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

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Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Presentation
Grade Level
6
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12
Submitted By
Donna White - one year ago
Description
Bullets, Blood and Stones: the journey of a child…
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Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Presentation
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6
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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
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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
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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
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'Green Reads' by thematic themes for Children - Book and Media, List 2

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Activity
Unit Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
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
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'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
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Printing Like a Pro! - An Evidence-Based Resource for Teaching Students to Print

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
imontgomery@cw.bc.ca - one year ago
Description
Printing Like a Pro! Printing Like a Pro! is a fr…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
imontgomery@cw.bc.ca - one year ago
Description
Printing Like a Pro! Printing Like a Pro! is a free cognitively-based printing program for the primary grades. It is evidence-based and designed for classroom use and for use with students who have printing/handwriting challenges. This program uses a developmental framework, teaching letters from easiest to hardest to form. Cognitive strategies include use of self-talk, and self-reflection and evaluation with a focus on key strategies for neat printing. Worksheet sets include letters, words, and sight word sentences as well as numbers. It is easy to download and access: http://www.childdevelopment.ca/SchoolAgeTherapy/SchoolAgeTherapyClassResources.aspx
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Special Education
English Language Arts
Learning
Special needs
Keywords
Handwriting
Classroom-based printing instruction
URLs
http://www.childdevelopment.ca/SchoolAgeTherapy/SchoolAgeTherapyClassResources.aspx
Learning Standards
Writing
Duration
30-45 mins
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 15, 2018
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Becoming a Detective

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

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

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

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds instructional outline uses excerpts f…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds instructional outline uses excerpts from Albert Hofmann's writings about his discovery of, and experiences with, LSD to challenge students to think critically about the benefits and risks associated with substance use and how we manage those in our society.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Keywords
drugs
substance use
drug iteracy
health
well-being
LSD
iMinds
URLs
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/bicycle.pdf
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
English Language Arts 10 • 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
Duration
60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 22, 2017
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The Man Who Walked Between the Towers

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
6
7
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds instructional idea is based on the st…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
6
7
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds instructional idea is based on the story of Philippe Petit's daring high wire performance between the Twin Towers in New York City. It provides a great background for exploring several themes relevant to building drug literacy.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Keywords
drugs
substance use
drug iteracy
health
well-being
risk
iMinds
URLs
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/between-towers.pdf
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Curricular competencies (English Language Arts 6/7)
Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking
Think critically, creatively and reflectively to explore ideas within, between and beyond texts
Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text and world
Respond to text in personal, creative and critical ways
Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking
Duration
60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 22, 2017
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Debating Drug Policy

Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Other
Grade Level
10
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds 6-lesson module (including teachers g…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Other
Grade Level
10
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds 6-lesson module (including teachers guide and black-line masters) helps students develop their critical thinking skills while learning about and performing formal debates on the use of alcohol and other drugs. Also available in French.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Social Studies
Keywords
drugs
substance use
drug iteracy
health
well-being
debate
iMinds
URLs
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds-grade10.pdf
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds-grade10-french.pdf
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
First Peoples’ principles of learning • Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors. • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place). Big Ideas • People understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives (English Language Arts 10) • The exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity, others, and the world (English Language Arts 10) • Language shapes ideas and influences others (English Language Arts 10 – Spoken Language) • Voice is powerful and evocative (English Language Arts 10 – Spoken Language) • Understanding the factors that influence our health empowers us to take action to improve it (Physical and Health Education 10) • The development of political institutions is influenced by economic, social, ideological, and geographic factors (Social Studies 10) Curricular Competencies English Language Arts • 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 • Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking (Grade Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world • Respectfully exchange ideas and viewpoints from diverse perspectives to build shared understanding and extend thinking • Access information for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate its relevance, accuracy, and reliability • Apply appropriate strategies in a variety of contexts to comprehend written, oral, visual, and multimodal texts; guide inquiry; and extend thinking • Synthesize ideas from a variety of texts/sources • Respectfully exchange ideas and viewpoints from diverse perspectives to build shared understanding and extend thinking • Demonstrate speaking and listening skills in a variety of formal and informal contexts for a range of purposes • Select and apply an appropriate spoken language format for an intended purpose Physical and Health Education 10 • Critically analyze and explain health messages and investigate their potential influences on health and well-being • Develop skills for maintaining healthy relationships and responding to interpersonal conflict, including communication skills, negotiation strategies, and conflict resolution techniques • Critically analyze the impacts of technology and other factors on individual and community health 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, 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 accounts after investigating points of contention, reliability of sources, and adequacy of evidence (evidence) • Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups during this period (continuity and change) • Assess how prevailing conditions and the actions of individuals or groups influence events, decisions, or developments (cause and consequence)
Duration
Project with multiple classes (discretion of teacher)
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 22, 2017
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Exploring Drugs that Excite Our Brains

