the story of January. January Marie Lapuz was a transgender woman of colour who was murdered in September 2012 in New Westminster, British Columbia. She was an advocate for trans rights and was known as the “bright light” among Vancouver’s LGBTQ community. This documentary feature film is a celebration of January’s life, among other trans women of colour. This film is about remembering the impact that January had on the lives of everyone she encountered. This film is about uplifting the narratives and lived experiences of trans women of colour. This film is about collectively liberating all marginalized and oppressed people.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Social Studies
Law
Keywords
LGBTQ
LGBTQ2S+
Trans
social justice
gender
sogi
URLs
https://januarylapuz.net/
https://bctf.ca/videos.aspx
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 16, 2018
0 recommendations   222 downloads

Living in a Good Way with Dogs: Our Stories - First Nations Education

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Activity
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K
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Corrie - 2 years ago
Description
A short history of Aboriginal Education, explanat…
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Activity
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K
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Corrie - 2 years ago
Description
A short history of Aboriginal Education, explanation of principles of Culturally Responsive Aboriginal Education, and a wealth of information about First Nations' learners and effective teaching methods.
Subject
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
Education
Aboriginal
Indigenous
Animal Welfare
URLs
https://www.ifaw.org/canada
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 14, 2018
2 recommendations  

Lahal: Math Connections (probability)

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Lesson plan/Unit plan
Grade Level
8
9
Submitted By
Susie Grace - 2 years ago
Description
Class 1 A short video documentary, filmed at a Si…
Resource Type
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Grade Level
8
9
Submitted By
Susie Grace - 2 years 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
0 recommendations   110 downloads

Stress: dogs, cannabis, exercise or ...

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Activity
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Grade Level
4
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Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 years ago
Description
Various studies have shown that having a pet can …
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Activity
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Grade Level
4
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Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 years ago
Description
Various studies have shown that having a pet can increase self-esteem, physical fitness, and social connectedness while decreasing loneliness and stress. This lesson uses this fact as a jumping off point to engage students in thinking about ways we might use to manage stress, the different impacts these strategies might have and how to make choices in using these tools to maximize our own well-being. As a facilitator of dialogue, you are not an observer but a participant in the conversation. So you should feel free to add in thoughts that may not be voiced by the students (but do so in a way that is conversational rather than authoritative). At the end of the day, we want students to recognize that some tools (like exercise and breathing) are more universal, both in terms of number of people for whom they are effective and the range of situations in which they help. But no tool is a magic bullet, and all tools must be used wisely.
Subject
Health and PE
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
drug education
cannabis
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Physical and Health Education 7/8/9 Big ideas: Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being Learning about similarities and differences in individuals and groups influences community health Healthy relationships can help us lead rewarding and fulfilling lives Competencies: Identify factors that influence healthy choices and explain their potential health effects Develop and apply a variety of movement concepts and strategies in different physical activities Describe how students’ participation in physical activities at school, at home, and in the community can influence their health and fitness Analyze strategies for promoting mental well- being, for self and others Assess and evaluate strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use, for others Assess factors that influence healthy choices and their potential health effects Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals Reflect on outcomes of personal healthy-living goals and assess strategies used 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 Propose healthy choices that support lifelong health and well-being
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
0 recommendations   182 downloads

Health guidelines: Are they helpful?

