Resources by subject

Resources by subject

Often Occasional Teachers are called to teach a class which may not be in an area of curricular specialty. This is the section in which you will find those subject specific supports which will help you shine!

Waking Up Ojibwe – Anishinaabemodaa

The goal of the Anishinaabemodaa initiative is to bring Anishinaabemowin back into the homes of the Anishinaabe people. One way of achieving this goal is to build Anishinaabemowin knowledge and fluency among children ages 0-6. This site offers language learning support and educational resources to child care centres, community partners, families, and learners so they can incorporate Anishinaabemowin into their programming and daily routines. The aim is to engage parents, families, and anyone interested in learning Anishinaabemowin with their family and using language in their homes.
These resources are suitable for any new learner.

Waking Up Ojibwe – Anishinaabemodaa

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

Math Knowledge Network

The MKN uses evidence-informed practices to improve mathematics education. The three guiding principles: addressing educator-identified needs for improved student learning, changing attitudes toward mathematics and fostering inclusion. The 4 contributing communities of practice include Math Leadership, Critical Transitions, Indigenous Knowledge, and Computational Thinking. Supported by many Ontario school boards, universities, and education organizations, the MKN is a hub for resources that you can use in your classroom, and as a tool to expand your knowledge of mathematics education to further develop your professional practice.

Math Knowledge Network

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)

Indigenous languages—Learning and teaching resources

Government of Canada: Tools, courses, exercises and other resources for teaching and learning Indigenous languages.

Indigenous languages—Learning and teaching resources

 

Metis Nation of Ontario 

Metis Nation of Ontario has a number of resources to help educators bring Metis culture and language into their classroom. Kits are available to order, and many resources are available for download.

Metis Nation of Ontario 

Say it First

Say it First is an exciting Indigenous language revitalization project with a vision to increase the number of speakers of Indigenous languages. Delightful story books “in the language” (with English translation and phonetic guides) guide non-fluent readers, and incorporation of a free app called Aurasma. allows an iPad or other mobile device with a camera to hover over a book, see the image in a page of the book, and then launch an educational and entertaining video. Most resources are available for free, online access.

Say it First

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