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20 Perfect Anchor Charts for Teaching Phonics and Blends
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Phonics charts and blends charts are a great way to teach difficult concepts to beginning readers. Keep them around the classroom (or accessible at home), and your students will be able to use them independently for increased confidence and learning!

Subject:
English Language Arts
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Stacy Tornio
We Are Teachers
Date Added:
10/01/2020
40 Best Social Studies Websites for Kids and Teachers to Learn
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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!

Subject:
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Simulation
Author:
We Are Teachers
Date Added:
01/19/2021
6 Free Tools for Teaching About Climate Change
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These free web based tools help teachers to demystify the data and create authentic learning experiences for students. The goal is to have students "ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century". The field of climate change is very dynamic and always changing. These six tools incorporate up-to-date practices and can be used immediately in the classroom to help students become true climate change scientists:
- MIT Climate Science, Risk and Solutions (9-12) - Gives students a comprehensive look
- NASA Global Climate Change - Vital Signs of the Planet (6-12) - Explore satellite evidence
- Climate Kids - NASA's Eyes on the Earth (3-6) - Engage early learners
- Global Oneness Project (9-12) - Build empathy
- Earth-Now 6-12 - Analyze real data
- Our Climate Our Future (6-12) - Inspire action

Subject:
Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Physical Science
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Homework/Assignment
Simulation
Author:
Common Sense Media
Date Added:
04/20/2021
Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba
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Check out Manitoba's Agriculture in the Classroom resources and activities which include hundreds of bilingual resources, lesson plans, free downloads, learning kits and more. You can filter by grade, resource type (Fun Stuff, Learning Activities, Online Game, Reference, Resource Kit, Student Activity Sheet, Teacher's Guide, Video), subject (Art, Career Exploration, ELA, English, FAL, Food and Nutrition, Geography, Health, Math, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, Technology) and language (English, French).
This is a great companion resource to the AITC SK materials found at https://resourcebank.ca/courses/agriculture-educational-resources-ag-in-the-classroom.

Subject:
Arts Education
Educational Technology
English Language Arts
Health Education
Physical Education
Math
Practical & Applied Arts
Career & Work Exploration
Food Studies
Science
Social Studies
Geography
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
AITC
Date Added:
04/27/2021
Ai Weiwei's "Remembering" and the Politics of Dissent
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All art is political in the sense that all art takes place in the public arena and engages with an already existing ideology. Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei, offers an important contemporary example. The news that Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been detained by authorities has prompted significant concern. Ai Weiwei has ben arrested by the Chinese authorities.

Subject:
Arts Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris
Steven Zucker
Date Added:
10/10/2018
Aircraft Contrails
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NASA's Earth Observatory "Aircraft Contrails" webpage summarizes the key mechanism, measurements, and predictions of how cirrus clouds produced by contrails contribute to global warming. The page also includes an image showing a large number of contrails produced over the southeastern U. S.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
Earth Observatory
Author:
NASA Earth Observatory
Date Added:
09/15/2011
Alaska Native Perspectives on Earth and Climate
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As the environmental, economic, and political consequences of climate change are felt in Alaska, the Arctic, and throughout the world, we have much to learn from both the traditional knowledge of Native peoples and ongoing scientific research. These two methods of observing nature and solving the challenges of survival can provide complementary perspectives on these issues. This collection looks at Alaska’s unique geology and the impact of development and climate change using both of these tools, and features Alaska Native scientists who are working toward solutions.

Collections to explore:
- Traditional Way of Knowing (spirit, air, fire, water, earth)
- Earth as a System (atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere)

The site includes the ability to switch to student view, which will take you to many other PBS Learning resources.

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Science
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Module
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
PBS Learning Media
Date Added:
11/20/2018
Alberta: How the West was Young
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First Nations and Métis - Alberta Perspective

Included is information on:
Aboriginal Peoples
Treaties
Biographies of prominent First Nations chiefs
Aboriginal Place Names
First Nations and Métis Images
Resources and Links
Glossary

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Treaty Education
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Reading
Author:
Government of Alberta
Heritage Community Foundation
Date Added:
11/05/2018
Alexander Mosaic
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This art history video examines the "Alexander Mosaic" c. 100 B.C.E., tessera mosaic from the House of the Faun, Pompeii. This Roman floor mosaic may be based on a lost Hellenistic painting by Philoxenos of Eretria, The Battle of Issus, c. 315 B.C.E.). Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples.

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris
Steven Zucker
Date Added:
10/10/2018
All I Want to Do Is Dance, Dance, Dance!
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Students will observe dance movements depicted in a drawing and a painting. Partners will use simple lines to draw their partner's movements and paint dance costumes on the figures using various brushstrokes. Students will write a persuasive speech to the school superintendent explaining why they believe dance should be a regular part of the curriculum. They will then model dance movements for classmates in teams of four and recite their persuasive speech to the class.

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Provider Set:
Getty Education
Date Added:
10/18/2018
All in the Family
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Students will analyze and describe a painting depicting a family. They will discuss similarities and differences between the setting of the painting and where they live. Then students will create a sculpture of their family doing an activity together and also create a diorama of a room in their home.

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Provider Set:
Getty Education
Date Added:
10/18/2018
Allston's Elijah in the Desert
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This art history video discussion examines Washington Allston's "Elijah in the Desert", 1818, oil on canvas, 125.09 x 184.78 cm / 49 1/4 x 72 3/4 inches (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

Subject:
Arts Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris
Steven Zucker
Date Added:
10/10/2018
Alma-Tadema's Listening to Homer
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This art history video discussion examines Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's "A Reading from Homer", 1885, oil on canvas, (Philadelphia Museum of Art).

Subject:
Arts Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris
Steven Zucker
Date Added:
10/10/2018