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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
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Matter cycles. Matter for growth, maintenance and…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
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Matter cycles. Matter for growth, maintenance and reproduction in all organisms cycles through the ecosystem and Earth processes. All life needs certain matter in order to stay alive. This includes nitrogen, phosphorus, and water; oxygen for many but not all animals; and carbon dioxide for plants, to name a few kinds of matter.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Outdoor Education
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Ecosystem
Ecology
Recycling
Decomposers
URLs
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_DetectiveSheet_CopyPage.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_GuidedImagery_CopyPage.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ecosystems_Primer.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_Lesson.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestStories_Lesson.pdf
https://www.hctfeducation.ca/lessons/earth-ecosystems-and-ecology/
Learning Standards
To understand, through guided visualization (part 1) and hands-on investigations (part 2), how matter cycles through an ecosystem. To gain an understanding of decomposition, a community of forest recyclers, and the critical role decomposers play in the food web and the cycling of matter.
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
1 recommendation   1802 downloads

60 Minute Kids Club Healthy Habits Challenge and Tracker

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Elisa - 3 years ago
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The Healthy Habits Challenge is a 30 day initiati…
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Elisa - 3 years ago
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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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BCATML Ministry of Education - Workshop Presentation

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Rome Lavrencic - 4 years ago
Description
This document is a PDF version of the Ministry of…
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Conference Paper
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Rome Lavrencic - 4 years ago
Description
This document is a PDF version of the Ministry of Education's PowerPoint Presentation shown on October 24, 2014 as part of the BCATML Celebrating Languages Conference. It reviews the direction the province is currently taking with the re-writing of the Core French curriculum. This document is graciously shared by Laura Hawkes, Brent Munro and Claire Guy.
Subject
Languages
French
Research
Curriculum
Keywords
Français
FSL
Core French
French Curriculum
Learning Standards
This document provides an overview of the structure of the new Core French curriculum.
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 15, 2014
1 recommendation  

Be a Biodiversity Detective!

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students investigate biodiversity of wildlife in …
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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
1 recommendation   353 downloads

Be In Nature - Brief Instructional Samples

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Lesson Plan
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6
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Scott Beddall - 2 years ago
Description
A set of two brief instructional samples that pro…
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Lesson Plan
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2
6
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Scott Beddall - 2 years ago
Description
A set of two brief instructional samples that provide students with the opportunity to go outdoors to explore, learn and connect with nature. Benefits include fresh air, practicing physical health, interacting with peers (social learning), and self-regulation.
Subject
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Keywords
mental health
mental well-being
self-regulation
social-emotional learning
physical activity
Learning Standards
Physical and Health Education: - Grade 2 - Identify and describe opportunities to be physically active at school, at home, and in the community; Identify and apply strategies that promote mental well-being - Grade 6 - Develop, refine, and apply fundamental movement skills in a variety of physical activities and environments; Identify, apply, and reflect on strategies used to pursue personal healthy-living goals.
Duration
60 minutes, potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 21, 2016
3 recommendations  

Blue Planet Links - Educational Resources

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Blue Planet Links - 4 years ago
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Blue Planet Links (www.blueplanetlinks.ca) organi…
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Blue Planet Links - 4 years ago
Description
Blue Planet Links (www.blueplanetlinks.ca) organizes over 300 links to water-related websites, books and articles, featuring a fresh look and the most up-to-date design. We are poised to be the go-to teaching resource for all things H20. See Teaching Resources to explore a countless array of unit lessons for different grades, or check out Non-Fiction and Activities for classroom games and projects. Older students could be encouraged to use the site for research as we feature sections with links devoted to such topics as aquaculture, climate change, groundwater, pollution; almost every water-related topic you can think of. Water is becoming a heavier topic to discuss in the classroom as it is over-used and abused. Students are learning of severe droughts, plastic-filled oceans, decreasing salmon runs… and are rightfully asking questions. Blue Planet Links puts the resources to thoughtfully engage with these critical issues at your fingertips, and theirs!
Subject
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
ocean
river
environment
climate change
global warming
pollution
drought
URLs
http://www.blueplanetlinks.ca/weblinks/infolinks
http://www.blueplanetlinks.ca
Language
English
Date Created
May 22, 2015
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CLIMATE CRISIS: Physical Science, Natural Variability & Anthropogenic Impacts & Mitigating Global Warming - 2019/2020 Revision

