Resources by Subject → Language

Eco-Inquiry

This is a great website by a Canadian teacher focused on environmental education and sustainability through an inquiry and equity lens. The website is full of relevant and age-appropriate resources connected to the Canadian curriculum. There are choice boards, inquiry games and book recommendations.

Eco-Inquiry

 

Historical Perspectives

This is a blog with many interesting and relevant blog posts connecting to re-examining history through an equity and decolonized lens. It would be most suitable for a teacher’s personal professional development as well as lesson planning for the Junior and intermediate grades. There are many fascinating blog posts such as ensuring Remembrance Day is inclusive and relearning Black history which is important learning for all.

Historical Perspectives

Example Blog Post: (En)countering History and Racism by the Elevator

Anti-Racist Art Teachers

This is an amazing website with resources for Arts Education. All of the resources such as posters, lesson plans, podcasts, information about cultural appropriate is through an anti-racist lens. Many of the strategies and resources shared are cross curricular and can be used for all grades.

Anti-Racist Art Teachers

Resources 4 Rethinking

R4R.ca provides immediate access to more than 1000 quality classroom resources. Developed by Learning for a Sustainable Future, R4R.ca connects teachers to lesson plans, books, videos and other materials that explore the environmental, social and economic dimensions of important issues and events unfolding in our world today. R4R resources have been reviewed by experienced classroom teachers and matched to relevant curriculum outcomes for each province and territory. Use the search engine to find resources and read the reviews. Most of these materials can be downloaded immediately.

Resources 4 Rethinking

The Language of the Circle and the Power of the Story

Storytelling has often been described as the most human of art forms. Far more powerful than data or facts, stories capture our imagination, inspire action and promote understanding. Books of Life is an educational voyage that harnesses the language of the circle and the power of the story.

The Language of the Circle and the Power of the Story

Equity4Educators

This website is a great resource for educators committed to teaching from an equity and social justice lens. There are many different resources shared for many categories such as Indigenous Heritage, Inclusive Education etc. The website is easy to navigate and amplifies the work of educators in the field. The site includes many resources for classroom use as well as sections on teacher leadership.

Equity4Educators

Crawling Out of the Classroom

This website is a fantastic resource for all educators working to embed equity in their language arts program. The website has modeled lessons and resources for teachers to reflect and think critically about the resources they are using in their classrooms. There are accessible frameworks, prompts and ideas shared which teachers can use to bring meaningful discussions to their students that center on diverse and dynamic lived experiences.

Crawling Out of the Classroom

The Staffroom Podcast

A weekly podcast run by teachers for teachers. Chey and Pav are two experienced middle school teachers from Ontario who share the many lived experiences of teachers as well as relevant curriculum insights. In their podcasts, they bring forward cross-curricular approaches that support the many identities of students. They also amplify other educators doing this work through their podcasts. A great go-to resource for all teachers!

The Staffroom Podcast

Teaching Students to Legally use Images Online

Now more than ever our students are creating digital products—blog posts, videos, podcasts, e-books— and using images to enhance them. Images grab an audience’s attention, they can illustrate key concepts, set a certain tone, and present a more complete understanding of the ideas being communicated.

This useful guide provides a step-by-step tutorial and plan that will help you teach your students how to legally use images.

Teaching Students to Legally use Images Online

 

The Child & Nature Alliance of Canada

The Child and Nature Alliance of Canada fosters meaningful connections with the outdoors for children and youth. We believe that all children and youth should have the opportunity to play and learn in forests, parks, meadows, and mud puddles.

Thrive Outside offers tips for educators who wish to increase outdoor learning for their students. Educators might also wish to explore the Forest School Practitioner programs that support educators in developing skills for bringing meaningful outdoor education into their teaching practice.

The Child & Nature Alliance of Canada