Elementary and middle school teaching and learning resources: PDP


This page is dedicated to connecting you with elementary and middle school teaching and learning resources and is broken down into subject areas for easier navigation. 


CanTeach: Elementary Resources 
Created to assist teachers in finding and using resources online with an emphasis on those with a Canadian focus.

  Arts education

Pablo Picasso's Blue Period Guitars  (Gr. 1-7)  (Lesson Plan. For more, take a look at the primary lesson plans page
Source: VISUALLY SPEAKING: BC Art Teachers' Association Online Magazine -- Resources shared by BC educators and align with the redesigned curriculum.

Bringing the Outside In (Gr. 3-7) (Lesson Plan) 
Source: Vancouver Art Gallery: Emily Carr -- Vancouver Art Gallery's teaching resources for learning about Emily Carr and her work.

Symbols of Canada (Gr. 6) (Unit Plan) 
Source: Telling Stories: Narratives of Nationhood -- Artistic voices represented across Canada. Resources created by teachers from Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.

Artists' Stamps (Gr. 3-6) (Lesson Plan. For more, take a look at the main lesson plans page
Source: BLICK 

Create an Illuminated Alphabet Word Book (K-2) (2-part Lesson Plan) 
Source: The J. Paul Getty Museum

Pandora's Box (Gr. 5-6) (Lesson plan) 
Source: National Gallery of Art

Designing an Electric Guitar with Shapes (Gr. 3-5) (Lesson Plan) 
Source: TeachRock -- Popular music used in resources to engage students.

Chuck Close Portrait Drawing (Gr. 6-8) (Lesson Plan) 
Source: KinderArt -- Art lessons shared and contributed by members around the world for teachers and parents. 

  English language arts

A Directed Listening-Thinking Activity for "The Tell-Tale Heart" (Gr. 6-8) (Five lessons) 
Source: ReadWriteThink -- Lesson plans are based on the International Reading Association (IRA) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Standards for the English Language Arts.

Making Monsters (Gr. 4-5) (Lesson Plan. For more, take a look at the lesson plans​​​​​ page
Source: The Poetry Society -- A collection of learning resources from The Poetry Society.


Où me mène ma francophonie? (Gr. 1-6) (Lesson plan activity. For more, take a look at the activity repository page
Source: Association Canadienne d’éducation de Langue Française: Activités (ACELP) 

Activités pour le primaire (Gr. 1-6) (Activities based on 4 themes) 
Source: ÉLODiL 

Comparaison entre les familles - Activité (Gr. 2-5) (Lesson Plan. For more, take a look at the lesson plans page
Source: Habilo Médias: Ressources pédagogiques

Pensez comme un historien : Les Cent derniers jours (Gr. 7-9) (Video series with supporting material) 
Source Historica Canada Education Portal--A digital resource for teachers with a vast collection of learning tools covering Canada’s history.

Le travail des femmes en Nouvelle-France (Gr. 6-9) (Lesson Plan) 
Source: Cyber Mystères: les grands mystères de l’histoire canadienne


Percents (Gr. 8) (Lesson idea with handouts. For more, take a look at the lesson ideas page
Source: BC Association of Mathematics Teachers

Hands on Math Activities (K-6) (Activities. For more, take a look at the Resource Room
Source: Math Central -- Award-winning site maintained by faculty and students in Mathematics and Statistics and Mathematics Education at the University of Regina. 

Math 7 Honors (Gr. 7) (Lessons in slideshow format) 
Source: BCMath.ca -- Lessons are developed by certified math teachers in British Columbia.

How Much is Waste? (Gr. 5-8) (Activity) 
Source: NASA STEM Engagement

Pumpkin Math (K-2) (Activity) 
Source: CanTeach--Created to assist teachers in finding and using resources online with an emphasis on those with a Canadian focus.

  Physical education & health

Healthy Relationships (Gr. 7-9) (Lesson Plan. For more, take a look at the list of Instructional Samples for Physical Education) 
Source: BC's New Curriculum

Skipping Rope Activity (K-3) (For more activities, take a look at Action Schools! BC Resources
Source: Healthy Schools BC

Food Guide Snapshot 
Source: Canada's Food Guide (Government of Canada)

Personal Health Series (Gr. 6-8) (Teaching resources includes guides, posters, handouts, quizzes) 
Source: Kids Health in the Classroom

Grouchy Ladybug Stations (K-2) (Lesson Plan) 
Source: PE Central

Hoops and Loops (Gr. 5-7) (Activity) 
Source: PlaySport

Teacher's Guide Section 3 (K-3) 
Source: Screen Smart Elementary Schools -- An initiative to decrease recreational screen time and increase activity levels of students.

Lesson 1: Drink Detective (Gr 4-6) 
Source: Sip Smart! BC -- designed by teachers, dietitians, and other health educators

School Program Lesson Plans (Gr. 1-6) 
Source: Hockey Canada


Digestion (Gr. 3-5) (Lesson plan) 
Source: BioEd Online 

Space Project 2000 (K-7) (Content and activities) 
Source: Canadian Space Agency

Water Use and Conservation (Gr. 1-3) (Unit with lessons and handouts) 
Source: Statistics Canada (Government of Canada)

Butterfly Transformations and The Wonder and Terror and Heat (K-3) (Lesson and Unit Plans) 
Source: Imaginative Science & Technology Teaching

Fisheries (3-7) (Unit with lesson plans) 
Source: Scientist in Residence Program-- lesson plans designed by a scientist with two elementary school teachers. Focus is hands-on learning.

  Social Studies

Slavery and its Gradual Abolition in Upper Canada (Gr. 3-8) (Lesson plan with activities) 
Source: Canada's History

Symbols of Canada (Lesson Plan) 
Source: Historica Canada Education Portal

Colonies in Conflict Activity Plan: Lesson plan and activity handout (Gr. 6) (For more, take a look at the lesson plans page
Source: K-12 Study Canada -- lesson plans created by educators at the STUDY CANADA Summer Institute and other professional development workshops

History of Law (Gr. 5-7) (Includes lesson plan, content, activities, resources, assessment, and enrichment) 
Source: Law Lessons (BC-specific)

Teaching for Children's Rights: Rights, Wants, and Needs (Gr. 2-5) (Cards and activity kit. For more resources, take a look at the lesson plans page
Source: UNICEF Canada

Keeping it in Perspective: Different Persepctives on Natural Resource Management (Gr. 5) (Activity Plan. For more, take a look at the Instructional Samples for Social Studies) 
Source: BC's New Curriculum

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