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Supporting Aboriginal Connections

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Making Connections with the Revised Curriculum

There are more than 100 starting points where you can connect a Big Idea, Curricular Competency and Content to an example lesson topic and activity utilizing part of the BC Digital Classroom Collection.

 

Kindergarten
English Language Arts
Class
big idea
Stories can be told through pictures and words.

Read > Know It! > Classics

activity - Explore Read, Know It! and Classics sections - all support this idea.

lesson topic

Exploring Read Aloud Texts and Media Features

curricular competency

Comprehend and connect: Use play and other creative means to discover foundational concepts of print, oral, and visual texts

content

Language features, structures, and conventions: phonemic and phonological awareness

core competency

I statements

Kindergarten
Arts Education
Class
big idea
People create art to express who they are as individuals and community.

Classics > Nursery Rhymes and Songs

activity - Explore and discuss concepts having common auditory experiences with songs and rhymes. Using the new vocabulary, individually or in pairs create short rhymes or songs.

lesson topic

Explore a Variety of Songs and Rhymes

curricular competency

Explore artistic expressions of themselves and community through creative processes

content

Students are expected to know the following elements in the arts including music: beat/pulse, rhythm, tempo, pitch, dynamics

core competency

I statements

big idea
Knowing about our bodies and making healthy choices helps us look after ourselves.

Know It! > Me, Myself, and I > Parts of the body, Inside my body, Muscles

activity - Explore body parts and how they work together. Play action games/songs with body parts. Discuss how they interact and work together. Note: this resource does not include male and female body parts.

lesson topic

Learning About Body Parts and Functions

curricular competency

Describe the body's reaction to participating in physical activity in a variety of environments

content

Names for parts of the body, including male and female private parts' names

core competency

I statements

Kindergarten
Mathematics
Class
big idea
Objects have attributes that can be described, measured, and compared.

Read > Welcome to Reading > Level A > What's That

activity - Read the story, then read the pictures. Can you identify any 2D or 3D shapes in the pictures? (e.g. bus=rectangle, soccer ball=circle)

lesson topic

Exploring Attributes of Objects in Our World

curricular competency

Connecting and reflecting: Connect mathematical concepts to each other and make mathematical connections to the real world

content

Single attributes of 2D shapes and 3D objects

core competency

I statements

Kindergarten
Science
Class
big idea
Daily and seasonal changes affect all living things.

Read > Welcome to Reading > Level A > Seasons

activity - Read Seasons and see additional images at bottom - Compare printed season information with personal experience.

lesson topic

Comparing Book Knowledge to Personal Knowledge

curricular competency

Questioning and predicting: demonstrate curiosity and a sense of wonder about the world

content

Weather changes, seasonal changes

core competency

I statements

Kindergarten
Social Studies
Class
big idea
Our communities are diverse and made of individuals who have a lot in common.

Read > Welcome to Reading > Level D > Working it out

activity - Read Working it Out and see additional images/videos on bottom.

lesson topic

Solving Problems Peacefully

curricular competency

Acknowledge different perspectives on people, places, issues, and events in their lives (perspective)

content

Needs and wants of individuals and families

core competency

I statements

Grade 1
Mathematics
Class
big idea
Addition and subtraction with numbers to 10 can be modelled concretely, pictorially, and symbolically to develop computational fluency.

Know It! > People at work > Mail Carrier

activity - Read People at work-mail carrier, and explore what it means to buy stamps. Practice "buying" stamps by trading 10, making computations to 10, coin denominations of $.01, $.05, $.10. Write letters and "mail" them to each other using class created stamps.

lesson topic

Our Community Mail Carrier and Buying Stamps

curricular competency

Connect mathematical concepts to each other and make mathematical connections to the real world

content

Financial literacy: Values of coins and monetary exchanges."Money is a medium of exchange"

core competency

I statements

Grade 1
Arts Education
Class
big idea
Dance, drama, music, and visual arts express meaning in unique ways.

Classics > Nursery Rhymes and Songs

activity - Students explore nursery rhymes and develop actions for one to share with the class.

lesson topic

Nursery Rhymes: Playing with Language, Rhythm, and Rhyme

curricular competency

Communicating and documenting: Experience, document, perform, and share creative works in a variety of ways

content

Elements in the arts, including but not limited to: dance, body, space, dynamics, time, relationships

core competency

Creative Thinking

I statements

I can get new ideas or build on other people’s ideas, to create new things within the constraints of a form, a problem, or materials.

Grade 1
Social Studies
Class
big idea
Healthy communities recognize and respect the diversity of individuals and care for the local environment.

Know It! > People at Work, Watch > People

activity - Review the books and videos and help students make connections to people in their lives who fill those roles.

lesson topic

People in Our Community

curricular competency

Explore different perspectives on people, places, issues, and events in their lives (perspective)

content

Characteristics of the local community that provide organization and meet the needs of the community

core competency

I statements

Grade 1
Science
Class
big idea
Matter is useful because of its properties.

Read > Trek's Travels > Trek Learns About Numbers, Shapes, Sounds, Size, and Texture

activity - Explore several of Trek's books dealing with properties of matter. Explore in partners the features and properties of objects within the classroom.

lesson topic

Learning Descriptions for Properties

curricular competency

Planning and conducting: Safely manipulate materials to test ideas and predictions

content

Specific properties of materials connected to the function of the materials

core competency

I statements

big idea
Knowing about our bodies and making healthy choices helps us look after ourselves.

Watch > Health

activity - Watch several videos on aspects of health. Students share how they act and stay healthy in their family.

lesson topic

Well-being

curricular competency

Mental well-being: Identify and describe practices that promote mental well-being

content

Caring behaviours in groups and families

core competency

I statements

big idea
Everyone can be a reader and can create stories.

