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Lesson plans & curriculum guides: PDP resources

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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:

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. 

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Canadian resources

  • TeachBC 
    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 

    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")

    Suggested keywords:

    Subject headings:

    Take a look at the Library Catalogue search guide for more tips for finding resources in the Library Catalogue.

    Need help?

    If you need help, please contact Melissa Smith, Librarian for the Faculty of Education at 778.782.7419 or mnsmith@sfu.ca or Ask a librarian.

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