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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 plan, 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.
Learners discover the definition of a Pioneer, when the largest groups of people of African descent came to Nova Scotia, and what materials and resources were brought with them to establish a new life.
Learners investigate cultural art from Canada by reading about Maud Lewis.  In this Canadian history activity, students identify the work of Lewis by visiting her magazine website.  Learners identify other heroes in Nova Scotia before creating their own art pieces in the style of Maud Lewis.
Students 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. Students use the Internet to research the negative effects global warming has on animals and write a final presentation of their findings.
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. Once they find conflicting information, they discuss why the information may differ, and they showcase their findings on a poster. Finally, they write a journal entry about how certain assumptions can color one's view.
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. 
Students analyze Black Pioneers in Nova Scotia. They explore the many different occupations and tradtions that were continued in Nova Scotia. They examine their resourcefulness despite the poor opportunities at the time of their arrival. They view a variety of slides on the occupations of Black Pioneers.
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.
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.
Students 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.
In this Subregions of Canada activity, students fill in missing words or phrases to complete nine sentences without using a word bank.
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. There isn't any interactive component to this presentation.
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. To end the lesson, they compare their findings with other groups.
Students discuss the concept of competition in nature and explore competition between the gray seals and harbor seals of Sable Island. They illustrate maps of the island to show the seals' feeding behaviors and the shark's predatory activities.
Eighth graders investigate the importance of an ecosystem by studying their own backyards.  In this environmental lesson, 8th graders examine a schoolyard or backyard by marking quadrants and recording any animal or plant findings on data sheets.  Students analyze the different quadrants and discuss the advantages or disadvantages of studying a space in such a way.
In this reading comprehension Canadian history instructional activity, students read a multi paragraph passage about the holiday in Canada. Students answer 12 questions.
Students in a French class examine the life of the Acadians. In groups, they research the experiences of the Acadians coming to Louisiana and identifying the characteristics of the Cajuns. They compare and contrast the Acadians culture to those of other groups. To end the lesson, they present their information to the class.
Fourth graders study Louisiana's Acadian history by examining the how Acadians came to the area. They examine the cultural and historical contributions of the different ethnic groups. They complete map work, read literature, watch a video, and study the Creole culture. Finally, they take a multiple choice assessment.
Students investigate the beginnings of America by participating in a role-play activity. In this democracy lesson, students discuss several questions about the British army and the American Revolution while incorporating the questions into a role-play dialogue between classmates. Students utilize computers to complete a British Freedom worksheet.
Pupils explore the different ways language is used in conceptual art. In this conceptual art lesson, students analyze artworks that emphasize ideas over form and the methods used in conceptual art. Pupils work in pairs to read and draw using the given instructions of Sol LeWitt. Students also make a paper sculpture.

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