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The 3 R's in the Forest by HCTF Education

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

7 Heart-Mind Centered Youth Leadership Activities

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Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Created for youth by youth, the following activit…
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7
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Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Created for youth by youth, the following activities were designed to develop Heart-Centered Leadership. They are fun, interactive activities and games that increase awareness and emphasize behaviours to: get along with others, be compassionate and kind, solve problems peacefully, be secure and calm, and remain alert and engaged.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Health and PE
Keywords
Core Compentencies
Social Emtional Learning
Conflict Resolution
Resiliency
Confidence
Kindness
Mindfulness
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/7-heart-mind-centered-youth-leadership-activities
Learning Standards
Demonstrating caring for self, family, classroom, school, and community.
Duration
20-60 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017
1 recommendation   1762 downloads

60 Minute Kids Club Healthy Habits Challenge and Tracker

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K
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Elisa - 3 years ago
Description
The Healthy Habits Challenge is a 30 day initiati…
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K
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Elisa - 3 years ago
Description
The Healthy Habits Challenge is a 30 day initiative where students can track 6 healthy habits on an online platform. Data is sent weekly to teachers. The Healthy Habits notes are: healthy eating, physical activity, screen time, water intake, sleep time, and mental health (journaling). Challenges are run three times per year and classes or whole schools can sign up. The entire challenge is turnkey and all resources are FREE. The challenges are supported by our team, our resources, and prizes can include athlete visits, gym banners for most active schools, and much more. The goal of the challenges are to instil healthy habits at the elementary school age and allow the students to learn about accountability and goal setting while providing data on progress.
Subject
Arts Education
Dance
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Keywords
Physical education
health
physical literacy
assessment
URLs
http://60minkidsclub.org/about/teachers
http://60minkidsclub.org/launch/60mkc-package/60mkc-how-to-videos/
http://60minkidsclub.org/launch
Learning Standards
-Physical Literacy integration - Physical & Health Education - Accountability - Goal setting
Duration
30 day challenge to teach and track healthy habits. Can be embedded into current PHE lessons
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 25, 2016
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ABCs of Reading Workshop notes

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Presentation
Grade Level
K
6
Submitted By
Gail Bailey - one year ago
Description
A workshop handout for a presentation consisting …
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Presentation
Grade Level
K
6
Submitted By
Gail Bailey - one year ago
Description
A workshop handout for a presentation consisting of a collection of teacher-tested strategies and suggestions for helping student build strong reading foundations.
Subject
Research
Learning
Keywords
superconference
reading
remediation
reading strategies
Learning Standards
Comprehend and Connect (reading, listening, viewing)
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 28, 2017
0 recommendations   692 downloads

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

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

Association of BC Drama Educators

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Lana OBrien - 5 years ago
Description
Association of BC Drama Educators lesson resource…
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Submitted By
Lana OBrien - 5 years ago
Description
Association of BC Drama Educators lesson resources.
Subject
Arts Education
Drama
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Teaching Strategies
English Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Keywords
Drama
lesson plans
URLs
http://www.bcdramateachers.com/lessonsresources.html
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 22, 2014
1 recommendation  

Be a Biodiversity Detective!

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pre-K
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students investigate biodiversity of wildlife in …
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pre-K
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
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Climate change heroes posters and lesson plans

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CASJ - 11 months ago
Description
These poster and lesson plans support K–12 teache…
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CASJ - 11 months ago
Description
These poster and lesson plans support K–12 teachers in becoming climate change heroes by inspiring students to understand and take actions on climate change.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
URLs
https://www.bctf.ca/SocialJustice.aspx?id=27811&libID=27801
Duration
Variety of lessons ranging in duration.
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 25, 2018
4 recommendations   875 downloads

Climate Change: Passing Gas

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CASJ - 2 years ago
Description
In this lesson, students engage in an experientia…
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CASJ - 2 years ago
Description
In this lesson, students engage in an experiential learning activity, acting out the accumulation of gases in the Earth's atmosphere. Through this and related activities, the lesson reinforces understanding of the impact of human behaviour on climate change. This is an updated lesson from the BCTF/CIDA Global Classroom Initiatives.
Subject
Environmental Science
Social Justice
Social Studies
Keywords
climate change
global warming
environment
greenhouse gases
earth
atmosphere
Duration
90 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 22, 2016
6 recommendations   3092 downloads

