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Stewards of the Water

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melissa johnson harris - one month ago
Description
This lesson incorporates contemplative practices …
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melissa johnson harris - one month ago
Description
This lesson incorporates contemplative practices through art and placed based learning. It was part of a district wide Water Stewardship immersive workshop in May of 2019.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
environmental sustainability
aboriginal education
outdoor education
art
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 24, 2019
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Battle of Seven Oaks (Evidence and Interpretation) Social Studies 9

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Activity
Assessment
Worksheet
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Susie Grace - 2 months ago
Description
Step one: Have students look at a picture for clu…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Worksheet
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Susie Grace - 2 months ago
Description
Step one: Have students look at a picture for clues to answer who, what, where, when, why and how questions about the battle depicted in the picture. Step two: Have students examine primary sources (9 sources available). Teacher may choose to have students look at all 9 or allow students to select 6 to look at. Students will try to piece together the causes and components of the incident depicted in the picture presented in step one. Step three: Offer students a secondary source on the battle of Seven Oaks in order that they gain an overview of the Battle of Seven Oaks. I recommend TC2's Snapshots of Nineteenth Century Canada for this. Step four: Present the Culminating Task where students can create a short story, a new broadcast or a skit depicting an interpretation of stories behind the Battle of Seven Oaks. There is an assessment rubric provided and a self/team evaluation sheet. Make this your own. It is a lot of fun. I have tried it!
Subject
Social Studies
History
Keywords
Battle of Seven Oaks
1816
Red River Resistance
Learning Standards
Historical Thinking (Evidence and Interpretation) Learners will look at clues from primary sources in order to interpret the story behind a picture (The Battle of Seven Oaks).
Duration
2 to 3 lessons
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 14, 2019
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Learning for Life

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4
5
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UBC Digital Emergency Medicine - 3 months ago
Description
Learning for Life is an education initiative that…
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Activity
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4
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UBC Digital Emergency Medicine - 3 months ago
Description
Learning for Life is an education initiative that aims to develop the various aspects of digital health literacy and promote healthy lifestyle behaviours among upper elementary students and families in BC. Learning for Life provides students with the competencies to use technology to support their health, to critically assess information provided through technology, and to balance the helpfulness of technology with the promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviours (using Canadian guidelines). The initiative was created by a group of researchers in UBC Faculty of Medicine's Digital Emergency Medicine Office who explore and advance the use of information and communication technologies to connect people to quality health information.
Subject
Applied Skills
Information Technology
Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Mathematics
Science
Keywords
digital health
sleep hygiene
mental health
social connectedness
stress management
health literacy
nutrition
healthy eating
physical activity
URLs
https://digem.med.ubc.ca/projects/ubclearningforlife/
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2019
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Media Military Complex

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Lesson Plan
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7
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Submitted By
CASJ - 3 months ago
Description
Through a series of activities, students will: - …
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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
7
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11
Adult
Submitted By
CASJ - 3 months ago
Description
Through a series of activities, students will: - recognize the role the media plays in upholding the military industrial complex. - identify militainment, and the societal consequences that arise from such forms of entertainment.-- identify the funding and influence behind forms of militainment. - recognize the codes, rhetorical tools, and strategies that are employed to justify military spending. - recognize rhetoric, and the role that rhetoric can play in fostering a culture of fear and the construction of an enemy. - consider the relationship between rhetoric and societal impressions.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Keywords
war
propoganda
enemy
politics
news
sports
video games
social media
media literacy
URLs
https://www.bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/PAGE/Lessons%20For%20PAAGEArticle.pdf
Duration
Multiple activities, 1 hour sessions
Language
English
Date Created
May 8, 2019
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Mapping Historical Landmarks in Rome, Italy

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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
7
Submitted By
shannon.mccartney - 5 months ago
Description
This lesson is the introduction to a unit on Anci…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
7
Submitted By
shannon.mccartney - 5 months ago
Description
This lesson is the introduction to a unit on Ancient Civilizations and introducing Ancient Rome. This lesson fits in with the Historical Thinking Project’s Big 6, specifically the concepts Establish Historical Significance as well as Historical Perspectives. Historical significance depends on any given student’s perspective on history. To have a historical perspective as a modern student can be challenging with this generation immersed in technology. Some historical landmarks included, but not limited to are the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Baths of Caracalla, Saint Peters Basilica, the Temple of Saturn the Roman Forum, the Vatican, Circus Maximus, Piazza Navona, Castel Sant’Angelo and St John in the Lateran. As Grade 7 curricular content, this exercise is focused on Ancient civilizations up until 7th Century, so it would be ideal to choose landmarks within this time period, but up to the discretion of the teacher.
Subject
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Geography
History
Keywords
Mapping
ESRI ArcMap Online
Ancient Civilizations
Historical Thinking
Integrating Technology
Social Studies
Research
Learning Standards
Big Ideas: (Social Studies 7) Geographic Conditions shaped the emergence of civilizations. (Social Studies 7) Religious and cultural practices that emerged during this period have endured and continue to influence people. (English Language Arts 7) Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking. Essential or Guiding Questions: I can understand how important historical landmarks have shaped the city of Rome, Italy in the past and in the present.
Duration
60 - 75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 14, 2019
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Propaganda and Persuasive Cartography

