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Ages 10 - 13

These activities were created by teachers, volunteers and outdoor education experts for complimentary use by schools, non-profit organizations, parents and anyone who wants to help create a more sustainable future.

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Fun Getting your Hands Dirty
All living things sense and respond to their environment. Earth materials change as they move through the rock cycle and can be used as natural resources.
How Forests Change
Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems. The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.
Musical Trees
Dance, drama, music, & visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating (K-7). Plants and animals have observable features.
Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge
Aboriginal traditional knowledge across B.C.
Climate Change Class Book
Subject: Science, Social Studies
Cross Curricular Interests: Technology, Environmental Studies, English Language Arts, Art
Healthy Water Environments
Subject: Science, Language Arts
Cross Curricular Interests: Mathematics, language Arts, Fine Arts, Science, Career, Personal, Planning

Sideways Thinking
Subject: Science
Cross Curricular Interests: Science, Technology, Society, Social Studies, Math, Fine Arts, Writing, Career, Personal, Planning

Celebrating the Millennium
Subject: Science, History
Cross Curricular Interests: Language Arts, Fine Arts, Science, Technology, Society, Environment, Sustainability

Design an Insect
Subject: Science
Cross Curricular Interests: Fine Arts, Language Arts, Science

Environmental Issues Journal
Subject: Science, Social Studies
Cross Curricular Interests: Math, Science, Information Technology, Environmental Science, Language Arts (Creative Writing)

Developed by a FORED employee and BC-certified teacher who also fights forest fires, along with FORED's Forest Fire Crew leaders, this new Fire Education resource contains lesson plans and accompanying blackline masters on topics including fire weather, fire safety, and careers. With a particular focus on BC's challenging forest fires of 2003, the educational program is geared to complementing the curriculum areas: language arts, social studies, personal planning and science. Please download both the FIRE Education intermediate program (includes lesson plans) and the accompanying blackline masters.
For teachers and students who live in fire hazard areas, please download the following manuals Community Fire Smart Manual and the Homeowners Fire Smart Manual for extra help in reducing your fire risk.
Classroom Adaptations
for Students with Special Needs & Learning Difficulties

For additional special needs resources, see: AssistiveTechnology.pdf


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Exploring Aboriginal Culture  
Legends of our Time  
Masks, Bringing a Legend to Life  
Historical Highlights  
List of clickable links
Ammsa-Dos and Don'ts for teaching about Aboriginal Peoples
Aboriginal kids books  
First nations pronunciations  
From Landscapes Magazine Summer 2004
Endangered Species  
Hanging On              
                                   Where have they gone?
There are more stars in the universe, than grains of sand on all the beaches in the world.
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