Read > Welcome to Reading > Level A > The Kite Savers

activity - Choose a story to read together. Individually or in pairs read another story, practice retelling, or create a new 'Taffy' story.

lesson topic

Learning About Stories

curricular competency

Comprehend and connect: Recognize the structure and elements of story

content

Story/text: Elements of story

core competency

I statements

Grade 2
Science
Class
big idea
Water is essential to all living things, and it cycles through the environment.

Kids > Games > Puzzles and Quizzes

activity - Play the "Water Wiz" game as a class, make connections to self and find ways to save water at school and at home.

lesson topic

Water is a Limited Resource

curricular competency

Processing and analyzing data and information: Observe objects and events in familiar contexts

content

Water is a limited resource

core competency

I statements

big idea
Using language in creative and playful ways helps us understand how language works.

Classics > Story Corner > (Hare and Tortoise)

activity - Listen and read a story, talk about the language and meaning in the story, and develop class plays with students role playing the characters in the story as the teacher reads the story aloud.

lesson topic

Reading Classics and Role Playing Characters in Stories

curricular competency

Comprehend and connect: Use age-appropriate reading, listening, and viewing behaviours and strategies to make meaning from texts

content

Strategies and processes: Reading strategies, oral language strategies, metacognitive strategies, writing processes

core competency

I statements

Grade 2
Mathematics
Class
big idea
Objects and shapes have attributes that can be described, measured, and compared.

Read > Welcome to Reading > Level A > The Bus Ride

activity - Read various stories and review direct number concepts as well as size and shape comparisons.

lesson topic

Counting, Sequencing, One to One Correspondence with Numbers and Objects

curricular competency

Develop, construct, and apply mathematical understanding through role play, inquiry, and problem solving

content

Change in quantity using pictorial and symbolic representation

core competency

I statements

Grade 2
Social Studies
Class
big idea
Canada is made up of many diverse regions and communities.

Read > Welcome to Reading > Level D > Lending a Hand

activity - Review several stories in Level D. Share ways people help each other.

lesson topic

Exploring Stories About People

curricular competency

Explain why people's beliefs, values, worldviews, experiences, and roles give them different perspectives on people, places, issues, and events (perspective)

content

How people's needs and wants are met in communities

core competency

Communication

I statements

I can understand and share information about a topic that is important to me.

big idea
Daily participation in physical activity at moderate to vigorous intensity levels benefits all aspects of our well-being.

Science Projects > Your Body > What's your breathing rate needs?

activity - Students develop self-awareness of breathing rate. Breathing rate is related to level of exertion. Have students develop a scale of exertion based on their breathing rate while doing different activities.

lesson topic

What's Your Breathing Rate?

curricular competency

Apply methods of monitoring exertion levels in physical activity

content

Ways to monitor physical exertion levels

core competency

I statements

Grade 3
Science
Class
big idea
Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems.

Ecosystems > Ecology > Food Chains and Webs

activity - Explore the unit together to consider the experiment to study how plants use sunlight to produce new plant material.

lesson topic

Ecoystems

curricular competency

Questioning and predicting: Demonstrate curiosity about the natural world

content

Energy needed for life

core competency

Social Responsibility

I statements

I can participate in classroom and group activities to improve the classroom, school, community, or natural world.

Grade 3
Arts Education
Class
big idea
The arts connect our experiences to the experiences of others.

Search > Cinco de Mayo

activity - Share books from the Celebrate series such as Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Fiestas, Music and Dance.

lesson topic

Explore Arts in Cultures

curricular competency

Exploring and creating: Explore relationships among cultures, communities, and the arts

content

A variety of local works of art and artistic traditions from diverse cultures, communities, times, and places

core competency

I statements

big idea
Our physical, emotional, and mental health are interconnected.

Search > Health > More Information

activity - Explore the article, and the More Information section with additional topics, websites, and games.

lesson topic

Learning From Health Connections

curricular competency

Describe ways to access information on and support services for a variety of health topics

content

Strategies for accessing health information

core competency

I statements

Grade 3
Mathematics
Class
big idea
Standard units are used to describe, measure, and compare attributes of object and shapes.

Science Projects > Plants > What do seeds need to germinate?

activity - By completing a controlled experiment, you can examine the findings. (Don't provide the discussion answers to students.).

lesson topic

Design an Experiment Considering Probable Outcomes

curricular competency

Reasoning and analyzing: Develop mental math strategies and abilities to make sense of quantities

content

Measurement, using standard units (linear, mass, and capacity) 

core competency

I statements

Grade 3
Social Studies
Class
big idea
Learning about indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity.

Timelines > World History > Canadian History > Explore three timelines

activity - Explore several existing timelines. Have students create a sticker for an important cultural event to place on a class timeline. Students create a timeline for Key Aboriginal dates such as: the Indian Act, Charter of Rights and Freedoms then share in small groups.

lesson topic

Exploring Culture Events Over Time

curricular competency

Sequence objects, images, and events, and explain why some aspects change and others stay the same (continuity and change)

content

Aspects of life shared by and common to peoples and cultures

core competency

Social Responsibility

I statements

I can participate in classroom and group activities to improve the classroom, school, community, or natural world.

big idea
Exploring text and story helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.

Search > Culture

activity - Explore the variety of resources including pictures, videos, books, and magazine articles. Work with students to read and gather information from each form of text.

lesson topic

Reading Text, Images, and Video

curricular competency

Identify how differences in context, perspectives, and voice influence meaning in texts

content

Language features, structures and conventions: features of oral language, paragraph structure, sentence structure and grammar conventions

core competency

I statements

big idea
Developing healthy relationships helps us feel connected, supported, and valued.