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Rhiannon Jones - 5 months ago
Description
A lesson plan on propaganda maps geared towards 2…
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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Rhiannon Jones - 5 months ago
Description
A lesson plan on propaganda maps geared towards 20th Century World History 12 (adaptable to Political Studies 12 or Social Studies 11). In the modern era, students are constantly surrounded by digital and non-digital forms of persuasion. This is not new: propaganda and persuasion have long been used to influence the perspectives of citizens. Maps are spatially malleable and subject to intentional distortion, for military, geopolitical, economic and/or other aims. These persuasion techniques emerge in modern media. Students are first exposed to a variety of persuasive maps, where they learn to identify and critically analyze the aims and audiences of these maps. Then students are divided into groups that act as public relations companies who have been contracted to make a map that persuades U.K. audiences to vote to either leave or remain in the E.U. This activity increases understanding of how persuasive tools are used and how citizens must be critical consumers of information.
Subject
Social Studies
Geography
History
Keywords
maps
brexit
nationalism
geopolitics
critical thinking
public relations
communication
digital citizenship
Learning Standards
-Migrations, movements, and territorial boundaries (20th Century History 12) -Civil wars, independence movements, and revolutions (20th Century History 12) -Current issues in local, regional, national, or global politics as represented in mass media (Social Studies 11 adapted from Political Studies 12) -Fundamental nature of knowledge, existence, and reality (Social Studies 11 adapted from Philosophy 12)
Duration
70-100 mins
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 25, 2019
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Indigenous Workers in the Early History of British Columbia

Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 6 months ago
Description
Lesson activities of " Indigenous Workers in the …
Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 6 months ago
Description
Lesson activities of " Indigenous Workers in the Early History of British Columbia” provide a comprehensive investigation into what is recalled of the role of Indigenous Peoples in the early economy of British Columbia and concludes with activities to re-examine those perceptions and to reassess how historical events are chronicled in the narrative of our past. This is a unit created by the Labour History Project, a group of retired and current British Columbia teachers collaborating to develop a series of lesson plans, activities, and workshops focused on labour studies and labour history. See: http://www.labourheritagecentre.ca/education/lesson-plans/
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Social Studies
History
Labour History
Keywords
historiography
Economics
Resource Industry
curriculum competencies
inquiry
significance
evidence
continuity and change
stereotypes
First Nations
ethical judgment
URLs
https://www.bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/POH/timelineENG.pdf
Learning Standards
Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions. Assess the significance of people, places, events, or developments, and compare varying perspectives on their significance at particular times and places, and from group to group. (significance) Assess the justification for competing historical accounts after investigating points of contention, reliability of sources, and adequacy of evidence. (evidence) Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups at particular times and places. (continuity and change) Explain and infer different perspectives on past or present people, places, issues, or events by considering prevailing norms, values, worldviews, and beliefs. (perspective) Recognize implicit and explicit ethical judgments in a variety of sources. (ethical judgment) Make reasoned ethical judgments about actions in the past and present, and determine appropriate ways to remember and respond. (ethical judgment)
Duration
1-6 lessons
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 21, 2019
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Buck Suzuki: Working People: A History of Labour in BC - Labour History Project, Episode 3 Lesson Materials 3

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

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

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VoicesintoAction - 10 months ago
Description
Choose Your Voice offers four action-packed units…
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5
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VoicesintoAction - 10 months ago
Description
Choose Your Voice offers four action-packed units that comprehensively explore prejudice, stereotypes and historical oppression. Students will learn from a variety of media, lessons, activities and discussions, with opportunities to brainstorm, share and compare, participate in class discussions and create graphic organizers. In original five-minute documentary videos, narratives of historical events are described first-hand by survivors. Written by teachers for teachers, the lessons are easy to use, thought-provoking and powerful. Minority groups such as Jews, Muslims, Sikhs and First Nations are represented in the resource to offer students a wide range of perspectives and well-rounded education on the topics presented. Students are encouraged to speak up against all injustices and not be bystanders. Teachers register for free (always).
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Keywords
racism
gender issues
Bullying
equality
antisemitism
minority groups
homophobia
URLs
http://www.chooseyourvoice.ca
http://www.choisissezvotrevoix.ca
Learning Standards
Choose Your Voices aligns with the New BC Curriculum including its Core Competencies. It links to curriculum requirements for grades 6, 7 and 8 in every province and territory. It meets objectives for: Social Sciences, Language Arts (English/French), Physical Education (Health unit), Religion, The Arts – Drama, Music, Visual Art, and more. It is adaptable for second-language learners and LD students, exceptional students, grades 4 and 5 and secondary Applied level. It can be used for Safe Schools Programs, anti-bullying programs, Holocaust education, character education, human rights and social justice education.
Duration
60-240 mins
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 1, 2018
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Home Front, Work Front: Working People: A History of Labour in BC - Labour History Project, Episode 3 Lesson Materials 4

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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
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Submitted By
Labour History Project - one year ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Home…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
11
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Submitted By
Labour History Project - one year ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Home Front, Work Front” from the acclaimed Knowledge Network series; Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia produced by Landrock Entertainment. The lesson examines the working life of at the Burrard Dry Dock during the Second World War, when women entered the workforce in unheard of numbers. Additional lesson material deals with photographic and poster material related to women’s roles in the war effort. This is a unit created by the Labour History Project, a group of retired and current British Columbia teachers collaborating to develop a series of lesson plans, activities, and workshops focused on labour studies and labour history. See: http://www.labourheritagecentre.ca/education/lesson-plans/
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Social Studies
History
Labour History
Keywords
shipbuilding
photograph analysis
Rosie the Riveter
Labour History
British Columbia
evidence
URLs
http://www.labourheritagecentre.ca/education/lesson-plans/
Learning Standards
Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions. Assess the significance of people, places, events, or developments, and compare varying perspectives on their significance at particular times and places, and from group to group (significance) Assess the justification for competing historical accounts after investigating points of contention, reliability of sources, and adequacy of evidence (evidence) Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups at particular times and places (continuity and change)
Duration
15 minutes and up to 120 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Aug 31, 2018
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By Women, For Women : A History of Labour in BC - Labour History Project, Episode 3 Lesson Materials 7

