December 2023 Musts
This is a collection of resources that can be used throughout the month of December and beyond. Resources are included in this collection to support all the observances described below.
The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is December 6th and the theme for 2023 is “activism to end violence against women”.
Hour of Code / Canada Learning Code Week is recognized on December 4-10th.
Human Rights Day is recognized on December 10th.
If you have a resource others could benefit from (created by you or free online) please consider adding it by clicking "Add Resource" in the top right of the home screen.
"An upstander is a person who recognizes injustice, knows their personal strengths and uses those strengths to create change."
This resource explores how to be an upstander in a variety of settings and includes:
*a full teacher's guide
*FREE virtual museum visit can be booked to accompany
*Canadian upstanders & upstanders you know
*take a stand
"During Canada Learning Code Week, students around Canada will collectively code to unlock Emoji World and make it a better place for all emojis.
Last year students all over Canada learned how to code and filled Emoji World with 1000s of emojis including many 💩 poop 💩 emojis. Unfortunately, this has resulted in the release of too much CO₂ And now Emoji World is at risk of severe climate change.
Teachers, with you as the Commanders and us as your co-pilots, our mission is to mitigate the CO₂ emissions caused by thousands of poop emojis from Canada Learning Code Week last year.
Get started by getting featured lesson plans delivered right to your inbox. It’s code time, go time 🚀"
If you're not sure where to start to give your students a great experience during Computer Education Week in early December (or any time during the year!) this resource has a curated list of suggestions!
*grade level specific suggestions (K-2, 2+, 6+, unplugged)
*digital escape rooms
*a full unit
You will have to join this site to use it. It is free.
"Courera is an American online learning platform founded by Stanford professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller that offers massive open online courses (MOOC), specializations, and degrees. ... As of June 2018, Coursera had more than 33 million registered users and more than 2,400 courses." (Wikipedia).
Some partners are also Canadian, including: Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, McMaster U, University of Toronto - which are partners along side well recognized international higher learning institutions.
Courses are available in pretty much all areas of study including: data science, business, computer science, info tech, languages, math and logic, social sciences, health, arts and humanities, physical science and engineering, etc.
Desmos now has way more than just a graphing calculator (which is pretty great too!).
You can now access student or teacher accounts for free and find interactive lessons for online and classroom learning for Grade 6-12+ Math.
Topics include linear equations, 3D models, quadratic equation, exponential functions, problem solving, real world application, linear functions, etc.
Engaging activities include pizza maker, marble mini golf, scaling machines & much more!
Once you're comfortable, you can even make your own activities!
"The Rose Campaign is a national advocacy campaign to end violence against women and girls. Each year, from November 25 to December 6, YWCA Canada’s annual Rose Campaign to end violence against women and girls highlights what we can all do to make their lives safer. The Rose Campaign is named for the rose button that commemorated the murder of 14 young women at Montréal’s l’École Polytechnique on December 6, 1989, and called on Canadians to first mourn, and then work for change."
*Why Dec 6
*16 Days of Action
*Everyone Can do Something
These are video lessons for teaching literacy based on the science of reading.
You'll need: a whiteboard and a dry erase marker - or a virtual whiteboard (E.g., Figjam) if teaching online.
Be sure to go through the lessons in order and do not skip the introduction lessons.
Find everything you need here to participate in the our of code this December - or any day of the year!
The coding activities here teach problem solving and computational thinking.
No previous experience required for teachers or students! Choose from beginner or comfortable to get started in the top right corner area. Use the filters on the left side of the screen to find the perfect activity!
"Human rights stories are all around us. We explore contemporary and historic human rights stories, from Canada and around the world."
This resource from The Canadian Museum for Human Rights explores numerous stories about Indigenous Perspectives (treaty education, witness blanket, UN Rights of Indigenous, Mincome, reconciliation, veterans, etc. ), Social Justice (BLM, misogyny, racism, genocide, antisemitism, Holodomor, refugees, etc.)
