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Archaeology Lesson:  Artifact for 21st Century Education
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Students working collaboratively on a mini-archaeology dig to locate and identify artifacts, create hypotheses about the objects and what information they tell us about a society, and research past artifacts to determine if their hypotheses were correct. Students had to use collaboration when working on the dig, when creating their hypotheses, when measuring the artifacts, and when forming conclusions. Additionally, students had to use critical thinking when formulating theories, researching and reviewing data online, assessing their ideas, analyzing and comparing their hypotheses with archaeology studies online, and when justifying their hypotheses (and proving them) with the artifact data they discovered online, and forming conclusions.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
09/10/2018
Be Organized
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Why are good organizational skills necessary in everything?

* They allow you to work efficiently and effectively at any task you undertake.

* They reduce stress that can hinder your achievement

* They buy you time and energy to reach your true potential

* They allow your true talents and abilities to shine through by preventing chaos and disorder

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
10/22/2018
Creating Secondary Colours
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Summary:
-after a mini unit on pencil sketching, have students sketch a Saskatchewan scene. Be sure students do not include a lot of detail.
-photocopy the sketch
-use primary colours to paint the picture
-allow the students to use the paints to create secondary colours
-paint the second picture using only the secondary colours.
-display the two art samples
-look at and discuss various Sk art and talk about colours
Outcomes:
CP6.11 Investigate and use visual art forms, images, and art-making process to express ideas about identity.
CP6.12 Demonstrate increased skills and problem-solving abilities in a variety of visual art media.
CR6.3 Examine arts expressions and artists of various times and places.

Subject:
Arts Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
09/07/2018
Cultural and Ethical Citizenship Guidebook K-5 (Elementary) Sun West
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Sun West Cultural and Ethical Citizenship Elementary Guidebook - please use the table of contents to navigate the guidebook. Also, we invite you to share resources you think would be suitable for this guidebook with any of the authors of this guidebook.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Courtney McDonald
Kelli Boklaschuk
Vanessa Lewis
Melissa Lander
Rebekka Burton
Stephen Hadden
Jennifer Loken
Elaina Guilmette
Brianne Denning
Crystal Johnson
Date Added:
02/26/2020
The Outsiders Literature Circle Novel Study
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Students read The Outsiders in a Literature Circle setting. Students use creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking throughout the novel study to complete assignments and work with one another focusing on comprehending and responding to the novel, creative writing pieces relating to the novel, and assessing and reflecting their work and other work.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
09/07/2018
Powerful Thinking Routines - graphic organizers
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Project Zero at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education has created a collection of Core Thinking Routines as part of their Visible Thinking Project. Teachers can view the entire collection on the Project Zero website (https://pz.harvard.edu/thinking-routines#CoreThinkingRoutines), where each routine is described in detail (e.g., purpose, application, launch) in both English and Spanish.

These routines encourage students to be intentional thinkers.

What do they know or notice?
What is their perspective or position on an issue or idea?
How can they support their position or thinking?
What do they wonder? What are they confused about?
How has their thinking changed? What caused that change?

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Date Added:
10/01/2020