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Mental Health Issues in the Classroom - Resources

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BCTF - yesterday
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This document provides a list of resources that t…
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BCTF - yesterday
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This document provides a list of resources that teachers can use when developing classroom strategies for use with students who are experiencing mental health issues. It is also a companion piece to the BCTF workshop "Addressing student mental health issues in the classroom." This workshop can be booked, free of charge, at the link below.
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Cross-Curricular
Special Education
Research
Learning
Reflective practice
Special needs
Keywords
anxiety
depression
trauma
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https://www.bctf.ca/PD/WorkshopDetail.aspx?id=43301
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English
Date Created
Jan 21, 2019
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Unit Pricing (Hook and 3 possible activities)

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8
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Susie Grace - 6 days ago
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This submission by Susie Grace, Ramona De Graaf, …
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Activity
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8
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Susie Grace - 6 days ago
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This submission by Susie Grace, Ramona De Graaf, and Stephanie Watkins, includes an authentic hook (presented in the powerpoint) for the need to learn unit pricing. There are 3 activities. The first discovery activity takes quite a bit of preparation but the second main activity takes very little time to prepare. The prices are authentic, the pictures are authentic and the activity is lifelike for sure. Also, more than just unit pricing the main and supplementary activities also look at responsible buying. Why do you choose product X over product Y? Are you only considering the unit price?
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Mathematics
Keywords
Unit Pricing
grade 8 math
Best Buy
Learning Standards
Big Ideas: ***Number represents, describes, and compares the quantities of ratios, rates, and percents Core Competencies: ***Critical Thinking, Social Responsibility Curricular Competencies: Use reasoning and logic to explore, analyze, and apply mathematical ideas ***Visualize to explore mathematical concepts ***Communicate Content Standards: ***Financial Literacy: Best Buy - Coupons, proportions, unit price, products and services, proportional reasoning strategies (eg. unit rate, equivalent fractions given process and quantities)
Duration
Hook=5 minutes Discovery: 30 minutes Main: 40 minutes Supplementary: 20 minutes (3 different activities)
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English
Date Created
Jan 16, 2019
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Three Ss Lesson Plan: Social Responsibility, Social Service and Social Justice

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CASJ - one month ago
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These two lessons help students to reflect on the…
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CASJ - one month ago
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These two lessons help students to reflect on their understanding of social responsibility, social service and social justice and to delve deeper through a jigsaw activity into the differences between these three approaches. Through these lessons, students develop the necessary understanding to critically analyze actions they may take to assess whether they will have an immediate or systemic impact on the underlying issue.
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Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
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social responsibility
social service
charity
critical thinking
systemic change
Duration
One 60 - 90 minute lesson and one 20 minute review lesson
Language
English
Date Created
Dec 14, 2018
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Promoting integration of migrants and refugees in and through education

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Committee for Action on Social Justice - one month ago
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The past years have seen large numbers of refugee…
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Committee for Action on Social Justice - one month ago
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The past years have seen large numbers of refugees moving to Europe. This, and the rise of populist movements in Europe and North America, has led unions to develop activities engaging schools, local communities, authorities, etc. to promote the rights of migrants and build inclusive schools and communities. With the support of Education International (EI), exchange visits, information sharing and peer-learning activities allowed education unions to inspire each other and explore synergies across borders. This toolkit aims to build on these experiences and facilitate education unions to develop their work in this area. It also assists unions by exploring the issues around integrating migrants and refugees in education and sharing what others have been doing in this domain.
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Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Research
Pedagogy
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refugees
social justice
education international
URLs
https://www.ei-ie.org/
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 27, 2018
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My Name Was January

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Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 months ago
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DVD with study guide that tells the story of Janu…
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Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 months ago
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DVD with study guide that tells the story of January. January Marie Lapuz was a transgender woman of colour who was murdered in September 2012 in New Westminster, British Columbia. She was an advocate for trans rights and was known as the “bright light” among Vancouver’s LGBTQ community. This documentary feature film is a celebration of January’s life, among other trans women of colour. This film is about remembering the impact that January had on the lives of everyone she encountered. This film is about uplifting the narratives and lived experiences of trans women of colour. This film is about collectively liberating all marginalized and oppressed people.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Social Studies
Law
Keywords
LGBTQ
LGBTQ2S+
Trans
social justice
gender
sogi
URLs
https://januarylapuz.net/
https://bctf.ca/videos.aspx
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 16, 2018
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IFAW-Living In a Good Way With Dogs - Unit 3 - What Our Dogs Need