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Harold Gopaul - 3 years ago
Description
This text is illustrated with updated graphs, pho…
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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   3367 downloads

Climate Justice in BC: Lessons for Transformation

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Kathy Hartman - 5 years ago
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This Climate Justice in BC resource package was d…
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Kathy Hartman - 5 years ago
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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
1 recommendation  

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

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
In this activity, students investigate the fascin…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
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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.
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Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Experiential Education
Place-based Education
Ecology
Ecosystem
Forest
URLs
http://www.beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Decomposition-Mission.pdf
http://www.beetlesproject.org/resources/for-field-instructors/decomposition-mission/
Learning Standards
Students will: - Explore, observe, and compare samples of decomposing materials and use reasoning to determine the level of decomposition among them - Search for and classify decomposers (or evidence of them) as fungi, bacteria or invertebrates - Investigate and discuss decomposition as the process of breaking down dead organisms and their waste materials into smaller and simpler forms of matter - Create a model diagram for the process of decomposition - Discuss the role decomposers play in making matter available to living plants
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Developing a Primary Nature Program

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Conference Paper
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pre-K
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Liz McCaw - one year ago
Description
Conference paper on key concepts to develop a pri…
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Conference Paper
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Liz McCaw - one year ago
Description
Conference paper on key concepts to develop a primary outdoor program including building student stamina, safety, collaboration, choosing a site, kits, gear...
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Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Keywords
superconference
outdoor education
Duration
Optimal 3x each week
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 13, 2017
0 recommendations   432 downloads

Dissecting Fake News: Media Literacy in the Post-Truth Era Superconference Presentation Handout

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The Cinematheque - one year ago
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Never before has the practice and code of journal…
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The Cinematheque - one year ago
Description
Never before has the practice and code of journalism come so profoundly under fire. From the 24-hour news cycle to the instantaneity of social media to the proliferation of fake news websites and presidential challenges, our media landscape has not only been transformed, but has also become incredibly challenging to understand. The Cinematheque offers this resource list to encourage you to provide a starter kit of tools for helping your students navigate news in the post-truth era.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
Library and Information Systems
Psychology
Keywords
superconference
media education
journalism
political economy
URLs
https://thecinematheque.ca/learn
Duration
90 minutes or more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 25, 2017
1 recommendation   280 downloads

Dissecting Fake News: Media Literacy in the Post-Truth Era Superconference Presentation Summary

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The Cinematheque - one year ago
Description
Never before has the practice and code of journal…
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Presentation
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Submitted By
The Cinematheque - one year ago
Description
Never before has the practice and code of journalism come so profoundly under fire. From the 24-hour news cycle to the instantaneity of social media to the proliferation of fake news websites and presidential challenges, our media landscape has not only been transformed, but has also become incredibly challenging to understand. The Cinematheque examines recent case studies and provides a starter kit of tools for helping our students navigate news in the post-truth era.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
Library and Information Systems
Psychology
Keywords
superconference
media education
psychology
current events
political economy
URLs
https://thecinematheque.ca/learn
Duration
90 minutes or more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 25, 2017
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The Diversity of Living Things and Where They Live!

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E. Comtois - 2 years ago
Description
Here is a cross-curricular unit on the diversity …
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E. Comtois - 2 years ago
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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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Engaged Philosophical Inquiry: A self-directed inquiry group guide

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Gaelle Nicolussi - one year ago
Description
This guide is meant to support professional leani…
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Activity
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Adult
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - one year ago
Description
This guide is meant to support professional leaning among educators but may also be useful to parents or other adults who interact with children. It is designed to be used in self-directed inquiry groups but can also be used for personal study. It builds capacity for using engaged philosophical inquiry in drug education but the concepts and skills apply to education generally. The material in this guide is arranged as an 8-session inquiry, but you can adapt it to fit your own needs. The theory and practice readings have been carefully selected to provide an accessible introduction to the material and stimulate the application of the ideas into practice. They familiarize you with foundational ideas and theories of philosophical inquiry and how they can be applied to different learning environments. They discuss different philosophical content (e.g., questions) and philosophical methods to help you with facilitation. They are meant to stimulate thinking not provide all the answers.
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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
3 recommendations   267 downloads

