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Ages 5 - 9

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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Building a Classroom Composter
Local actions have global consequences, and global actions have local consequences
Seed Journeys
Plants and animals have observable features. Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment.
Food Chains: Who eats whom?
From the Science curriculum. Lesson Plan by FORED BC Society, adapted from the Living Forest.
Musical Trees
Dance, drama, music, & visual arts are each unique languages for creating and communicating (K-7). Plants and animals have observable features.
Name that Tree!
Plants and animals have observable features. Science K-9.
Stump Sleuths
Plants and animals have observable features.
The Great Bug Expedition
All living things sense and respond to the environment. Plants and animals have observable features.
The Story of the Rainbow
Creative experience involve an interplay between exploration, inquiry, and purposeful choice (Arts Education).
Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge
Aboriginal traditional knowledge across B.C.
Get Energized About Saving Energy
Subject: Science, Social Studies
Cross Curricular Interests: English Language Arts, Math, Technology, Art
Animal Watch Exchange
Subject: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Math, Computer Technology
Cross Curricular Interests: Environment, Sustainability, Science, Technology, Society, Information Technology

Log Hotel
Subject: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Personal Planning
Cross Curricular Interests: Environment, Sustainability

Taking Care of the Environment
Subject: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Personal Planning
Cross Curricular Interests: Environment, Sustainability, Media, Education, Special Needs

What Can I Do?
Subject: Social Studies, Language Arts, Mathematics
Cross Curricular Interests: Science, Technology, Society, Environment, Sustainability, Information, Technology, Multiculturalism

A Nature Walk
Subject: Art, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
Cross Curricular Interests: Environment, Sustainability, Science, Technology, Society, Applied Arts

Getting to Know the Forest for the trees
Subject: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Math, Computer Technology
Cross Curricular Interests: Environment, Sustainability, Science, Technology, Society, Information Technology

Design an Insect
Subject: Science
Cross Curricular Interests: English Language Arts, Fine Arts, Science, Social Studies, Aboriginal studies

Developed by a FORED employee and BC-certified teacher who also fights forest fires, along with FORED's Forest Fire Crew leaders, this Fire Education resource contains lesson plans and accompanying blackline masters on topics including careers, equipment, fire safety, and prevention. 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 primary 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

For more lesson plans see Science Times


Exploring Aboriginal Culture
Pow Wow Dance  
Traditional Aboriginal Food  
Soap Sculptures  
Totem Poles  
Ammsa-Dos and Don'ts for teaching about Aboriginal Peoples
Aboriginal kids books  
First nations pronunciations  
Origins
From Landscapes Magazine Summer 2004
 
Endangered Species
     Oceans Away
On average a family of four throws away about two sacks of garbage a week, most of which could be recycled. They discard an estimated 90 drink cans, 107 bottles and jars, two trees' worth of paper, 70 food cans and 45kg of plastic.
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