Passport to the Internet > Ticket Booth > My Face (or Instant Pigeon)

activity - Explore creation of a MyFace mock account and and learn how to keep personal information safe online.

lesson topic

Healthy Use of the Internet

curricular competency

Describe and assess strategies for responding to discrimination, stereotyping, and bullying. Describe and apply strategies for developing and maintaining positive relationships

content

Strategies for responding to bullying, discrimination, and violence

core competency

Personal Awareness

I statements

I can make choices that benefit my well being and keep me safe in my community, including my online interactions.

Grade 4
Social Studies
Class
big idea
The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.

Search > "Fur Trade" Canada

activity - Review Fur Trade, Colonialism, and Exploration. Identify impacts these had on local environment, local culture, developing economy of Canada, and providing resources to Europe. Choose an article and evaluate information about the ethical decisions that were made and the resulting impact on First Nations populations.

lesson topic

Natural Resources

curricular competency

Make ethical judgments about events, decisions, and actions that consider the conditions of a particular time and place (ethical judgment)

content

The fur trade in pre-Confederation Canada and British Columbia

core competency

I statements

Grade 4
Arts Education
Class
big idea
Exploring works of art exposes us to diverse values, knowledge, and perspectives.

Explore > Arts

activity - Explore the variety of forms and artistic expressions. Choose one form to demonstrate or describe in small groups.

lesson topic

Survey of Arts

curricular competency

Explore relationships among cultures, societies, and the arts

content

A variety of regional and national works of art and artistic traditions from diverse cultures, communities, times, and places

core competency

I statements

Grade 4
Mathematics
Class
big idea
Analyzing data and chance help us to compare and interpret. Probability experiments develop an understanding of chance.

World of Animals > Choose Animal type > Choose an animal > Select Compare Animals > Choose second animal

activity - Identify two items to compare. Have students look at the features to compare the numerical and visual data.

lesson topic

Comparison

curricular competency

Connect mathematical concepts to each other and make mathematical connections to the real world

content

Number concepts to 10,000

core competency

I statements

Grade 4
Science
Class
big idea
Matter has mass, takes up space, and can change phase.

Matter > States of Matter > Solids Liquids and Gases

activity - Review lesson set for Solids, Liquids, and Gases, then follow instructions for a safe experiment.

lesson topic

Matter

curricular competency

Planning and conducting: Suggest ways to plan and conduct an inquiry to find answers to their questions

content

Solids, liquids, and gases as matter

core competency

I statements

Grade 5
Science
Class
big idea
Multicellular organisms have organ systems that enable them to survive and interact within their environment.

Explore Topics > Environment

activity - Explore media related to the environment. Take a nature walk and use new vocabulary in activities.

lesson topic

Environment

curricular competency

Processing and analyzing data and information: Experience and interpret the local environment

content

Aboriginal concept of interconnectedness in the environment

core competency

I statements

big idea
Exploring text and story helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.

Select Publications (Magazines) > Search for topic of personal interest

activity - Choose a magazine of personal interest, and read the magazine/article. Share text connections with a peer.

lesson topic

Exploring Text

curricular competency

Comprehend and connect: Use personal experience and knowledge to connect to text and develop understanding of self, community, and world

content

Story/text: Form, function, and genre of texts, features of written text, perspective/point of view

core competency

I statements

Grade 5
Mathematics
Class
big idea
Identified regularities in number patterns can be expressed in tables.

Search > Money > Books > Everything Money

activity - Read and share experiences with money, currency, and bartering. Discuss forms of recognized value within the school: token economy, earning time outside, etc.

lesson topic

Money as Value

curricular competency

Use reasoning and logic to explore and make connections

content

Financial literacy monetary calculations, including making change with amounts to 1000 dollars and developing simple financial plans

core competency

I statements

Grade 5
Social Studies
Class
big idea
Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity.

Publications > Primary Search > Kayak > 2008 > Issue 23

activity - Assign groups of students different articles within the Sept/Oct 2008 Kayak Magazine. Using the Jigsaw method have groups share what they learned with other groups.

lesson topic

Immigration

curricular competency

Take stakeholders' perspectives on issues, developments, and events by making inferences about their beliefs, values, and motivations

content

The changing nature of Canadian immigration over time

core competency

Critical Thinking

I statements

I can ask open-ended questions and gather information.

big idea
Understanding ourselves and the various aspects of health helps us develop a balanced lifestyle.

Living Things > Human Body > Digestive, Urinary, and Endocrine Systems

activity - Learn about the digestive system and relate it to making healthy choices, including food choices.

lesson topic

Digestive, Urinary, and Endocrine Systems

curricular competency

Analyze and describe the connections between eating, physical activity, and mental well-being

content

Food choices to support active lifestyles and overall health

core competency

I statements

Grade 5
Core French
Class
big idea
With basic French, we can describe ourselves and our interests.

Select > Dictionnaire Visuel

activity - Explore familiar themes, look for patterns in types of words and their structures. Switch to English view to verify vocabulary understanding.

lesson topic

Vocabulary Building

curricular competency

Identify key information in slow, clear speech and other simple texts

content

Vocabulary and structures for expressing personal information and simple descriptions

core competency

I statements

Grade 6
Social Studies
Class
big idea
Complex global problems require international cooperation to make difficult choices for the future.

Search > "Student Activism", narrow to a global issue relevant to students

activity - Students explore search results on student activism. Connect learning to a second search on a global issue such as 'Climate Change' to narrow search terms to a topic or aspect of interest or passion. Sample student Inquiry question - How can we work together globally to make a global impact?

lesson topic

Students Making a Difference

curricular competency

Differentiate between short- and long-term causes, and intended and unintended consequences, of events, decisions, and developments (cause and consequence)

content

International cooperation and responses to global issues

core competency

Critical Thinking

I statements

I can reflect on and evaluate my thinking, products, and actions.

