Possible Social Studies Activities

In our Social Studies class last semester, our teacher often led us through activities that we could apply in our own practice. I’ve included a few of those ideas below. “I am from” poetry: This activity is a great way to get students thinking about the environment, people, and culture that contributes to their identity. …

Helpful Social Studies Resources

Some of the best advice I’ve received so far is the old adage, beg, borrow and steal. It’s become increasingly apparent that I can not, and should not, try to develop all of my own resources. There are so many amazing teachers and professionals out there who have already developed their own creative curriculum material….

Indigenous History in Canada

We were lucky in our program to have a course specifically dedicated to Indigenous Education. It’s important for educators to introduce students to First Nations, Inuit and Metis cultures in Canada and the lasting impact of colonization. Not only is there an important new emphasis in the curriculum, but it will help our students better…

Hands-on Activities for Key Science Concepts

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I wasn’t able to blog as regularly in my second semester as in my first. In spite of this, I wanted to share some examples of our in-class science activities, since many of them could easily be used to teach important science skills in a variety of grades. Below, I’ve…

Summarizing My Inquiry Into a Poster

How my Inquiry Started When I began my inquiry, I knew exactly what I wanted to learn, but I was concerned about framing it in “the right” words. For nearly a decade, I’ve worked as Education Assistant in both public and private education systems. This experience has made me extremely passionate about reaching out to children who have…