Watch this short clip (6m) taken from the IMAX movie "Roving Mars" from 2006 . (This is an edited shortened version.) Gives a good overview of the steps needed for humans to explore Mars. Very engaging.
Useful for teachers when planning lessons on Canadian History and for students in their research and homework. This resource features over 800 photos, documents, and objects plus 86 video interviews with individuals directly affected by the internment period.
"While teachers may be familiar with analyzing historical documents, this interactive introduces them to the process of analyzing historical artifacts. Many of the same criteria are considered, and this interactive provides a framework from which to begin this work. (This interactive should take 20-30 minutes to complete.)"
How do physics laws affect amusement park ride design? In this exhibit, you'll have a chance to find out by designing your own roller coaster. Plan it carefully--it has to pass a safety inspection.You can also experiment with bumper car collisions.
Check the physics glossary to find out more about the terms used in this exhibit. Just click on the glossary icon wherever you see it.
Children's rights and global social justice issues
Free The Children provides lesson plans, resource guides and handbooks for both elementary and secondary educators. Topics include sustainability, children's rights and other global social justice issues.
We Day Vancouver will be held on Oct 18, 2012. Classes can watch the webcast during the live event even if they can't attend in person. (The Webcast Guide provides suggested activities for before and after the event.)
"Units [are] organized according to the salmon life cycle. Each unit has an introductory activity (use this for prior knowledge assessment) and at least one science-based activity. The wrap-up sections in each unit give teachers ideas for assessment, and activities students can do at home. Utilizing the seasonal activities and IRP tables, a teacher can plan a unit that makes sense for their timetable and that relates to the resources available in their area."
Visit the URL above to find out about T-Shirts and downloadable posters.
"The event this year is scheduled for Monday, October 22 from 11:00-11:30 AM, and it will involve the participation of over 55 000 students, teachers, and volunteers from around BC. DEAR is supported by the BC Library Association (representing near 90 public libraries) to help us to celebrate the important role that school libraries and teacher-librarians play in the development of a life-long love of reading among young people. Recent research has shown that a school library, when properly staffed by a trained teacher-librarian, DOES have an impact on reading and literacy scores."
Mouse around in this representation of Xá:ytem Longhouse and environs.
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'A Journey into Time Immemorial' is based on the story of Xá:ytem Longhouse in Mission BC in the Fraser Valley just east of Vancouver BC. The University worked closely with the staff at Xá:ytem to produce this award winning website. It is an artistic and cultural interpretation and is not meant to convey precisely accurate archaeological information.
The first section (FAQ) in particular provides a very good overview of what aboriginal perspectives are, and why teachers will want to incorporate them into their classes.
This teacher resource guide, "In Our Own Words: Bringing Authentic First Peoples Content to the K-3 Classroom" (2012), has been developed to offer teachers information and guidance about how to incorporate authentic First Peoples materials into their instruction and assessment practices. Inside, you will find lesson plans, curriculum connections, assessment resources and suggested texts. 168 pages (PDF File)
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Education Guide contains 12 pages of unique information about the monarchy in Canada with related discussion questions and activities to help bring this important celebration to life for your students.
Want to create some comic fun on the iPad? While there aren't many "free" apps for this purpose (you do get what you pay for) there are some very well-designed apps that will help you (or your students) create professional looking products, for a reasonable price!