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds lesson is designed to be a part of a …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
This iMinds lesson is designed to be a part of a larger book study. It seeks to help students build drug literacy as they consider the psychoactive properties of one of our favourite drugs – chocolate. Roald Dahl provides rich content for exploring the positive attractiveness, but also the destructive potential, of psychoactive substances. Exploring this ambivalence with respect to chocolate provides a relatively uncharged setting to learn an important framework for understanding other psychoactive drugs.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Keywords
iminds
drugs
substance use
drug iteracy
health
well-being
chocolate
iMinds
URLs
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/cisur/assets/docs/iminds/drug-charlie-choc-factory.pdf
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
First Peoples’ principles of learning • Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place) • Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions • Learning requires exploration of one’s identity English Language Arts 4 & 5 Big ideas • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens Competencies • Use a variety of comprehension strategies before, during, and after reading, listening, or viewing to deepen understanding of text • Apply a variety of thinking skills to gain meaning from texts • Use personal experience and knowledge to connect to text and deepen understanding of self, community, and world • Exchange ideas and perspectives to build shared understanding English Language Arts 6 Big ideas • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens Competencies • Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts • 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 • Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways • Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking
Duration
60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 22, 2017
1 recommendation   397 downloads

Explain the Image

Resource Type
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
7
8
9
10
Submitted By
Maria Vamvalis - one year ago
Description
In this 'Tools for Thought' lesson developed by T…
Resource Type
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
7
8
9
10
Submitted By
Maria Vamvalis - one year ago
Description
In this 'Tools for Thought' lesson developed by The Critical Thinking Consortium (www.tc2.ca) students use visual clues to explain images. They develop an understanding of the importance of making plausible inferences about an image in order to gather information about a historical or contemporary situation or place. It includes instructional suggestions for teachers (learn about the strategy, practicing the strategy, independent student activities) and resources for students (data chart, rating scale, student guide, samples and self-assessment rubric). An additional 80 Tools for Thought lessons are available to either individual members of Partner schools, boards and/or districts.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Learning (ELL)
Social Justice
Teaching Strategies
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Research
Keywords
visual literacy
critical thinking
inferences
images
media literacy
visual analysis
URLs
https://tc2.ca/en/creative-collaborative-critical-thinking/resources/t4t-tools-for-thought/
Learning Standards
- visual literacy - plausible inferencing - visual analysis - differentiating between observations and inferences - inquiry-based learning
Duration
Adaptable - 30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 19, 2017
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Inclusive LGBTQ2S+ Lesson

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Nichelle Penney - one year ago
Description
This presentation is aimed towards examining bull…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
7
8
9
10
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12
Adult
Submitted By
Nichelle Penney - one year ago
Description
This presentation is aimed towards examining bullying at all ages and how this can have a negative effect on people. It also explores positive aspects and what individuals can do to be positive and caring towards others, especially those who identify as LGBTQ2S+
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Social Studies
Keywords
LGBTQ
SOGI
Inclusive
Bullying
Learning Standards
Social Responsibility
Duration
45 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 11, 2017
2 recommendations   1041 downloads

