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The 3 R's in the Forest by HCTF Education

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 8 months ago
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Matter cycles. Matter for growth, maintenance and…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 8 months 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://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_DetectiveSheet_CopyPage.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_GuidedImagery_CopyPage.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Ecosystems_Primer.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ThreeRsinForest_Lesson.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ForestStories_Lesson.pdf
https://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
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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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Aboriginal Education Activities K-7

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Doni Gratton - 2 years ago
Description
Curricular links to new AbEd learning standards
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Other
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K
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Doni Gratton - 2 years ago
Description
Curricular links to new AbEd learning standards
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
English Language Arts
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
History
Keywords
K-7 Learning Standards
Art
MAth
Science
Socials
LA
Aboriginal Education
Learning Standards
K-7 AbEd links (Math, Science, Socials, Art, LA)
Duration
Year at a glance, new learning standards links: Ab Ed K-7 Math, Science, LA, Socials, Art
Language
English
Date Created
Apr 23, 2016
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Be a Biodiversity Detective!

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 8 months ago
Description
Students investigate biodiversity of wildlife in …
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 8 months 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://hctfeducation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/BiodiversityDetective_Lesson.pdf
https://hctfeducation.ca/lessons/earth-ecosystems-and-ecology/
Duration
30-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Blue Planet Links - Educational Resources

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Blue Planet Links - 3 years ago
Description
Blue Planet Links (www.blueplanetlinks.ca) organi…
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Blue Planet Links - 3 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
3 recommendations   319 downloads

Breakfast From Different Cultures (ELL Level 1)

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8
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Joanne Hui - one year ago
Description
This lesson introduces students to cuisines from …
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Joanne Hui - one year ago
Description
This lesson introduces students to cuisines from different cultures to show differences and similarities between cultures through food. Students will learn how to express their preferences using the "I like/I do not like" pattern. This lesson mainly focuses on oral and written skills.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
Keywords
ell
esl
culture
cuisine
Learning Standards
- Become aware of cultural differences but also cultural similarities between the cuisines discussed in class and/or the cuisines learned in class and their own culture’s cuisine. - Know and use vocabulary (e.g. food items, ‘cuisine’, ‘ingredients’, ‘dish’, etc. to describe different cultural foods. - Use present tense and the verb “to like/dislike” to express food preferences.
Duration
65 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 27, 2017
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Building Community within Secondary Dance

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Z. Read - one year ago
Description
Some exercises to help build community within you…
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Z. Read - one year ago
Description
Some exercises to help build community within your classroom/studio.
Subject
Arts Education
Dance
Keywords
Community
ice breakers
Learning Standards
Building community so students are comfortable taking risks.
Duration
5-15 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 13, 2017
1 recommendation   118 downloads

Candy Jeopardy

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Michael Hanson - one year ago
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This is a lesson plan or activity that can be ada…
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Michael Hanson - one year ago
Description
This is a lesson plan or activity that can be adapted in numerous ways, but provides a platform for discussing students to discuss their wants, desires, preferences, cultures.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
Languages
French/FSL
Learning Standards
-Exchange ideas and information using complete sentences: -ask and respond to questions on familiar topics. -express opinions on familiar topics.
Duration
60 mins
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 9, 2017
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Le Cercle d’apprentissage - Guide pour les enseignants d’enfants âgés de 8 à 11 ans

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Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada / Affaires autochtones et du Nord Canada - 2 years ago
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Exercices d’apprentissage de niveau élémentaire s…
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Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada / Affaires autochtones et du Nord Canada - 2 years ago
Description
Exercices d’apprentissage de niveau élémentaire sur les Premières Nations.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
Français arts langagiers
Earth Science
Social Studies
Keywords
déplacement
domiciles traditionnels
réserves
environnement des Aînés
Premières Nations et l'environnement
héros des Premières Nations
stéréotypes
Learning Standards
Exercices d’apprentissage de niveau élémentaire sur les Premières Nations.
Language
French
Date Created
Dec 30, 2016
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Character Analysis

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B.C. Early Career Teachers' Association (BCECTA) - 9 months ago
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Through modelling, partnered work, and small grou…
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B.C. Early Career Teachers' Association (BCECTA) - 9 months ago
Description
Through modelling, partnered work, and small group work, students analyse characters and develop an understanding of character traits as well as how to use evidence to derive traits.
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Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
English Language Arts
Keywords
character traits
group work
partnered work
paragraph writing
Duration
75-90
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 4, 2018
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Choreography lesson plan

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Cynthia Miller - one year ago
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This short unit plan worked really well with my c…
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Cynthia Miller - one year ago
Description
This short unit plan worked really well with my classes to introduce a wide range of contemporary and modern dance genres. The students loved the assignment.
Subject
Arts Education
Dance
Keywords
choreography
contemporary dance
dance history
modern dance
Duration
3-4 classes
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 9, 2017
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Christmas Bingo in French (other languages)

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Rome Lavrencic - one year ago
Description
This worksheet is a fun way for students to bring…
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Rome Lavrencic - one year ago
Description
This worksheet is a fun way for students to bring home their French skills (easily done in other languages) over the winter holidays. Once students have a rudimentary understanding of how to do the past tense in French (Le Passé Composé), they can X out any of the items on the Bingo card and also add other activities they did over the holidays in the target language. Students can submit their Bingo card after they return in the new year.
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Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
Français arts langagiers
Languages
Keywords
Core French
Winter break
BCATML
FSL
Past Tense
Passe Compose
URLs
http://www.bcatml.org
Learning Standards
This worksheet is a fun way for students to bring home their French skills (easily done in other languages) over the winter holidays. Once students have a rudimentary understanding of how to do the past tense (Le Passé Composé), they can X out any of the items on the Bingo card and also add other activities they did over the holidays in the target language.
Duration
60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 27, 2017
4 recommendations   2377 downloads

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

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Harold Gopaul - 3 years ago
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This text is illustrated with graphs, photos and …
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Harold Gopaul - 3 years ago
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This text is illustrated with 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 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 four 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 my gift to our youths to make wise decisions about their future. **Revised edition uploaded September 2018.
Subject
Applied Skills
Information Technology
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Social Justice
Teaching Strategies
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
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Climate Insights 101 - lessons on climate change

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Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions - 4 years ago
Description
Developed and produced by the Pacific Institute f…
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Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions - 4 years ago
Description
Developed and produced by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Climate Insights 101 is a trilogy of animated and interactive courses that provide a comprehensive understanding of the causes of climate change, of how society can adapt, and the options for mitigation. Each course contains 3-4 lessons with test-your-knowledge sections. Teaching resources are also available to download from the site.
Subject
Science
Earth Science
Keywords
climate change
global warming
greenhouse effect
climate modelling
carbon tax
URLs
http://pics.uvic.ca/education/climate-insights-101
http://pics.uvic.ca/education/climate-insights-mini-lessons#qt-climate_insights_mini_lessons-ui-tabs1
http://pics.uvic.ca/education/teaching-resources
Duration
4 - 60 minute online courses
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 17, 2015
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Climate Justice in BC: Lessons for Transformation

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

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Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
Connecting With Nature is aligned with Acting Tod…
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Kathy Hartman - 4 years ago
Description
Connecting With Nature is aligned with Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow, the Ontario Ministry of Education’s policy framework for environmental education. It is designed to help students understand how their daily choices affect nature. There are 16 cross- curricular lessons in the educational resource, each comprising idea / activity-based learning that inspires environmental stewardship in both the classroom and beyond, culminating in a celebration of all they have learned. In addition, students have the opportunity, through inquiry-based learning, to create their own “class foundation” focused on their collective interests and actions.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Applied Skills
Information Technology
Tourism
Cross-Curricular
Aboriginal Education
Leadership
Social Justice
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
sustainability
earth
connections
David Suzuki
waste
biodiversity
chemistry
URLs
https://davidsuzuki.org/take-action/connecting-with-nature-education-guide/
http://getbackoutside.ca/#resources
Learning Standards
varied
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varied
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 7, 2014
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Connecting With Nature: An educational guide for grades one to three