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Corrie - 2 months ago
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This unit is focused on learning about what our d…
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Corrie - 2 months ago
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This unit is focused on learning about what our dogs need to be healthy. It explains how dogs have always been part of the life of First Nations People and how our relationship with dogs is changing. It tells us how we as a people can take good care of dogs so they are physically well.
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Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Arts
First Nations
Keywords
indigenous
aboriginal
animals
animal welfare
reserve dogs
URLs
https://www.ifaw.org/canada/our-work/education/living-in-a-good-way-with-dogs
Learning Standards
• English Language Arts, particularly speaking and listening comprehension • Social Studies • Science • Technology • SEL—social and emotional learning
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English
Date Created
Nov 15, 2018
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Living in a Good Way with Dogs: Our Stories - First Nations Education

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Corrie - 2 months ago
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A short history of Aboriginal Education, explanat…
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Corrie - 2 months ago
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A short history of Aboriginal Education, explanation of principles of Culturally Responsive Aboriginal Education, and a wealth of information about First Nations' learners and effective teaching methods.
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Research
Learning
Pedagogy
Reflective practice
Keywords
Education
Aboriginal
Indigenous
Animals
Animal Welfare
URLs
https://www.ifaw.org/canada/our-work/education/living-in-a-good-way-with-dogs
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 14, 2018
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IFAW-Living in a Good Way with Dogs- Unit 6 - A Dog's Life- From Puppy to Elder Dog

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Corrie - 2 months ago
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This unit is focused on learning about the season…
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Corrie - 2 months ago
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This unit is focused on learning about the seasons of a dog’s life. It explains how we can take care of and appreciate dogs during each time in their lives. It tells us how to treat our dogs well so they can live good long lives.
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Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Arts
First Nations
Keywords
First Nations
Aboriginal
Indigenous
Reserves
Reserve Dogs
Animals
animal welfare
URLs
https://www.ifaw.org/canada/our-work/education/living-in-a-good-way-with-dogs
Learning Standards
speaking and listening comprehension
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English
Date Created
Nov 14, 2018
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IFAW-Living in a Good Way with Dogs - Unit 5: Working Dogs,Traditional and Today

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Corrie - 2 months ago
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This unit is focused on learning about the import…
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Corrie - 2 months ago
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This unit is focused on learning about the important role working dogs have played in First Nations communities and families both in the past and today. It explains how dogs have always been part of the life of First Nations people and how our relationship with dogs is changing. It tells us how to care for and respect our working dogs.
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Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Arts
First Nations
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aboriginal
indigenous
reserve dogs
animals
reserves
animal welfare
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https://www.ifaw.org/canada/our-work/education/living-in-a-good-way-with-dogs
Learning Standards
speaking and listening comprehension
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English
Date Created
Nov 14, 2018
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Living in a Good Way with Dogs- Unit 4: Living with Dogs in Our Community

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Corrie - 2 months ago
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This unit is focused on learning about how to und…
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Corrie - 2 months ago
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This unit is focused on learning about how to understand what a dog is saying with his whole body. It explains how dogs have always been part of the life of First Nations people and how we live with them in our community today. It tells us how to care for our dogs so that we can live with them safely and respectfully.
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Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Arts
First Nations
Science
Keywords
First Nations
Dogs
Reserve Dogs
reserverves
aboriginal
indigenous
animals
animal welfare
Learning Standards
speaking and listening comprehension
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English
Date Created
Nov 14, 2018
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Living in a Good Way With Dogs - Unit 2: Dogs as Friends and Family

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Corrie - 2 months ago
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This unit is focused on learning about how dogs c…
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Corrie - 2 months ago
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This unit is focused on learning about how dogs can be our friends and family. It explains how dogs have always been part of the life of First Nations People and how our relationship with dogs is changing. It tells how our feelings for dogs are important. It tells us how to care for our dogs so that we can live with them safely and respectfully.
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Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Arts
First Nations
Science
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dogs
first nations
aboriginal
indigenous
reserve dogs
reservations
URLs
https://www.ifaw.org/canada/our-work/education/living-in-a-good-way-with-dogs
Learning Standards
speaking and listening comprehension
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English
Date Created
Nov 14, 2018
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Living in a Good Way with Dogs: Unit 1 - Our Ancestors and Our Dogs

