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World Wildlife Fund Canada

Canadian students and educators can take hands-on action to help protect nature. Living Planet @ School creates a continuous journey for students to connect with actions that help protect nature and the environment throughout their academic path. They focus on the experience of taking action, supporting students with action-oriented toolkits throughout the year and the opportunity to devise their own projects with funding from WWF-Canada.

World Wildlife Fund Canada

Heritage Minutes Collection (Youtube playlist)

Heritage Minutes are dramatic interpretations of pivotal events in Canada’s history. These 60-second vignettes commemorate notable Canadians, achievements in innovation, and instances of perseverance and bravery. They are intended to entertain, educate and encourage further research into our nation’s past. Classroom resources, including background information for each Minute and select lesson plans can be found at www.historicacanada.ca. Heritage Minutes were created by The CRB Foundation in 1991 and re-launched by Historica Canada in 2012. After more than two decades on air and online, Heritage Minutes are treasured by Canadians young and old. They are “A Part of Our Heritage.”

Heritage Minutes Collection (Youtube playlist)

Historica Canada Education Portal

With over 280 learning tools, this website will support teachers in planning for any aspect of history and social studies education. Includes histories and perspectives of settlers, Indigenous people, racialized people, immigrants, refugees, and more with links to Historica Canada, Aboriginal Arts & Stories, Citizenship Challenge, Encounters with Canada, Heritage Minutes, Passages Canada, The Canadian Encyclopedia, and The Memory Project. Resources types include unit/lesson plans (teaching guides with worksheets and activities), videos. Well-organized and easy to access.

Historica Canada Education Portal

The Balanced Literacy Diet

This resource provides an overview of balanced literacy in the elementary grades. It was developed by university-based and school-based literacy experts, working together to put what is known about best practice into a form that we hope you will find both effective and practical.

The Balanced Literacy Diet

Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF)

LSF creates classroom resources and lesson plans to support curriculum requirements as a need is identified.

Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF)

Resources for Rethinking: R4R

Welcome to Resources for Rethinking. Developed by Learning for a Sustainable Future, R4R.ca connects teachers to over 1000 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.

Resources for Rethinking: R4R

Common Sense: Digital Citizenship

Help students take ownership of their digital lives. All students need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Award-winning K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum:
Addresses top concerns for schools; one example is a “pause for people lesson to help kids learn to step away from technology.
Prepares students with critical 21st-century skills. Supports educators with training and recognition. Engages the whole community through family outreach. Free and paid content available.

Common Sense: Digital Citizenship

TVO Kids – National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day is June 21st. Learn about the diverse culture of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people of Canada.

TVO Kids – National Indigenous Peoples Day

Journeys in Film

Films have long been overlooked as an educational tool. Films can open our minds, inspire us to learn more, provide a bridge to better understanding major issues of 21st century concern, and compel us to make a difference. When properly used, film can be a powerful educational tool in developing critical thinking skills and exposure to different perspectives. Journeys in Films provides free curriculum guides, lesson plans, and discussion guides to support the use of films as educational tools in your classrooms.
Note: Be sure to follow your school board’s policy about using video (film) in your classroom. Canada’s Fair Dealing Decision Tool will help you evaluate whether you are allowed to use a video resource in your classroom.

Journeys in Film

 

OTF Planboard – Organize, Collaborate and Share: Lesson Planning Simplified

With free access to all OTF members, OTF Planboard enables teachers to get organized with their lesson plans online. Teachers can create, edit and share in one seamless experience.
Over 250 sample lessons– created by Ontario teachers for Ontario teachers – are already available and can easily be added into your daily lesson plans. These plans can be personalized for particular classes or courses using the integrated planner. Best of all, Ontario curriculum expectations are all built into OTF Planboard. You can embed curriculum expectations, images or videos, and attach documents to your lessons.

OTF Planboard – Organize, Collaborate and Share: Lesson Planning Simplified