This booklet celebrates the 100th day of school with 100 cross-curricular agriculturally-related activities.
Wow! 100+ teaching and learning strategies! Flip a card to read about the strategy. You can download PDFs and PowerPoints.
You can sort activities by group size, and the required time needed to complete the tasks.
Unfortunately, this site only works on Chrome on the desktop.
You can download any of them for free!
Great ideas for creativity, genius hour, design thinking, writing prompts, maker products, video making, divergent thinking.
This site offers an extensive list of programs for students available on Netflix on topics such as:
Earth & Nature
The Canadian War Museum have a list of “Online Exhibitions”, one of which is a website that can take you through the War of 1812 from four different perspectives, showing how Americans, Brits, Canadians and Indigenous peoples experienced the war.
In which John introduces you to quite a lot of Chinese history by
discussing the complicated relationship between the Confucian scholars
who wrote Chinese history and the emperors (and empress) who made it.
Included is a brief introduction to all the dynasties in Chinese
history and an introduction to Confucius and the Confucian emphasis on
filial piety, the role the mandate of heaven played in organizing
China, and how China became the first modern state.
We were learning about the importance of First Nations peoples to Canada in Social Studies 5. Students learned about the Medicine Wheel, the importance of the Circle to FN history, and how the FN structures their government, among other concepts. After researching, students compared FN peoples` way of structuring their government with Hutterians` government structure, and found them to be quite similar, which was an eye opener for them. Using a retelling strategy, students worked in small groups to find out certain information, and then as a whole group to share their findings. Students then took the information and as a whole group, collaborated to design a poster that could be hung in any classroom in Canada, showing the structure of government of First Nations people.
This site offers a wide selection of 360 videos from around the world. Choose from a world map or do a search to explore what there is to offer!
"The 365 Black Canadian Curriculum is an online project by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), and is designed for primary, junior and intermediate educators to teach about the lived experiences of black Canadians from the past and present, 365 days a year. Students have an opportunity to learn about black Canadian scientists, medical professionals and inventors, black Canadian community leaders and political leaders. The curriculum includes a calendar; primary, junior and intermediate lesson plans in English and French; a workshop for staff; and a poster for educators."
This year my professional Development SMART Goal was to use cross-curricular instruction strategies in the classroom when pertaining to English Language Arts activities. Consequently, I have merged the Grade ¾ Social Studies Curricular outcomes with the ELA curricular outcomes. This is a Unit plan that I have created to teach the students about the province of Saskatchewan. Some highlights include the following; 1. Using graffiti Charts as a pre-assessor. 2. Discovering research techniques about their own formulated questions. Utilizing ABC Brainstorm 3. Making a Destination Road Map and Puzzle of Saskatchewan 4. Reading Saskatchewan based Literature and creating Pop-up books 5. Creating Mind-Maps of Saskatchewan topics of Study 6. Designing a Life-size Plastecine 3-D Collaborative Saskatchewan Map Game with their own question based upon the mind-map 7. Presenting their Game and own Social Studies examination.
If you’re looking for some of the best social studies websites, here is a terrific list. We Are Teachers has compiled a list of things that are not only informative, but also fun and interactive. They have categorized over 40 best social studies websites as follows:
`Best Sites for Social Studies Lessons
`Best Sites for Virtual Museum Tours
`Best Sites for Virtual Field Trips
`Best Sites for Games and Simulations
Although some of the content is American, there are still lots of options for teachers, parents and students who live in Canada!
Over 40 free online escape rooms to use with your class. They are already made and free!
Variety is the spice of life! Give students voice and choice in your classroom with providing a variety of options to demonstrate understanding.
The virtual field trips on this site include:
The Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Ontario
Iqaluit, Nunavut – The Canadian Arctic
Canadian Museum of History
The Royal Tyrrell Museum
"All over the world, people live in diverse regions, and climates with different animals, plants, and interesting nuances. As I have traveled the world working with teachers and students, I have tried to bring experiences back to my own classes. Below you'll find short videos where you will get 5 clues to guess a location, animal, or person. Some videos were created by me as I traveled. Others were submitted to me by teachers and children from around the globe. Your mission is to do research and figure out the answer to each challenge in as few clues as possible. Have fun! "
Can you guess where he is?
Can you guess what animal it is?
This article discusses how to make:
Virtual Tours (Google VR), a News Podcast (Anchor.fm), Build Augmented Reality History & Geography Games (Metaverse), a Short Documentary (Adobe Spark) & Build Multimedia Timelines.
The article provides a link to the site to make the product, describes each option and provides a short video tutorial on how to do it!
These resources can be used by teachers to make items they want to use with students, or they can be made by students as different ways to share their learning.
Read or listen to this as a podcast.
You cannot survive PBL in total chaos - class management matters!
*time for deep work
*clear behaviour expectations
*noise shouldn't interfere with learning
*accountability through interdependence
This high impact article from Wabisabi examines best practices in assessment. The ideas are practical, low-organization and high impact.
*7 Mindful Assessment Tools (summaries, open-ended questions, student interviews, daily learning journals, peer teaching, quick draw showdown, self-grading)
*7 Best Assessment Practices (transform the test, consider where you are starting, make a diagnosis, master multiple choice, hold up a mirror, give great feedback, powerful portfolios)
This is a set of free tools for teachers to create awesome timelines, including:
1. TikiToki - TikiToki is a great application for multimedia timelines making . It allows its users to create stunning animated timelines. TikiToKi is very easy to use and above all its basic version is completely free .
2. Time Glider - This is a web tool that lets you create, collaborate on, and publish zooming/planning interactive timelines for free. It is like Google Maps but for time.
3. OurStory - Ourstory enables you to write stories, tag friends, and add media to collaborative timelines either privately or in public.
4. Capzles - lets you create rich media experiences with videos, photos, music, blogs and documents.
5. Read Write Think - Read Write Think has a beautiful timeline tool that allows users to add project labels and easily create timelines.
6. Xtimeline - Xtimeline is a free web-based timeline that you can use to easily create and share timelines with pictures and videos.
7. TimeToast - TimeToast is another great tool that allows you to create timelines and share them on the web. The process only takes a couple of minutes and is very simple to use.