Grade 6
Core French
Class
big idea
Stories allow us to understand ideas in a meaningful way.

Choose Databases to include Middle Search Plus > Publications (Top left menu bar) > Middle Search Plus > Search "Allons-Y"

activity - Students read articles of interest to gain knowledge and learn use of language.

lesson topic

Explore French Magazine Stories

curricular competency

Employ basic strategies to increase understanding of texts

content

Vocabulary and structures to describe family, pets, friends, and community member, vocabulary and structures related to hobbies and topics of interest

core competency

I statements

big idea
Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy.

Select Publications (top left menu bar) > Search for Magazine titles of personal interest

activity - Choose and read a magazine of personal interest. Find an article of particular interest to share with a peer and highlight why this topic is personally meaningful.

lesson topic

Passion-based Reading

curricular competency

Comprehend and connect: Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world

content

Story/text: Form, function, and genre of texts, features of written text, perspective/point of view

core competency

I statements

Grade 6
Science
Class
big idea
Everyday materials are often homogeneous solutions and heterogeneous mixtures.

Matter > Mixtures and Solutions

activity - Complete Mixtures and Solutions lesson. Review suggested experiment and work with class to develop another experiment with the same desired results.

lesson topic

Heterogenous Mixtures

curricular competency

Planning and conducting: Explore and pose questions that lead to investigations

content

Heterogeneous mixtures

core competency

I statements

Grade 6
Arts Education
Class
big idea
Dance, drama, music, and visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating.

Search > Music > Related Information Tab

activity - As a warm up or flipped activity, students explore a variety of instruments, terms, and sounds, including the concepts of notation.

lesson topic

Music as Language

curricular competency

Reasoning and reflection: Research, describe, interpret, and evaluate how artists (dancers, actors, musicians, visual artists) use processes, materials, movements, technologies, tools, techniques, and environments in the arts

content

Purposeful application of elements/principles to create meaning in the arts, including but not limited to music: i.e. beat/pulse, metre, duration, rhythm, tempo, etc.

core competency

I statements

Grade 6
Mathematics
Class
big idea
Numbers can be represented in many forms and reflect different relationships.

Find it by > Interactive Maps > State/Province/Region

activity - Students choose a province, read the article, and develop mathematical questions that use specific provincial information for the class to solve.

lesson topic

Know Canada

curricular competency

Engage in problem-solving experiences that are connected to place, story, and cultural practices relevant to the local community

content

Whole number percentages and percentage discounts

core competency

I statements

Grade 7
Social Studies
Class
big idea
Religious and cultural practices that emerged during this period have endured and continue to influence people.

Search > "Ancient civilizations religion"

activity - Have students explore three articles on religion. Identify features of religion in ancient civilizations including spiritual beliefs, myths, stories, and knowledge.

lesson topic

Belief Systems

curricular competency

Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions

content

Origins, core beliefs, narratives, practices, and influences of religions, including at least one indigenous to the Americas

core competency

I statements

big idea
Synthesizing the meaning from different texts and ideas helps us create new understandings.

Search > Electromagnetic

activity - Search for Electromagnetic, and review an article from each category of Magazine, News, Biographies, and Books. Extend with inquiry of how to make stronger versions than created in the provided experiment.

lesson topic

Qualities of Text Sources

curricular competency

Comprehend and connect: Recognize and appreciate how different forms, structures, and features of texts reflect different purposes, audiences, and messages

content

Strategies and processes: Metacognitive strategies

core competency

Creative Thinking

I statements

I build on others' ideas and add new ideas of my own, or combine other people's ideas in new ways to create new things or solve straightforward problems. & I deliberately learn a lot about something (e.g., by doing research, talking to others or practising) so that I am able to generate new ideas or ideas just pop into my head.

Grade 7
Science
Class
big idea
The electromagnetic force produces both electricity and magnetism.

Search > Electromagnetic

activity - Search for Electromagnetic, and review an article from each category of Magazine, News, Biographies, and Books. Extend with inquiry of how to make stronger versions than created in the provided experiment.

lesson topic

Electricity and Magnetism

curricular competency

Evaluating: Identify possible sources of error and suggest improvements to their investigation methods

content

Electricity - generated in different ways with different environmental impacts & Electricity - used to generate magnetism

core competency

I statements

Grade 7
Mathematics
Class
big idea
We can apply mathematics to inquiry questions and use it to communicate information and data.

Choose Databases to include Middle Search Plus > Search > ' JN "Scholastic Math" AND' and other related terms such as quadrants

activity - Using the Search within Publication feature using JN " ", identify articles that connect with current mathematical lessons, such as Transformations using this article: Tracking Space Trash.

lesson topic

Math Snipits

curricular competency

Explore, apply, and connect concepts to each other, to other disciplines, and to the real world

content

Combinations of transformations, including points in four quadrants

core competency

I statements

Grade 7
Core French
Class
big idea
Listening and viewing with intent help us understand an increasing variety of messages.

Choose Databases to include Middle Search Plus > Publications (Top left menu bar) > Middle Search Plus > JN "Bonjour"

activity - Students select an article of interest to read. In pairs share their likes, dislikes, preferences based on what they have read. (See also Mary Glasglow links for articles read aloud).

lesson topic

Reading with Purpose

curricular competency

Understand increasingly complex key information and supporting detail in slow, clear speech and simple texts

content

Vocabulary and structures to express reasons for likes, dislikes, and preferences

core competency

I statements

big idea
Physical literacy and fitness contribute to our success in and enjoyment of physical activity.