Tango Makes Three

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
Nichelle Penney - one year ago
Description
An entry lesson into exploration of what a family…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
Submitted By
Nichelle Penney - one year ago
Description
An entry lesson into exploration of what a family is and looking at same gendered families. This is a safe way to have a conversation with students around LGBTQ families.
Subject
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Keywords
Families
Parents
LGBTQ
SOGI
Learning Standards
Positive Personal and Cultural Identity I can describe my family and community I am able to identify different groups that I belong to. I am able to represent aspects of my cultural contexts (such as family, communities, school, peer groups) through words and/or images. I can describe what is important to me. I can describe and demonstrate pride in my positive qualities, characteristics, and/or skills. I can explain how I am able to use these to contribute to my home and/or community. Social Responsibility I can participate in classroom and group activities to improve the classroom, school, community, or natural world. I can demonstrate respectful and inclusive behaviour. I am aware of how others may feel and take steps to help them feel included.
Duration
1 Week
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 11, 2017
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Red: A Crayon's Story

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
1
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4
Submitted By
Nichelle Penney - one year ago
Description
This is a great elementary lesson to get started …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
Submitted By
Nichelle Penney - one year ago
Description
This is a great elementary lesson to get started on gender identity and pronouns. It is a safe exploration for students and teachers to start the conversation using a common elementary book.
Subject
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Keywords
Pronouns
Gender Identity
Individuality
Stereotypes
Learning Standards
Communicate: Introduction of differences -- read Red: A Crayon`s Story Develop knowledge of gender specific vocabulary words -- What is a Pronoun: he, she, him, her, they. What is appropriate and inappropriate language may be introduced here depending on grade level. Connect and engage with others Social Responsibility: Encourage and develop respectful behaviour Encourage and develop critical thinking skills Encourage and develop empathy, build compassion and promote understanding Encourage and develop a classroom and school climate designed to build leadership Encourage and develop Ally behaviour Encourage and develop opportunities for all students to gain a more complex and authentic understanding of the world around them. Positive and Personal Cultural Identity: Encourage and develop awareness of gender identity
Duration
1 Week
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 11, 2017
2 recommendations  

Building Portfolios, Rubrics and Assessment Resources (Jennifer Moroz)

Resource Type
Classroom printables
Worksheet
Other
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
PSA Superconference 2017 - one year ago
Description
Jennifer Moroz presented at the 2017 PSA Supercon…
Resource Type
Classroom printables
Worksheet
Other
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
PSA Superconference 2017 - one year ago
Description
Jennifer Moroz presented at the 2017 PSA Superconference on how to assemble student portfolios that celebrate individual growth in curricular and core competencies, and how to use reading and writing performance standards as scaffolding to create personalized learning targets for every student. The linked zip files will provide many different BC teacher examples created and curated by Jennifer.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
Applied Skills
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Keywords
superconference
rubrics
assessment
competencies
journals
self-assessment
templates
URLs
http://jmc.sd57.bc.ca/~nrempel/Portfolio.zip
http://jmc.sd57.bc.ca/~nrempel/core_competency.zip
http://jmc.sd57.bc.ca/~nrempel/Stuff.zip
http://jmc.sd57.bc.ca/~nrempel/K-4%20Teachers.zip
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 30, 2017
2 recommendations  

Carrie Gelson Superconference Resources

Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
PSA Superconference 2017 - one year ago
Description
In her 2017 PSA Superconference sessions, Carrie …
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
PSA Superconference 2017 - one year ago
Description
In her 2017 PSA Superconference sessions, Carrie shared ideas of how to bring more interactive and engaging nonfiction read-alouds into your weekly routines and how to approach reading instruction through a Reading Workshop model. She includes links to read-aloud non-fiction and Reading Workshop resources on her website, https://thereisabookforthat.com.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Teaching Strategies
English Language Arts
Keywords
non-fiction
literacy
reading
picture books
URLs
https://thereisabookforthat.com/nonfiction-resources/nonfiction-picture-books-for-reading-aloud/
https://thereisabookforthat.com/reading-workshop-resources/
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 30, 2017
1 recommendation  

