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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

The Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators

CODE began as an informal organization to support Drama and Dance education. The website has a wealth of free K-8 resources as well as information on workshops and events.

The Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators

The Art of Ed

The Art of Education (AOE) is an innovative higher learning institution committed to delivering amazing professional development to art educators everywhere. The Art of Education’s distance education courses, conferences, workshops, and other valuable resources provide unique and practical learning opportunities for every art teacher at every stage of their career. The website has free lesson plans for teaching art as well as paid content.

The Art of Ed

Share My Lesson

Find the right resources & lessons by education level.
When you get into a classroom where the teacher didn’t leave a lesson plan, then you may pull out one of the lesson plans from this website!

Share My Lesson

About kidCourse

Fun and interactive content.
This website has a lot of mini-lesson resources and interactive math activities.

About kidCourse

Popular Music Lesson Plans, K – 5

Incorporate music into your curriculum, with these printables. You’ll find plenty of activities to keep your students interested and engaged while they sing songs, play instruments, and learn about musical genres. There are lessons that compare current music to music from the past, lessons that connect science and music, lessons about rhythm and pitch, and lessons incorporating music traditions from a variety of cultures.

Popular Music Lesson Plans, K – 5

How to Draw a Sphere: TheVirtualInstructor.com

This video lesson will guide students in a hands-on exercise on shading techniques and use of techniques in students’ art.

How to Draw a Sphere: TheVirtualInstructor.com

The Ontario Curriculum: Elementary

Here you’ll find curriculum documents spanning Kindergarten to Grade 8. The achievement charts provide guidelines for assessing students’ work.

The Ontario Curriculum: Elementary

CBC Digital Archives

A rich library of past CBC video footage and radio content that support a range to topics including the environment, civil unrest, biotechnology, racism, sports, and youth. The teacher’s section with learning materials to support the use of the CBC archives in the classroom. There is also a French language site.

CBC Digital Archives