CLIMATE CRISIS: Physical Science, Natural Variability & Anthropogenic Impacts & Mitigating Global Warming - 2019/2020 Revision

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Submitted By
Harold Gopaul - 3 years ago
Description
This text is illustrated with updated graphs, pho…
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Lesson Plans
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Harold Gopaul - 3 years ago
Description
This text is illustrated with updated graphs, photos and cites the work of hundreds of scientists and organizations such as the IPCC, NASA, Environment Canada, Royal Society of Canada, and Natural Resources Canada, to name a few. My resource is an update on the science of climate change, extreme weather, protecting nature and biodiversity, advancing renewable energy, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions with frequent reference to Canada and in particular British Columbia. Global impacts, mitigation and adaptation are explained throughout the text. My ten years of research cites reputable journals, national and international organizations and the media. Research covers climate change from the Arctic to the Antarctic, projection of climate change, how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, El Nino/La Nina, extreme weather, renewables, the oil sands and transport of bitumen, and Canada's contribution at the UN COP meetings. This book is meant as a resource for our youths to make wise decisions about their future. **Revised edition uploaded September 2019.
Subject
Applied Skills
Information Technology
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
Research
Curriculum
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
Law
Revised Curriculum
Environmental Science
Keywords
projecting climate change
natural variabilty
BC climate initiatives
Kyoto to Paris
Oil pipelines
Global warming
ocean circulation
Deniers of climate change
renewables
hydrogen and electric cars
extreme weather
pollution
Learning Standards
Environmental and Climate Change with curriculum concepts in the Sciences and Social Studies.
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 12, 2016
3 recommendations   3253 downloads

Climate Justice in BC: Lessons for Transformation

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Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
This Climate Justice in BC resource package was d…
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Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
This Climate Justice in BC resource package was designed to provide teachers with classroom-ready materials to engage their students with how climate action intersects with social justice. The curriculum features eight modules designed for students in Grades 8 to 12 that explore climate justice within the context of BC’s communities history, economy and ecology.These lessons tie into subject matter and prescribed learning outcomes (PLOs) already in BC’s curriculum, while providing a framework with which to unpack modern social and environmental issues, such as our industrial food system, consumerism and waste, transportation, and the development of a green economy.
Subject
Applied Skills
Business Education
Home Economics
Tourism
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Careers
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
History
Labour History
Law
Keywords
communities
ecology
economy
transportation
zero waste
green
food security
URLs
http://teachclimatejustice.ca/about/
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 17, 2014
2 recommendations  

Connecting With Nature: An educational guide for grades four to six

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Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
Connecting With Nature is aligned with Acting Tod…
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Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
Connecting With Nature is aligned with Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow, the Ontario Ministry of Education’s policy framework for environmental education. It is designed to help students understand how their daily choices affect nature. There are 16 cross- curricular lessons in the educational resource, each comprising idea / activity-based learning that inspires environmental stewardship in both the classroom and beyond, culminating in a celebration of all they have learned. In addition, students have the opportunity, through inquiry-based learning, to create their own “class foundation” focused on their collective interests and actions.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Applied Skills
Information Technology
Tourism
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
sustainability
earth
connections
David Suzuki
waste
biodiversity
chemistry
URLs
https://davidsuzuki.org/take-action/connecting-with-nature-education-guide/
http://getbackoutside.ca/#resources
Learning Standards
varied
Duration
varied
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 7, 2014
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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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Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
In the pages that follow, you will find:
An introductory lesson, which gets students outside exploring their schoolyard
Six cross-curricular lessons, each comprising indoor and outdoor components, reflection questions, taking-it-further suggestions, and community connections
A concluding lesson, though which students will internalize their explorations and interconnections with nature
Subject
Arts Education
Dance
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Music
Applied Skills
Tourism
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
sustainability
earth
connections
David Suzuki
waste
biodiversity
chemistry
URLs
http://getbackoutside.ca/#resources
Learning Standards
varied
Duration
varied
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 7, 2014
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Connecting With Nature: An educational guide for grades seven and eight