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Lesson plan/Unit plan
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8
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10
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Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 years ago
Description
We live in a world of ‘mixed signals’ about how t…
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Activity
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 years ago
Description
We live in a world of ‘mixed signals’ about how to stay healthy and enjoy life and the risks and rewards of substance use. It can be hard to decide which suggestions are right. Health related guidelines and recommendations have been developed by scientists and health researchers to help Canadians make decisions that promote health. But these guidelines often fail to acknowledge their own limitations or to place their recommendations within the context of broader social and political factors. This lesson introduces some of these guidelines and recommendations that can provide a springboard for critically reviewing particular behaviours (eating, physical activity, substance use) and exploring how such guidelines might be useful in making decisions about health and well-being. Rather than trying to “sell” students on a specific behaviour or belief, the learning activities should help students build the skills to explore and seek to understand and manage their own health.
Subject
Health and PE
Keywords
iMinds
drug education
drug literacy
cannabis use
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Physical and Health Education 9 Big idea: Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being Competencies: Participate daily in physical activity designed to enhance and maintain health components of fitness Describe how students’ participation in physical activities at school, at home, and in the community can influence their health and fitness Propose healthy choices that support lifelong health and well-being Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals Propose strategies for developing and maintaining healthy relationships Create strategies for promoting the health and well-being of the school and community Analyze strategies for promoting mental well- being, for self and others Assess and evaluate strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use, for others Explore and describe factors that shape personal identities, including social and cultural factors Physical and Health Education 10 Big ideas: Understanding our strengths, weaknesses, and personal preferences helps us plan and achieve our goals Healthy choices influence, and are influenced by, our physical, emotional, and mental well- being Understanding the factors that influence our health empowers us to take action to improve it Competencies: Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals Analyze how health-related decisions support the achievement of personal healthy-living goals Analyze the potential effects of social influences on health Evaluate and explain strategies for promoting mental well-being Explore factors contributing to substance use Explore and describe factors that shape personal identities, including social and cultural factors Describe the relationships between physical activities, mental well-being and overall health Physical and Health Education 9/10 Career-Life Education / Career-Life Connections Big idea: Finding balance between personal and work life promotes well-being Competencies: Identify career-life challenges and opportunities, and generate and apply strategies Practise effective strategies for healthy school/ work/life balance Career-Life Connections Big idea: A sense of purpose and career-life balance support well-being Competencies: Recognize personal worldviews and perspectives, and consider their influence on values, actions, and preferred futures Explore and evaluate personal strategies, including social, physical, and financial, to maintain well-being Identify and apply preferred approaches to learning for ongoing career-life development and self-advocacy Engage in, reflect on, and evaluate career-life exploration
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
0 recommendations  

Day of Pink

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K
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Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years ago
Description
These two posters come with lesson plans to help …
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Activity
Lesson plan/Unit plan
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K
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Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years ago
Description
These two posters come with lesson plans to help celebrate diversity. One is elementary focused and the other is secondary.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Keywords
LGBTQ
LGBTQ2S+
diversity
URLs
https://bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/LGBTQ/2017%20Day%20of%20pink%20poster-Elementary-Web.pdf
https://bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/LGBTQ/2017%20Day%20of%20pink%20poster-Secondary-Web.pdf
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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That's so Gay is so Yesterday

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Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years ago
Description
This BCTF poster comes with lessons and strategie…
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Activity
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K
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Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years ago
Description
This BCTF poster comes with lessons and strategies to help discuss and challenge the use of "That's so gay".
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Keywords
LGBTQ
LGBTQ2S+
social justice
bullying
URLs
https://bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/LGBTQ/Resources/ThatsSoGayPoster.pdf
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
0 recommendations  

Just Be You

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Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years ago
Description
This poster with lesson plans helps to discuss se…
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Activity
Lesson plan/Unit plan
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K
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Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 years ago
Description
This poster with lesson plans helps to discuss self and acceptance of self.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Health and PE
Keywords
LGBTQ
LGBTQ2S+
URLs
https://bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/LGBTQ/Just%20Be%20You%202016.pdf
Learning Standards
Gender and sexual identity
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
0 recommendations  

World Food Day lesson plan

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Lesson plan/Unit plan
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K
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Submitted By
CASJ - 2 years ago
Description
This lesson is intended to encourage discussions …
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Lesson plan/Unit plan
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
CASJ - 2 years ago
Description
This lesson is intended to encourage discussions on World Food Day (October 16). It includes short lesson ideas through which you can begin these discussions at any grade level. Beyond these initial ideas, some extension ideas are included that invite further discussions of food growth, access to healthy foods, food insecurity, nutrition, and poverty. Teachers can use these as a springboard and adapt them for their own use.
Subject
Applied Skills
Home Economics
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Health and PE
Social Studies
Keywords
global education
culture
nutrition
food security
poverty
URLs
https://www.bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/PAGE/World%20Food%20Day%20Lesson%20Plan%20Ideas%20Oct%202018.pdf
Duration
2 - 3 hours
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 25, 2018
1 recommendation  