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Corrie - 2 months ago
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Our Ancestors and Our Dogs is part of a program a…
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Corrie - 2 months ago
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Our Ancestors and Our Dogs is part of a program about dogs and First Nations. It is about how the First Peoples of North America have lived with dogs for a long time. You will meet Elders and others who share their stories about dogs and about caring for dogs. All of these people love and respect dogs and so they have shared their ideas about dogs with you. All are First Nations (Swampy Cree, Anishinaabe). We are proud to have them share about our peoples and our good ways with dogs. This unit is focused on learning about the ancestors of dogs and how our ancestors lived well with dogs. It explains how dogs have always been part of the life of First Nations People and how our relationship with dogs is changing. It tells how our feelings for dogs are important. It tells us how to care for our dogs so that we can live with them safely and respectfully.
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Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Arts
First Nations
Keywords
dogs
First Nations
Indigenous
Aboriginal
reserve dogs
URLs
https://www.ifaw.org/canada/our-work/education/living-in-a-good-way-with-dogs
Learning Standards
speaking and listening comprehension
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English
Date Created
Nov 14, 2018
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Program Overview: Living in a Good Way with Dogs: Our Stories

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Corrie - 2 months ago
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Living in a Good Way with Dogs: Our Stories, is a…
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Corrie - 2 months ago
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Living in a Good Way with Dogs: Our Stories, is an educational resource created by First Nations specifically for First Nations' learners. Stories about dogs shared by First Nations Elders and community role models form the foundation of the materials, bringing to life their experiences and wisdom. This Overview outlines the resources. There are six units in the program, each with a special focus that is relevant for students from kindergarten to grade eight. Entire units or single activities can be used to accommodate your audience. Through Elder teachings, tales from role models, histories of First Nations’ relationships with dogs, and fun activities, students learn to build healthy and safe relationships with their four leggeds. Each unit comes with an instructor guide, student activity book and audio recordings from Elders and role models. A set of posters provides students with a visual reference for important concepts in each unit.
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Arts Education
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Arts
First Nations
Keywords
dogs
first nations
indigenous
aboriginal
animals
reserve dogs
URLs
https://secure.ifaw.org/canada/secure/teaching-resources-indigenous-education
Learning Standards
Features & Benefits for K-7 Teachers in First Nations schools: •Flexible, expandable and easy to use – can use one lesson, one unit or multiple units •All six units are included and available for free download •Meets required curriculum goals •Supports positive social and emotional development •Relevant to the real lives of students •Helps keep students safe and healthy around dogs
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English
Date Created
Nov 14, 2018
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Lahal: Math Connections (probability)

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Susie Grace - 2 months ago
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Class 1 A short video documentary, filmed at a Si…
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8
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Susie Grace - 2 months ago
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Class 1 A short video documentary, filmed at a Siwash Gathering in Tsilhqot'in territory (near Sugar Cane), introduces the game of Lahal. Learners will listen and watch to learn not only the rules of the game, but also the purpose both past and present. Learners will learn about the materials, the hand signals as well as the object and procedures of the game. Learners will be introduced the the value this game holds for the Tsihlqot'in community both past and present. Learners will then be asked to calculate theoretical probabilities of certain results in the game. Class 2 Learners will be introduced to experiential probability and will have an opportunity to conduct a math experiment in small groups. Follow up Learners will have a chance to reflect on their learning after watching a first nation's dance celebrating Laval. Finally, if the teacher wishes, the actual game of Lahal can be played! Worksheets, links to videos, music, etc. provided.
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Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
Mathematics
Social Studies
Keywords
First People
Probability
Integrated curriculum
Bone Game
Slahal
URLs
https://sites.google.com/gsuite.viu.ca/lahal-math-connections/home
Learning Standards
*Theoretical probability (with 2 independent events) *Experiential probability (with 2 independent events) *Develop, demonstrate, and apply mathematical understanding through play, inquiry, and problem solving *Connection to first people's principles of learning and learning content *Learning recognizes the role of indigenous knowledge *Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits and the ancestors
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2 or 3 lessons
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English
Date Created
Nov 2, 2018
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Stress: dogs, cannabis, exercise or ...