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8
Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
This resource includes five cross-curricular less…
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Activity
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Other
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7
8
Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
This resource includes five cross-curricular lessons, each comprising idea/activity-based learning that inspires environmental stewardship in both the classroom and beyond. These lessons are suitable for students in grades seven and eight. There is an indoor and outdoor component to most lessons. Teacher tips are provided as well as guiding questions, reflection questions, and inspirational quotes. This resource will help your students discover that, collectively, they can make a difference by taking a conscious and active role in protecting nature. They will have opportunities to share what they are learning with their fellow students, families, and community members.
Subject
Arts Education
Applied Skills
Home Economics
Technical Education
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Physics
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
History
Keywords
sustainability
earth
connections
David Suzuki
waste
biodiversity
chemistry
URLs
http://getbackoutside.ca/#resources
Learning Standards
varied
Duration
varied
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 7, 2014
4 recommendations  

Connecting With Nature: An educational guide for kindergarten

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K
Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
Children need to play — especially outdoors. Dire…
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Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
Children need to play — especially outdoors. Direct, unstructured, and creative contact with nature allows children autonomy over their own outdoor experiences. Such experiences help them gain empathy for nature and their local surroundings, and understand their connections to the natural world. Outdoor play doesn’t take away from other learning — it enhances other learning. In the following pages, you’ll find ideas and activities to help connect kindergarten students with the outdoors through play. These activities have been designed to encourage wonder, curiosity, and discussion. They can easily be modified for slightly older children as well.
Subject
Arts Education
Dance
Drama
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Applied Skills
Tourism
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
sustainability
David Suzuki
waste
biodiversity
URLs
http://getbackoutside.ca/#resources
Learning Standards
varied
Duration
varied
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 7, 2014
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Conservation in Action: Amphibians at Risk

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Submitted By
Chloe W-S - one year ago
Description
This curriculum resource was produced by and for …
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Activity
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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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Classroom printables
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Submitted By
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
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Constructive Deliberations Tool Kit

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

Core Competencies My Kid's Locker YouTube Playlist

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Submitted By
Victoria Woelders - 2 years ago
Description
Here are My Kid's Locker YouTube Playlists I crea…
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Submitted By
Victoria Woelders - 2 years ago
Description
Here are My Kid's Locker YouTube Playlists I created about the three Core Competencies. It has taken me 2 years to create these playlist and I will be continuing to add to them. You can also view them on #projectinspirekids through Twitter.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Learning
Reflective practice
Cross-Curricular
Teaching Strategies
Keywords
Core Competency
Communication
Thinking
Videos
URLs
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLULiClfmJnmqyzhjbwmrSig1MjL4IMIpS
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLULiClfmJnmqarihKv9RbTpn4k6Ktc29E
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLULiClfmJnmrp_lP9CLaAG0U77MEXwrFK
Learning Standards
All the Core Competencies: Personal and Social Competency, Communication Competency and the Thinking Competency.
Duration
2 - 25 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 3, 2017
1 recommendation   37679 downloads

The Danger of a Single Story

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Submitted By
Richelle Johnston - 3 years ago
Description
In this lesson, secondary students grapple the to…
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Submitted By
Richelle Johnston - 3 years ago
Description
In this lesson, secondary students grapple the topic of multiculturalism and begin to form an understanding of the "Dangers of a Single Story." Lesson includes a Ted Talk film, journal, discussion questions, and a writing task.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Leadership
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Keywords
multiculturalism
multiple perspectives
critical thinking
Language Arts
Ted Talk
URLs
https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story?language=en
Learning Standards
British Columbia Curriculum for English Language Arts (Grade 7,8,9) British Columbia DRAFT Curriculum for English Language Arts (Grade 10,11,12)
Duration
60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 13, 2016
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Day of Pink

