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Fifth graders investigate the different provinces of Canada by examining maps.  In this Canadian geography lesson, 5th graders utilize the web to research the culture, and history of the Canadian province New Brunswick.  Students view a blank map of Canada and fill in the geographical locations.
Sixth graders write an invitation letter to potential immigrants to St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Using internet research, 6th graders gather information from a virtual museum exhibit highlighting the positive reasons to move to St. John. A welcome poster is created in conjunction with their welcome letter.
Explore and examine the changes in New Brunswick forestry, shipbuilding, and communication through technology. Your class will research the "Saint John: an Industrial City in Transition," virtual exhibit and then prepare a presentation based on the changes in each industry. Each student creates a written description of each image.
Twelfth graders create an electronic presentation documenting information about St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Using research from an interactive web exhibit, 12th graders create a PowerPoint presentation documenting the human attributes of the time period they are researching and present their project to the class.
Learners research arctic climates. In this Web-quest investigation, students will identify Arctic climate changes, explain the effects of these changes, relate the changes to other regions, and write their findings in a letter format.
In this reading comprehension Canadian history instructional activity, students read a multi paragraph passage about the holiday in Canada. Students answer 12 questions.
Twelfth graders identify the way advertisements are constructed to influence out lives and our values. They review advertisements from the 1800s and 1900s and how they may have influenced people living in that time. Using this ad, 12th graders reconstruct it to fit a modern audience while conveying the same message.
Students utilize Canadian Atlas, identify air masses that affect Canada, distinguish between cold and warm fronts, research and examine causes of weather extremes in Canada, and identify dangers associated with weather extremes.
In this Canadian capitals learning exercise, students answer 15 multiple choice questions regarding the capitals of Canada's provinces and their geography.
Twelfth graders compare and contrast advertising styles and motives from 1920 to present. Using internet research and print advertisements students make comparisons and inferences about the function of marketing. At the culmination of the lesson, 12th graders create their own advertisements.
Seventh graders create a piece of historical fiction documenting the immigrant experience in New Brunswick, Canada in the 1800s. Using Internet research from a web exhibit, 7th graders synthesize historical facts with their description of immigrant life during this period.
Ninth graders create a scavenger hunt with clues related to a building they have researched. Working in small groups, they use the internet and traditional resources to find information pertaining to a historical building. Students use their information to create a scavenger hunt with clues about their researched building.
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.
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. Then these young difference-makers write and present a book or newsletter showing their accomplishments and presenting their opinions.
“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. Learning links, reflections, service opportunities, and worksheets are included in the richly detailed plan. 
Are you looking for a cross-curricular activity between science and language arts, or a writing project for your environmental science class? Examine water as a scarce natural resource instead of taking it for granted. Middle schoolers identify the traits of potable water, and research local water sources to determine if they are impaired or not.
High school freshmen search for examples of justice, kindness, peace, and tolerance in news media, and brainstorm how they can promote these attributes in their school, community, and world. Directions for a role-play activity, a vocabulary list, and cross-curriculum extensions are included.
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. Individuals then examine their reflection in a mirror as they give and receive kind words, and reproduce these expressions on a paper plate face.
Help your class explore the question "Is it ever right to disobey a law?" With a strong base of knowledge about the Civil War, anti-slavery movement, and Underground Railroad, your class explores civil disobedience in Marshall, Michigan in response to the Fugitive Slave Law. Resource suggests relevant historical fiction appropriate for fourth graders, along with recommendations for informational texts and websites. Dyads discuss the question. Whole group share completes the session. 
Learn about philanthropy and poetic conventions with an inclusive lesson about Bill Gates. After learning about Mr. Gates' humanitarian efforts in the world, sixth graders use alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme, rhythm, and refrain in their own poems about philanthropy. Use this lesson in a unit about humanitarianism, or with articles about other non-profit organizations.

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