Search > Health

activity - Review article, rewrite as a class to incorporate more areas including anxiety and depression.

lesson topic

Being Healthy

curricular competency

Identify factors that influence healthy choices and explain their potential health effects

content

Signs and symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression

core competency

I statements

big idea
Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.

Search > Storytelling

activity - Review several articles and ask critical questions of the source, impact and perspectives. Discuss language tools (ie: metaphor or personification) as used to tell stories. Compare and contrast local or personal stories to the features and examples of storytelling researched. Students develop a story (based on personal experience) to share orally.

lesson topic

Storytelling

curricular competency

Recognize and appreciate the role of story, narrative, and oral tradition in expressing First Peoples' perspectives, values, beliefs, and points of view

content

Language features, structures, and conventions: features of oral language

core competency

I statements

Grade 8
Arts Education
Class
big idea
Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of personal, social, cultural, historical, and environmental contexts in relation to the arts.

Search > Art Therapy > Choose first result

activity - Investigate how art therapy can help those with mental and physical disabilities improve their lives.

lesson topic

Mental Health

curricular competency

Research how art therapy is used to help those with mental or physical difficulties improve their quality of life

content

Explore relationships between identity, place, culture, society, and belonging through arts activities and experiences

core competency

I statements

big idea
Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

Search > Depression and Anxiety

activity - Research the symptoms and causes of depression and anxiety in their society and find some ways of decreasing their occurrence in the student population of their school.

lesson topic

Mental Health

curricular competency

Recognize the signs and symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression in themselves and others. Find ways to alleviate the symptoms

content

Communicate their understanding of personal awareness and responsibility

core competency

I statements

Grade 8
Science
Class
big idea
Energy can be transferred as both a particle and a wave.

Search > Radio Waves

activity - Students investigate the news and biographies related to radio waves. Bring the new knowledge to the conversation of transmitting energy through waves or particles.

lesson topic

Radio Waves

curricular competency

Questioning and predicting: Demonstrate a sustained intellectual curiosity about a scientific topic or problem of personal interest

content

Types and effects of electromagnetic radiation

core competency

I statements

Grade 8
Mathematics
Class
big idea
We can apply mathematics to inquiry questions and use it to communicate information and data.

Advanced Search > Set Lexile > Search > 3D printing

activity - Students review 3D printing articles and relate to 3D graphing. What equations are used for 3D printers' movements?

lesson topic

3D Modeling

curricular competency

Communicating and representing: Communicate in a variety of ways to explain, clarify, and justify mathematical ideas

content

Construction, views, and nets of 3D objects

core competency

I statements

Grade 8
Core French
Class
big idea
Stories allow us to understand and communicate ideas in a meaningful way.

Publications > JN "Chez Nous" > Choose two articles

activity - In partners, students choose to read two articles. Each student retells one story while the other checks the text and supports with additional details.

lesson topic

Retelling Stories

curricular competency

Gain a different perspective through understanding and retelling of stories

content

Common elements of stories

core competency

I statements

Grade 8
Social Studies
Class
big idea
Changing ideas about the world created tension between people wanting to adopt new ideas and those wanting to preserve established traditions.

Change database to limit in EBSCOHost to only - European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

activity - Search for topics such as colonialism, imperialism, world, and discovery within the specific database to provide time perspectives.

lesson topic

The New World

curricular competency

Explain different perspectives on past or present people, places, issues, and events by considering prevailing norms, values, worldviews, and beliefs (perspective)

content

Exploration, expansion, and colonization

core competency

I statements

big idea
Synthesizing the meaning from different texts and ideas helps us create new understandings.

Topics > Current Events

activity - Search for a current event such as "Water Rights", and review an article from each category of Magazine, News, Biographies, Primary Source, and Books. Develop a summary that highlights a variety of perspectives on the topic.

lesson topic

Pulling Multiple Sources Together

curricular competency

Comprehend and connect: Access information and ideas for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate their relevance, accuracy, and reliability

content

Strategies and processes: Metacognitive strategies

core competency

I statements

Grade 9
Social Studies
Class
big idea
Emerging ideas and ideologies profoundly influence societies and events.

Power Search > Topic Finder > Search > Industrial Revolution

activity - Explore "Industrial Revolution" of specific keywords through the 'Topic Finder' to narrow down themes related to a specific 'revolution'. The students then present their findings in small groups made up of different revolutions with the task of identifying how they became the catalyst to change in a society.

lesson topic

Industrial Revolution

curricular competency

Make reasoned ethical judgments about controversial actions in the past and present, and whether we have a responsibility to respond (ethical judgment)

content

Political, social, economic, and technological revolutions

core competency

I statements

big idea
Healthy relationships can help us lead rewarding and fulfilling lives.

Search > Conflict Resolution

activity - Have the students read through the article and summarize the evolution of a conflict and the steps on how to resolve it. In groups the students then develop skits acting out their conflict and its resolution through the knowledge they have gained.

lesson topic

Conflict Resolution

curricular competency

Healthy relationships can help us lead rewarding and fulfilling lives

content

Influences of physical, emotional, and social changes on identities and relationships

core competency

Personal Awareness and Responsibility

I statements

I can take some responsibility for my physical and emotional well-being.

Grade 9
Science
Class
big idea
The electron arrangement of atoms impacts their chemical nature.

Search > Atoms and Atomic Theory

activity - From the material develop a timeline of the evolution of our understanding of the atom based on the models and empirical data. Relate the effect of this knowledge on society through ethical discussions.

lesson topic

Developing Atomic Knowledge

curricular competency

Evaluating: Evaluate the validity of and limitations of a model or analogy in relation to the phenomenon modelled

content

An element's properties are related to the arrangement and energy of its electrons and to its atomic size

core competency

I statements

Grade 9
Mathematics
Class
big idea
We can apply mathematics to inquiry questions and use it to communicate information and data.