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Committee for Action on Social Justice - 11 months ago
Description
These two posters come with lesson plans to help …
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Committee for Action on Social Justice - 11 months ago
Description
These two posters come with lesson plans to help celebrate diversity. One is elementary focused and the other is secondary.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Keywords
LGBTQ
LGBTQ2S+
diversity
URLs
https://bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/LGBTQ/2017%20Day%20of%20pink%20poster-Elementary-Web.pdf
https://bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/LGBTQ/2017%20Day%20of%20pink%20poster-Secondary-Web.pdf
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
1 recommendation  

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

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Activity
Classroom printables
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Grade Level
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
In this activity, students investigate the fascin…
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Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
6
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Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
In this activity, students investigate the fascinating and complex process of decomposition and lay the foundation for deeper understanding of concepts related to matter and energy transfer in ecosystems. Through exploration and discussion, students go beyond simple definitions. Instead, students discover key characteristics of decomposition as they struggle with creating a sequence for decomposing wood and leaves. They learn the difference between physical decomposition and chemical decomposition and that many things contribute to decomposition, but certain organisms are classified as decomposers. They also search for and discuss evidence of decomposers, make model diagrams to further develop their ideas about the process of decomposition, and discuss decomposition and its role in the cycling of matter. Finally, students are challenged to recognize the evidence and impact of decomposition in the ecosystems they explore.
Subject
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Experiential Education
Place-based Education
Ecology
Ecosystem
Forest
URLs
http://www.beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Decomposition-Mission.pdf
http://www.beetlesproject.org/resources/for-field-instructors/decomposition-mission/
Learning Standards
Students will: - Explore, observe, and compare samples of decomposing materials and use reasoning to determine the level of decomposition among them - Search for and classify decomposers (or evidence of them) as fungi, bacteria or invertebrates - Investigate and discuss decomposition as the process of breaking down dead organisms and their waste materials into smaller and simpler forms of matter - Create a model diagram for the process of decomposition - Discuss the role decomposers play in making matter available to living plants
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
1 recommendation  

Designing a Resilient Community by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
A project-based learning activity in which studen…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
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
0 recommendations   110 downloads

Engaged Philosophical Inquiry: A self-directed inquiry group guide

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - one year ago
Description
This guide is meant to support professional leani…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
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
2 recommendations   1891 downloads

Engaging Students in Sustainable Action Projects, Facilitator's Guide

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Journal Article
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pre-K
K
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Adult
Submitted By
Kim Fulton - 4 years ago
Description
This resource explains how to ethically involve c…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Journal Article
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
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Adult
Submitted By
Kim Fulton - 4 years ago
Description
This resource explains how to ethically involve classes in sustainable action projects.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Teaching Strategies
Research
Learning
Pedagogy
Keywords
action projects
place based learning
sustainability
inquiry learning
cross curricular
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 27, 2015
1 recommendation  

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

Resource Type
Activity
Journal Article
Online Journal
Grade Level
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
En'owkin, a word that comes from the high languag…
Resource Type
Activity
Journal Article
Online Journal
Grade Level
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
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
3 recommendations   249 downloads

Environmental Science 11/12 #PSADay Michael Wolfe

Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Michael Wolfe - one year ago
Description
Environmental Science 11/12 - a Superconference W…
Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Michael Wolfe - one year ago
Description
Environmental Science 11/12 - a Superconference Workshop with Michael Wolfe
Subject
Environmental Science
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Biology
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
superconference
environmental Science
Learning Standards
Environmental Science 11/12 Curriculum
Duration
30 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 22, 2017
1 recommendation   147 downloads

Environmental Science 11: Diversity and Ecosystem Relationships Lesson and Project

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Kayla Baerg - one year ago
Description
Through a review of symbiotic relationships as a …
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Kayla Baerg - one year ago
Description
Through a review of symbiotic relationships as a class and through a Kahoot!, students will prepare for, and begin a diversity and relationship modelling group project, focused on a local ecosystem. This lesson plan gives a Kahoot! quiz link, example charts and rubric, and class flow.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
ecosystem
modelling
kahoot
diversity
symbiotic relationships
habitat
local place
Learning Standards
Big Ideas: Diversity in Local Ecosystems, Processes and Changes in Local Ecosystems FPPL: 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 recognizes the role of indigenous knowledge. Learning requires exploration of one's identity. Curricular Competencies: experience and interpret the local environment; construct, analyze and interpret models and/or diagrams Content Competencies: abiotic and edaphic factors; biodiversity - species and their ecological roles, relationships and interactions in ecosystems; population dynamics
Duration
90 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 6, 2018
1 recommendation   704 downloads