Bringing Back The Literacy In Digital Literacy

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Presentation
Grade Level
K
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Adult
Submitted By
PSA Superconference 2017 - one year ago
Description
As the new BC curriculum promotes a more inquiry-…
Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
K
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Adult
Submitted By
PSA Superconference 2017 - one year ago
Description
As the new BC curriculum promotes a more inquiry-based approach to learning, the need to develop diverse digital literacies becomes even more crucial. But how can we keep up when new apps and programs keep popping up? In this PowerPoint used as part of his 2017 PSA Superconference keynote presentation, Ron Darvin talks about getting past an app-centred paradigm and to go back to what is at the core of digital literacy so that we can teach our students to be truly literate in the 21st century.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Applied Skills
Information Technology
Cross-Curricular
Library and Information Systems
English Language Arts
Keywords
digital literacy
information literacy
computers
internet
CUEBC
BCTLA
technology
superconference
URLs
https://www.academia.edu/34936387/Bringing_back_the_literacy_in_digital_literacy
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 30, 2017
0 recommendations  

Effective K-3 Writing Instruction

Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
PSA Superconference 2017 - one year ago
Description
This PowerPoint presentation is for a session by …
Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
PSA Superconference 2017 - one year ago
Description
This PowerPoint presentation is for a session by Lisa Watson and Sasha Zekulin (Provincial Outreach Program for Early Intervention) on routines and strategies to create a balanced writing program in primary classrooms.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Special Education
English Language Arts
Keywords
literacy
writing
primary
POPEI
superconference
URLs
https://www.popey.ca/sites/default/files/Effective%20K-3%20Writing%20Instruction-opt.pdf
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 30, 2017
0 recommendations  

Balanced K-3 Literacy Program

Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
PSA Superconference 2017 - one year ago
Description
This PowerPoint is for a session by Lisa Watson a…
Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
PSA Superconference 2017 - one year ago
Description
This PowerPoint is for a session by Lisa Watson and Sasha Zekulin (Provincial Outreach Program for Early Intervention) that provided practical routines and strategies for designing a comprehensive literacy program supporting the core essentials of primary literacy development.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Special Education
English Language Arts
Keywords
literacy
reading
writing
primary
superconference
POPEI
URLs
https://www.popey.ca/sites/default/files/Balanced%20K-3%20Literacy%20Program-opt.pdf
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 30, 2017
0 recommendations  

Learn Like An Adventurer!

Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
5
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Submitted By
PSA Superconference 2017 - one year ago
Description
Yoshifumi Murakami created this PowerPoint presen…
Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
5
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Submitted By
PSA Superconference 2017 - one year ago
Description
Yoshifumi Murakami created this PowerPoint presentation focused on teaching languages using social media. He has included his recommendations for social media and hashtags to facilitate basic conversation between your students and native speakers of their target language.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
Teaching Strategies
Languages
Cantonese
First Nations
French/FSL
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Punjabi
Spanish
Keywords
superconference
modern languages
BCATML
URLs
http://goo.gl/DNB4hH
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 30, 2017
1 recommendation   478 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
1 recommendation   215 downloads

Text Features: Road Sign Titles and Headings

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
2
3
4
Submitted By
A Brown - one year ago
Description
This is a lesson plan and worksheet on using titl…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
2
3
4
Submitted By
A Brown - one year ago
Description
This is a lesson plan and worksheet on using titles and headings to understand non-fiction text, and make predictions. This lesson likens titles and headings and titles to roadsigns (they tell you where you are going and what is next) and has an accompanying worksheet for students to complete to show their understanding of how a text is organized under headings, and how to use them to make predictions or find specific information.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
English Language Arts
Keywords
Title
Headings
Text Features
Language Arts
LA
Non-Fiction
Reading
Reading Skills
Interpreting Text
Learning Standards
Use developmentally appropriate reading, listening, and viewing strategies to make meaning Recognize how different texts reflect different purposes. Recognize text features and strategies to use them. Core Competency: Communication I can summarize key ideas in text. I can present information in an organized way. I can acquire information and interpret text, using headings and titles.
Duration
30 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 27, 2017
0 recommendations  

