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Canada: Nova Scotia

For Teachers 5th
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...
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The Amazing Maud Lewis

For Teachers 2nd - 7th
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...
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We Are The People of Nova Scotia Art Gallery

For Teachers 3rd
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. 
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Coming to Nova Scotia

For Teachers 7th - 8th
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.
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Samuel de Champlain

For Teachers 5th - 7th
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...
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Black Pioneer Clothing

For Teachers 7th - 10th
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.
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Investigating the Swissair Flight 111 Tragedy

For Teachers 6th - 12th
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...
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Canada Now and in the Future

For Teachers 11th
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...
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Analysis of Colonial History: Shipbuilding in Nova Scotia, 1861

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders use a web-site to examine the economic factors involving colonial ship- building.  In this shipbuilding activity, 8th graders will build a set of tables that demonstrate how they have chosen to analyze cost, processing and...
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How Does Climate Change Affect Animal Populations?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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....
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Subregions in Canada

For Students 7th - 8th
In this Subregions of Canada worksheet, students fill in missing words or phrases to complete nine sentences without using a word bank.
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Charles Lawrence's Expulsion Orders or Acadians in 1755

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Stormy Sailing

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars access a website that show portraits of the Tall Ships of Atlantic Canada. They talk about what it might feel like to be on one of the sailing ships in stormy seas. They write diary entries while role playing that they are...
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Occupations of Black Pioneers

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers 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...
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Battles of the American Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Wow, now here's a presentation that tells a story! Your class can follow along the battle lines of the American Revolution to learn key players, dates, and events that marked each twist and turn in the fight for American independence....
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Anne of Green Gables

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
When Anne Shirley shows up in Green Gables, no one knows what to expect. An eBook version of Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery introduces readers to the spunky girl's journey and the friends she makes along the way. An author...
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Gender Stereotypes and Body Image

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Young scholars discuss and become aware of the dangers of gender stereotyping and the media's role in perpetuating gender stereotypes. They view magazine advertisements and make entries in their journals after guided discussion.
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Sustainability and Canada's National Parks

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Junior High students examine the concept of sustainability and how it relates to Canada's National Park system. They conduct research on the 'Atlas of Canada' website, participate in a simulated online exercise to determine the best site...
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A Legend...A Mask

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore symbolism and American Indian legends. They create a legend with symbols or pictures and then design and create masks that symbolize something from their legend. Finally, they orally present their legends to their...
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The Talking Stick

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine the lives of the Aboriginal peoples of Saskatchewan. In this talking stick activity, students discover dance, art, music, and traditions of the First Nations people.  Students design and create a talking stick to...
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An Exploration of Media Slogans

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders explore entertainment and promotion as forms of media.  In this improvisation lesson plan, 3rd graders examine different types of media text and role play various experiences and responses to topics such as: creation of a...
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Developing Writing Skills Through Japanese Folk Music

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students listen to Japanese folk songs to get inspired to create a writing piece about Japan.  In this writing instructional activity, students use primary and secondary sources to add information about Japan. 
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Basket Making

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students create a basket. For this basket making lesson, students explore the Ojibway culture and discover the history of basket making. Students design and construct a basket.
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Birch Bark Biting

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create birch bark biting art pieces. In this aboriginal art lesson, 5th graders produce art using birch bark. Students present their art pieces and explain their designs.

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