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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.
Learners interpret historical evidence presented in primary and secondary resources. In this British Columbia history activity, students read and analyze data regarding 1870 Canadian census data. Learners 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. 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.
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 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. Students complete a related vocabulary worksheet. This lesson is intended as supplementary support for ELL students.
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.
Learners 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.
Practice punctuation, specifically the use of semicolons. In the first exercise, learners review the use of the semicolon, join different sentences together using them, and gain a better idea of how they're used. In the next exercise, they edit sentences to determine if semicolons were used correctly or if any editing is needed.