Publications > JN "Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School"

activity - Teacher Resource - Review monthly publication for integration with timely outside world connections to curriculum areas.

lesson topic

Applying Mathematics

curricular competency

Explore, apply, and connect concepts to each other, to other disciplines, and to the real world

content

Numerical and spatial reasoning, logic, and patterns to solve puzzles and games

core competency

I statements

Grade 9
Core French
Class
big idea
Stories give us unique ways to interpret and share knowledge, thoughts, and feelings.

Publications > JN "Ca Va?"

activity - Choose articles of interest to read from the back issues of the magazine Ca Va and look for patterns in the different ways that tenses are used in the article. Organize these patterns into a table and give at least one example.

lesson topic

Reading for Pleasure

curricular competency

Use a growing variety of strategies to construct meaning

content

Elements of a variety of common texts, common elements of stories, past, present, and future timeframes

core competency

I statements

Grade 9
Arts Education
Class
big idea
The arts provide opportunities to gain insight into the perspectives and experiences of people from a variety of times, places, and cultures.

Search name of Canadian artists such as "Group of Seven"

activity - The students research the societal influences of an artists and the effect of these influences on their art. The students then use these influences to create a work of art of their own.

lesson topic

Influence of Society on Art

curricular competency

Explore relationships between identity, place, culture, society, and belonging through artistic experiences

content

Personal and social responsibility associated with creating, experiencing, and responding to visual art

core competency

I statements

Grade 10
English Language Arts
Class
Focused Literary Studies
big idea
The exploration of text and story deepens understanding of one's identity, others, and the world.

Power Search > Topic Finder > Search for a topic

activity - Using Topic Finder narrow down a search by refining keywords. Review articles from different sources for bias and manipulation.

lesson topic

Evaluating Information

curricular competency

Comprehend and Connect: Access information for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate its relevance, accuracy, and reliability

content

Text features and structures: bias and manipulation

core competency

I statements

Grade 10
Arts Education
Class
General
big idea
The Arts influence, and are influenced by, culture, time, place, and environment.

Search > Alexis Rockman > "There's Science to His Art"

activity - Have the students read the interview with Alexis Rockman to learn how he incorporated science in his art.

lesson topic

Science and Art

curricular competency

Apply knowledge and skills from other areas of learning in planning, creating, interpreting, and analyzing artistic creations

content

The influence and interconnectedness of the Arts with social, cultural, historical, and political movements

core competency

I statements

Grade 10
Social Studies
Class
1919 to the Present
big idea
World views lead to different perspectives and ideas about developments in Canadian society.

Search > 'Canada AND injustice' or 'Canada AND oppression'

activity - Explore issues from several sources. Report back to class with a focus of comparing the topic over the years. Categorize the accuracy and reliability of the source types (news, reference, academic), then compare to personal and familiar historical accounts (highlighting bias, half-truths, perspective).

lesson topic

Global View of Canada

curricular competency

Compare and contrast continuities and changes for different groups during this time period (continuity and change)

content

Discriminatory policies and injustices in Canada and the world, such as the Head Tax, the Komagata Maru incident, residential schools, and internments

core competency

I statements

Grade 10
Science
Class
big idea
Energy is conserved, and its transformation can affect living things and the environment.

Search > Thermal Energy (or similar)

activity - Delve deeply into an aspect of energy that is of personal interest. Students become experts on a topic to be shared after a long term research opportunity.

lesson topic

Energy

curricular competency

Questioning and predicting: Demonstrate a sustained intellectual curiosity about a scientific topic or problem of personal interest

content

Energy: the law of conservation of energy, potential energy and kinetic energy, thermal energy, energy transformations, energy production, energy use, and the impacts of energy use in the local area, Aboriginal perspectives on energy

core competency

I statements

big idea
Understanding the factors that influence our health empowers us to take actions to improve it.

Search > Depression in Adolescents then Refine Results > Source Type > Academic Journals

activity - Review articles on well-being, such as depression, and create a public service announcement through poster or video.

lesson topic

Community Well-being

curricular competency

Social and Community Health: Create strategies for promoting the health and well-being of the school and community

content

Signs and symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression

core competency

I statements

Grade 10
Mathematics
Class
Workplace Mathematics
big idea
Analyzing simulations and data allows us to notice trends and relationships.

Publications > Masterfile Premier > "Mathematics Teacher" > Search within Publication > Search "AND trigonometric"

activity - Teacher Resource: Review 42 articles on "trigonometric" to bring in outside world examples of the application of trigonometric ratios

lesson topic

Mathematical Discussions

curricular competency

Communicating and Representing: Use mathematical vocabulary and language to contribute to mathematical discussions

content

Primary trigonometric ratios

core competency

I statements

Grade 10
International Language
Class
Spanish
big idea
Acquiring Information: Retrieve, process, and adapt information from Spanish-language resources to complete meaningful tasks.

Choose Databases to include Middle Search Plus > Publications > Middle Search Plus > Search > Que Tal

activity - Reading for information in Spanish.

lesson topic

Reading for Information

curricular competency

Select, process, and adapt information required to complete a specific task

content

Application: interpret main ideas and details to support task, prioritize, and compare information

core competency

I statements

Grade 10
Core French
Class
big idea
Speaking French opens the door to interacting with the Francophone world.

Advanced Search > Choose Database (Canadian Reference Centre) > Select Language French Only > Francophone Society

activity - Research a topic relevant to this or another subject but using solely articles 'en francais'.

lesson topic

Searching in French

curricular competency

Locate and explore a variety of online media in French

content

Contributions of Francophone Canadians to society

core competency

I statements

Grade 11
Physical and Health Education
Class
Fitness and Conditioning
big idea
Knowing how our bodies move and function helps us to stay safe during exercise.