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Lesson Plan
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10
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Submitted By
Labour History Project - one year ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "By W…
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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
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Submitted By
Labour History Project - one year ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "By Women, For Women” from the acclaimed Knowledge Network series; Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia produced by Landrock Entertainment. In the 1970s, more women entered into the workforce and sought ways to become organized. One union that formed in British Columbia—the Service, Office, and Retail Workers' Union of Canada—is the subject of this film. Students gain an appreciation of women’s issues in the workplace in the 1970s—and learn more about an attempt to organize a union in the banks by the independent union SORWUC--through a simulation of a union organizing drive. This is a unit created by the Labour History Project, a group of retired and current British Columbia teachers collaborating to develop a series of lesson plans, activities, and workshops focused on labour studies and labour history. See: http://www.labourheritagecentre.ca/education/lesson-plans/
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Social Studies
History
Labour History
Keywords
Union
Strike
URLs
http://www.labourheritagecentre.ca/
Learning Standards
Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions Assess the significance of people, places, events, or developments, and compare varying perspectives on their significance at particular times and places, and from group to group (significance) Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups at particular times and places (continuity and change) Assess how underlying conditions and the actions of individuals or groups influence events, decisions, or developments, and analyze multiple consequences (cause and consequence)
Duration
15 minutes and up to 120 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 29, 2018
1 recommendation   67 downloads

Ressources sur les écoles résidentielles

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Activity
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10
Submitted By
Mathieu B - one year ago
Description
Différentes ressources sur les écoles résidentiel…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
10
Submitted By
Mathieu B - one year ago
Description
Différentes ressources sur les écoles résidentielles
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Français arts langagiers
Social Studies
History
Learning Standards
Différentes ressources afin d’adresser les écoles résidentielles et les enjeux des Amérindiens
Language
French
Date Created
Jul 25, 2018
1 recommendation   61 downloads

Sensory Grounding Activity

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

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Activity
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Classroom printables
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4
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8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
This activity sets an exciting tone of exploratio…
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Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
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Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
This activity sets an exciting tone of exploration and discovery, encouraging an inquiry mindset in students that helps establish a community of curious, active learners. Students gain tools to explore the natural world—and are inspired to discover and attempt to explain the abundant nature mysteries that surround us. NSI works well at the start of a field experience, to get students excited about nature mysteries.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Experiential Education
Ecosystem
Place-based Education
Inquiry
URLs
http://www.beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/NSI-Nature-Scene-Investigators-2.pdf
http://www.beetlesproject.org/resources/for-field-instructors/nsi-nature-scene-investigators-2/
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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"Decomposition Mission" by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instrctors

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Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
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8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
In this activity, students investigate the fascin…
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Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
In this activity, students investigate the fascinating and complex process of decomposition and lay the foundation for deeper understanding of concepts related to matter and energy transfer in ecosystems. Through exploration and discussion, students go beyond simple definitions. Instead, students discover key characteristics of decomposition as they struggle with creating a sequence for decomposing wood and leaves. They learn the difference between physical decomposition and chemical decomposition and that many things contribute to decomposition, but certain organisms are classified as decomposers. They also search for and discuss evidence of decomposers, make model diagrams to further develop their ideas about the process of decomposition, and discuss decomposition and its role in the cycling of matter. Finally, students are challenged to recognize the evidence and impact of decomposition in the ecosystems they explore.
Subject
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Experiential Education
Place-based Education
Ecology
Ecosystem
Forest
URLs
http://www.beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Decomposition-Mission.pdf
http://www.beetlesproject.org/resources/for-field-instructors/decomposition-mission/
Learning Standards
Students will: - Explore, observe, and compare samples of decomposing materials and use reasoning to determine the level of decomposition among them - Search for and classify decomposers (or evidence of them) as fungi, bacteria or invertebrates - Investigate and discuss decomposition as the process of breaking down dead organisms and their waste materials into smaller and simpler forms of matter - Create a model diagram for the process of decomposition - Discuss the role decomposers play in making matter available to living plants
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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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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3
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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
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Grade Level
3
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Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
During the activity, students pick up a natural object, such as a leaf, and make “I notice…” statements out loud with a partner, then share some of their observations with the group. They do the same with “I wonder…” questions, and with “It reminds me of…” connections. Then, students practice using these tools while exploring whatever they find interesting. This simple routine can help students get beyond seeing nature as a “green blur,” and lead them to never be bored in nature again.
Subject
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Experiential Education
Field Studies
Connecting to Nature
URLs
http://www.beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/I-Notice-I-Wonder-It-Reminds-Me-Of.pdf
Learning Standards
Students will: - Increase curiosity for and directly engage with aspects of the natural world. - Make observations, ask questions, and relate findings to past experiences. - Learn that descriptive observations are distinct from statements of opinion or identification.
Duration
15-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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"Jobs in a Biotic Community" by the Center for Ecoliteracy

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

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Activity
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Classroom printables
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K
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5
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Matter cycles. Matter for growth, maintenance and…
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Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
5
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Matter cycles. Matter for growth, maintenance and reproduction in all organisms cycles through the ecosystem and Earth processes. All life needs certain matter in order to stay alive. This includes nitrogen, phosphorus, and water; oxygen for many but not all animals; and carbon dioxide for plants, to name a few kinds of matter.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Outdoor Education
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Ecosystem
Ecology
Recycling
Decomposers
URLs
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_DetectiveSheet_CopyPage.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_GuidedImagery_CopyPage.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ecosystems_Primer.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_Lesson.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestStories_Lesson.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/lessons/earth-ecosystems-and-ecology/
Learning Standards
To understand, through guided visualization (part 1) and hands-on investigations (part 2), how matter cycles through an ecosystem. To gain an understanding of decomposition, a community of forest recyclers, and the critical role decomposers play in the food web and the cycling of matter.
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
1 recommendation  

Exploring a Forest by HCTF Education

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

Forest Food Webs by HCTF Education

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

Be a Biodiversity Detective!