Environmental Science 11/12 #PSADay Michael Wolfe

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Michael Wolfe - one year ago
Description
Environmental Science 11/12 - a Superconference W…
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Presentation
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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   723 downloads

Environmental Science Draft Ideas

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MacKenzie Bouchard - one year ago
Description
This document contains tips and tricks for teachi…
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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
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The Every Teacher Project on LGBTQ-inclusive Education in Canada's K-12 Schools: Final Report

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Report/Study/Thesis
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Adult
Submitted By
Chris Campbell, UW - 2 years ago
Description
The Every Teacher Project is a national study of …
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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
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Exploring a Forest by HCTF Education

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

Exploring the Great Bear Sea - Elementary Resources

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
The Exploring the Great Bear Sea Elementary and S…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
The Exploring the Great Bear Sea Elementary and Secondary Curriculum Resources are based on the film The Great Bear Sea: Reflecting on the Past, Planning for the Future, by Green Fire Productions, and can be used to engage students on an inquiry-based, educational journey through the Great Bear Sea. The Great Bear Sea is a new name given to the North Coast of British Columbia (BC), an area that extends from Campbell River on Vancouver Island to the border of BC and Alaska. This region of British Columbia’s coast is one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world, has enormous cultural significance to the people who live here, and contains important resources for BC’s economy.
Subject
Outdoor Education
Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Place-based Stories
Marine Conservation
Sustainable Resource Management
Biodiversity
Marine Stewardship
Experiential Science
URLs
http://www.greatbearsea.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Exploring-the-Great-Bear-Sea-Elementary-2017.pdf
http://www.greatbearsea.net
Learning Standards
All resources are connected to the revised BC curriculum and include lesson plans, supplementary resources and film clips to support classroom learning.
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 29, 2018
0 recommendations   15 downloads

Forced from home

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MSF Canada - one month ago
Description
The Forced from Home educational tool kit was dev…
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MSF Canada - one month ago
Description
The Forced from Home educational tool kit was developed by Doctors Without Borders to bring to light the daily challenges faced by the millions of displaced people around the world. Students will explore: The push Factors: The issues that cause people to flee their homes, such as conflict, persecution, and natural disasters. On the Move: How people navigate their journeys and cope with their vulnerabilities to exploitation, disease, and other challenges. Legal Status: The rights of displaced people as they flee their homes and the obligations of the international community to assist them. Basic Needs & Shelter: How people find and cook food, maintain basic hygiene, and seek shelter. Health Care: The medical needs of refugee populations and the challenges faced by humanitarian agencies in providing care.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Social Studies
Geography
Law
History
Psychology
Keywords
refugees
migrants
humanitarian crisis
displacement
URLs
https://www.doctorswithoutborders.ca/educational-resources-about-refugees
Duration
40-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 6, 2019
1 recommendation  

Forest Food Webs by HCTF Education

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Activity
Lesson Plan
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4
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students use forest stores from their ecoprovince…
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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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K
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Teacher.org - 3 years ago
Description
Teacher.org's lesson plans are brought to you by …
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Lesson Plan
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K
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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
0 recommendations  

Getting Started with Student Inquiry in Science

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Other
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pre-K
K
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Adult
Submitted By
Nancy McAleer - 3 years ago
Description
This video was developed with the intention of we…
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Other
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pre-K
K
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Submitted By
Nancy McAleer - 3 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
4 recommendations   889 downloads

