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Media Literacy Activity: Scrambled News Stories And Newsworthiness (Grades 6-8 Social Science)

AN ACTIVITY FOR GRADES 6-8 Activity: Ordering News Stories and Determining Newsworthiness Preparation Decide on 4-7 relatively current news stories to focus on.  They can be from Teaching Kids News, or articles of your own choosing.  For the sake of […]

by · May 26, 2013 · In-Class Ideas
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(Grade Seven: Language Or Social Science) Considering Different Points-Of-View In A News Story

AN ACTIVITY FOR GRADE SEVEN Article: New Blue Jays Pitcher Separated From Beloved Pit Bull, by Joyce Grant   Activity: Considering Different Points-Of-View In A News Story Preparation: Choose a story in the news to examine.  For the sake of […]

by · May 13, 2013 · In-Class Ideas
(Grade 3: Science) “Let’s Play!” – Spirit Of Caine’s Arcade Felt Around The World

(Grade 3: Science) “Let’s Play!” – Spirit Of Caine’s Arcade Felt Around The World

AN ACTIVITY FOR GRADE 3 Article: Spirit Of “Caine’s Arcade” Felt Around The World, by Joyce Grant           Activity: Let’s Play By Jonathan Tilly 1. Using cardboard and other found materials build a game that is sturdy […]

by · February 3, 2013 · In-Class Ideas
(Grade 1: Social Studies) “A Community Comes Together” – Rebuilding A Special Community Castle

(Grade 1: Social Studies) “A Community Comes Together” – Rebuilding A Special Community Castle

AN ACTIVITY FOR GRADE 1 Article: Rebuilding A Special Community Castle By Greg Robinson                 Activity: A Community Comes Together  By Jonathan Tilly 1. Draw a picture for the community that could go […]

by · February 3, 2013 · In-Class Ideas
(Grade 2: Social Studies) “Happy Holidays, Computer” – Google Offers Holiday Easter Eggs

(Grade 2: Social Studies) “Happy Holidays, Computer” – Google Offers Holiday Easter Eggs

AN ACTIVITY FOR GRADE 2 Article: Google Offers Holiday Easter Eggs By Joyce Grant           Activity: Happy Holidays, Computer By Jonathan Tilly 1. Google has asked you to invent “Easter Eggs” for them in order to celebrate different […]

by · February 3, 2013 · In-Class Ideas
(Grade 3: Social Studies) “Put ‘em on the Map” – Google Puts Cambridge Bay, Nunavut On Street View

(Grade 3: Social Studies) “Put ‘em on the Map” – Google Puts Cambridge Bay, Nunavut On Street View

AN ACTIVITY FOR GRADE 3 Article: Google Puts Cambridge Bay, Nunavut On Street View By Joyce Grant Activity:  “Put ‘em on the Map”  By Jonathan Tilly 1. On a sheet of paper divided in half, draw two maps 2. Draw […]

by · February 3, 2013 · In-Class Ideas
(Grade 2: Science) “Water Can Be Tricky!” – Underwater Dolphin Rescue Caught On Video

(Grade 2: Science) “Water Can Be Tricky!” – Underwater Dolphin Rescue Caught On Video

AN ACTIVITY FOR GRADE 2 Article: Underwater Dolphin Rescue Caught On Video By Jonathan Tilly                   Activity: Water Can Be Tricky! By Jonathan Tilly 1. Using lego and a water table, try […]

by · February 3, 2013 · In-Class Ideas
(Grade 1: Science) “Get Outside!” – Canada Shining At Winter Sports – Including “Slopestyle”

(Grade 1: Science) “Get Outside!” – Canada Shining At Winter Sports – Including “Slopestyle”

  AN ACTIVITY FOR GRADE ONE Article: Canada Shining At Winter Sports – Including “Slopestyle” By Ahren Sternberg             Activity: Get Outside! By Jonathan Tilly 1. Using folded paper, make a book about your favourite outdoor activities. […]

by · February 3, 2013 · In-Class Ideas
(Grade 1: Science) “You are Superb!” – Baby Superb Fairy-Wren Sings For Its Supper

(Grade 1: Science) “You are Superb!” – Baby Superb Fairy-Wren Sings For Its Supper

AN ACTIVITY FOR GRADE 1 Article: Baby Superb Fairy-Wren Sings For Its Supper By Joyce Grant             Activity: You are Superb! By Jonathan Tilly Glue toothpicks to construction paper to make a nest. Inside draw a […]

by · February 3, 2013 · In-Class Ideas
(Grade 8: Science) “What a Dump!” – Scientists Criticize Iron-Dumping Experiment

(Grade 8: Science) “What a Dump!” – Scientists Criticize Iron-Dumping Experiment

  AN ACTIVITY FOR GRADE 8 Article: Scientists Criticize Iron-Dumping Experiment By Monique Conrod Activity: What a Dump! By Jonathan Tilly Is geo-engineering a good Idea? Create a pamphlet that either encourages or discourages its use. Curriculum Connection Assess the […]

by · February 3, 2013 · In-Class Ideas