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Learners examine the impact of the Chaffey brothers and Charles Frankish on Ontario, California. They research the importance of irrigation in Ontario, analyze the architectural merits of the Frankish Building, and research a building in their community.
Fifth graders research the history of Ontario, Canada. In this history of Canada lesson, 5th graders gather information and use it to design an informative poster to display.
Students evaluate the impact of the Chaffey brothers and Charles Frankish on Ontario, California, and compare their efforts with those of similarly important figures in their own community's history.
Students realize that Christmas trees produced in Ontario are a field crop that is harvested annually. They find out that Christmas tree farming is important to the economy and the environment of our province.
In this Subregions of Canada worksheet, learners complete a graphic organizer and take notes on the economy and culture of Canada as they read about several provinces in Canada, then answer four comprehension questions.
In this Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry learning exercise, students read a 3 page article and then answer 10 statements as true or false.
Twelfth graders explore the settlement of the Canadian Northwest. In this Canadian history lesson, 12th graders research the Metis, the Canadian, Euro-Canadians, Ontario Society, and Quebec Society. Students present their research findings to their classmates.
In this social studies worksheet, learners find the words that declare the details of the Great Lakes and the answers are found at the bottom of the page.
THINKGREEN has a computer printer cartridge collection program. After reading the story of how Assumption Secondary School in Burlington, Ontario started participating in the THINKGREEN recycling program, pupils work in groups of three to write a report. In the report, they consider how they may also participate. This activity or any similar activity may be used when studying human impact on the environment and how we can reduce pollution.
Learners examine the characteristics of the Oak Ridge Moraine in Canada. Using a map, the locate the moraine and present and defend a position on how the resources found there should be used. They must use proper geography terminology when presenting.
A thought-provoking lesson which will provide your 5th graders with a world view. Pupils discuss children's rights here in the US and around the world, and do some comparisons. They watch a video, embedded in the plan, that shows a young girl who is forced to work in terrible conditions in a developing country. Students discuss what they see, and are asked to write a letter to the owner of the brick factory (where the girl works), asking him to improve the conditions. This hard-hitting lesson has an excellent graphic organizer embedded in the plan that will help pupils organize and compose their letters.
After listening to the book, We All Go Traveling By, 1st graders discuss different modes of transportation that they see out in the world, and the environmental impacts of each one. Kids work together to create a list of the types of transportation, then complete a worksheet that has them list the one that are "More Environmentally Friendly," and "Less Environmentally Friendly." The plan has the worksheet embedded in it, along with nice photos of many different types of transportation that the kids can cut and paste.
By engaging in an arts-based activity, 2nd graders explore peace in the classroom. They listen to the story The Rainbow Fish, then create their own fish to hang in the classroom. They write three things that make them happy on their fish, and also write two things they can do to help their classmates on the fish scales. All of the decorated fish are displayed as a reminder of things kids can do to help each other. The nicely designed plan would be a great choice to use in the beginning of the school year when you are trying to initiate a peaceful and cooperative classroom atmosphere.
Sixth graders put themselves in the shoes of aborigines who were displaced from their homes in the 1800s by Europeans who came in and took their land from them. They discuss the social injustices suffered by these people, and write a persuasive letter (taking the perspective of an aborigine) expressing the unfairness of the situation. Finally, a debate is staged with half of the class taking the side of the Canadian government, and half of the class taking the side of the aborigines.
Third graders investigate environmental stability through consumption and recycling. They look into how much of a recyclable good it takes to create one new product. Pupils compile a list of these quantities, then create posters that are hung up around the school sharing their important findings. This brilliantly written plan is well worth implementing with your 3rd graders. The sooner our young people turn on to recycling, the better.
The three R's are, reduce, reuse, and recycle. Third graders use recycled materials to design and create an environmentally themed piece of art. They discuss and examine major art works that were created using recycled materials, then they get to work creating with trash!
In this researching the country where the Province of Ontario is located activity, students discover the answer, write a short report, and draw a picture. Students complete three activities.
In this Subregions of Canada activity, students fill in missing words or phrases to complete nine sentences without using a word bank.
Eighth graders explore and demonstrate an understanding of the factors that contribute to the efficient operation of mechanisms and simple machines. They design and make a mechanical toy device that moves a given object a specified vertical and horizontal distance, and investigate the efficiency of the mechanical device.
3rd graders will participate in a variety of tasks which help them to understand the basic concepts of plant growth. Research and reporting skills are developed as they gather information from various sources related to the use of plants by humans for food, shelter and clothing, and in the production of various products.