Going Outside: A Pedagogical Narration

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Journal Article
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Natasha Burgess - 2 years ago
Description
For this narration, we focused on a Grade One stu…
Resource Type
Journal Article
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
3
Submitted By
Natasha Burgess - 2 years ago
Description
For this narration, we focused on a Grade One student who was observed during their play outdoors in the rich winter landscape near West Boundary Elementary School. Reflecting on other ‘ordinary moments’ outdoors with children, we have also included snapshots that capture what children do when they are outside. Donna Boucher teaches Grade 3 at Sardis Elementary in Chilliwack, BC and is an active member of EEPSA (secretary). Growing up as a farm kid and early career work as a wildlife biologist developed her appreciation and connection to nature. This guides her practice as she provides lots of opportunities for her students to explore and engage with their natural world. Janine Fraser teaches Kindergarten and Grade One at Midway Elementary School in Midway, BC. She grew up exploring the forests and creeks around her school in North Vancouver and values opportunities to get kids outside. Natasha Burgess teaches Kindergarten and Grade One at Marysville Elementary School in Marysville, BC. While working on her Masters of Education through UVic, she became very interested in ecoliteracy and learning outdoors with young children.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Research
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 26, 2017
2 recommendations   343 downloads

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

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Presentation
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pre-K
K
1
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Submitted By
Barbara Hinson - one year ago
Description
My recommendations for 'Green Reads for Children …
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Activity
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pre-K
K
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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
2 recommendations   226 downloads

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

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Activity
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Presentation
Other
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pre-K
K
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7
Submitted By
Barbara Hinson - one year ago
Description
'Green Reads' for Environmental Learning for Chil…
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Activity
Unit Plan
Presentation
Other
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pre-K
K
1
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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
4 recommendations   1293 downloads

Grizzly Conservation in BC Lesson Plans (grades 4-12)

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
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4
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Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
The rationale for creating these lesson plans is …
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Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
4
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12
Submitted By
Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
The rationale for creating these lesson plans is to give teachers and their students an opportunity to examine the conditions surrounding grizzly bears in British Columbia. It also looks at the arguments against trophy hunting.
Subject
Social Justice
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Keywords
habitat
harvest
salmon
ecology
river
Sechelt
First Nations
Duration
a variety of lessons and a variety of times
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 23, 2015
0 recommendations   235 downloads

Incorporating a Worm Bin into your Classroom

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Submitted By
Maria Dawson - one year ago
Description
Incorporating a worm bin into the classroom provi…
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Unit Plan
Other
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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

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
3
4
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
During the activity, students pick up a natural o…
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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
3
4
5
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8
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  

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

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Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Other
Grade Level
3
4
5
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
Students take a census of an outdoor site, and lo…
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/sites/default/files/uploads/CEL_Lesson_Jobs_in_a_Biotic_Community.pdf
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/downloadable-resource-jobs-biotic-community
Duration
60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
1 recommendation  

Kootenay Boundary Environmental Education Initiative Inspiration Handbook

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

Learn Like An Adventurer!

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Presentation
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5
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Submitted By
PSA Superconference 2017 - one year ago
Description
Yoshifumi Murakami created this PowerPoint presen…
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Presentation
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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
0 recommendations   235 downloads

Library Supported Inquiry, Superconference 2017

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Unit Plan
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8
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Submitted By
Library Supported Inquiry - one year ago
Description
This project was created by Martha Cameron, Leigh…
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Unit Plan
Grade Level
8
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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
1 recommendation   799 downloads

Moral Foundations Theory Notes and Self-survey

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Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
8
9
10
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Adult
Submitted By
Ryan Cho - 2 years ago
Description
These notes (which can be done with students writ…
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Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
8
9
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Adult
Submitted By
Ryan Cho - 2 years ago
Description
These notes (which can be done with students writing notes, or given to students as a handout), and the survey can be done with students and class and then a second survey can be given to students have their parents fill out. A class can be spent on a rich debrief as well to help understand why people disagree on things and why different people can look at the same situation and come to different moral conclusions.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Psychology
Keywords
morality
moral foundations theory
Language
English
Date Created
Feb 10, 2017
0 recommendations   1764 downloads

Motivation and Emotion Project

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Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
P. Aquino - 4 years ago
Description
Student project with choice of topic related to t…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
11
12
Submitted By
P. Aquino - 4 years ago
Description
Student project with choice of topic related to theories of motivation and emotion. Students asked to present in a digital storytelling format using multimedia or their choice. Evaluation rubric included.
Subject
Social Studies
Psychology
Keywords
Motivation
Emotion
Project-based learning
Learning Standards
Students will explore a theory of motivation or emotion and consider how it influences behaviour.
Duration
4-5 classes (60-70 minutes each)
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 1, 2015
3 recommendations  