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students investigate biodiversity of wildlife in …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students investigate biodiversity of wildlife in their backyard (schoolyard) by selecting and mapping out areas they expect to be high in biodiversity in part one. Part two uses a larger area to make observations about the area by using “biodiversity clues.”
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Outdoor Education
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Ecosystems
Ecology
Food Webs
Species Diversity
URLs
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/BiodiversityDetective_Lesson.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/lessons/earth-ecosystems-and-ecology/
Duration
30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
1 recommendation  

Kootenay Boundary Environmental Education Initiative Inspiration Handbook

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
The KBEE has been working to find ways of enablin…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
The KBEE has been working to find ways of enabling teachers to effectively use environmental/place-based education across their teaching practices in order to support students in developing the Core Competencies and achieving the Content, Curricular Competencies and Big Ideas in the Know-Do-Understand model articulated by the BC Ministry of Education, as well as to enhance their students' learning experiences both in and outside of their classrooms.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Outdoor Education
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Place-based Education
Place-conscious Learning
Experiential Education
Inquiry
URLs
http://www.kbee.ca/handbook/
Learning Standards
https://www.curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum
Duration
30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 29, 2018
1 recommendation  

Exploring the Great Bear Sea - Elementary Resources

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

Digitized Okanagan History: Photographs, Documents, all online

Resource Type
Activity
Other
Grade Level
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Allison Jones - one year ago
Description
The Digitized Okanagan History project provides o…
Resource Type
Activity
Other
Grade Level
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Allison Jones - one year ago
Description
The Digitized Okanagan History project provides online access to historical materials from BC's Southern Interior. We digitize photographs, documents, maps, newspapers, and other records held by local museums and archives. These are excellent materials for teaching about local history, the Okanagan region, primary sources, and other creative topics. Students can find images of the Okanagan from over 100 years ago to inspire their curiosity and complement their work.
Subject
Applied Skills
Tourism
Social Studies
History
Labour History
Keywords
archives
primary sources
local history
URLs
https://doh.arcabc.ca/
Duration
Any
Language
English
Date Created
May 18, 2018
2 recommendations   414 downloads

The Professionals

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
11
12
Submitted By
Labour History Project - one year ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "The …
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
11
12
Submitted By
Labour History Project - one year ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "The Professionals” from the acclaimed Knowledge Network series; Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia produced by Landrock Entertainment. A short profile on Ethel Johns, an important figure in the history of nursing in British Columbia. Lesson materials examine the changing role of women in the nursing workforce from 1900-1960 . An extension activity also examines the Nurses Strike of 1989. This is a unit created by the Labour History Project, a group of retired and current British Columbia teachers collaborating to develop a series of lesson plans, activities, and workshops focused on labour studies and labour history. See: http://www.labourheritagecentre.ca/education/lesson-plans/
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Social Studies
History
Labour History
Keywords
Ethel Johns
gender equity
strike
union
BCNU
Victorian
First World War
Second World War
Interwar years
1960's
URLs
http://www.labourheritagecentre.ca/education/lesson-plans/
Learning Standards
The materials address aspects of the key learning standards of the current social studies 10 curriculum. Critical thinking skills are applied throughout as well as research and writing skills as described in the “Social studies inquiry processes and skills”. Aspects of historical significance, continuity and change, evidence and perspective are addressed in the materials as they examine the changing roles of women in British Columbian society as they work towards improving working conditions and recognition in the nursing profession.
Duration
15-90 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
May 3, 2018
1 recommendation   335 downloads

Age of Steamers

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

Bullets, Blood and Stones: the journey of a child soldier

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Presentation
Grade Level
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Donna White - one year ago
Description
Bullets, Blood and Stones: the journey of a child…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Presentation
Grade Level
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Donna White - one year ago
Description
Bullets, Blood and Stones: the journey of a child soldier, brings students face to face with the child soldier situation that occurred in Uganda when infamous warlord, Joseph Kony, abducted 60,000 children and forced them to join his Lord’s Resistance Army. Teachers who have used this book in their classrooms note that student interest is high as the story is fast paced and the characters are very relatable. Real life events in the book provide a perfect teaching opportunity to contrast the lives of children in other parts of the world and challenge the way in which students view themselves and their place in society. Although events in the story are horrifying, there are moments of warmth and humour that are uplifting and give hope to the human condition. Teaching resources, including chapter by chapter discussion questions, activities, and a power point presentation, are available on the resource page of White’s website.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Keywords
Global Classroom
URLs
http://www.donnawhitebooks.com/
http://www.donnawhitebooks.com/resources.html
Duration
Global Classroom/Social Justice Issues Unit
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 7, 2018
0 recommendations   236 downloads