Environmental Science Draft Ideas

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Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Other
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
MacKenzie Bouchard - one year ago
Description
This document contains tips and tricks for teachi…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Other
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
MacKenzie Bouchard - one year ago
Description
This document contains tips and tricks for teaching the newly proposed Environmental Science coursework that will be implemented with the BC Draft Curriculum in the near future. My goal was to provide teaching strategies, assessment suggestions, field trip opportunities, and classroom ideas that are student led learning opportunities. In this document, you will NOT find worksheets or seat work. My hope was to provide invigorating ideas involving Environmental Science that will spark debate and critical thinking in your classroom. This document may be used or adapted for any science class. This was done as a Teach BC Assignment for my education coursework with the UNBC Education Program. I hope you enjoy it!
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Teaching Strategies
Science
Biology
Environmental Science
Curriculum
Learning
Keywords
Biology
Wetland
Draft Curriculum
New Curriculum
Learning Standards
This document intends to aid teachers in their unit planning for the new Draft Environmental Science 11 and 12 coursework. Included in the article are means for implementing the values of the new curriculum into any science classroom, means for assessment (mainly formative, but could also be used for summative), as well as different methods for teaching the course material, and an included slide show and lesson plan. This was done as an assignment for my UNBC Education Program coursework. I hope you enjoy it!
Duration
15-80 mins
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 23, 2018
0 recommendations   293 downloads

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

Resource Type
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Chris Campbell, UW - 2 years ago
Description
The Every Teacher Project is a national study of …
Resource Type
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Chris Campbell, UW - 2 years ago
Description
The Every Teacher Project is a national study of Canadian educators’ perceptions and experiences of LGBTQ-inclusive education, designed to identify and make widely available the collective expertise of teachers and educational workers on inclusive education practices for sexual and gender minority students. The Every Teacher Project attracted tremendous support from project partner The Manitoba Teachers’ Society and from every national, provincial and territorial teacher organization in the publicly funded school systems of Canada. With their help in recruiting, researchers completed the project with 3,400 survey participants and an additional 24 focus groups, far exceeding our initial goals and making this the largest study of its kind in the world to date. Other research reports available at: http://uwinnipeg.ca/rise/index.html
Subject
Research
Curriculum
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
LGBTQ
LGBT
inclusive education
sexual orientation
gender identity
teaching practices
URLs
http://uwinnipeg.ca/rise/index.html
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 7, 2016
0 recommendations   439 downloads

Examining Homophobia in Sports

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
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Submitted By
CASJ - 3 years ago
Description
This resource was created by CASJ's LGBTQ action …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
CASJ - 3 years ago
Description
This resource was created by CASJ's LGBTQ action group. The discussion, drama, and critical thinking activities in this guide are geared towards all students wishing to examine the role of how gender stereotypes are reinforced through sports in school. For more resources on this topic, copy and paste the following link into your browser: http://bctf.ca/socialjustice.aspx?id=6106
Subject
Drama
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Keywords
LGBTQ
Gender Stereotyping
URLs
http://bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/LGBTQ/Homophobiasports.pdf
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 9, 2015
1 recommendation  

Exploring a Forest by HCTF Education

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

Exploring the Great Bear Sea - Elementary Resources

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

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
Heidi Lessman - one year ago
Description
The Exploring the Great Bear Sea Secondary Curric…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Grade Level
11
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   486 downloads

Factors that affect union participation by teachers

Resource Type
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Denise Wood - 5 years ago
Description
This thesis was written to complete a Master's in…
Resource Type
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Denise Wood - 5 years ago
Description
This thesis was written to complete a Master's in Educational Leadership at Vancouver Island University. This study investigated factors that encouraged public school teachers to participate or discouraged them from participating in their union. Survey respondents indicated ways and to what degree they participated both formally and informally, and responded to open-ended questions about the factors that motivated their level of participation. Three focus group interviews were conducted with high, medium, and low level participants, and the interview data were compared to survey results. The majority of teachers in this study reported a desire to be supportive of their union, and a willingness to become involved if an issue was important.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Keywords
Unions
Union participation
Language
English
Date Created
Aug 6, 2014
0 recommendations   630 downloads

Flood of Change - A story about civic action.