My River My Home Activity Kit for grades K-9 - about the Fraser River

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Activity
Classroom printables
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Unit Plan
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K
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Submitted By
My River My Home - 4 years ago
Description
The Fraser River Discovery Centre in partnership …
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Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
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K
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Submitted By
My River My Home - 4 years ago
Description
The Fraser River Discovery Centre in partnership with scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of the Fraser Valley have created the My River My Home activity kit for educators to teach about the environmental, cultural and economic sustainability of the Fraser River. It is available to download free from the Fraser River Discovery Centre website at http://www.fraserriverdiscovery.org/MyRiverMyHome
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Outdoor Education
Earth Science
Geography
Keywords
sustainability
inquiry
URLs
http://Fraserriverdiscovery.org/MyRivermyhome
Learning Standards
The Fraser River Discovery Centre in partnership with scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of the Fraser Valley have created the My River My Home activity kit for educators to teach about the environmental, cultural and economic sustainability of the Fraser River. It is available to download free from the Fraser River Discovery Centre website at http://www.fraserriverdiscovery.org/MyRiverMyHome
The resource is divided into 5 sections to engage students in an inquiry unit about water, or any of the 25 lesson plans can be used independently to meet BC Science, Social Studies, Visual and Language Arts Curriculum requirements. The sections include Connecting to Fresh Water, Exploring Sustainability, Investigating Water Quality, Putting the Fraser in a Global Perspective, and Becoming Active Citizens in Water Issues.
Duration
variable
Language
English
Date Created
Aug 5, 2015
1 recommendation   290 downloads

The National Inventory of School District Interventions in Support of LGBTQ Student Wellbeing

Resource Type
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Chris Campbell, UW - 2 years ago
Description
The National Inventory of School District Interve…
Resource Type
Report/Study/Thesis
Grade Level
Adult
Submitted By
Chris Campbell, UW - 2 years ago
Description
The National Inventory of School District Interventions in Support of LGBTQ Student Wellbeing was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of school-system interventions in reducing stigma and improving resilience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Two-Spirit, and queer and questioning (LGBTQ) students. It was conducted as part of the larger research program led by Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc at SARAVYC, UBC. The goal of this study was to identify which interventions have been implemented across Canada through an online survey of school district Superintendents/Directors, and what benefits were associated with the various interventions. The survey covered a range of possible interventions in support of LGBTQ students: LGBTQ-inclusive policy, generic and LGBTQ-specific harassment procedures, course content, GSAs, generic and LGBTQ-themed events, professional development, and teaching resources. Research program available at: http://uwinnipeg.ca/rise
Subject
Research
Curriculum
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
LGBTQ
LGBT
inclusive education
sexual orientation
gender identity
teaching practices
URLs
http://uwinnipeg.ca/rise
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 7, 2016
1 recommendation  

Nature Scene Investigators by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instructors

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Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
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8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
This activity sets an exciting tone of exploratio…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
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8
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
This activity sets an exciting tone of exploration and discovery, encouraging an inquiry mindset in students that helps establish a community of curious, active learners. Students gain tools to explore the natural world—and are inspired to discover and attempt to explain the abundant nature mysteries that surround us. NSI works well at the start of a field experience, to get students excited about nature mysteries.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Experiential Education
Ecosystem
Place-based Education
Inquiry
URLs
http://www.beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/NSI-Nature-Scene-Investigators-2.pdf
http://www.beetlesproject.org/resources/for-field-instructors/nsi-nature-scene-investigators-2/
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
3 recommendations   687 downloads

Paige's story - a lesson about a B.C. teen in the DTES

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
12
Adult
Submitted By
Janet Mary Nicol - 4 years ago
Description
The BC advocate for children and youth released a…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
12
Adult
Submitted By
Janet Mary Nicol - 4 years ago
Description
The BC advocate for children and youth released a biography of "Paige"--an aboriginal teen in foster care who died of an overdose in Vancouver's impoverished downtown eastside. In this lesson, students--in groups--read a portion of the biography and then share with the class. A worksheet is provided to facilitate the lesson. Students discuss the challenges and solutions to teen issues of poverty, addiction foster care and government policies.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
Social Studies
Law
History
Psychology
Keywords
teen poverty
teen addiction
downtown eastside
aboriginal issues
Learning Standards
Reading and discussion of a social justice issue.
Duration
60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 18, 2015
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PIR Live Event