Women and Alcohol

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds lesson idea deconstructs a CBC docume…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds lesson idea deconstructs a CBC documentary and other marketing pieces to explore social concepts and health issues related to women and alcohol. A teacher's guide with links to other resources is available. This iMinds lesson idea deconstructs a CBC documentary and other marketing pieces to explore social concepts and health issues related to women and alcohol. A teacher's guide with links to other resources is available.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Social Studies
History
Keywords
iminds
drugs
substance use
drug iteracy
health
well-being
URLs
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/women-alcohol.pdf
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Curricular competencies (Social Studies 10) Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions Assess the significance of people, places, events and developments, and compare varying perspectives on their historical significance at particular times and places, and from group to group. Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups during this time period Assess how prevailing conditions and the actions of individuals or groups affect events, decisions, and developments Explain different perspectives on past or present people, places, issues, and events, by comparing norms, values, worldviews, and beliefs Make reasoned ethical judgments about controversial actions in the past and present, and whether we have a responsibility to respond Curricular competencies (Physical and Health Education 10). Explore and describe factors that shape personal identities, including social and cultural factors Identify factors that influence health messages from a variety of sources and analyze their influence on behaviour Assess and evaluate strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use for others Analyze strategies for promoting mental well-being for self and others Propose strategies for developing and maintaining healthy relationships Propose strategies for avoiding and/or responding to potentially unsafe, abusive or exploitive situations Propose healthy choices that support lifelong health and well-being Reflect on outcomes of personal healthy-living goals and assess strategies used Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals Curricular competencies (English Language Arts/Media Studies 11/12) Apply appropriate strategies in a variety of contexts to comprehend written, oral, visual and multi-modal texts, guide inquiry and extend thinking Think critically, creatively and reflectively to explore ideas within, between and beyond texts Recognize and identify the role of personal, social and cultural contexts, values and perspectives in texts Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text and world Respectfully exchange ideas and viewpoints from diverse perspectives to build shared understanding and extend thinking Demonstrate understanding and communicate increasingly sophisticated ideas through a wide variety of digital and print media, including opportunities to evaluate sources of information
Duration
60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 15, 2018
0 recommendations   210 downloads

Incorporating a Worm Bin into your Classroom

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Activity
Unit Plan
Other
Grade Level
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
Maria Dawson - one year ago
Description
Incorporating a worm bin into the classroom provi…
Resource Type
Activity
Unit Plan
Other
Grade Level
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
Maria Dawson - one year ago
Description
Incorporating a worm bin into the classroom provides a unique way for students to look at the life cycle of a worm up close as well as investigate how the worm works to support a healthy environment. It lends several ideas for Cross-Curricular activities including ELA, SS, PE, Applied Skills and Design and more.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Environmental Science
Keywords
Classroom Science Activity
Class pets
Applied Skills and Design
Learning Standards
This activity meets several of the new Core Competencies, though mostly focuses on Personal and Social Awareness.
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 13, 2018
0 recommendations   143 downloads

Discussion questions for the movie Elijah

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
11
Submitted By
Ottawa Alt teacher - one year ago
Description
This is a set of questions regarding the TV-movie…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
11
Submitted By
Ottawa Alt teacher - one year ago
Description
This is a set of questions regarding the TV-movie Elijah which was aired in 2007, and is available through Mongrel Media. It is about the role that Elijah Harper took in the Meech Lake Accord negotiations. It uses many television techniques to engage the audience and portrays an interesting time on the road to sovereignty/ self determination for First Nations.
Subject
English Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Keywords
First Peoples
New Media
Learning Standards
Common themes in First Peoples’ texts Reconciliation in Canada Recognize and understand how different forms, formats, structures, and features of texts reflect a variety of purposes, audiences, and messages Recognize and identify personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts, including gender, sexual orientation, and socio-economic-factors Understand and evaluate how literary elements and new media techniques and devices enhance and shape meaning and impact Text features and structures • narrative structures, including those found in First Peoples’ texts • form, function, and genre of texts, including new media texts • rhetorical devices • elements of style
Duration
120- 150 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 1, 2018
2 recommendations   213 downloads

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

Resource Type
Activity
Unit Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
Barbara Hinson - one year ago
Description
'Green Reads' for Environmental Learning for Chil…
Resource Type
Activity
Unit Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
Barbara Hinson - one year ago
Description
'Green Reads' for Environmental Learning for Children - Book / Media List 2 - is organized by 6 themes. The categories start with the internal / personal connection to nature and progress to the 'global citizenship' level. I do not see the levels as being sequential; each learning group will have its interests and curricular to consider. There are 54 recommended reads in total (to date).
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Applied Skills
Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Keywords
environmental learning
place based learning
green literature
identity and awareness
ethics and activism
social and physical history
Learning Standards
A 'Book and Media List' of reviewed literature and media (film, websites) for children. This "green reads" book and media list was compiled over several years as part of a BCTF Inquiry Project with TELA and EEPSA members. The final inquiry question was: As an elementary teacher, how can I use selected children's literature and media as a springboard for experiencing and connecting to nature in our school and community environments?
Duration
30 to 60 minutes for each Read-Aloud and follow-up literary or outdoor education experience
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 22, 2018
2 recommendations   308 downloads

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

Resource Type
Activity
Unit Plan
Presentation
Report/Study/Thesis
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
Barbara Hinson - one year ago
Description
My recommendations for 'Green Reads for Children …
Resource Type
Activity
Unit Plan
Presentation
Report/Study/Thesis
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
Barbara Hinson - one year ago
Description
My recommendations for 'Green Reads for Children Book List 1' was developed through the casting of a large net, taking into consideration suggestions from the BCTF PSA groups (2015, 2016), my fine colleagues at DLG and Champlain Annex in Vancouver, literary reviews on the web, and the Vancouver and Delta libraries, as well as parents and children. These 13 books are my personal outdoor education / spiritual "gems".
Subject
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
English Language Arts
Outdoor Education
Environmental Science
Keywords
environmental learning
place based learning
green literature
science observation skills
identity and awareness
Learning Standards
A 'Book List' with suggested Springboard Activities that flow out of the reading of a "green" literature. Each book is quickly reviewed by its special features of both language and perspective. Suggested follow-up activities and related reads are listed. This Book List and was compiled over several years as part of a BCTF Inquiry Project with TELA and EEPSA members.
Duration
30 to 60 minutes for each Read-Aloud and follow-up literary or outdoor education experience
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 22, 2018
0 recommendations   126 downloads