Choose Your Voice - free, online, bilingual humanities teaching resource

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
5
6
7
8
9
Submitted By
VoicesintoAction - one year ago
Description
Choose Your Voice comprised of four action-packed…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
5
6
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8
9
Submitted By
VoicesintoAction - one year ago
Description
Choose Your Voice comprised of 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 that follow 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.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Français arts langagiers
Keywords
racism
oppression
genocide
Indigenous
Holocaust
URLs
http://www.chooseyourvoice.ca
Learning Standards
ERAC approved resource teaches about discrimination, racism, historical oppression, and heroism. Using videos, lesson plans, and activities teachers can use all 4 chapters and fulfill many of the curriculum requirements for social studies and English.
Duration
30-60 minutes over a few days
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 22, 2017
0 recommendations   251 downloads

Historical Fiction: An Ancient Civilization Inquiry Unit

Resource Type
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
7
Submitted By
Amanda Beer - one year ago
Description
This cross-curricular resource combines research …
Resource Type
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
7
Submitted By
Amanda Beer - one year ago
Description
This cross-curricular resource combines research on an ancient civilization with historical fiction writing. Printout pages guide students through their story planning with: historical fact collection, character development, plot development, and point of view. Once complete, students can use a program like app.bookcreator.com to display their final work.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Keywords
inquiry
writing
research
character development
plot development
points of view
Learning Standards
Curricular Competencies: Language Art: Access information and ideas for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate their relevance, accuracy, and reliability Language Art: Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking Language Art: Transform ideas and information to create original texts Social Studies: Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to — ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions Social Studies: Assess the significance of people, places, events, or developments at particular times and places Content: Language Arts: Reading strategies Language Arts: Writing processes Social Studies: features and characteristics of civilizations and factors that lead to their rise and fall
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 16, 2017
2 recommendations   117 downloads

Ayer, Manana, Hoy

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Thalia Platis - one year ago
Description
How to have students describe what they did yeste…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Thalia Platis - one year ago
Description
How to have students describe what they did yesterday (using past tense), what they are doing right now (present tense), what they are doing tomorrow (future tense).
Subject
English Language Arts
Languages
Spanish
Keywords
tiempo del dia
Duration
75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 10, 2017
0 recommendations   165 downloads

Eix The Soda Challenge

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Activity
Presentation
Grade Level
2
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7
Submitted By
Sandy Eix - one year ago
Description
You probably know how to inflate a balloon with b…
Resource Type
Activity
Presentation
Grade Level
2
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
Sandy Eix - one year ago
Description
You probably know how to inflate a balloon with baking soda and vinegar. This challenge invites students to plan an inquiry into the ideal ration between baking soda and vinegar. Starting with familiar materials and a well known reaction, they can choose variables to modify and measure the results.
Subject
Science
Chemistry
Keywords
superconference
chemical reaction
chemical change
planning and conducting
experiment design
Learning Standards
Chemical reactions, experimental design
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 26, 2017
0 recommendations   183 downloads

Eix Ice and Cream

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Activity
Presentation
Grade Level
1
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3
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5
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7
Submitted By
Sandy Eix - one year ago
Description
In this activity we make "ice cream" as a way to …
Resource Type
Activity
Presentation
Grade Level
1
2
3
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5
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7
Submitted By
Sandy Eix - one year ago
Description
In this activity we make "ice cream" as a way to invite questions that could lead to further inquiry. The materials are very simple; we use little coffee creamers, ice and salt.
Subject
Science
Chemistry
Keywords
superconference
Learning Standards
States of matter, changes of state
Duration
45 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 26, 2017
1 recommendation   781 downloads

Harry Potter Activities to extend the Novel

Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
Stephanie Argent - one year ago
Description
To use with the Novel reading in ways to make the…
Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
Stephanie Argent - one year ago
Description
To use with the Novel reading in ways to make the story come to life
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
superconference
hands on
Duration
20 min. Teaching, 20 min to do
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 26, 2017
0 recommendations   235 downloads

