Canada C3 Learning Modules for Teachers

Richness, Abundance, and Transects, Oh My!

  In this module, biodiversity is explored using Arctic ocean life. This set of lessons demonstrate how scientists and researchers categorize and monitor biodiversity, species richness, and other environmental factors within an ecosystem. Students participate in mock-up transects, species collections and surveys. The lessons give students a feel for how researchers might operate in the...

Mi’gmaq Language as a Means of Promoting Indigenous Sustainability

In these lessons, students will use Mi’gmaq information and culture to identify certain medicinal plants and understand their use and importance in a way that demonstrates respect and important Mi’gmaq values. Students will also have an opportunity to discover how plants are important to all living things and are connected to us in many ways....

Hunting and Gathering

These Art lessons will prepare students to display their hunting- and gathering-inspired artwork in a Heritage Fair setting. This will include interview-based research, gathering relevant art pieces, and development of displaying one’s art.

What Is Canada?

This lesson will build upon students’ graphing concepts, whilst exploring our year-long classroom theme, What is Canada? Students will produce bar graphs, first in a guided process as a class, and then in a shared experience in small groups.

Living in the Narrows

“Living in the Narrows – Mapping our Kinship with Land, Water, and Ice” will be our year-long theme in the Grade 5/6 classroom. The class will plan for and go on a winter Aullak (on the land excursion) and a summer Aullak to Eskimo Island, a small island in Hamilton Inlet tucked into the west...

Learning to Write a Formal Persuasive Opinion Letter

This Learning Module assumes students have already had a few classes to research an issue related to their chosen topic. For example, my own students researched the possible economic, social, and environmental impacts of the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion from Strathcona County, Alberta to Burnaby, British Columbia. Students will use their research...

How is Rain Connected to the Environment?

This lesson is an introduction to the water cycle for Grade 2 students. The lesson begins with a simple activity where students draw pictures to show their existing ideas about where they think rain comes from. From here, students will take part in a movement session where they will be introduced to basic functions (precipitation,...

Exploring the Natural Environment through Dance

As someone with two left feet, I was always afraid to teach dance to my students, whatever their age. One day, in order to get over my fear, I decided to explore the use of movement and the elements of dance with my students in my happy place, the forest.

Accessibility in our Communities

In this learning module, students will examine the features and barriers that make their community accessible or inaccessible for all people to use. Using an inquiry framework, students will examine for themselves the strengths and needs of their local neighbourhood with regards to accessibility and develop and implement an action plan to make their community...

Rainbow Gardening

In this learning module, students will examine symbols that are important to Canada and diverse groups in our country. Students will learn about sustainable food production practices.

Two-Spirit Peoples and Reconciliation

The goal of this module is to introduce students to the history of Two-Spirit peoples in Indigenous societies. This module will discuss what Two-Spirit identity is and show examples of historic and modern Two-Spirit peoples. Furthermore, this module will discuss what obstacles and issues Two-Spirit peoples face and the causes of these problems.