21st Century Canada Teacher Resources
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Students examine, detail and produce a display about a particular ecozone in Canada. They produce a detailed wall map, written report and a summary sheet.
Entrepreneurs in History
Young scholars examine the contributions of entrepreneurs from United States history. They read a biography of an American entrepreneur, and in small groups design and present a project related to their selected entrepreneur. As a culminating activity, students write an essay describing the characteristics of entrepreneurs from the past that would still be successful in the 21st century.
Native American Music
Explore Native American music. Listen to several examples of Native American music. Locate the tribes on maps and practice pronouncing words in the Cherokee language. Write out rhythmic accompaniment or a melodic introduction.
On the Loose in Oregon!
In this Oregon worksheet, students read a detailed 3 page text about the state of Oregon. Students then answer 10 multiple choice and ordering of historical events questions.
The White Stuff, Winter in Canada
Students write sound poems inspired by works of art they have viewed, create paintings with snow as subject, create zines about their perceptions of winter, and update one of Robert Harris' winter sports illustrations. Four lessons on one page.
High schoolers determine if the Quebec separatists have just cause for separation. They evaluate acceptable alternatives to separation. They assess damages to Quebec and Canada if separation occurs.
Tenth graders examine the cultural values of the Aboriginal people of Canada. In this global economics lesson, 10th graders discuss how capitalistic economies have changed the traditional values of the Aboriginal people in Canada.
In this Urban Sprawl worksheet, learners take notes about the issue of urban sprawl in Canada and the United States as they read several passages, then answer three comprehension questions.
Terrestrial Ecozones, Population Density and Species at Risk
Tenth graders navigate and use the online Atlas of Canada. They explain the cause and effect relationship between human settlement and the natural environment and wildlife species. They utilize a worksheet imbedded in this plan.
Meet the Underground Railroad
Students research and learn about the Underground Railroad. In this Underground Railroad lesson plan, students take 2 weeks to research an individual, complete journal writings, read passages in small groups, list major events, and more.
The River and Lake States
In this geography instructional activity, students read a 3 page information text about the history, climate, resources and economy of the Mississippi River and the Great Lakes. Students then answer 10 multiple choice questions.
Identifying Ozone Variations over Different Locations
Students analyze ozone data. In this atmosphere lesson plan, students will use a NASA resource to gather data for different regions of the Earth. Students will then create a graph for their data and answer related questions.
Chat with the Nations
Sixth graders create safe e-mail accounts and exchange e-pal letters with students in another place. In this email instructional activity, 6th graders research the home of their e-pal and read a fiction book about it. Students write friendly letters and participate in e-chats. Students determine the factual and fictional information about the home of their epal.
Hoboes on Harvest
Students discover details about the involvement of labor unions in organizing hoboes. In this Great Wheat Harvest Migration lesson, students read the Hoboes on Harvest handout and respond to the provided discussion questions based on the article.
Rural America in Transition
Students examine the changes in rural America in an economic sense. In groups, they research the problems rural areas face in the 21st century. They examine the economic policies in effect and how they help or hurt rural America.
Canadian Social Trends
Students use surveys to explore how to design graphs, tables, and diagrams. They discuss articles which can stimulate ideas for research topics, or surveys of their own.
Into the Twenty-First Century Chapter Review
In this United States into the 21st century worksheet, students review a chapter as they write 10 vocabulary words that match 10 descriptions, correct 1 false statement, and identify 2 themes from the new era of opportunity and challenge in America.
Into a New Millennium, Lesson 4: 1970 to Present
Students view different slides on how agriculture has changed in America. In groups, they are given one resource to read and answer discussion quesions. After reviewing answers, they participate in different scenerios to help protect agriculture in the country.
The Making of Our First President
Students investigate George Washington's military career. In this George Washington lesson, students research the contributions of Washington the colonial military and then write editorials about his accomplishments for a mock colonial newspaper.
What Are Neighbors For?
Students explore the role of neighbors. They research an issue and prepare a talk show in small groups. They review websites and prepare their presentation including their concerns, causes of the problem, what is being done to address it and who is involved. They create a visual aid including a bumper sticker, poster, song, or public service announcement.