Search > "Muscles Sport"

activity - In groups of two, students research a group of muscles and associated sports injuries. They then present their findings to the class.

lesson topic

Muscles

curricular competency

Human anatomy and physiology: Identify and describe how muscles produce movement in different parts of the body and how to train those muscles

content

Muscular system

core competency

I statements

Grade 11
English Language Arts
Class
New Media
big idea
People understand text differently depending on their world views and perspectives.

Search > Climate Change

activity - Explore a global topic that targets resources from many countries and world views.

lesson topic

Perspectives

curricular competency

Comprehend and Connect: Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts

content

Language features, structures, and conventions: persuasive techniques

core competency

I statements

Grade 11
Mathematics
Class
Workplace Mathematics
big idea
Spatial relationships can help us describe and represent real-world experience.

Search > Suspended ceilings

activity - Have the students read the article on how to install a suspended ceiling. Have them choose a space in the school and draw up a plan on how to install the celling, including a scale diagram.

lesson topic

Math and Home Improvement

curricular competency

Communicating and Representing: Communicate mathematical thinking in many ways

content

3D objects (views and scale diagrams)

core competency

I statements

Grade 11
Mathematics
Class
Foundations of Mathematics
big idea
We use patterns to represent identified regularities and form generalizations.

Search > "Probability and Statistics"

activity - Review Topic Overview provided. Identify applications of probability and statistics within scientific environments. Develop a model or method of sharing the numbers through concrete, pictorial, or symbolic means.

lesson topic

Probability and Statistics

curricular competency

Communicating and Representing: Represent mathematical ideas in a variety of ways

content

Applications of probabilities and statistics in the real world

core competency

I statements

Grade 11
Social Studies
Class
Human Geography
big idea
Demographic patterns and population distribution are influenced by physical features and natural resources.

Search > Tofino and Clayoquot

activity - Students review the timeline, then in groups read specific chapters. Larger groups (ensuring all chapters are covered) connect to discuss the change in use and perspective of the location. Extend by exploring the roles and perspectives of the Aboriginals, Explorers, Europeans, Settlers, Chinese, Japanese, Colonization, Catholics, Canadian interests.

lesson topic

Tofino and Clayoquot

curricular competency

Make reasoned ethical judgements about controversial actions in the past or present, and determine whether we have a responsibility to respond (geographical value judgements)

content

Relationships between cultural traits, the use of physical space, and impacts on the environment, including First Peoples' cultures

core competency

Positive Personal and Cultural Identity

I statements

I can explain what my values are and how they affect choices I make. &I can tell how some important aspects of my life have influenced my values.

Grade 11
International Language
Class
Spanish
big idea
Acquiring Information: Summarize acquired information in oral, visual, and written forms.

Choose Databases to include Middle Search Plus > Publications > Middle Search Plus > Search Ahora

activity - Students work in groups to read and then paraphrase an article in a series of cartoon panels or illustrations. Students focus on highlighting evidence that they are able to identify main events, include accurate supporting detail, and create logical sequences.

lesson topic

Reading for Information

curricular competency

Demonstrate in a variety of visual, oral, and written forms an understanding of the main ideas and significant details in the information

content

Summarization/presentation: organize information to explore a topic, e.g., popular media, impact of technology, currency

core competency

I statements

Grade 11
Core French
Class
big idea
Developing proficiency in French opens up career, travel, personal growth, and study abroad opportunities.

Choose Databases to include Canadian Reference Centre > Publications*(Top left menu) > Choose Canadian Reference Centre database > Search for "L'Actualite", "Decormag", "Coup de Pouce" or "Elle"

activity - Using the database search for the French language magazine "Decormag" have the students find articles that contain keywords supplied by the teacher and that are of interest to the students.

lesson topic

Authentic French Texts

curricular competency

Locate and explore a variety of authentic texts in French

content

A range of increasingly complex vocabulary and sentence structures for conveying meaning; describing a diverse range of personal lifestyles and relationships that shape our society

core competency

I statements

Grade 11
Arts Education
Class
Visual Arts
big idea
The visual arts reflect the interconnectedness of the individual, community, history, and society.

Search > Artistic movements

activity - Students choose a movement in Art that resonates with them. They research the society and culture of the time to gain a better understanding of the influences the movement had on the artists from that movement.

lesson topic

Art and Society

curricular competency

Explore and engage in the reciprocal relationship between the visual arts, cultures, and society

content

Contributions of innovative visual artists from a variety of movements, contexts, time periods, and cultures

core competency

I statements

Grade 11
Science
Class
Physics
big idea
1D Momentum: Momentum is conserved in a closed system.

Search > Potential and Kinetic Energy Experiments

activity - Have the students work through experiment 2: "Using Energy: Building a roller coaster".

lesson topic

Garden Hose Roller Coaster

curricular competency

Processing and analyzing data and information ; Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence

content

1D Momentum: law of conservation of momentum

core competency

I statements

Grade 11
Science
Class
Chemistry
big idea
Atoms and Molecules: Atoms and molecules are the fundamental building blocks of matter.

Search > Atomic models

activity - Using the article, have the student build a timeline that shows how our models of atomic structure have changed as we have gained knowledge on the atomic building blocks and the properties of the atoms.

lesson topic

Science in a Historical Context

curricular competency

Evaluate the validity and limitations of a model or analogy in relation to the phenomenon modelled

content

Atoms and molecules: model of the atom; the subatomic structure of atoms, ions and isotopes; quantum mechanical model

core competency

I statements

Grade 11
Science
Class
Life Sciences
big idea
Characteristics of Living Things: All living things have common characteristics.

