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Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources: Mining in B.C.
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.
3rd - 7th Science 3 Views 143 Downloads
5th Grade Social Studies Canada Unit: Lesson 3
Fifth graders look at the characteristics of British Columbia. In this Canadian social studies instructional activity, 5th graders create a fact sheet about British Columbia. They do the project on a person, event, or tourist attractions.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Chinese Immigrants in British Columbia, 1870
Students interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this British Columbia history instructional activity, students read and analyze data regarding 1870 Canadian census data.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
First Nations Plants and their Uses
Students identify the uses of plants by researching Native Americans. In this First Nations culture lesson plan, 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.
1st - 5th Science 5 Views 54 Downloads
Contrasting Landscapes - UBC Farm Field Trip
Students visit the UBC Farm. In this lesson on various landscapes, students spend a day at the University of British Columbia exploring the farm and trail adjoining the campus. This lesson could be modified for use in any region that has a nearby farm or botanic garden.
2nd - 7th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
CLIL: A Lesson Plan
Students explore Vancouver. In this Vancouver geography and English language building activity, students brainstorm what they know about Vancouver and predict what their text will cover. Students listen to the informational content of their geography activity while following along in the book.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 8 Downloads
Parliamentary 101 or "How to Get Things Done!" (Unless You're in Opposition)
Young scholars 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.
5th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
The Greatest Threats
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 0 Downloads
Fisheries: Wild Versus Farmed
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.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 10 Downloads
Stanley Park and Aquarium Field Trip
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.
6th - 7th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Lesson Plan: Becoming an Animal
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.
K - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 19 Downloads
Understanding Canadian Weather Extremes
Students 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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads