Canadian Teaching Ideas

Canadian history, geography, social studies and other great ideas & lesson plans for teachers and students.
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CHAT STATIONS IN ELEMENTARY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
As an elementary teacher, you are always looking for innovative ways to engage your students and make learning about science and technology more interactive. One strategy that has been gaining popularity in recent years is the use of chat stations in the classroom.
Does teaching your split Ontario Grade 3/4 class leave you exhausted at the end of each school day?  Check out this blog post, which provides tips on how to teach  social studies using one lesson for both grades.  I know, it sounds impossible, but this post provides tips for creating engaging activities using the big ideas of the Ontario social studies curriculum.  No more running between grades trying to teach two different units.  Happy days!! Teaching Social Studies, Canadian Social Studies, Social Studies Curriculum, Social Studies Unit, Social Studies Lesson, Studying Life, Human Activity
3 Tips for Teaching Grade 3/4 Social Studies in Ontario
Does teaching your split Ontario Grade 3/4 class leave you exhausted at the end of each school day? Check out this blog post, which provides tips on how to teach social studies using one lesson for both grades. I know, it sounds impossible, but this post provides tips for creating engaging activities using the big ideas of the Ontario social studies curriculum. No more running between grades trying to teach two different units. Happy days!!
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Plan a Classroom Debate Using this Free Schedule!
Have you ever thought about having your Grade 4, 5 or 6 class do debates, but were unsure about how to structure this activity? This short and sweet (and free!) timetable lays things out to make debate organization easier for both you and your students!
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3 Important Facts About the 2018 Ontario Social Studies Curriculum
Did you know that not all grades or strands of the Ontario Social Studies Curriculum changed in 2018? This blog post can help you figure out if any unit at your grade level was updated.
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How to Teach Teach Grade 3/4 Social Studies in Ontario and Actually Love It
Looking for ideas to engage students in social studies in your Ontario Grade 3/4 class? Learn how to use the big ideas of the curriculum for Strand A to blend your lessons so that you can teach both grades with the same lesson!
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Ontario Grade 6 Social Studies | Canada's Interactions in the Global Community
If you're teaching Grade 6 in an Ontario classroom, you may be looking for an inquiry-based unit to help teach Strand B: Canada's Interactions with the Global Community. This resource gives you the lesson plans, student texts and appropriate tasks to master this strand!
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End of the Year Book Swap: A Free Resource for Your Classroom
I love doing a variety of fun activities with my class as the school year ends, and one of their favorites is a book swap. Students bring in books they are willing to trade, and I add in some extra Scholastic book order books. Grab this free activity guide to end your school year!
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Teachers, Grab Your Canadian Government Flipbook Here!
Are you looking for engaging activities for your Canadian social studies class? Grab this government flipbook, and keep an eye out for more great Canadian teaching content!
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Ontario Grade 5/6 Social Studies Strand B: Teach One Lesson to BOTH Grades!
A Grade 5/6 split can be challenging, but this engaging "blended" inquiry-based Strand B social studies unit lets you teach ONE lesson to both grades! No more running back and forth between grades. Grade-specific texts & tasks are then given for the "working on it" portion of each lesson.
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Strengthen Your Student's Knowledge with this Canadian Government Word Wall!
Are your Grade 4 to 6 students learning about Canadian government this year? Make a great classroom display with this free Canadian Government word wall resource!
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Canadian Grade 4 Emergency Supply Lesson Plans
Have you ever woken sick in the middle of the night, and realized that the lesson plans on your desk are in no way ready for a supply teacher? Ugh...that is such a overwhelming feeling. I ended up creating 3 days of complete lesson plans & information templates that can be left in your classroom for a supply teacher to use on ANY day of the school year. If you're a Canadian Grade 4 teacher worried about emergency lesson plans, this is for you!
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5 Tips for Coping with an Unexpected Teacher Absence
Have you ever woken sick in the middle of the night, and realized that the lesson plans on your desk are in no way ready for a supply teacher? Ugh...that is such a overwhelming feeling. Read 5 tips for preparing ahead of time, so that you can concentrate on recovering rather than madly putting together something at the last minute.
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Teaching Canadian Government: 3 Easy Activities to Engage Your Students!
Almost all Canadian Grades 4-6 educators have to introduce their students to Canadian government systems, but it can be engaging and fun, instead of the boring topic some people regard it as. This blog post contains 3 great ideas for getting your students actively involved in their learning!