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First Nations Plants and their Uses
Students identify the uses of plants by researching Native Americans. In 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.
1st - 5th Science 7 Views 57 Downloads
5th Grade Social Studies Canada Unit: Lesson 3
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.
5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
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 8 Views 147 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
CLIL: A Lesson Plan
Students explore Vancouver. In this Vancouver geography and English language building lesson, students brainstorm what they know about Vancouver and predict what their text will cover. Students listen to the informational content of their geography lesson while following along in the book.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 8 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
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 17 Views 26 Downloads
Chinese Immigrants in British Columbia, 1870
High schoolers 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. High schoolers then assume the roles of Chinese immigrants to write letters pertaining to their experiences in British Columbia.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download
Parliamentary 101 or "How to Get Things Done!" (Unless You're in Opposition)
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.
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
Organizing Writing to Convey a Central Idea
Fourth and fifth graders practice the skill of organizing their writing to convey a central idea by sorting 14 facts about the dogwood tree into four categories of facts. The categories, which are written on the board, are; Governmental Symbol Uses, Description, Types, and Historical Uses.
4th - 5th Language Arts 6 Views 10 Downloads
Kids Can Make a Difference
What is a philanthropist? We can all be philanthropists! After assessing the needs of the school and listening to literature about how they can help others, primary learners develop a class project and maintain a journal of their progress and project results.
K - 2nd Language Arts 27 Views 93 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Learn about the destruction of the rainforest by analyzing statistics. Young learners make an original line graph showing destruction in the rainforest. Additional activities include a collage, a sequencing of the book The Lorax, collecting facts from fact cards, and describing the role of those concerned.
6th - 8th Science 33 Views 184 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Art as Advocacy for Social Change
“Humanscape No.65” by Melesia Casas and Ester Hernandez’s “Sun Maid Raisins” launch a study of how works of art can advocate for social change. After examining these two works and discussing the human rights issues raised, class members are encouraged to create their own advocacy graphic.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 57 Views 88 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 plan, 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
Compliments and Feelings
How do you feel when you get a compliment? Give a compliment? After modeling how to make explicit compliments (“I like the way . . .”) ask class members to practice saying nice things about themselves and others, and to consider how these comments make them feel.
K - 2nd Social Studies & History 5 Views 16 Downloads