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iMinds - Listening to Sugar Man

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - 29 days ago
Description
Folk musician Sixto Rodriguez (aka Rodriguez, Jes…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - 29 days ago
Description
Folk musician Sixto Rodriguez (aka Rodriguez, Jesus Rodriguez, and Sugar Man) is the sixth son of Mexican immigrants who moved to the American midwest for work in the 1920s. Many of Rodriguez’s songs, including “Cause” (the last song he ever recorded before being dropped from his record label in December 1971), reflect the struggles of the marginalized inner-city poor who often used alcohol and other drugs to cope with harsh conditions. This lesson plan invites students to listen to two of his songs and reflect on some of the themes that are talked about in the songs, including the challenges of immigrating to a new country as well as the use of drugs and alcohol.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
drug literacy
drug use
substance use
immigration
alcohol use
Sixto Rodriguez
Sugar Man
Learning Standards
Links to Curriculum First Peoples’ principles of learning • Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place) • Learning is embedded in memory, history and story English Language Arts 9 Big ideas • Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and the world • Questioning what we hear, read and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens Competencies • Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking • Think critically, creatively and reflectively to explore ideas within, between and beyond texts • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social and cultural contexts, values and perspectives in texts • Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text and world • Respond to text in personal, creative and critical ways
Duration
60-120 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 29, 2017
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iMinds - Leaves of the Land: A Quick History of Coca

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - 29 days ago
Description
Coca has been used for thousands of years by indi…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - 29 days ago
Description
Coca has been used for thousands of years by indigenous peoples of the New World. The coca bush (from khoka, the Aymara word for tree) grows wild across western South America but was also one of the first domesticated plants in the western hemisphere. It was considered sacred and central to life among the people of the Andes Mountains. They believed the vitamin-rich leaves embodied the spirit of Mama Coca, the nurturing and protective force of nature, and they chewed the leaves to cope with the stresses of life. Today, coca continues to play an important role in the traditions and daily lives of many Andean people: • A man might offer coca leaves to the father of a potential bride • When a child is born, relatives and friends might celebrate by chewing coca leaves together • Coca-chewing plays a role in Quechua carnivals and celebrations • Aymara women chew coca as a source of inspiration for their weaving projects
Subject
Social Studies
Keywords
substance use
drug literacy
coca
drug use
history of coca
ritual drug use
indigenous cultures
social and cultural practices
Learning Standards
Links to Curriculum First Peoples’ principles of learning
Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors
Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place)
Learning is embedded in memory, history and story Social Studies 8 Big ideas
Exploration, expansion, and colonization had varying consequences for different groups Competencies
Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
Assess the significance of people, places, events and developments at particular times and places
Explain different perspectives on past or present people, places, issues and events, and compare the values, worldviews and beliefs of human cultures and societies in different times and places
Duration
45-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 29, 2017
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iMinds - King James Trash Talks and Taxes Tobacco

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - 29 days ago
Description
Europeans had been exposed to tobacco as early as…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
8
Submitted By
Gaelle Nicolussi - 29 days ago
Description
Europeans had been exposed to tobacco as early as 1560 and used it primarily as medicine. At the time, people believed that tobacco treated or cured many illnesses such as headaches, stomach problems, coughs, epilepsy and cancer. In the following decades, tobacco use among Europeans dramatically increased, not only for medicinal use but also for recreation. For many rulers in Europe, tobacco smoking represented a major social and health problem. English leaders did not make the sale and smoking of tobacco illegal, although many other European countries did. Instead, King James I tried hard to reduce tobacco usage, for example by introducing a massive tax increase in 1604. The price increase, however, did little to reduce English demand for the “noxious weed.” By 1614, the Virginia Colony was shipping tobacco, and production rose sharply in the following years. Ironically, tobacco cultivation would lay the foundation for the success of England's American colonies.
Subject
Social Studies
Keywords
substance use literacy
drug literacy
drug use
history of tobacco
tobacco taxes
tobacco policy
Learning Standards
Curricular competencies • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to: ask questions; gather, interpret and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions • Assess the significance of people, places, events and developments at particular times and places • Determine what factors led to particular decisions, actions and events, and assess their short- and long-term consequences • Make ethical judgments about past events, decisions and actions, and assess the limitations of drawing direct lessons from the past
Duration
45-60 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 29, 2017
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Student Vote BC 2017

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Activity
Grade Level
4
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Submitted By
Sarah - 29 days ago
Description
Student Vote lets students experience the voting …
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
4
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Submitted By
Sarah - 29 days ago
Description
Student Vote lets students experience the voting process themselves and build the habits of active and engaged citizenship. Students learn about government and the electoral process, as well as the current election issues, parties and candidates through classroom learning, campaign activities, media consumption and family dialogue. On Student Vote Day, students act as election officials and co-ordinate a vote for the election candidates running in their school’s electoral district. Teachers can register online to receive activity guides, campaign posters, electoral district maps, ballots and ballot boxes.
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Leadership
Social Studies
Keywords
elections
citizenship
government
CIVIX
voting
URLs
http://studentvote.ca/bc2017/
http://studentvote.ca/bc2017/teaching-tools/
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 29, 2017
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iMinds - Divergent

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Centre for Addictions Research of BC at UVic - one month ago
Description
Divergent, by Veronica Roth, is the first of a tr…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Centre for Addictions Research of BC at UVic - one month ago
Description
Divergent, by Veronica Roth, is the first of a trilogy, a series of young-adult dystopian novels set in a post-apocalyptic world. It explores themes related to individual and social identity as well as the use of science, and drugs in particular, as a means of social control. Citizens are divided into five factions based on their dispositions: Abnegation, for the selfless; Amity, for the peaceful; Candor, for the honest; Dauntless, for the brave; and Erudite, for the intellectual. Erudite scientists have designed a number of serums to be used in different ways for different populations for different reasons. At age 16, people must decide whether to stay with their family’s faction or join the faction best matching their personal aptitude. But then there are the Divergents. The prose is fast-paced but also provides a rich foundation for exploring many themes of interest to teens, including aspects of drug use and drug control.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
drug literacy
substance use education
drug use
novel study
divergent
drug control
social justice
substance use literacy
URLs
http://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/carbc/assets/docs/iminds/ela9-divergent-outline.pdf
Learning Standards
Curricular competencies
Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking
Think critically, creatively and reflectively to explore ideas within, between and beyond texts
Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text and world
Respond to text in personal, creative and critical ways
Exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking
Duration
45-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 27, 2017

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