Japanese Internment Camps in British Columbia

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
6
7
8
Submitted By
Erin Fields - one year ago
Description
This activity will involve four photographs taken…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
6
7
8
Submitted By
Erin Fields - one year ago
Description
This activity will involve four photographs taken of Japanese Canadians during WWII internment in British Columbia. The purpose of this activity is for your students to develop their own historical questions from primary sources, using outside sources for contextual information, and formulating answers to their questions based on the information available. This activity will build students historical thinking through analyzing, contextualizing, and inferring using historical texts.
Subject
Social Studies
History
Keywords
Primary Sources
Images
Japanese
Internment Camps
Slocan City
British Columbia
URLs
http://guides.library.ubc.ca/PrimarySourcesEducators
https://open.library.ubc.ca/
Learning Standards
Sequence objects, images, or events, and recognize the positive and negative aspects of continuities and changes in the past and present (continuity and change) Differentiate between short- and long-term causes, and intended and unintended consequences, of events, decisions, or developments (cause and consequence) Take stakeholders’ perspectives on issues, developments, or events by making inferences about their beliefs, values, and motivations (perspective) Make ethical judgments about events, decisions, or actions that consider the conditions of a particular time and place, and assess appropriate ways to respond(ethical judgment)
Duration
60 minutes+
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 12, 2018
0 recommendations   195 downloads

Chinese Head Tax and Immigration Act of 1885

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
Erin Fields - one year ago
Description
This activity will involve analyzing textual prim…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
Erin Fields - one year ago
Description
This activity will involve analyzing textual primary sources about Chinese immigration during the mid to late 1800s in Canada. The purpose of this activity is to give students practice in analyzing digital primary sources, to understand the context in which the sources were made, and to investigate the causes and consequences of opinions and actions on economic, political, social, and cultural historical practices. Incorporating sources from UBC Library’s Open Collections into your classroom can help students build their historical thinking through analyzing, contextualizing, and inferring using historical texts.
Subject
Social Studies
History
Keywords
Chinese Head Tax
British Columbia
Chinese Immigration
Immigration Act of 1885
Primary Sources
Head Teax
URLs
http://guides.library.ubc.ca/PrimarySourcesEducators
https://open.library.ubc.ca/
Learning Standards
Sequence objects, images, or events, and recognize the positive and negative aspects of continuities and changes in the past and present (continuity and change) Differentiate between short- and long-term causes, and intended and unintended consequences, of events, decisions, or developments (cause and consequence) Take stakeholders’ perspectives on issues, developments, or events by making inferences about their beliefs, values, and motivations (perspective) Make ethical judgments about events, decisions, or actions that consider the conditions of a particular time and place, and assess appropriate ways to respond(ethical judgment)
Duration
60 minutes+
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 12, 2018
0 recommendations   109 downloads

Settling the West

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
5
Submitted By
Erin Fields - one year ago
Description
This activity will involve analyzing three advert…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
5
Submitted By
Erin Fields - one year ago
Description
This activity will involve analyzing three advertisements from the Canadian Pacific Railway Company encouraging settlement in Manitoba. The purpose of this activity is to give your students practice in analyzing digital primary sources and to understand the context in which it was made. Incorporating sources from UBC Library’s Open Collections into your classroom can help students build their historical thinking through analyzing, contextualizing, and inferring using historical texts.
Subject
Social Studies
History
Keywords
Primary Sources
Settlement
Canada
Advertisements
Canadian Pacific Railway
Manitoba
Learning Standards
Take stakeholders’ perspectives on issues, developments, or events by making inferences about their beliefs, values, and motivations (perspective) Ask questions, corroborate inferences, and draw conclusions about the content and origins of a variety of sources, including mass media (evidence)
Duration
60 minutes+
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 10, 2018
1 recommendation   417 downloads

Intro to the Renaissance Through Art (ELL)

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
9
10
Submitted By
Mr.Zed - one year ago
Description
This lesson introduces students to the Renaissanc…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
9
10
Submitted By
Mr.Zed - one year ago
Description
This lesson introduces students to the Renaissance by focusing on art history and important innovations in the art world. Students learn to define a variety of art terms associated with the Renaissance and the Middle Ages and engage with the concept of visual symbolism. Students work towards writing a structured, descriptive paragraph outlining their own imagined symbolic Renaissance Portrait. By using writing planners and scaffolds, students write how they use symbolism to represent 5 of their personality traits in their Renaissance-inspired portrait. This lesson was originally designed for use in a Humanities 8 class (with scaffolding for ELL students). This lesson could be adapted for use in a variety of Art, Social Studies, English, and ELL contexts.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
English Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Keywords
Renaissance
Art history
descriptive paragraph
symbolism
humanities
ELL
paragraph writing
Duration
70 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 29, 2017
2 recommendations   269 downloads

Taking a Stance on Site C

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
11
12
Submitted By
Glen Thielmann - one year ago
Description
This lesson uses the Site C Dam review by the BC …
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
11
12
Submitted By
Glen Thielmann - one year ago
Description
This lesson uses the Site C Dam review by the BC Utilities Commission as a case study to: • find out more about megaprojects in BC • ask questions about where our power comes from and energy security in general • delve into the November 2018 BC Utilities Commission Report on the Site C Dam project • understand how the history and issues around the Site C dam relates to themes in Social Studies, and anticipate what the government is going to do next.
Subject
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
Law
History
Labour History
Keywords
BC Hydro
sustainability
energy security
economy
environment
resource development
megaprojects
traditional territories
Learning Standards
many
Duration
60-120 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 14, 2017
1 recommendation   245 downloads

