Spotlight Learning Resources

Rick Hansen Foundation Toolkits

The Rick Hansen Foundation strives to create a global movement in removing barriers for people living with disabilities. They create programs and initiatives that “raise awareness, change attitudes and remove barriers for people with disabilities in the built environment”. Create a free Rick Hansen account here and have access to their toolkits: Difference Maker, Abilities in Motion,...

First Nations Education Steering Committee

First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) is a “visionary group of people who determined the need for a First Nations-controlled collective organization focused on advancing quality education for all First Nations learners, they set out FNESC’s commitment to supporting First Nations in their efforts to improve the success of all First Nations students in BC”....

Inspiring Global Citizens – An Educator’s Guide

A fun, interactive curriculum resource that helps students understand their roles as global citizens in an increasingly interconnected world.  Each unit contains activities that support cross-curricular learning in Social Science/Social Studies, Geography, History, Language Arts, and the Arts, and incorporates a range of skills-based competencies including critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and map analysis.  The...

See Different Teacher Toolkits

See Different is an organization committed to empowering Canadians to embrace diversity. They work with teachers, students and administrators to build inclusive school communities. The See Different Teacher Toolkits are an online resource that offer ways for high school teachers to bring diversity and inclusion content into their classrooms.

It’s Our Time First Nations Toolkit

“The Assembly of First Nations has developed the It’s Our Time First Nations Tool Kit as the basis of a comprehensive strategy to reach out to First Nations students, teachers, schools, communities and the Canadian public at large. This resource is designed to bring together First Nations and non-First Nations people and foster a spirit...

Guide for Educators of Indigenous Students

Indspire has committed to improving the education of Indigenous peoples in Canada through resource development, program delivery and financial bursaries. This bilingual guide was created specifically for educators of Indigenous students in Canada and serves as a resource to improve Indigenous student success from K-12. Educators will find four sections inside: Educator/Community Programs, Resources, Professional Development,...

Virtual Field Trips

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants (EBTSOYP) hosts guest speakers and virtual field trips for students to connect with science, conservation, and adventure around the world from their school desks. EBTSOYP partners with many individuals and organizations around the world to connect students with experts in the field. Classes can tune in to the events via...

Climate Clock

The point when the global average temperature passes the threshold of 2° above pre-industrial averages represents a severe threat to the planet. However, it’s very hard to find a reliable reference for when we will reach this point. Presently, the 2° target floats abstractly in the public mind. The Climate Clock acts a public line...

The Secret Path

Gord Downie began Secret Path as 10 poems incited by the story of Chanie Wenjack, a twelve-year-old boy who died over fifty years ago on Oct. 22, 1966, while attempting to escape from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School near Kenora, Ont. Complimenting this work, Jeff Lemire created an 88-page graphic novel (published in hard copy...

Fort McMoney

Fort McMoney is a role-playing scenario game available through a National Film Board of Canada (NFB) interactive website or app. While playing, users need to consider multiple perspectives about the Alberta oil sands, including the social, economic and environmental implications for the community of Fort McMurray.

Giant Floor Map Program

We are currently creating our own Giant Floor Map specific to the Canada C3 expedition, complete with 15 learning activities created by a team of Indigenous educators from across the country, as well as by some Canadian Museum of Nature educators in partnership with the Canada C3 Education Team and Canadian Geographic Education. The Canada...