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

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

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

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Cynthia Miller - one year ago
Description
This lesson introduces a different dance genre ev…
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Cynthia Miller - one year ago
Description
This lesson introduces a different dance genre every 5 minutes. Great for the beginning of the year to introduce many styles or use 15 minutes of the lesson for warm-ups. Also good for dance fitness classes.
Subject
Arts Education
Dance
Keywords
dance conditioning
dance fitness
Duration
60-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Sep 9, 2017
1 recommendation  

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

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 8 months ago
Description
In this activity, students investigate the fascin…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 8 months ago
Description
In this activity, students investigate the fascinating and complex process of decomposition and lay the foundation for deeper understanding of concepts related to matter and energy transfer in ecosystems. Through exploration and discussion, students go beyond simple definitions. Instead, students discover key characteristics of decomposition as they struggle with creating a sequence for decomposing wood and leaves. They learn the difference between physical decomposition and chemical decomposition and that many things contribute to decomposition, but certain organisms are classified as decomposers. They also search for and discuss evidence of decomposers, make model diagrams to further develop their ideas about the process of decomposition, and discuss decomposition and its role in the cycling of matter. Finally, students are challenged to recognize the evidence and impact of decomposition in the ecosystems they explore.
Subject
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Experiential Education
Place-based Education
Ecology
Ecosystem
Forest
URLs
http://beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Decomposition-Mission.pdf
http://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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Designing a Resilient Community by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 8 months ago
Description
A project-based learning activity in which studen…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - 8 months ago
Description
A project-based learning activity in which students assess their community's ability to respond to crises and develop ideas for making it more resilient. Students participate in project-based learning over several days as they assess their community's ability to respond to crises that threaten both natural and human systems. Then they develop ideas for redesigning their community to be more resilient.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Environmental Education
Place-based Education
Experiential Education
Climate Change
Project-based Learning
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/sites/default/files/uploads/shared_files/CEL_Designing_Resilient_Community.pdf
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/designing-resilient-community
Duration
50-75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Digital Scavenger Hunt

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Activity
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Grade Level
8
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Submitted By
B.C. Early Career Teachers' Association (BCECTA) - 9 months ago
Description
Students complete a scavenger hunt where they tak…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
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12
Submitted By
B.C. Early Career Teachers' Association (BCECTA) - 9 months ago
Description
Students complete a scavenger hunt where they take photos of the literary items to be found and compile them using Animoto.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
English Language Learning (ELL)
English Language Arts
Keywords
poetry
literary devices
Duration
75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 4, 2018
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Éducation à l’environnement : Guide interdisciplinaire à l’intention des enseignantes et des enseignants

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pre-K
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Submitted By
Glen Hansman - 4 years ago
Description
IN FRENCH - This guide provides teachers with a f…
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pre-K
K
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Submitted By
Glen Hansman - 4 years ago
Description
IN FRENCH - This guide provides teachers with a framework for teaching environmental education through an integrated approach. Facilitating environmental education within all curriculum areas rather than isolating it shows the importance of the environment on students’ daily lives and within their community. The Experiential Learning Cycle Model (direct experience, critical reflection, conceptionalization) is explained. As well, the principals for conceptualizing environmental education are described through the CARE model (complexity, aesthetics, responsibility, and ethics).
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Keywords
environment
environmental
eco justice
science
Language
French
Date Created
Feb 24, 2015
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Earthquakes Canada Website

Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Adult
Submitted By
BC Science Teachers' Association - 2 years ago
Description
Natural Resources Canada website that shows on a …
Resource Type
Other
Grade Level
pre-K
K
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Adult
Submitted By
BC Science Teachers' Association - 2 years ago
Description
Natural Resources Canada website that shows on a map of Canada all earthquakes that have occurred in the last 30 days. There are also live links to seismographs across the country.
Subject
Science
Earth Science
Revised Curriculum
Keywords
earthquakes
seismology
BCScTA
URLs
http://www.earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/index-en.php
Learning Standards
Science 8 (2016) Plate tectonic movement. Major geological events of local significance.
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 17, 2016

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