Developing a Primary Nature Program

Resource Type
Conference Paper
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Liz McCaw - one year ago
Description
Conference paper on key concepts to develop a pri…
Resource Type
Conference Paper
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Liz McCaw - one year ago
Description
Conference paper on key concepts to develop a primary outdoor program including building student stamina, safety, collaboration, choosing a site, kits, gear...
Subject
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Keywords
superconference
outdoor education
Duration
Optimal 3x each week
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 13, 2017
2 recommendations   170 downloads

Japanese Interment during WWII

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
Submitted By
Shovalgk - one year ago
Description
This lesson is desgined to teach students about t…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
Submitted By
Shovalgk - one year ago
Description
This lesson is desgined to teach students about the injustices committed by the Canadian government towards Japanese-Canadians during World War II.
Subject
Social Studies
History
Social Justice
Keywords
Japanese internment camps
World War II
Japanese-Canadian
Redress
Enemy alien
URLs
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1CBYnqX2HfCSVARDr8iMbZy50vrF4N_dh90OAewbEkvc/edit?usp=sharing
Duration
75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 8, 2017
1 recommendation   104 downloads

Sable et eau

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
Submitted By
Emilie Boulay - one year ago
Description
Cette leçon correspond à la première étape de l'u…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
Submitted By
Emilie Boulay - one year ago
Description
Cette leçon correspond à la première étape de l'unité abordant l'énergie potentielle et cinétique. Nous aborderons ces sujets à travers le cas de l'hydro-électricité. Cette leçon consiste à introduire les élèves aux concepts d'énergie potentielle et cinétique et de présenter le concept de barrage. Pour ce faire, nous ferons une sortie à la plage où les élèves pourront se mettre les mains à la pâte afin de comprendre les applications de l'énergie potentielle et cinétique. Le milieu permettra aux élèves de rencontrer avec tous leurs sens les sujets que nous allons aborder.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Physics
Keywords
Physique
Énergie potentielle et cinétique
Science
Français
Outdoor education
Plage
ELL
Duration
90 min
Language
French
Date Created
Nov 5, 2017
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   260 downloads

Media lessons: Japanese Canadian Internment

Resource Type
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
10
11
12
Submitted By
Natalie Wai - one year ago
Description
Media Lessons supporting Hastings Park and Tashm…
Resource Type
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
10
11
12
Submitted By
Natalie Wai - one year ago
Description
Media Lessons supporting Hastings Park and Tashme: Internment sites of Canadians of Japanese Descent
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Social Studies
History
Keywords
world war two
racism
injustice
Learning Standards
see the unit plans
Duration
30- 60 Minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 21, 2017
0 recommendations   554 downloads

Japanese Canadian Internment Gr 5+6 Updated

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
5
6
Submitted By
Natalie Wai - one year ago
Description
An updated unit plan introducing children to the …
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
5
6
Submitted By
Natalie Wai - one year ago
Description
An updated unit plan introducing children to the 1942 internment of Canadians of Japanese descent.
Subject
English Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Keywords
Racism
Second World War
Hastings Park
URLs
http://centre.nikkeiplace.org/research/japanese-canadian-history-in-brief/
http://centre.nikkeiplace.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/JC-history-intro-and-reading_v2.pdf
http://hastingspark1942.ca
http://tashme.ca/
Learning Standards
Curricular Links to Grade 5 and 6 Social Studies and English Language Arts Big Ideas:
Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies. (Social Studies 5)
Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity.  (Social Studies 5)
- Systems of government vary in their respect for human rights and freedoms. (Social Studies 6)
-Exploring text and story helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world. (English Language Arts 6)
-Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking. (English Language Arts 6) Curricular Competencies: -Use personal experience and knowledge to connect to text and develop understanding of self, community, and world (English Language Arts 5) -Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in text (English Language Arts 6) -Recognize how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identity (English Language Arts 5+6) -Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways (English Language Arts 6) Content: -Past discriminatory government policies and actions such as the Head Tax, the Komagatu Maru Incident, residential schools and internments (Social Studies 5) -Human rights and responses to discrimination in Canadian society (Social Studies 5) -Global poverty and inequality issues including class structure and gender (Social Studies 6)
Duration
60 minute lessons with field studies option
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 15, 2017
0 recommendations   403 downloads

Japanese Canadian Internment Gr 10-12 Updated

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
11
12
Submitted By
Natalie Wai - one year ago
Description
Updated Lesson Plans for Social Studies 10 and So…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
11
12
Submitted By
Natalie Wai - one year ago
Description
Updated Lesson Plans for Social Studies 10 and Social Justice 11/12 relating to Japanese Canadian Internment at Hastings Park.
Subject
English Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Keywords
social justice
second world war
racism
URLs
http://centre.nikkeiplace.org/research/japanese-canadian-history-in-brief/
http://centre.nikkeiplace.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/JC-history-intro-and-reading_v2.pdf
http://hastingspark1942.ca
http://tashme.ca/
Learning Standards
Curricular links to Grade 10 Social Studies (Copied from the Ministry of Education curriculum guide) Big Idea: Political decision-making and societal change are influenced by interactions between, individuals, groups and institutions. Curricular Competencies: Students are expected to be able to do the following: Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions Content: Students are expected to know the following: Injustice, oppression, and social change in the development of human rights Curricular links to Grade 11/12 Social Justice (Copied from the Ministry of Education curriculum guide) Big Ideas: Social justice issues are interconnected. The causes of social injustices are complex and have lasting impacts on society. Social justice issues have both individual and systemic effects. Curricular Competencies: Students are expected to be able to do the following: Use inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions Assess and compare significance of people, events, and developments at particular times and places, and examine what it reveals about social justice issues Create and implement an action plan to address a particular social justice issue Content: Students are expected to know the following: Past and present social injustices in Canada and the world, their possible causes, and their lasting impact on individuals, groups, and society Roles of governmental and non-governmental organizations in issues of social justice and injustice
Duration
60 minute and 80 minute lessons with field studies option
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 15, 2017
0 recommendations  

