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Canada: Nova Scotia
Fifth graders research Nova Scotia to gather information to relate geography and its effect on the people who live there. In this Nova Scotia lesson, access their prior knowledge to complete a map of Nova Scotia. Students work in groups and create pictures, role play, write a song or others as a clue for a location in the Nova Scotia notes.
5th Visual & Performing Arts
The Amazing Maud Lewis
Students investigate cultural art from Canada by reading about Maud Lewis. In this Canadian history instructional activity, students identify the work of Lewis by visiting her magazine website. Students identify other heroes in Nova Scotia before creating their own art pieces in the style of Maud Lewis.
2nd - 7th Visual & Performing Arts
Samuel de Champlain
Invite your young historians to discover the man who founded the Canadian settlement of Quebec, and who was the first to explore much of northeastern America. This brief presentation highlights the major accomplishments of Samuel de Champlain, and includes a brief assessment on the final slide that covers all content in the presentation.
5th - 7th Social Studies & History
Investigating the Swissair Flight 111 Tragedy
Middle schoolers read two articles about the same event: "Plane from J.F.K Crashes off Canada" from the New York Times and "No Survivors from Crash of Swissair Jetliner Off Nova Scotia" from the Associated Press. They then compare the information in each.
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Canada Now and in the Future
Eleventh graders research information about Canada in The Canadian Atlas, examine human impact upon landscape of Canada, and discuss ways Canadians can preserve their land and standard of living by using country's natural resources more efficiently.
11th Social Studies & History
Black Pioneer Clothing
Young scholars describe the dress of the Black Pioneers from the 1780's to the early 1800's. Explain how and why the Black Pioneers dressed according to their station in society and identify Black Pioneers whose dress was distinctive or unique.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
We Are The People of Nova Scotia Art Gallery
Third graders create their own artwork. In this visual arts lesson, 3rd graders use a variety of media to create a picture showing what it means to be Nova Scotian. They hang up the pictures around the room and have an art walk.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
How Does Climate Change Affect Animal Populations?
Young scholars investigate the effect of climate change on animal population in Nova Scotia. In this environmental science lesson, students complete a Nova Scotia map activity and research the causes of global warming in small groups. Young scholars use the Internet to research the negative effects global warming has on animals and write a final presentation of their findings.
3rd - 5th Science
Crash of Flight 111
Students identify the locations on a map of the airplane crashes discussed in this lesson. After watching a video, they discuss the importance of an investigation after a plane crash. They use the same information as the investigators and discover how they determined the cause of the crash.
5th - 12th Science
Truth or Money: How Advertisers Censor Health Information in Media
Two compelling texts about tobacco companies' influence over editorial content in print media introduce readers to the concept of advertising censorship. After study and discussion, class members compose a mock "final column" by a magazine journalist whose editors won't allow him to write any more articles about the health hazards of smoking at the request of tobacco advertisers.
6th - 9th English Language Arts
Adolescents compare and assess the efficacy of tobacco product health warning labels from around the world. In groups, they invent warnings and create labels that would be effective for teens and children. Discussion covers advertising ethics, the role of government in safeguarding health, and of course, the negative effects of smoking.
6th - 9th Health
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 English Language Arts 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 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 CCSS: Designed
Charles Lawrence's Expulsion Orders or Acadians in 1755
An interesting, but sparse, PowerPoint on early North American history awaits your class. The presentation is only two slides. It is a copy of a letter written by Charles Lawrence to Major Hanfield commanding him to clearing the country of French citizens.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Not Getting the News about the Stamp Act
How did American colonists react to the Stamp Act of 1765? Your young historians will examine primary source material by reading excerpts from a transcription of the Pennsylvania Gazette and then identifying the sentiments expressed by colonists toward this tax.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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
Selecting the Tap: Water Safety
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.
6th - 8th Science CCSS: Designed