Library Supported Inquiry, Superconference 2017

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Unit Plan
Grade Level
8
9
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12
Submitted By
Library Supported Inquiry - one year ago
Description
This project was created by Martha Cameron, Leigh…
Resource Type
Unit Plan
Grade Level
8
9
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12
Submitted By
Library Supported Inquiry - one year ago
Description
This project was created by Martha Cameron, Leigh Huseiff and Maureen McDonough. All available at www.librarysupportedinquiry.weebly.com, it is a complete program for undertaking inquiry projects.
Subject
Applied Skills
Information Technology
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Library and Information Systems
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Curriculum
Reflective practice
Technology
Science
Social Studies
Keywords
superconference
URLs
www.librarysupportedinquiry.weebly.com
Duration
1 week to 1 semester!
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 26, 2017
0 recommendations   583 downloads

DIY Electrophoresis

Resource Type
Activity
Presentation
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Friderike Moon - one year ago
Description
The materials explain how to set up an electropho…
Resource Type
Activity
Presentation
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Friderike Moon - one year ago
Description
The materials explain how to set up an electrophoresis experiment using simple materials which can easily be purchased in any community across the province. Gel electrophoresis is as a very common analytical tool used in laboratories around the world and students will learn about technology and experiments conducted in a genetics lab. The goal is to make scientific method and process more tangible.
Subject
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Keywords
superconference
DNA
Molecules
Lab
URLs
https://www.scienceworld.ca/resources
Duration
90-120 min
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 26, 2017
0 recommendations   212 downloads

Using Online Courses to Flip Your Classroom

Resource Type
Conference Paper
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Nick S - one year ago
Description
This is a copy of the presentation on using onlin…
Resource Type
Conference Paper
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Nick S - one year ago
Description
This is a copy of the presentation on using online courses to flip a classroom that I presented at psaSuperconference 2017.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Keywords
superconference
flipped classroom
blended learning
Duration
one month
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 26, 2017
0 recommendations   164 downloads

Consciousness in Consumer Society - 2017 Superconference Presentation Summary

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Presentation
Grade Level
4
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Adult
Submitted By
The Cinematheque - one year ago
Description
What part does the media play in influencing our …
Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
4
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Adult
Submitted By
The Cinematheque - one year ago
Description
What part does the media play in influencing our perceptions of ourselves, each other, and the world around us? How has our consumer culture changed the way we express our identities? And how can we encourage our media-saturated youth to become more conscious and aware? This presentation offers a short summary of our most effective games and activities to use to enhance your students' media literacy.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
Teaching Strategies
English Language Arts
Keywords
superconference
Media literacy
consumerism
media education
multimedia
URLs
https://thecinematheque.ca/learn
Duration
60 minutes or more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 25, 2017
1 recommendation   425 downloads

SuperConference - Accelerating the Progress of Children Experiencing Difficulties in Reading

Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
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7
Submitted By
Paul Pantaleo - one year ago
Description
Drawing on leading educational researchers some s…
Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
K
1
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3
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5
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7
Submitted By
Paul Pantaleo - one year ago
Description
Drawing on leading educational researchers some schools are reconsidering their delivery modes for pull-out and in-class intervention models for at-risk readers. In an interactive manner the presenter will model and describe how a daily, strategically-based reading intervention can make a positive difference with vulnerable students. Participants will be provided with opportunities to practice and experience how to teach in a manner that facilitates strategic activity. The ideas presented will be applicable to both learning support and regular classroom teachers. This presentation will answer the question “What is possible for students experiencing difficulties in reading?” as of September 27, 2011 to late June 2017, 144 students who were below grade level in reading reached the average band of instruction.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
superconference
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 25, 2017
1 recommendation   56 downloads

Plagiarism: What To Do About It?

