British Columbia’s Redesigned Curriculum:
Core Competency Connections:
Tools For Thought: The Critical Thinking Consortium
Our Hidden Heroes: The Critical Thinking Consortium
“The goal of the Our Hidden Heroes program is to nurture social and personal responsibility. Students in grades one through eight learn that small things can make a big difference and that each of them can impact the world, one person, one family, one community at a time. They learn that the world is populated by many more positive than negative role models; many more hidden heroes than hidden crooks. Hidden heroes are ordinary people who are extraordinary role models. They are people who have much to teach us by the way they lead their lives, consistently doing small positive things that other ordinary people could do in similar circumstances—actions that benefit their own lives and those of others.
Imagine Action – Making a Difference:
Videos and Booklets for K-8 by TC2
“These three inspirational videos offer examples of social action undertaken by youth in the targeted grades. Both the videos and booklets are available in English and French.”
Edutopia Tips, Strategies, Resources:
PBS Learning Media: Browse free videos by Grade and Subject
Applied Design, Skills and Technology:
See our ADST page in Curriculum Connections and look for K-6 resources.
Four Directions Teachings (Gr. 4+) (also in French)
Help a Child Write a Poem (ReadWriteThink.org)
Canada’s Action on Climate Change (also in French)
A Developing World (Gr. 6+) (Canadian Geographic)
Four Directions Teachings (Gr. 3+) (also in French)
Locally developed Residential School Curriculum Website for students and teachers from Kindergarten through to grade 12.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada presented its 94 Calls to Action in December 2015. Call to Action #63 (i) included: Developing and Implementing Kindergarten to Grade Twelve Curriculum and learning resources on Aboriginal Peoples in Canadian history, and the history and legacy of Residential Schools. This website is a direct result of this call to action. The goal of this effort is to build student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy and mutual respect. Please visit https://greatspirithand.com and continue your journey towards Reconciliation today!