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
CAWST Wavemakers - 3 years ago
Description
The documentary video Flood of Change shares the …
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
CAWST Wavemakers - 3 years ago
Description
The documentary video Flood of Change shares the story of three youth in Nepal and their movement to take action around water, sanitation and hygiene issues. The story is told by Nepalese youth who filmed 70% of the final footage and found the words and images to share their story. In this video, we learn about a diarrhea outbreak that happened in the Western Region of Nepal in 2009. The outbreak affected over 5,000 individuals and caused more than 464 deaths in 18 districts. The majority of the deaths were people in the ethnic group known as Dalits or "untouchables" who are a low income group in Nepal and have poor access to sanitation facilities and little education on safe water, sanitation and hygiene. A group of youth from Kathmandu mobilized to visit the region and create awareness about the importance of safe water and sanitation in the affected area.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Keywords
civics
global awareness
water
sanitation
hygiene
URLs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYwJXml4gzk
Learning Standards
Grade 11 Civics: evaluate the citizen's role in civic processes locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. Evaluate the relative abilities of individuals, governments, and non-governmental organizations to affect civic change in Canada and the world.
Duration
1 hour & 20 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 16, 2015
1 recommendation  

Forest Food Webs by HCTF Education

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

Free K-12 Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
Teacher.org - 3 years ago
Description
Teacher.org's lesson plans are brought to you by …
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
Teacher.org - 3 years ago
Description
Teacher.org's lesson plans are brought to you by teachers who are committed to encouraging conceptual understanding and lifelong learning. These teachers have real life classroom experience and have gone above and beyond to create these lessons. Lessons are organized by subject and grade level. Within each lesson, you will find clear objectives, description of materials needed, a thorough procedure with an opening and a closing, as well as assessments and modifications.
Subject
Arts Education
Dance
Drama
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Music
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Mathematics
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Physics
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
History
Keywords
Elementary Lesson Plans
High School Lesson Plans
Middle School Lesson Plans
URLs
http://www.teacher.org/lesson-plans/
Learning Standards
This is a database of free K-12 lesson plans covering multiple subjects with various learning standards.
Duration
Lessons vary in duration
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 1, 2016
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Fun Science Experiments

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Activity
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
Science Made Fun - one month ago
Description
Simple and fun experiments for primary school cla…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
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
0 recommendations  

Getting Started with Student Inquiry in Science

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Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Adult
Submitted By
Nancy McAleer - 2 years ago
Description
This video was developed with the intention of we…
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
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Adult
Submitted By
Nancy McAleer - 2 years ago
Description
This video was developed with the intention of welcoming BC Teachers to developing the skills and process of inquiry in their Science classes
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Curriculum
Learning
Pedagogy
Science
Keywords
Science
Inquiry
Curricular Competency
URLs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYGawWpiDOE
Learning Standards
Correlates with all Curricular Competencies in Science
Duration
9 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 20, 2016
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Glaciers & Climate Change

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Activity
Grade Level
3
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5
6
7
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9
Submitted By
SFU Faculty of Science - one year ago
Description
Students will learn about the consequences of tem…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
3
4
5
6
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8
9
Submitted By
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
1 recommendation   1908 downloads

