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Action Schools! BC Resources - a best practices model designed to assist schools in creating individualized action plans to promote healthy living. Seven, free downloadable teacher resources dealing with physical activity and healthy eating. gr K–9
Alphabet Zoo - a downloadable, 50 page, fun-filled activity book. gr. K – 3 (5.2 mb).
Canada in Pictures - Picture tours of destinations across Canada. A great resource of outstanding, high-definition photos to share with students in your classroom when teaching about Canada. Students can take virtual tours of places such as Iqaluit, Toronto, Victoria and Whitehorse. Note: please remember none of the photos on this site can be repurposed for any use (commercial or otherwise) without the consent of the original owner.
Canadian Tax Student Workbook - A step-by-step guide for teens to learn about income tax.
The Canadian Encyclopedia - The Canadian Encyclopedia features more than 50,000 expertly researched and edited articles and biographies on notable Canadians from every sector of Canadian life with free access to all users (English and French versions). The Canadian Encyclopedia is part of the non-profit Historica-Dominion Institute, an independent organization dedicated to Canadian history, culture, heritage, and citizenship. The website also provides free online access to the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada, a resource about Canadian music and musicians.
Choose Your Voice - an award-winning curriculum-based teacher's tool that empowers students to speak out against racism, antisemitism, bullying and discrimination of all forms. The Teacher's Guide includes 4 lesson plans, 28 Fact Sheets for research that profile many different minority groups hat have faced discrimination in Canada, rubrics and graphic organizers. There is also a 22-minute DVD with interviews of Rwandan genocide survivors, First Nations representatives, Holocaust survivors and others. A bilingual version is also available. The files may be downloaded at no cost and curriculum links are on the website. Gr. 6 to10. gr 6–10 years
Clean Up! - A Kid's Guide to Handwashing - did you know that hand washing can actually be fun? It doesn't have to just be another boring task. There are many activities, games, songs and school programs that can help to make it more fun. You can even conduct experiments to learn about hand washing. gr. K–12
EcoKids - Designed for kids and educators grades K to 8, EcoKids is an environmental education website with a large library of resources including science experiments, hands-on activities, craft ideas, lesson plans, book lists, printable worksheets. Brought to you by Earth Day Canada.
Freerice - a non-profit website with vocabulary quizzes related to several subjects. Freerice is owned by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme. For every right answer in a vocabulary quiz, 10 grains of rice are donated to help end world hunger. ages 8–16 years
Pacific Edge Publishing - free teacher created worksheets for Science, Life Skills, Social Studies and Language Arts. gr. K – 8
Growing Up Organic Workbook - a reference for school garden activities designed to increase youth awareness and access to local organic foods. The book offers step-by-step instructions for building school food gardens, delivering curriculum-connected garden-based workshops, developing summer camp programming, organizing field trips to organic farms, and more.
Handbook of Language and Literacy Development : A Roadmap from 0 to 60 Months - an evidence-based reference and guide for researchers, parents and caregivers to the milestones for children’s development in the areas of: Auditory, Narrative, Reading, Speech-Language, Spelling and Writing, Social-Emotional, Vision, Computer Use, Children’s Literature and Numeracy. ages 0–60 months
Integrated Media Literacy Project - The Cinematheque Education Department, with the support of Vancouver Foundation and Simon Fraser University's School of Communication, has developed free, downloadable PDF lesson plans to document their Integrated Media Literacy Project. Developed in partnership with teachers, and test-run in BC classrooms, these resources offer practical techniques and project ideas to develop students' critical thinking skills, using cost-free and easy-to-use Web 2.0 technology in the classroom.
Planning a Theme Based Unit - handy downloadable resource in pdf format by Pacific Edge Publishing to assist teachers in planning theme based units. gr. 2–4 (1.6 mb)
Resources for Rethinking - an online database of teacher-reviewed, curriculum-matched classroom resources that promote the development of an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable society. Users can search its inventory by sustainability issue, subject, grade or province/territory, in both English and French.
ScrubClub.org - teaches children how to properly wash their hands. Interactive games teach children how illnesses are spread and how to prevent them. Materials such as a Scrub Club® membership card and educational materials can be downloaded directly from the site.
Sharks and Our Oceans Teacher's Kit - these free lesson plans include a variety of resources, including a presentation, group activities, homework assignments, and posters. The kit covers topics that are outlined in the BC Provincial Government's Grade 10 Science curriculum. However, it can be used for a range of high school subjects. gr. 5–8 and gr. 9–12
Teaching Hunger: The Blog
- the blog is an initiative of the UN World Food Programme for teachers and students interested in hunger issues. It also features classroom activities, fun educational games, hunger resources and statistics and is constantly updated with relevant stories and features to reflect what is happening in the world.
TIMESAVERS for TEACHERS - a downloadable package in pdf format of 30 attractive, often used forms, worksheets and practical tools for teachers. A real time saver. www.TimesaversForTeachers.com
Trout Unlimited Canada’s Yellow Fish Road™ - a program to educate the public about the impacts of pollution entering urban storm drains. Yellow Fish Road™ volunteers paint yellow fish symbols beside storm drains and distribute fish-shaped brochures to nearby households. These activities remind people to properly use and safely dispose of hazardous household chemicals, rather than allowing these to enter curbside storm drains. Partner organizations in some areas loan out complete painting kits, while we can provide stencils and door hangers for those in other areas. Check out our website for a list of partners and to download our Program Guide.