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Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 months ago
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Various studies have shown that having a pet can …
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Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 months ago
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Various studies have shown that having a pet can increase self-esteem, physical fitness, and social connectedness while decreasing loneliness and stress. This lesson uses this fact as a jumping off point to engage students in thinking about ways we might use to manage stress, the different impacts these strategies might have and how to make choices in using these tools to maximize our own well-being. As a facilitator of dialogue, you are not an observer but a participant in the conversation. So you should feel free to add in thoughts that may not be voiced by the students (but do so in a way that is conversational rather than authoritative). At the end of the day, we want students to recognize that some tools (like exercise and breathing) are more universal, both in terms of number of people for whom they are effective and the range of situations in which they help. But no tool is a magic bullet, and all tools must be used wisely.
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Health and PE
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
drug education
cannabis
cannabis use
Physical health Education
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Physical and Health Education 7/8/9 Big ideas: Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being Learning about similarities and differences in individuals and groups influences community health Healthy relationships can help us lead rewarding and fulfilling lives Competencies: Identify factors that influence healthy choices and explain their potential health effects Develop and apply a variety of movement concepts and strategies in different physical activities Describe how students’ participation in physical activities at school, at home, and in the community can influence their health and fitness Analyze strategies for promoting mental well- being, for self and others Assess and evaluate strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use, for others Assess factors that influence healthy choices and their potential health effects Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals Reflect on outcomes of personal healthy-living goals and assess strategies used Describe and assess strategies for promoting mental well-being, for self and others Describe and assess strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use, for others Propose healthy choices that support lifelong health and well-being
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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Cannabis: Stories, Questions and Life

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Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 months ago
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This lesson uses Deborah Ellis’s short story “Thr…
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Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 months ago
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This lesson uses Deborah Ellis’s short story “Through the Woods” as a catalyst for conversation around questions that are useful in examining the impact of cannabis use and regulation on individuals and relationships. “Through the Woods” is about a day in the life of Matthew, a 14-year-old boy who buys cannabis at school to take to his ailing grandmother who raised him until she became too sick to care for him. The story is ripe with easy-to-see themes that young people are sure to question naturally and/or identify with (e.g., stereotypes about cannabis dealers, users and non-users; risks and rewards of selling/buying/using cannabis; and reasons for using). As such, the story can be used to help students develop their skills in asking good questions as they interact with a story and its characters in more complex ways. This lesson aims to deepen students’ understanding of relationships between peers, family members and others as well as the complex nature of human drug use.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
drug education
cannabis use
cannabis
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
English Language Arts 8/9 Big ideas: Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens Access information and ideas for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate their relevance, accuracy, and reliability Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts Recognize how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identity Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways Recognize how literary elements, techniques, and devices enhance and shape meaning Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences Assess and refine texts to improve their clarity, effectiveness, and impact according to purpose, audience, and message Transform ideas and information to create original texts
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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Why do we feel so bad about feeling good?

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Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 months ago
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Pleasure is the motivation for many things people…
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Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 months ago
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Pleasure is the motivation for many things people do in life. One of the many ways people choose to experience pleasure is by using drugs, whether it is caffeine, tobacco, cannabis or alcohol. Yet, seeking pleasure is something that we are sometimes made to feel guilty about. This is particularly true when it comes to drugs. So why might it be important to talk about pleasure in the context of drug use? Well, it turns out that, for all of us, our motivations operate within a tension between short-term pleasure and long-term goals. Furthermore, the pleasures of drug use are inextricably bound up with its risks. We cannot effectively talk about the one without the other. This lesson plan aims to engage students to think more critically about the concepts of pleasure, pain and risk related to drug use and to explore why pleasure is often missing from the conversation about drugs. This helps equip students to make more informed choices in their pursuit of pleasure.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
drug education
cannabis
cannabis use
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
English Language Arts 11/12 – Composition/New Media/English Studies Big ideas: The exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity, others, and the world People understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens Engagement with writing processes can support creativity and enhance clarity of expression Competencies: Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts personal, social, and cultural identities Identify and understand the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world Respectfully exchange ideas and viewpoints from diverse perspectives to build shared understandings and extend thinking Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful texts for a variety of purposes and audiences Transform ideas and information to create original texts, using various genres, forms, structures, and styles Experiment with genres, forms, or styles of creative and communicative texts Use digital and multimedia writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary, imaginative, and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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Free Feeling: Tom Petty, Cannabis and Music as Craft