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Presentation
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
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Adult
Submitted By
Heather Daly - one year ago
Description
Note taking? Proper databases for research? Bib…
Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
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Submitted By
Heather Daly - one year ago
Description
Note taking? Proper databases for research? Bibliographies? Here are some ideas for teaching the process of proper research skills whether it be for inquiry projects, problem-based projects, or straight up research projects! Learn about the CHoMP note-taking process, where to send your students (K-8) for information, and how teach your students that bibliographies can be fun! Yes they can!
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Library and Information Systems
Teaching Strategies
English Language Arts
Keywords
superconference
Learning Standards
Presented at the 2017 PSA Superconference
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 24, 2017
0 recommendations   397 downloads

World Fair

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
CASJ - one year ago
Description
Students will: - keep a reflective journal throu…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
CASJ - one year ago
Description
Students will: - keep a reflective journal throughout the unit - explore the state of the world and their perceptions thorough anticipation and music activities - explore the wealth disparity in the world by participating in a classroom simulation o examine human rights
Psychology is incorporated into the curriculum addressing the question of Canada’s role in assisting the needs of world citizens.
Concepts like debt relief and local activism are explored through letter writing and research activities.
Grade 8 geography skills and numerous writing opportunities are incorporated into the unit.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
global classroom initiative
economic rights
human rights
global education
diversity
citizenship
Duration
8 lessons, ranging from 1 to 4 periods in length
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 24, 2017
1 recommendation   934 downloads

Active Citizenship Project Honouring Human Rights

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
7
Submitted By
CASJ - one year ago
Description
In the process of “thinking globally but acting l…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
7
Submitted By
CASJ - one year ago
Description
In the process of “thinking globally but acting locally,” students will learn what challenges face peoples in Afghanistan. Following the reading of The Breadwinner, students will review selected articles from The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and demonstrate that they understand the concepts of human rights and of human rights violations through identifying and exploring human rights violations as portrayed within the novel. Students will be introduced to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. They will demonstrate that they understand the concepts of the rights of the child and of the violation of those rights through identifying and exploring human rights violations as portrayed within the novel Parvana’s Journey. Students will then explore and research an organization or a charity of their choice. By collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data related to an organization or a charity, they will begin to assess the impact of their financial contribution
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Keywords
Global Classroom initiative
social responsibility
global education
United Nations
Rights of the Child
charity
Learning Standards
BC Performance Standards for Social Responsibility: exercising Democratic Rights and Responsibilities by showing a growing sense of altruism and optimism — a commitment to making the world a better place.
Duration
9 class periods of 40 minutes each
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 24, 2017
5 recommendations   14900 downloads

Writing Power: Effective Writing Instruction and Assessment

Resource Type
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
1
2
3
4
5
6
Submitted By
Adrienne Gear - one year ago
Description
Handout connected to Super Conference workshop ou…
Resource Type
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
1
2
3
4
5
6
Submitted By
Adrienne Gear - one year ago
Description
Handout connected to Super Conference workshop outlining an effective Writing Program, mini lessons, recommended anchor books, mini lessons, assessment practice and reproducible templates.
Subject
English Language Arts
Research
Curriculum
Keywords
superconference
Writing Power
Adrienne Gear
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 21, 2017
0 recommendations   153 downloads

Writing Dialogue - Backwards Storytelling

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Robert Marthaller - one year ago
Description
A fast-paced lesson that elicits authentic dialog…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Robert Marthaller - one year ago
Description
A fast-paced lesson that elicits authentic dialogue that can later be incorporated into a narrative.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
dialogue
creative writing
Duration
60-75 mins
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 21, 2017
22 recommendations   3183 downloads

We Are All Connected

Resource Type
Classroom printables
Unit Plan
Grade Level
3
4
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
Adrienne Gear - one year ago
Description
Handout, book lists and reproducibles for Units: …
Resource Type
Classroom printables
Unit Plan
Grade Level
3
4
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
Adrienne Gear - one year ago
Description
Handout, book lists and reproducibles for Units: We Are All Connected, Reading and Thinking Across the Curriculum, Exploring Immigration, Exploring Social Justice
Subject
Revised Curriculum
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Keywords
superconference
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 19, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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Gender Identity and Pronouns

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Kate Paterson - 2 years ago
Description
This lesson plan has two parts. Part one uses a s…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Kate Paterson - 2 years ago
Description
This lesson plan has two parts. Part one uses a storybook to introduce and explore gender identity and gender pronouns (she/he/they). By incorporating books with gender-diverse characters in the classroom, students will appreciate the gender spectrum, fluidity, and the use of gender pronouns. Part one consists primarily of discussion and a role-play activity. Part two builds upon part one and includes activities and worksheets.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Keywords
LGBTQ
Duration
60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 6, 2017
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The Diversity of Living Things and Where They Live!