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Other
Grade Level
K
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Adult
Submitted By
Partners In Research Canada - 2 years ago
Description
The PIR Live Event program engages classrooms acr…
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Activity
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
Partners In Research Canada - 2 years ago
Description
The PIR Live Event program engages classrooms across Canada in dynamic online webinars about a range of topics, introducing students to Canadian researchers, professionals, and facilities. Each PIR Live Event webinar features a Q&A with a different guest expert and/or a virtual tour of a research facility — and it’s FREE to participate! Classrooms across Canada can join the discussion by submitting their questions during the webinar and getting answers in real time from our guest expert. If you can’t participate at the scheduled time for a PIR Live Event, you can submit your questions in advance to liveevent@pirweb.org and watch the video recording afterward on the Partners In Research YouTube channel with your class to hear the answers! PIR Live Events are interactive, dynamic, and a great way to bring virtual experts and other classrooms into your classroom. For more information and to see what webinars are coming soon, visit http://www.pirweb.org/en/pir-live-event/
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Careers
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
Psychology
Keywords
online
webinar
virtual
Q&A
URLs
http://www.pirweb.org/en/pir-live-event/
Duration
30-45 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 13, 2017
2 recommendations   591 downloads

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

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

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

Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Chris - 4 years ago
Description
This resource is a visual journey to support clas…
Resource Type
Activity
Classroom printables
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
Chris - 4 years ago
Description
This resource is a visual journey to support classroom teachers, post secondary and adult educators to understand and learn about the hidden history of Indian Residential Schools. This document can be used towards developing self awareness in every discipline. Developing self awareness is a key element on the journey towards reconciliation. This resource can be used from K to post secondary in a diverse manner. E.g group discussion and exploration towards self awareness, whole class investigations and supports project base learning etc.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Research
Curriculum
Learning
Reflective practice
Social Studies
History
Law
Keywords
Aboriginal
Indian Residential School
Social Studies
URLs
http://www.bctf.ca/HiddenHistory/
Learning Standards
Learning more about Aboriginal history, specifically colonization and the impacts of Indian Residential Schools.
Duration
This resource is a life long journey.
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 14, 2015
5 recommendations   1145 downloads

Redesign of Core French Curriculum by BCATML

Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Rome Lavrencic - 4 years ago
Description
This is a modified version of the PowerPoint Pres…
Resource Type
Presentation
Grade Level
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Rome Lavrencic - 4 years ago
Description
This is a modified version of the PowerPoint Presentation posted on BCATML's website for its Twitter chat on May 6, 2015. This supplementary document highlights the key elements and steps taken in the 2015 Core French Curriculum redesign process. The presentation is complete with Presenter's notes, which will help highlight many aspects of the new curriculum, including similarities and differences between the 2011 and 2015 Core French curricula.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Languages
French/FSL
Research
Curriculum
Revised Curriculum
Keywords
Curriculum Redesign
Principles of Learning
Growth Mindset
Fixed Mindset
Global Citizen
Core Competencies
Curricular Competencies
2011 Draft Core French Curriculum
URLs
http://www.bcatml.org/curriculum-info.html
http://www.curriculum.gov.bc.ca
https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/sites/curriculum.gov.bc.ca/files/pdf/GradYrCurriculumDirections.pdf
Language
English
Date Created
Aug 25, 2015
1 recommendation   236 downloads

