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2 recommendations  

The 3 R's in the Forest by HCTF Education

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

Be a Biodiversity Detective!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Designing a Resilient Community by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
A project-based learning activity in which studen…
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9
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
A project-based learning activity in which students assess their community's ability to respond to crises and develop ideas for making it more resilient. Students participate in project-based learning over several days as they assess their community's ability to respond to crises that threaten both natural and human systems. Then they develop ideas for redesigning their community to be more resilient.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Environmental Education
Place-based Education
Experiential Education
Climate Change
Project-based Learning
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/sites/default/files/uploads/shared_files/CEL_Designing_Resilient_Community.pdf
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/designing-resilient-community
Duration
50-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
1 recommendation   69 downloads

ELL Supports for the Music Classroom

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

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Activity
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Adult
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - one year ago
Description
This guide is meant to support professional leani…
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Activity
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Adult
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - one year ago
Description
This guide is meant to support professional leaning among educators but may also be useful to parents or other adults who interact with children. It is designed to be used in self-directed inquiry groups but can also be used for personal study. It builds capacity for using engaged philosophical inquiry in drug education but the concepts and skills apply to education generally. The material in this guide is arranged as an 8-session inquiry, but you can adapt it to fit your own needs. The theory and practice readings have been carefully selected to provide an accessible introduction to the material and stimulate the application of the ideas into practice. They familiarize you with foundational ideas and theories of philosophical inquiry and how they can be applied to different learning environments. They discuss different philosophical content (e.g., questions) and philosophical methods to help you with facilitation. They are meant to stimulate thinking not provide all the answers.
Subject
Curriculum
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
professional learning
capacity building
drug education
philosophical thinking
reflective thinking
teacher resource
URLs
https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/hs-epi-guide.pdf
Learning Standards
The material in this guide is arranged as an 8-session inquiry, but you can adapt it to fit your own availability and needs. Each session includes: • a theory reading and a practice reading • a short introduction to the material • discussion questions that emerge out of the readings • activities to work on individually, with colleagues or in the classroom • suggestions for reflection and recording thoughts in your journal The theory and practice readings have been carefully selected to provide an accessible introduction to the material and stimulate the application of the ideas into practice. They familiarize you with foundational ideas and theories of philosophical inquiry and how they can be applied to different learning environments. They discuss different philosophical content (e.g., questions) and philosophical methods (e.g., analytic, phenomenological and hermeneutic) to help you with facilitation. They are meant to stimulate thinking not provide all the answers.
Duration
Several days with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 25, 2017
1 recommendation  

En'owkin: What It Means to a Sustainable Community by Jeannette Armstrong

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

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students explore a forest at designated stations,…
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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
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Exploring the Great Bear Sea - Elementary Resources

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

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

Forest Food Webs by HCTF Education

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students use forest stores from their ecoprovince…
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Activity
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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
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Fun Science Experiments

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

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Activity
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SFU Faculty of Science - one year ago
Description
Students will learn about the consequences of tem…
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SFU Faculty of Science - one year ago
Description
Students will learn about the consequences of temperature change and how it affects Canada's glaciers. It delves into how scientists measure glacier mass change and the impact of melting glaciers.
Subject
Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
URLs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GZRCKSGOVg
http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/science/Seasonal%20Science/Teacher%20Guide%20to%20Glaciers%20Video%20(EK).pdf
Learning Standards
This "inquiry" video and teacher's guide is designed to be shared in small “bite-size” portions that offer time for student reflection and application of the ideas presented. The information below is organized to align the structure of the re-designed curriculum (which follows the Scientific Method) with the viewing process suggested by each video.
Duration
40 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 26, 2018
2 recommendations   319 downloads

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

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

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

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

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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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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
1 recommendation  

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

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Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Other
Grade Level
3
4
5
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students take a census of an outdoor site, and lo…
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Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Other
Grade Level
3
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5
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students take a census of an outdoor site, and 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
1 recommendation  

Kootenay Boundary Environmental Education Initiative Inspiration Handbook

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 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   103 downloads

Multimodal Music resources

Resource Type
Activity
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
tracy wu - one year ago
Description
1) A free online resource which contains music th…
Resource Type
Activity
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
tracy wu - one year ago
Description
1) A free online resource which contains music theory lessons, exercises, and tools. 2) Children's Picture Book that introduces classical music contents such as classical famous compositions, composers and instruments.
Subject
Arts Education
Music
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
Learning Standards
Music theory lessons and exercise on a website; classical music content such as instruments, composers and music compositions in the classical era.
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 26, 2018
1 recommendation  

Nature Scene Investigators by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instructors

Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
This activity sets an exciting tone of exploratio…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
8
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
2 recommendations   591 downloads

Pop Music Inquiry project for Modern Languages - French, Spanish, Immersion, etc.

Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages (BCATML) - 4 years ago
Description
I created this project during my practicum, and a…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
BC Association of Teachers of Modern Languages (BCATML) - 4 years ago
Description
I created this project during my practicum, and adapted it to both French Immersion 8 and Core French 11. A few years later a colleague adapted it for Spanish 10. I'm uploading it to share with others on behalf of my Professional Specialist Association: the BCATML. Please join us! www.bcatml.org
Subject
Arts Education
Music
English Language Arts
Français arts langagiers
Languages
Cantonese
French
Italian
Japanese
Punjabi
Spanish
Keywords
music
poetry
language
french
lyrics
URLs
http://mmejarvis.weebly.com
http://http://web.cortland.edu/flteach/civ/cultur/cultur.htm
http://www.bcatml.org
Learning Standards
• recognize known French and cognates in new contexts • listen to and practise pronunciation of the written word • group new items into categories that are personally meaningful • continue to record new vocabulary and phrases • recognize and use common patterns • adjust the message in order to use known expressions and vocabulary (presentation) • use word webbing charts, tables, and other graphic organizers to support oral and written expression • reflect on learning by recording personal goals, successful strategies, and new vocabulary and phrases • recognize and use common patterns • listen, view, or read selectively to focus on key information • tolerate ambiguity of meaning when unable to understand fully • transfer and adapt known structures to convey meaning in new contexts • plan ahead for communicative activities by anticipating language and resources needed • take risks with the language to extend language boundaries • use a variety of reference materials, including dictionaries, for comprehension and production • set personal goals in language skills and monitor their progress • make personal notes to use as a reference for oral and written productions • actively review common, useful expressions and patterns to refine communication • self-monitor and correct recurring or significant errors in communication • negotiate meaning by using questions in French and other techniques for clarification • summarize information in oral, graphic, and written form • use dictionaries, grammars, and other reference materials for clarity of comprehension and expression • seek out and create practice opportunities in and out of the classroom (IDEA: go to a concert, invite someone to perform, or go on a field trip to present a few songs to younger classes, maybe core french 11 students present to Immersion french 8 students)
Duration
Multi-week unit (parts can be adapted for a few lessons)
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 18, 2014
10 recommendations  

Project of Heart – Illuminating the hidden history of Indian Residential Schools in BC

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Chris - 3 years ago
Description
This resource is a visual journey to support clas…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Chris - 3 years ago
Description
This resource is a visual journey to support classroom teachers, post secondary and adult educators to understand and learn about the hidden history of Indian Residential Schools. This document can be used towards developing self awareness in every discipline. Developing self awareness is a key element on the journey towards reconciliation. This resource can be used from K to post secondary in a diverse manner. E.g group discussion and exploration towards self awareness, whole class investigations and supports project base learning etc.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Research
Curriculum
Learning
Reflective practice
Social Studies
History
Law
Keywords
Aboriginal
Indian Residential School
Social Studies
URLs
http://www.bctf.ca/HiddenHistory/
Learning Standards
Learning more about Aboriginal history, specifically colonization and the impacts of Indian Residential Schools.
Duration
This resource is a life long journey.
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 14, 2015
1 recommendation   224 downloads

Les registres de langue

Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Sam - one year ago
Description
This lesson plan looks to establish not only the …
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Sam - one year ago
Description
This lesson plan looks to establish not only the relation between author and narrator in a text, but seeks to explain the context behind choices of high and low language, and how we use them in day to day life. As an introduction to language registers, this lesson will cover the basics of familiar language, standard language, and affected language, and highlights possibilities for adaptations in the ELL sphere. Though it remains specific to a single novel study, it can be amended to fit a variety of mediums.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Français arts langagiers
Languages
French/FSL
Curriculum
Keywords
high and low language
contextual literacy
elements of style
Learning Standards
- Situer l’œuvre dans son contexte en s’appuyant sur les biographies de l’auteur - S’approprier différents éléments liés à la stylistique pour créer un effet sur son destinataire - Améliorer ses textes en ayant le souci de la qualité de la forme et de l’expression
Duration
70 minutes
Language
French
Date Created
Nov 20, 2017
1 recommendation   658 downloads

Secret Path- Gord Downie (resource and literacy centers)

