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Students explore energy by categorizing rocks. In this British Columbia geology lesson, students define many different vocabulary terms associated with mining such as sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic. Students utilize sample rock kits and practice classifying each rock as one of the three categories mentioned.
Fifth graders look at the characteristics of British Columbia. In this Canadian social studies lesson, 5th graders create a fact sheet about British Columbia. They do the project on a person, event, or tourist attractions.
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this British Columbia history lesson, students read and analyze data regarding 1870 Canadian census data. Students then assume the roles of Chinese immigrants to write letters pertaining to their experiences in British Columbia.
Students identify the uses of plants by researching Native Americans. For this First Nations culture lesson, students identify the First Nations coastal people of British Columbia and their use of plants such as seaweed, bark and moss. Students participate in a plant station activity in which they travel from an edible plant station to a plant dye station to a weaving station.
Students visit the UBC Farm. In this activity on various landscapes, students spend a day at the University of British Columbia exploring the farm and trail adjoining the campus. This activity could be modified for use in any region that has a nearby farm or botanic garden.
Students explore Vancouver. In this Vancouver geography and English language building instructional activity, students brainstorm what they know about Vancouver and predict what their text will cover. Students listen to the informational content of their geography instructional activity while following along in the book. Students complete a related vocabulary worksheet. This instructional activity is intended as supplementary support for ELL students.
In this environment worksheet, students access a website to answer questions about the landscape and biogeoclimate of British Columbia. This worksheet has 6 short answer questions.
Students are introduced to new vocabulary used in a Legislature setting. As a class, they are divided into a Government group and an Opposition group and present their issues to the other side. They rank the issues and change roles to discuss the issue in parliamentary committees.
Students work together in groups to research one way killer whales are being threatened. They brainstorm ways to some the threat and actions that can be taken to keep them protected. In new groups, they share their proposed actions from the previous group and organize all information. They must outline each step to put the action into place and share it with the class to end the lesson.
Middle and high schoolers are introduced to the aquaculture of British Columbia. As a class, they identify the issue of wild salmon and aquaculture. Using the Internet, they research information on a topic related to aquaculture and evaluate the website's credibility. They decide on a position by considering arguments raised by various perspectives and translate their ideas into a paper.
Students examine the different plants and animals in British Columbia. In this forest ecology lesson students explore how ecosystems work, classify animals and investigate food webs and chains.
Seventh graders identify elements of Francophone cultures present in British Columbia and Canada. They also compare the daily lives of students in Canadian Francophone communities to their own lives.
Students explore the beauty of British Columbia by participating in a class field trip. In this ecosystem observation lesson, students investigate the Vancouver Aquarium and Stanley Park, one of the largest parks in North America. Students identify the separate ecosystems, beach and forest, before completing a worksheet based on the positive and negative impact of human beings.
In this environment worksheet, students access a website to describe the landscape, climate, forests, and animals in British Columbia. This worksheet has 3 matching and 5 short answer questions.
In this fish worksheet, students access a website to review basic fish anatomy and compare different fish characteristics. This worksheet has 1 short answer and 7 fill in the blank questions.
The Kwakwaka'wakw are indigenous people from Vancouver Island and British Columbia. The class analyzes a Kwakwak'wakw ceremonial mask, how it was used, and its cultural significance. They then create animal masks representing their favorite animals. Art, culture, and creation!
High schoolers examine dynamic interaction between North American air masses and often spectacular and extreme weather patterns that result, explore nature and origin of five major air masses that affect Canada's weather, and investigate dramatic weather results.
Learners explore the importance of the Gold Rush which established British Columbia in 1871.
In this geography skills worksheet, students read a 2-page selection about the economy and culture of Canada prior to responding to 4 short answer questions and completing 1 graphic organizer based on the selection.