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Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 months ago
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Tom Petty (1950-2017) was an award-winning Americ…
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Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 months ago
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Tom Petty (1950-2017) was an award-winning American musician and lyricist long associated with cannabis and other drugs. This lesson revolves around Tom Petty’s song You Don’t Know How it Feels (1994), which provides a rich opportunity to build drug literacy while exploring the connections between experiences, relationships, emotions, thoughts and actions. The song, with its reference to rolling a joint and sharing it with friends, sparked controversy at the time. This provides an opportunity to explore issues like censorship and artistic freedom. And the history of Tom Petty and his long-time band, the Heartbreakers, provides further opportunity to explore the impacts drug use can have on life, work and relationships. In each case, the use of dialogue rather than the transmission of the “right message” is likely to lead to greater understanding. The instructional strategies provided are examples of how this could be achieved.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
drug education
cannabis
cannabis use
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
English Language Arts 8/9 Big ideas: Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world Texts are socially, culturally, and historically constructed Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens Competencies: Access information and ideas for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate their relevance, accuracy, and reliability Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking Synthesize ideas from a variety of sources to build understanding Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences Assess and refine texts to improve their clarity, effectiveness, and impact according to purpose, audience, and message Transform ideas and information to create original texts
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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Drugs and relationships in “Perks of Being a Wallflower”

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11
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Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 months ago
Description
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a novel by Ste…
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11
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 months ago
Description
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a novel by Stephen Chbosky (and was made into a hit movie in 2012). Perks is a year-long series of ‘Dear Friend’ letters, written by 15-year-old Charlie, to an anonymous older teen whom Charlie believes is non-judgemental and won’t be freaked out by his references to drugs, sex and mental health issues. Charlie’s letters reveal that he is sensitive and very bright, but is struggling with post- traumatic stress disorder and filled with deep sadness owing to the suicide of his only school friend. He’s also filled with rage but doesn’t know why until the end of the story (when a sexual encounter triggers a repressed memory of his being molested by his aunt, who herself was a victim of child molestation by a family member). Perks provides various avenues for meaningful conversations around drug use, sexuality and wellbeing as well as dealing with mental health issues.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
drug education
cannabis
cannabis use
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
English Language Arts 11 – Composition Big ideas: The exploration of text and story deepens our understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity, others, and the world People understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives Texts are socially, culturally, geographically, and historically constructed Language shapes ideas and influences others Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens People are empowered by being able to communicate effectively Engagement with writing processes can support creativity and enhance clarity of expression Competencies: Read for enjoyment and to achieve personal goals Apply appropriate strategies in a variety of contexts to comprehend written, oral, visual, and multimodal texts, to guide inquiry, and to extend thinking Recognize and understand how different forms, formats, structures, and features of texts enhance and shape meaning and impact Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts Recognize and understand how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identities Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world Evaluate how text structures, literary elements, techniques, and devices enhance and shape meaning and impact Respectfully exchange ideas and viewpoints from diverse perspectives to build shared understandings and extend thinking Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways Demonstrate speaking and listening skills in a variety of formal and informal contexts for a range of purposes Use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful texts for a variety of purposes and audiences Express and support an opinion with evidence Transform ideas and information to create original texts, using various genres, forms, structures, and styles Experiment with genres, forms, or styles of creative and communicative texts
Duration
60-90 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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Health guidelines: Are they helpful?

