Subject Guides

British Columbia’s Redesigned Curriculum:
 Core Competency Connections: 
Tools For Thought:  The Critical Thinking Consortium
“An online collection of over 80 lessons adaptable for any grade and subject. Each lesson is designed to help teachers infuse critical thinking tools frequently and easily into daily instruction with the aim to develop student ability to think, communicate and act.”
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

Vidéos et livrets pour élèves

“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
Language Arts: 
Mission is to “provide educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.”
Help a Child Write a Poem (
 Tree Canada
Human Body Symbaloo
Animal  Symbaloo
Social Studies:
Thinking About History:
Videos for Students by TC2
(Recommended for Intermediate students)
Veterans Affairs Canada:
Remembrance Day Information for Educators and Students
Mathcatcher: Mathematics through Aboriginal Storytelling
National Gallery of Canada:  Lesson Plans

Learning for the 21st Century


KQED Public Media for Northern CA


teaching ideas for reading and writing with links to children's literature


Learning for the 21st Century

Canadian Geographic

Learning for the 21st Century

Col. Chris Hadfield

Learning for the 21st Century

There's a Book for That

Where book love and the joy of a classroom community are shared

Watch. Connect. Read.

Learning for the 21st Century