Search > Respiration

activity - As preparation for learning about respiration in classroom activities, students explore articles on respiration relating to several species.

lesson topic

Respiration

curricular competency

Questioning and Predicting: Make observations aimed at identifying their own questions, including increasingly abstract ones, about the natural world

content

Cells are the basic unit of life: cellular respiration and photosynthesis

core competency

I statements

Grade 12
Social Studies
Class
Contemp Indigenous Studies
big idea
Indigenous peoples are reclaiming mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being despite the continuing effects of colonialism.

Search > Coloni* Canada (* as wildcard for colonial, colonization, colonized etc.)

activity - Students review the material on the impact on Canada from Colonialism and the purpose of residential schools as a tool to colonize. Add to the conversation the local historical impacts of colonization.

lesson topic

Colonialism

curricular competency

Assess and compare the significance of interconnections between people, places, events, and developments at a particular time and place, and determine what they reveal about issues in the past and present (significance)

content

Resilience and survival of indigenous peoples in the face of colonialism

core competency

Positive Personal and Cultural Identity

I statements

"I understand that my identity is made up of many interconnected aspects (such as life experiences, family history, heritage, peer groups)"

Grade 12
Science
Class
Environmental Studies
big idea
Global Warming and Climate Change: Human activities have caused changes in the global climate system.

Topic Finder > Climate change

activity - Students explore a self-directed topic of interest such as climate change.

lesson topic

Interconnected Global Systems

curricular competency

Processing and Analyzing Data and Information: Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence

content

Global warming and climate change: impacts on society, mitigation, and personal choices

core competency

I statements

Grade 12
Mathematics
Class
Calculus
big idea
Differential calculus develops the concept of instantaneous rate of change of one quantity in relation to another.

Search > Calculus

activity - Before starting the unit on limits the students research how calculus is used in society.

lesson topic

Calculus and Society

curricular competency

Communicating and Representing: Explain and justify mathematical ideas

content

Applications of derivatives

core competency

I statements

Grade 12
Science
Class
Chemistry
big idea
Reaction Kinetics: Conditions surrounding a reaction determine its rate.

Search > Observing chemical reactions

activity - Students research the way technology has advanced how we study chemical reactions, including slow-motion cameras, lasers, infrared spectroscopy.

lesson topic

Technology and Chemistry

curricular competency

Evaluating: Consider the changes in knowledge over time as tools and technologies have developed

content

Reaction kinetics: reaction mechanism

core competency

I statements

Grade 12
Arts Education
Class
Music
big idea
People learn creativity and innovation through music.

Search > Music's impact on the brain

activity - Have the students find ways in which music impacts how we think and feel. Have them think of ways the music they are learning can help other community members.

lesson topic

Music and the Brain

curricular competency

Reflect on the music-making process and make connections to learning and experiences

content

The role of performers and audiences in a variety of contexts

core competency

I statements

Grade 12
Core French
Class
big idea
Appreciation of Francophone culture allows us to understand and explore global issues with greater awareness.

Search > Francophone issues

activity - Students search for French language articles that relate the Francophone culture in Canada and around the world to local and global issues.

lesson topic

Francophone Culture

curricular competency

Locate and explore a variety of authentic texts in French

content

Register and language etiquette

core competency

I statements

Grade 12
Mathematics
Class
Foundations of Mathematics
big idea
Logical reasoning helps us pose, organize, and defend arguments.

Search > Game Theory

activity - Students use the World Book to research "game theory" and how it is used in society to make informed decisions.

lesson topic

Game Theory

curricular competency

Reasoning and analyzing: Use tools or technology to analyze relationships and test conjectures

content

Odds, probability, and expected value

core competency

I statements

big idea
Language shapes ideas and influences others.

Search > Political Parties

activity - Students read and review various forms of writing and the structures they use to shape their message or meaning.

lesson topic

Language and Form Shape Meaning

curricular competency

Comprehend and Connect: Evaluate how literary elements, techniques, and devices enhance and shape meaning and impact

content

Strategies and processes: metacognitive strategies

core competency

I statements

Grade 12
Mathematics
Class
Foundations of Mathematics
big idea
Logical reasoning helps us pose, organize, and defend arguments.

Search > Learn To Identify Cats

activity - After reading or listening to the NPR report "A Massive Google Network Learns To Identify 'Cats'" have the students use the ideas of set theory and conditional statements to develop a system of identifying cats or dogs.

lesson topic

Machine Learning

curricular competency

Develop, demonstrate, and apply conceptual understanding of mathematical ideas

content

Set theory and conditional statements

core competency

I statements

Grade 12
Science
Class
Physics
big idea
Circular Motion: a result of a centre seeking force: can describe/predict the motion of objects on Earth and in the Universe.

Search > Gravity Assist

activity - Students research the way that spacecraft are sent to other planets through the gravity assist method.

lesson topic

Gravity Assist

curricular competency

Evaluating: Consider the changes in knowledge over time as tools and technologies have developed

content

Circular motion and gravitation: law of conservation of energy applications - gravitational potential energy

core competency

I statements

Grade 12
Physical and Health Education
Class
Fitness and Conditioning
big idea
Making healthy choices can help us to reach our health and fitness goals.

Choose Databases to include Primary Search > Publications > Primary Search > Search "Jack and Jill"

activity - Students choose from the 95 'Health' magazines available to develop a personal top 3 list of healthy choices with the greatest impact on their future.

lesson topic

Healthy Choices

curricular competency

Identify and describe the relationship between healthy eating, overall health and performance in fitness activities

content

Sources of health information, including professional documents, health and fitness magazines, and advertisements

core competency

I statements