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
10
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 months ago
Description
We live in a world of ‘mixed signals’ about how t…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
10
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 months ago
Description
We live in a world of ‘mixed signals’ about how to stay healthy and enjoy life and the risks and rewards of substance use. It can be hard to decide which suggestions are right. Health related guidelines and recommendations have been developed by scientists and health researchers to help Canadians make decisions that promote health. But these guidelines often fail to acknowledge their own limitations or to place their recommendations within the context of broader social and political factors. This lesson introduces some of these guidelines and recommendations that can provide a springboard for critically reviewing particular behaviours (eating, physical activity, substance use) and exploring how such guidelines might be useful in making decisions about health and well-being. Rather than trying to “sell” students on a specific behaviour or belief, the learning activities should help students build the skills to explore and seek to understand and manage their own health.
Subject
Health and PE
Keywords
iMinds
drug education
drug literacy
cannabis use
health guidelines
physical health education
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Physical and Health Education 9 Big idea: Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being Competencies: Participate daily in physical activity designed to enhance and maintain health components of fitness Describe how students’ participation in physical activities at school, at home, and in the community can influence their health and fitness Propose healthy choices that support lifelong health and well-being Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals Propose strategies for developing and maintaining healthy relationships Create strategies for promoting the health and well-being of the school and community Analyze strategies for promoting mental well- being, for self and others Assess and evaluate strategies for managing problems related to mental well-being and substance use, for others Explore and describe factors that shape personal identities, including social and cultural factors Physical and Health Education 10 Big ideas: Understanding our strengths, weaknesses, and personal preferences helps us plan and achieve our goals Healthy choices influence, and are influenced by, our physical, emotional, and mental well- being Understanding the factors that influence our health empowers us to take action to improve it Competencies: Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals Analyze how health-related decisions support the achievement of personal healthy-living goals Analyze the potential effects of social influences on health Evaluate and explain strategies for promoting mental well-being Explore factors contributing to substance use Explore and describe factors that shape personal identities, including social and cultural factors Describe the relationships between physical activities, mental well-being and overall health Physical and Health Education 9/10 Career-Life Education / Career-Life Connections Big idea: Finding balance between personal and work life promotes well-being Competencies: Identify career-life challenges and opportunities, and generate and apply strategies Practise effective strategies for healthy school/ work/life balance Career-Life Connections Big idea: A sense of purpose and career-life balance support well-being Competencies: Recognize personal worldviews and perspectives, and consider their influence on values, actions, and preferred futures Explore and evaluate personal strategies, including social, physical, and financial, to maintain well-being Identify and apply preferred approaches to learning for ongoing career-life development and self-advocacy Engage in, reflect on, and evaluate career-life exploration
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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Cannabis and the need for dialogue

Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 months ago
Description
Recent policy changes relative to cannabis are cr…
Resource Type
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - 2 months ago
Description
Recent policy changes relative to cannabis are creating debates in Canadian society. When addressing complex issues like drug use, people often find it difficult to have productive conversations. Dialogue provides a different approach. Dialogue is a manner of communication that involves two-way conversations where people not only speak to each other but also really listen. The goal is to leave the conversation with a better understanding of each other and the different perspectives that make up a community. School is a great context for citizens to acquire important dialogic skills. Cannabis legalization provides interesting opportunities to practice and hone these skills. “Turning to One Another” is a insightful poem by Margaret Wheatley about the power of talking with each other and creating social changes. This lesson uses the poem to explore different aspects of dialogue and its significance in the context of shifting policies regarding cannabis.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
iMinds
drug literacy
drug education
cannabis use
dialogue
URLs
http://www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Big ideas: Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world. People understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens Competencies: Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking Use and experiment with oral storytelling processes
Duration
30-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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Day of Pink

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 months ago
Description
These two posters come with lesson plans to help …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
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Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 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
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That's so Gay is so Yesterday

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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 months ago
Description
This BCTF poster comes with lessons and strategie…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 months ago
Description
This BCTF poster comes with lessons and strategies to help discuss and challenge the use of "That's so gay".
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Keywords
LGBTQ
LGBTQ2S+
social justice
bullying
URLs
https://bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/LGBTQ/Resources/ThatsSoGayPoster.pdf
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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Queer Scientists

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Grade Level
6
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Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 months ago
Description
This BCTF downloadable poster series comes with i…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
6
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Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 months ago
Description
This BCTF downloadable poster series comes with ideas for lessons to talk to students about the achievements and discoveries of queer scientists.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Science
Keywords
LGBTQ
LGBTQ2S+
scientist
URLs
https://bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/LGBTQ/Queer%20Scientists%202018%20full%20set.pdf
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018
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Just Be You

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Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 months ago
Description
This poster with lesson plans helps to discuss se…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
K
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Submitted By
Committee for Action on Social Justice - 2 months ago
Description
This poster with lesson plans helps to discuss self and acceptance of self.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Health and PE
Keywords
LGBTQ
LGBTQ2S+
URLs
https://bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/SocialJustice/Issues/LGBTQ/Just%20Be%20You%202016.pdf
Learning Standards
Gender and sexual identity
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 29, 2018

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