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This page focuses on providing general and multidisciplinary resources that you can use in your teaching as well as suggests ways for you to find material through the catalogue. For resources specific to level and subject areas, please take a look at the following pages:
- Elementary and middle school teaching and learning resources: PDP
- Secondary teaching and learning resources: PDP
General teaching resources (K-12)
Below is a selection of general and multidisciplinary K-12 resources. These include resources such as lesson and unit plans, activities, and background information.
Great starting point. Resources developed by BC teachers include activities, lesson plans, unit plans, and more.
- BC Curriculum: Instructional Samples
Examples of how BC teachers are implementing the redesigned curriculum. Includes ready-to-use lesson plans and activities.
- Teaching Tools | Cross-Curricular Resources (BC Ministry of Education)
Teacher resources from the BC Ministry of Education.
- Learning First Peoples: Classroom Resources
Teacher resources developed by the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC).
See First Peoples: PDP resources for more resources on integrating Indigenous themes into the classroom.
- Open School BC
Open education resources on selected subjects.
- UDL: supporting diversity in BC schools
Resources to help K-12 teachers introduce Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies into the classroom.
- SOGI 123
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) -- Inclusive lesson plans and other resources which align with the BC curriculum.
- Code BC
Coding and computational thinking resources connected to BC's redesigned curriculum.
Other general resources
- Education World
- Imaginative Education Research Group: Lesson Plans
- OER Commons
- PBS Teacher Resources
- Share My Lesson
- Teacher.org: Lesson Plans
- The Learning Network: Teaching and Learning with the New York Times
- Zunal WebQuest
- Teacher Planet
- Morning Center: For Teaching Social Responsibility
Elementary and middle school teaching and learning resources
The Elementary and Middle School Teaching and Learning resources guide, is dedicated to connecting you with elementary and middle school teaching and learning resources and is broken down into subject areas for easier navigation.
Secondary teaching and learning resources
The Secondary Teaching and Learning resources guide, is dedicated to connecting you with secondary teaching and learning resources and is broken down into subject areas for easier navigation.
Using the library catalogue
You can search the Library Catalogue to find lesson planning ideas from teacher's guides, activity books, handbooks, and books with supplemental guides.
To have a more focused search, use keywords for your subject area or topic, together with the suggested keywords and subject headings below. For example:
literature AND secondary AND (lesson plan* OR "activity programs")
Take a look at the Library Catalogue search guide for more tips for finding resources in the Library Catalogue.