Kids Boost Immunity - where local learning meets global giving

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4
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Kids Boost Immunity - 2 years ago
Description
Kids Boost Immunity (KBI) is a free online learni…
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Activity
Lesson plan/Unit plan
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4
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Submitted By
Kids Boost Immunity - 2 years ago
Description
Kids Boost Immunity (KBI) is a free online learning resource for Canadian students that pairs local learning with a global reward: vaccines for children in need through UNICEF. The more quizzes a student completes, the more vaccines they earn for kids in another part of the world through UNICEF. It’s that simple! KBI is brimming with carefully curated lessons linked to science, health or social studies curricula on a wide range of topics including:
Germs and infections
The immune system
Vaccines & Antibiotics
The spread of infectious disease & outbreaks
Global inequality in health and the role of NGOs
Evaluating online information sources Go to our website to find out more. Teachers can easily view sample lessons on the site and find out how to get started using these resources in the classroom. http://www.kidsboostimmunity.com
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Health and PE
Keywords
global citizenship
science
social studies
health
immunization
URLs
http://kidsboostimmunity.com
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 24, 2018
0 recommendations   138 downloads

Hockey Canada World Juniors School Curriculum & Program

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K
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2019 World Junior Championship - 2 years ago
Description
Provides Canadian teachers from coast to coast to…
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Activity
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Worksheet
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K
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2019 World Junior Championship - 2 years ago
Description
Provides Canadian teachers from coast to coast to coast with lesson plans in all subjects, from Kindergarten to Grade 6. More than 40 lesson plans are now available for Grades 3 to 6 to help students get ready for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, taking place in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C., from Dec. 26, 2018 to Jan. 5, 2019. We encourage teachers to use the lesson plans in their classrooms to engage students and generate excitement for Canada’s holiday hockey tradition.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
English Language Arts
Health and PE
URLs
https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/hockey-programs/schools/school-program
Learning Standards
The goal is to engage students in curriculum-based learning, enthuse them with hockey activities and enrich their knowledge and appreciation of the game of hockey.
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 18, 2018
1 recommendation   313 downloads

Constructive Deliberations Tool Kit

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Activity
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Bruce Beairsto - 2 years ago
Description
This resource is a tool kit of short PDF files th…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Bruce Beairsto - 2 years 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   627 downloads

Furious Fraction Game

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Activity
Grade Level
4
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7
Submitted By
Patrick McDowall - 2 years ago
Description
The Furious Fractions game is an attempt to make …
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Activity
Grade Level
4
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Submitted By
Patrick McDowall - 2 years ago
Description
The Furious Fractions game is an attempt to make learners increase their fluency with fractions while also incorporating Aboriginal content into the learning process. Students will be grouped together and assigned a Tsimshian village that they must protect from an impending attack from a Haida war canoe. To protect their village they must create whole numbers from a loose collection of varying fractions in an assigned bag. Once they have made a whole number they will be rewarded a piece of fortification. Their village will only be safe once it has been entirely fortified and this must be achieved before the Haida war canoe arrives. The war canoe is moving towards the villages at a set rate and so the students' time is limited. The game is exciting and can be developed for varying math levels. The addition of sound effects such as drumming and other printed materials can act to further engage learners.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Mathematics
URLs
https://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/aborig/nwca/nwcam24e.shtml
http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/aborig/haida/havwa01e.shtml
Learning Standards
Develop, demonstrate, and apply mathematical understanding through play, inquiry, and problem solving. Engage in problem-solving experiences that are connected to place, story, cultural practices, and perspectives relevant to local First Peoples communities, the local community, and other cultures. Students will know: Whole-number, fraction, and decimal benchmarks and equivalent fractions.
Duration
60+ minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Aug 24, 2018
5 recommendations   831 downloads

Fitness and Conditioning 11/12 Resources and Unit Plan Outlines

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Lesson plan/Unit plan
Grade Level
10
11
12
Submitted By
Josh Ogilvie - 2 years ago
Description
This is a free resource guide, with unit plan ove…
Resource Type
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Grade Level
10
11
12
Submitted By
Josh Ogilvie - 2 years ago
Description
This is a free resource guide, with unit plan overviews, that covers most of the learning standards for the Fitness and Conditioning 11/12 classes.
Subject
Health and PE
Keywords
Exercise
Weight Training
Learning Standards
Most of the learning standards within the Fitness and Conditioning 11/12 courses
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Aug 20, 2018
1 recommendation   165 downloads