Teaching the Japanese Canadian Internment

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
5
6
Submitted By
Natalie Wai - one year ago
Description
A Grade 5 and 6 Unit with lessons and a field stu…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
5
6
Submitted By
Natalie Wai - one year ago
Description
A Grade 5 and 6 Unit with lessons and a field study option to introduce the history of Japanese Canadian discrimination in Vancouver, BC.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Keywords
internment japanese canadian
world war II
racism
injustice
URLs
http://hastingspark1942.ca
http://tashme.ca/
http://centre.nikkeiplace.org/research/japanese-canadian-history-in-brief/
http://centre.nikkeiplace.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/JC-history-intro-and-reading_v2.pdf
Learning Standards
Content: -Past discriminatory government policies and actions such as the Head Tax, the Komagatu Maru Incident, residential schools and internments (Social Studies 5) -Human rights and responses to discrimination in Canadian society (Social Studies 5) -Global poverty and inequality issues including class structure and gender (Social Studies 6) Curricular Competencies: -Use personal experience and knowledge to connect to text and develop understanding of self, community, and world (English Language Arts 5) -Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in text (English Language Arts 6) -Recognize how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identity (English Language Arts 5+6) -Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways (English Language Arts 6)
Duration
60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 15, 2017
0 recommendations   892 downloads

The Diversity of Living Things and Where They Live!

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

The Stormbringers WW1/ Duty,Valour, Sacrifice WW2

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Gary Simons - one year ago
Description
“The Stormbringers WW1" and "Duty Valour Sacrifi…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Gary Simons - one year ago
Description
“The Stormbringers WW1" and "Duty Valour Sacrifice WW2" are computer simulations that allow students to experience World War One and World War Two events through the eyes of a Canadian soldier. Students are faced with the same challenges actual Canadian soldiers faced, month by month, year by year. From initial training camps, through overseas training, and through then every Canadian battle and campaign in each war. Both simulation programs are completely free - no fees, no registration needed, no log in, just access it on line and go!
Subject
Social Studies
History
Keywords
Canadian soldiers
WW2
Computer simulations
URLs
https://www.dvsww2.ca/start/1.htm
Learning Standards
“The Stormbringers WW1" allows students to experience World War One events through the eyes of a Canadian soldier. It includes over 400 screens, 60 tests and challenges, authentic letters and diary entries and over 1000 actual WW1 images. As students progress through the simulation they are faced with the same challenges actual Canadian soldiers faced, month by month, year by year. From initial training camps, through overseas training, and through then every Canadian battle and campaign in the war. Students learn about the lives of individual servicemen, through authentic letters, memoirs and diary entries, as well as about the major Canadian and world events through the entire war. “Duty, Valour, Sacrifice WW2” goes one step further. It allows students to select which service they will enlist in – the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Navy or Royal Canadian Air Force. As with “The Stormbringers”, students progress through the entire war from a Canadian perspective, from enlisting, training camps, to service overseas. The simulation includes over 800 screens, 160 tests and challenges, authentic letters and diary entries and over 2000 actual WW2 images. As students progress through the simulation they learn about the experiences of individual servicemen, as well as about the major Canadian and world events in the war. The programs have been meticulously researched over five years and are currently being field tested by Ontario High School students. Both simulation programs are completely free - no fees, no registration needed, no log in, just access it on line and go! It's my small gift to the men and women who gave so much for us in the war. I want their stories to live on and I want our students to understand and to appreciate what these men and women went through on our behalf.
Duration
180 - 240 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 14, 2017
0 recommendations  

Vote des femmes au Canada - Guide pédagogique

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Laura Lafortune - 2 years ago
Description
Afin de souligner le centenaire des premiers succ…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Laura Lafortune - 2 years ago
Description
Afin de souligner le centenaire des premiers succès des femmes en relation avec le droit de vote au Canada, Historica Canada (le plus grand organisme du pays dédié à l’accroissement de la sensibilisation de l’histoire et de la citoyenneté canadiennes) a créé ce guide pédagogique. Les activités incluses dans ce guide ont été développées en ligne avec les concepts du Projet de la pensée historique du Dr Peter Seixas; elles complètent les curriculums canadiens des niveaux de l’intermédiaire et du secondaire. Le guide invite les élèves à approfondir leur compréhension de l’égalité entre les sexes et de la démocratie, grâce à la recherche et l’analyse, à des sujets de discussion intéressants et à des activités de groupe. Il demande aux élèves d’examiner les questions d’identité, d’équité, d’activisme et de justice sociale dans des contextes historiques et contemporains.
Subject
Social Justice
Français arts langagiers
Social Studies
History
Labour History
Keywords
droit de vote
feminism
sciences humaines
histoire
droits de la femme
URLs
http://education.historicacanada.ca/files/109/Le_Droit_de_vote_de_Femmes.pdf
Language
French
Date Created
Jun 15, 2017
0 recommendations  

Immigrant Experiences

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
TC² - 2 years ago
Description
Online resources to support intermediate and seco…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
TC² - 2 years ago
Description
Online resources to support intermediate and secondary students in thinking historically and in undertaking historical inquiry projects about the internment of Ukrainian Canadians during WW1.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Social Studies
History
URLs
https://tc2.ca/en/creative-collaborative-critical-thinking/resources/immigrant-experiences/
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 1, 2017

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