Les registres de langue

Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Sam - one year ago
Description
This lesson plan looks to establish not only the …
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Sam - one year ago
Description
This lesson plan looks to establish not only the relation between author and narrator in a text, but seeks to explain the context behind choices of high and low language, and how we use them in day to day life. As an introduction to language registers, this lesson will cover the basics of familiar language, standard language, and affected language, and highlights possibilities for adaptations in the ELL sphere. Though it remains specific to a single novel study, it can be amended to fit a variety of mediums.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Français arts langagiers
Languages
French/FSL
Curriculum
Keywords
high and low language
contextual literacy
elements of style
Learning Standards
- Situer l’œuvre dans son contexte en s’appuyant sur les biographies de l’auteur - S’approprier différents éléments liés à la stylistique pour créer un effet sur son destinataire - Améliorer ses textes en ayant le souci de la qualité de la forme et de l’expression
Duration
70 minutes
Language
French
Date Created
Nov 20, 2017
1 recommendation   112 downloads

Sable et eau

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
Submitted By
Emilie Boulay - one year ago
Description
Cette leçon correspond à la première étape de l'u…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
10
Submitted By
Emilie Boulay - one year ago
Description
Cette leçon correspond à la première étape de l'unité abordant l'énergie potentielle et cinétique. Nous aborderons ces sujets à travers le cas de l'hydro-électricité. Cette leçon consiste à introduire les élèves aux concepts d'énergie potentielle et cinétique et de présenter le concept de barrage. Pour ce faire, nous ferons une sortie à la plage où les élèves pourront se mettre les mains à la pâte afin de comprendre les applications de l'énergie potentielle et cinétique. Le milieu permettra aux élèves de rencontrer avec tous leurs sens les sujets que nous allons aborder.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Physics
Keywords
Physique
Énergie potentielle et cinétique
Science
Français
Outdoor education
Plage
ELL
Duration
90 min
Language
French
Date Created
Nov 5, 2017
1 recommendation   85 downloads

Sensory Grounding Activity

Resource Type
Activity
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
11
12
Submitted By
Sarah Steele - one year ago
Description
A student worksheet on which student can write ab…
Resource Type
Activity
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
11
12
Submitted By
Sarah Steele - one year ago
Description
A student worksheet on which student can write about their sensory experience while sitting alone in nature. This activity can help students relax and become more aware and appreciative of their surroundings.
Subject
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Keywords
Free-Writing
Learning Standards
Big Idea: Spending time outdoors allows us to develop an understanding of the natural environment and ourselves. Curricular Competencies: - Participate in a variety of outdoor activities - Monitor environmental conditions during outdoor activities
Duration
30 minutes.
Language
English
Date Created
Jul 21, 2018
2 recommendations  

Step into the Circle: Promoting Safety and Respect

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
How did a secondary school initiate a culture tra…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
8
9
10
11
12
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
How did a secondary school initiate a culture transformation that virtually eliminated calls to the office for disrespectful behaviour between students in the first 3 months? At John Oliver Secondary School in Vancouver, this radical shift involved several factors: fostered student leadership, informed staff and the following, simple activity that was the catalyst for actions leading to feelings of being respected, valued and safe.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Curriculum
Reflective practice
Keywords
Core Competencies
Social Emotional Learning
Conflict Resolution
Kindness
Mindfulness
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/step-into-the-circle-promoting-safety-and-respect
Learning Standards
To increase the understanding of how behaviours and attitudes impact others. To highlight the similarities between students. To recognize some of the factors which may influence feeling safe at school. To encourage student-led changes in school culture.
Duration
20-30 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017
0 recommendations   68 downloads

Stewards of the Water

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
melissa johnson harris - 4 months ago
Description
This lesson incorporates contemplative practices …
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Adult
Submitted By
melissa johnson harris - 4 months ago
Description
This lesson incorporates contemplative practices through art and placed based learning. It was part of a district wide Water Stewardship immersive workshop in May of 2019.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
environmental sustainability
aboriginal education
outdoor education
art
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 24, 2019
5 recommendations   1045 downloads

Teaching Permaculture Ethics and Design Principles in the Elementary School

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
Kate Reynolds - 4 years ago
Description
In these lessons students will explore the ethics…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Submitted By
Kate Reynolds - 4 years ago
Description
In these lessons students will explore the ethics of living on this planet and their role in taking responsibility for themselves and other living things. They will come to understand how design can benefit rather than harm life systems.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Duration
9 lessons - 1 hour each
Language
English
Date Created
Aug 3, 2015
1 recommendation   824 downloads

Through Mala's Eyes

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

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