Going Outside: A Pedgagogical Narration

Resource Type
Assessment
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Janine Fraser, BCPTA PSA - one year ago
Description
I followed a student outside and captured an ordi…
Resource Type
Assessment
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Janine Fraser, BCPTA PSA - one year ago
Description
I followed a student outside and captured an ordinary moment. I reflected on what I saw. I talked to another teacher for their thoughts. I talked to the parent of the student for their thoughts. I connected his learning with the curriculum and thought about what I would do in the classroom to further his learning and the learning of others. A pedagogical narration is the process and framework I used to make learning visible.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
documentation
Learning Standards
How do you capture and share authentic learning moments and then add reflections and involve parents and other educators in the process? Use a pedagogical narration to make learning and thinking more visible for students, teachers, and parents. This sample explains the steps and shows an example you can follow with one of your students.
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 1, 2018
2 recommendations   319 downloads

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

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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 …
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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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Inclusive LGBTQ2S+ Lesson

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
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Adult
Submitted By
Nichelle Penney - one year ago
Description
This presentation is aimed towards examining bull…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
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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
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Incorporating a Worm Bin into your Classroom

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Activity
Unit Plan
Other
Grade Level
1
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Submitted By
Maria Dawson - one year ago
Description
Incorporating a worm bin into the classroom provi…
Resource Type
Activity
Unit Plan
Other
Grade Level
1
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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

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
3
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Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
During the activity, students pick up a natural o…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
3
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Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
During the activity, students pick up a natural object, such as a leaf, and make “I notice…” statements out loud with a partner, then share some of their observations with the group. They do the same with “I wonder…” questions, and with “It reminds me of…” connections. Then, students practice using these tools while exploring whatever they find interesting. This simple routine can help students get beyond seeing nature as a “green blur,” and lead them to never be bored in nature again.
Subject
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Experiential Education
Field Studies
Connecting to Nature
URLs
http://www.beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/I-Notice-I-Wonder-It-Reminds-Me-Of.pdf
Learning Standards
Students will: - Increase curiosity for and directly engage with aspects of the natural world. - Make observations, ask questions, and relate findings to past experiences. - Learn that descriptive observations are distinct from statements of opinion or identification.
Duration
15-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
1 recommendation  

International Women's day

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
CASJ - 2 years ago
Description
Website with activities to do for International W…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
CASJ - 2 years ago
Description
Website with activities to do for International Women's day on March 8.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Keywords
feminism
social justice
URLs
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/commemoration/iwd-jif/activities-activites-en.html
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 20, 2017
1 recommendation   225 downloads

Introductions and Entrepreneurship

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
10
Submitted By
Breanna Lang - one year ago
Description
This lesson plan / activity would be a great jump…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
10
Submitted By
Breanna Lang - one year ago
Description
This lesson plan / activity would be a great jumping off point for starting Entrepreneurship or Personal Selling. The lesson starts off with review of what is entrepreneurship and then goes into the art of the handshake with discussion, video, and examples. Students get the opportunity to practice giving handshakes and from there The Pitch is introduced. The lesson closes with the students doing their very own introductions and elevator pitches in front of the class.
Subject
Applied Skills
Business Education
Cross-Curricular
Careers
Leadership
Keywords
The Pitch
Business Administration
Marketing
Duration
80 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 7, 2017
1 recommendation  

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

Resource Type
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…
Resource Type
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 look for organisms that perform different “jobs” in the biotic community. A biotic (or natural) community is made up of the various organisms that live and interact with one another in a particular environment. As in a human community, its members have different roles and depend on each other for survival. In this activity, students examine a study area to find out what organisms live there and the ecological jobs or niches they fill.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Environmental Education
Experiential Education
Place-based Education
Community
Ecosystem
Biotic
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/.../CEL_Lesson_Jobs_in_a_Biotic_Community. pdf
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/downloadable-resource-jobs-biotic-community
Duration
60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Kids can't wait for solutions to child poverty poster

Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
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Adult
Submitted By
CASJ - 3 years ago
Description
Use this poster to spark conversations with your …
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Adult
Submitted By
CASJ - 3 years ago
Description
Use this poster to spark conversations with your colleagues around students' poverty based needs in your school. The back of the poster provides strategies to better support students living in poverty as well as recommended actions to reduce poverty levels in British Columbia. Links to additional resources, lesson plans and workshops are also provided.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Research
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
solidarity
advocacy
barriers
families
URLs
http://www.bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/Poverty/ChildPovertyPoster.pdf
Duration
n/a
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 9, 2016

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