Each story contains information, artifacts, images, and questions to guide your thinking. It also links to related stories for further exploration.
Youth who participate in the art and essay stream can submit an art piece, essay, or other representation to express their vision of a reconciled Canada and what they hope others will learn from their submission.
Youth who participate in the project stream are asked to go one step further and submit a plan on how their project will address Reconciliation in their community or school.
Youth from select projects in both streams will be invited to participate in virtual leadership training exercises.
At the end of the school year, a national celebration will be held to honour up to twelve projects from the art and essay stream and up to fifteen projects from the project stream.
16 Days of Activism
Beyond December 6
Mini Lesson for "Because We Are Girls"
Mini Lesson "Into the Light"
Mini Lesson for "Status Quo"
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women
A Better Man Study Guide
"Kids can do anything, and Kize Bae is here to show them how. Tackling a new hobby in each video, her goal is simple: to show improvement in 30 days. Whether she's learning how to sing, play soccer, or solve a Rubik's Cube, her can-do attitude is bound to encourage viewers to try new things. Her tips on staying motivated and curious help promote life skills that teens can apply at home, in school, and in their relationships." (Common Sense Media)
*learn new hobbies
*learn new skills
*30 day challenge
This site is designed to help students pass Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. Melissa used to struggle with this subject, so when she finally graduated with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry, she became a tutor so that you wouldn't have to struggle like she did.
With the right help, YOU CAN LEARN ANYTHING!
organic chemistry survival guide
naming compounds and acids
dimensional analysis, significant figures, density guide
matter, atomic structure, empirical and molecular formulas
"Teachers can now create a custom passage, on any topic, with (5) corresponding questions and answer keys (of course).
This will allow you to align your lessons closely to the curriculum, build literacy across subject areas, and save time!
Although technology is remarkable, it takes the wisdom of an educator like you to truly breathe life into lessons. So be sure to add your human touch!"
EAL / ESL, Adult, special education options are also available
Pinnguaq works along side rural, remote, Indigenous & other communities to support STEAM skills through innovative technology, art and play.
Find STEAM lessons & resources!
*& Much more!
Use the filters on the left side of the page to find what you need!
You can also subscribe to "Root & Stem" a free online (or print) STEAM resource to support K-12 educators. This resource contains lesson plans for teachers.
"The activities are designed for students to practice, demonstrate, and extend their learning of what has already been taught, sometimes with teacher assistance and sometimes independently. Students can complete the activities in small groups, pairs, or individually.
Accompanying these Student Center Activities is a Teacher Resource Guide that offers important insights on differentiated instruction and how to use the Student Center materials."
Activities for: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension
"Anywhere, anytime, online resources are great for students, teachers and school division personnel. Access more than 15,000 full-text unique journals, magazines, newspapers, online directories, encyclopedias, and eBooks as well as other online reference materials and video streaming services. These resources are accessible from within your school or over the internet with your EDonline or school login. To learn how to use these online resources, visit your school library or your local public library."
Sask DLC teachers & students: to access these resources: 1. Select and click on the resource you’d like to access. E.g., CBC Curio 2. You will then be prompted to select your school, division or education authority. 3. Scroll down and select “Sask. Distance Learning Centre”. 4. Log in with your Sask DLC credentials and all of these resources will be at your fingertips!
Aboriginal Education Research Centre
Academic OneFile Select
Auto Repair Source
Business Source Elite
Canadian Major Daiies
Canadian Points of View
Canadian Reference Centre
Canadian Research Index
Early Canadiana Online
Gale in Context
Health and Wellness
History Reference Centre
National Film Board of Canada
National Geographic Channel
News in Review
SK History Online
The Heritage Project (French)
Universalias Junior & Senior
Virtual Museum of Metis History and Culture
- Agriculture Studies
- Arts Education
- Computer & Digital Technologies
- English Language Arts
- Health & Fitness
- Indigenous Perspectives
- Language Education
- Practical & Applied Arts
- Social Studies
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