Resource Type
Activity
Other
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
KColonna - 2 years ago
Description
"Secret Path" was written by Gord Downie and illu…
Resource Type
Activity
Other
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
KColonna - 2 years ago
Description
"Secret Path" was written by Gord Downie and illustrated by Jeff Lemire and illustrates the hardship and history of residential schooling in Canada . This book was inspired by an Anishinaabe boy named Chanie Wenjack who ran away from his residential school in 1966 and died on the way to his home with the Marten Falls First Nation. The story is a graphic novel accompanied by a soundtrack written by Downie, and was released in October of 2016. The release of the book was followed by an hour long special on CBC that tells the story in animation with the soundtrack. All of the proceeds from the book, album, and performance will go to the National Center for Truth and Reconciliation. Here are some ideas for centers/stations that could compliment the use of Secret Path as a resource in text, soundtrack and film forms. The book has immense possibilities and because of its graphic novel form it could be adapted to suit the needs (and appropriateness) of a variety of grades and subjects.
Subject
Arts Education
Music
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Keywords
Aboriginal Education
graphic novel
video resource
URLs
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/arts/secretpath/gord-downie-s-secret-path-airs-on-cbc-october-23-1.3802197
Learning Standards
Meets curricular competencies for language arts and social studies as a literacy resource for a variety of grades as it is a graphic novel.
Duration
60 Minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 17, 2017
1 recommendation  

Starting with Soil by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
1
2
3
4
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
With animation, interactivity, and sound effects,…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
1
2
3
4
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
With animation, interactivity, and sound effects, Starting with Soil demonstrates how plants and animals cooperate to make the soil we need to grow healthy food. Kids learn that soil starts with bare rock and discover how long it takes nature to make one inch of topsoil. (Spoiler alert: it takes 500 years!) Different chapters convey the importance of pollinators and the critical roles animals, the weather, microorganisms, and cover crops play in organic farming. Designed for students ages 7-9, Starting with Soil allows users to plant seeds, build a compost pile, drag a microscope over different organisms in soil to get a better look, and view the symbiosis at work when corn, beans, and squash are planted together.
Subject
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Ecosystem
Growing Food
Gardens
Compost
Pollinators
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/starting-soil
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
2 recommendations  

Step into the Circle: Promoting Safety and Respect

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
How did a secondary school initiate a culture tra…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
How did a secondary school initiate a culture transformation that virtually eliminated calls to the office for disrespectful behaviour between students in the first 3 months? At John Oliver Secondary School in Vancouver, this radical shift involved several factors: fostered student leadership, informed staff and the following, simple activity that was the catalyst for actions leading to feelings of being respected, valued and safe.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Curriculum
Reflective practice
Keywords
Core Competencies
Social Emotional Learning
Conflict Resolution
Kindness
Mindfulness
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/step-into-the-circle-promoting-safety-and-respect
Learning Standards
To increase the understanding of how behaviours and attitudes impact others. To highlight the similarities between students. To recognize some of the factors which may influence feeling safe at school. To encourage student-led changes in school culture.
Duration
20-30 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017
1 recommendation   797 downloads

Through Mala's Eyes

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Submitted By
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada / Affaires autochtones et du Nord Canada - 2 years ago
Description
Story/Lesson Plan for ages 9-12, but can be adapt…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Submitted By
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada / Affaires autochtones et du Nord Canada - 2 years ago
Description
Story/Lesson Plan for ages 9-12, but can be adapted for other ages.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
First Nations
Curriculum
Learning
Social Studies
Keywords
Inuit
Indigenous
INAC
Indigenous and Northern Affairs
Government of Canada
Learning Standards
The aim of this booklet is to enhance the knowledge of students about the history, cultures and traditions of Inuit and, in particular, those who live in Canada’s northern Inuit community of Salluit. By completing the lessons in this booklet, students will be able to: - express an appreciation for the strong traditions and unique culture of the Inuit people, in various ways - describe the various developments that affected Canada’s Arctic from its early history to the present - locate the community of Salluit and its neighbouring Inuit municipalities on a map of Canada - relate the similarities and differences between life in Salluit and life in their own community.
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 15, 2016
2 recommendations  

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

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Understanding Food and Climate Change: An Interac…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Understanding Food and Climate Change: An Interactive Guide uses video, photography, text, and interactive experiences to help educators, students, and advocates learn how food and climate systems interact and how personal choices can make a difference. Ideal for grades 6–12 and general audiences, for Social Studies themes, the guide offers activities for student research and resources for further investigation. The guide is also designed to support self-guided and independent study, and is a boon for advocates seeking hopeful strategies and creative responses. Available as a free iBook for Mac and iPad users.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Climate Systems
Place-based Education
Environmental Education
Ecoliteracy
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/understanding-food-and-climate-change-interactive-guide
Duration
30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
1 recommendation  

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

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Understanding Food and Climate Change: A Systems …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Understanding Food and Climate Change: A Systems Perspective explores the links between food systems and our changing climate with an emphasis on systems thinking. A systems approach helps to illuminate how seemingly disconnected phenomena are often dynamically linked and can be understood best when viewed in a larger context. This collection of essays contains an extensive bibliography that provides resources for further investigation. Available as a free iBook for Mac and iPad users.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Ecoliteracy
Food Systems
Environmental Education
Sustainabilty
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/understanding-food-and-climate-change-systems-perspective
Duration
60-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018

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