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Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
Submitted By
E. Comtois - 2 years 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 - 2 years 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
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Sanofi Biogenius Canada

Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Partners In Research Canada - 2 years ago
Description
For over two decades, the Sanofi Biogenius Canada…
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Partners In Research Canada - 2 years ago
Description
For over two decades, the Sanofi Biogenius Canada (SBC) program has nurtured young minds by challenging high school students to carry out groundbreaking research projects in the field of biotechnology. Grade 9-12 students apply in the fall to participate in the SBC program. Those selected for the SBC competition are matched with local mentors, giving students hands-on research experience in a professional lab setting. Participants compile their results and present their findings at regional competitions, vying for cash prizes and the chance to advance to the National and International Biogenius competitions. In past years, participant research projects ranged from cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, to agriculture and the environment. Many have since been patented and commercialized, garnering international media attention and igniting a true culture of innovation in Canada. More information is available at http://www.biogenius.ca.
Subject
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Keywords
biotechnology
science fair
competition
student project
extracurricular
URLs
http://biogenius.ca/participate/generate-interest-2-5-2/
Duration
Independent Student Project
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 13, 2017
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Sky, Water, Earth

Resource Type
Activity
Other
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Sharon Hu - 2 years ago
Description
Sky, Water, Earth is a collection of free, online…
Resource Type
Activity
Other
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Sharon Hu - 2 years ago
Description
Sky, Water, Earth is a collection of free, online, self-paced experiences that takes the form of a career preparation initiative for youths interested in the field of science. This is a year-long joint initiative between UBC Faculty of Education, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, and the HR MacMillan Space Centre that runs from September 2017 to September 2018. The project guides youths to participate in learning playlists that help them build competencies outlined by the National Research Council Canada (NRC), some of which overlap with the BC Curriculum Core Competencies. Learners choose playlists they want to work on, each highlighting one or more of the NRC competencies for excellence in research - such as creative thinking, communication, teamwork, and more. Students complete competency-based activities through playlists, and earn points which can be redeemed for a variety of unique Real-World Opportunities curated to build success in their future careers.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Careers
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Physics
Keywords
competencies
environmental science
biology
eco justice
URLs
https://www.skywaterearth.ca/
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 12, 2017
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Dancing Backwards.ca

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Assessment
Classroom printables
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Other
Grade Level
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
Dancingbackwards.ca - 2 years ago
Description
Dancing Backwards Society's free, downloadable sc…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
Dancingbackwards.ca - 2 years ago
Description
Dancing Backwards Society's free, downloadable school program, www.dancingbackwards.ca, celebrates Canada's women in political leadership and Indigenous women in governance. This online course for teachers of grades 5-8 focuses on engaged citizenship, gender equality, and the need for gender parity in decision making. The program provides teachers with multi-media lesson plans and activities that culminate in a final project in which students discover and document the story of one political woman in leadership or governance in Canada. Their 3-minute storytellings are then added to the website’s ever-expanding Her Story Archive, cementing women’s political contributions into history. Dancing Backwards satisfies various curriculum criteria for BC and all other provinces in Social Studies, English, Arts Education, and History (https://www.dancingbackwards.ca/the-program/learning-standards-outcomes-by-province
Subject
Arts Education
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Keywords
women's rights
human rights
cultural partnerships
status of women
URLs
http://www.dancingbackwards.ca
Learning Standards
Core Competencies, Big Ideas, Learning Standards: https://www.dancingbackwards.ca/program-appendices/31-learning-outcomes-by-province
Duration
Ideally 1-2 hrs/ per week over 8 week period, but flexible to fit teachers' schedule
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 10, 2017

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