Sport Education Model and Mental Health Education in Canada

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Handbook/Resource guide
Grade Level
4
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Adult
Submitted By
ML - 2 years ago
Description
Critical analysis of 2 resources
Resource Type
Handbook/Resource guide
Grade Level
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Adult
Submitted By
ML - 2 years ago
Description
Critical analysis of 2 resources
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Health and PE
URLs
https://www.csmh.uwo.ca/docs/publications/Mental%20Health%20Education%20in%20Canada.pdf
Learning Standards
Critical Analysis of 2 Resources: Sport Education Model and Mental Health Education in Canada
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 27, 2018
1 recommendation   175 downloads

Math/Science Resource

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Handbook/Resource guide
Grade Level
8
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Submitted By
Eric Lou - 2 years ago
Description
Report on two math/science apps on iOS/Android pl…
Resource Type
Handbook/Resource guide
Grade Level
8
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Submitted By
Eric Lou - 2 years ago
Description
Report on two math/science apps on iOS/Android platforms.
Subject
Mathematics
Science
Research
Technology
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 26, 2018
1 recommendation   210 downloads

Sensory Grounding Activity

Resource Type
Activity
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
11
12
Submitted By
Sarah Steele - 2 years ago
Description
A student worksheet on which student can write ab…
Resource Type
Activity
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
11
12
Submitted By
Sarah Steele - 2 years 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
1 recommendation   189 downloads

Mental Health Habits Worksheet & Walk & Talk Activity

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Activity
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
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12
Submitted By
Sarah Steele - 2 years ago
Description
A worksheet on which students can take notes on h…
Resource Type
Activity
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
11
12
Submitted By
Sarah Steele - 2 years ago
Description
A worksheet on which students can take notes on how Exercise, Nutrition, Sleep and Screen Time affects mental health. Student's can be divided into small groups, and then assigned one section of the worksheet to research and then present to the rest of the class. Or it can be assigned as homework and then discussed the following day.
Subject
Health and PE
Learning Standards
Big Idea: The decisions we make involving physical activity, healthy eating, sleep routines and technology use have potential short-term and long-term consequences for our mental health. Curricular Competencies: - Participate in physical activities designed to enhance and maintain health components of fitness - Analyze how health-related decisions support the achievement of personal healthy-living goals - Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 21, 2018
4 recommendations   6797 downloads

Math 8

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Assessment
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
4
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Submitted By
Jim Mellen - 2 years ago
Description
This is a course I developed and used for my Math…
Resource Type
Assessment
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
4
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9
Submitted By
Jim Mellen - 2 years ago
Description
This is a course I developed and used for my Math 8s last year with great success. It includes 9 units. It also includes assessments done using current pedagogy of leveled questions and rolling marks.
Subject
Mathematics
Keywords
exponents
square roots
prime factorizations
fractions
decimals
negatives
Algebra
surface area
volume
pythagorean
graphing lines
probability
Duration
1 semester
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 17, 2018
2 recommendations   7438 downloads

Math 9

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Activity
Assessment
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
8
9
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Submitted By
Jim Mellen - 2 years ago
Description
This is a course I developed and used for my Math…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
8
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12
Submitted By
Jim Mellen - 2 years ago
Description
This is a course I developed and used for my Math 9s last year with great success. It includes 5 units (and a 6th bonus unit of Math 10 concepts). It includes assessments done using current pedagogy of leveled questions and rolling marks.
Subject
Mathematics
Keywords
Exponents
Algebra
Area
Volume
Pythagorean
Graphing
exponent laws
Learning Standards
Hits the majority of Math 9 curriculum
Duration
1 semester
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 4, 2018
1 recommendation  

Nature Scene Investigators by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instructors

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Activity
Assessment
Classroom printable
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Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
Description
This activity sets an exciting tone of exploratio…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printable
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Grade Level
4
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Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years 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
2 recommendations  

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

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printable
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Grade Level
4
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Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
Description
In this activity, students investigate the fascin…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printable
Lesson plan/Unit plan
Grade Level
4
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Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years 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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During the activity, students pick up a natural o…
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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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Students take a census of an outdoor site, and lo…
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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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The 3 R's in the Forest by HCTF Education

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Matter cycles. Matter for growth, maintenance and…
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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
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Exploring a Forest by HCTF Education

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
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Students explore a forest at designated stations,…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years 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
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Forest Food Webs by HCTF Education

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
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Students use forest stores from their ecoprovince…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 2 years ago
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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

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