AtoZ Lesson Plans

296 original lesson plans submitted by teachers

DLTK's Crafts for Kids: Educational Activities for Children
Many educational activities primarily aimed at Kindergarten and Cycle 1 students. The activities include Alphabuddies Section, Bulletin Board Ideas, Children's Book Breaks (includes 'Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes'), Color Buddies Section, Mini-Books Section, Number Buddies Section, and Shapes Buddies Section

Kindergarten

Math Games for Young Kids Various math games appropriate for children ages 3-6.

Sesame Street Game Room Many educational games aimed at Kindergarten and Preschool students. Activities deal with letters, numbers, shapes, sorting and more. There are links on the site that will take you to various types of activities dealing with stories, art, music etc.

Kindersite Kindersite is a free resource of 1,000s of games, songs and stories for 2 to 6 year olds.


Ethics and Religious Culture

PowerPoint Presentation on new program.

Ethics and Religious Culture Program - MELS


Language Arts

International Reading Association: Web Resources
Working together with a wide range of partners, the International Reading Organization has created this fine website that brings together hundreds of resources related to reading in all its forms and varieties. The materials and links presented here are divided into four primary sections, including “Teaching Tools”, “Issues in Literacy”, and “Literacy Community”.
 

Jan Brett's Home Page
2,293 pages of free activities, coloring pages, and projects
 

Better Book Reports -- 25 Ideas!
Tired of the same old book report formats? Do your students grumble every time you mention the words book reports? Spice up those old book reports with some new ideas. Education World presents 25 ideas for you to use or adapt.

Learning Page is a huge collection of professionally produced instructional material for you to download and print. Lesson plans, books, worksheets and much more can be found on the site. Become a member (it is free!) and download over 1500 professionally produced worksheets, activities and lesson plans for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade. EWE BOOKS™ are for registered Learning Page members (free). Each book is downloadable, printable, and designed to be folded and assembled to make a 16 page book. There are 16 pages of teaching notes to supplement each story, 20 Funsheets with activities relating to each story, and Fact Files for all the characters that appear in the story. There is also a color version of the story to read online, and a new book every month.

Reader’s Theater Scripts Readers Theater is a fun and effective way to build fluency and confidence. Any story can be easily adapted into a readers theater script. This site contains many "Reader's Theater" scripts which can be downloaded in either MS Word or Adobe formats.
 


Mathematics

Nelson Mathematics K-8 Includes a Teacher Resource Centre which contains various online Math Activities. Click here for direct link to Nelson 3, and here for direct link to Nelson 4

ABC Teach Math
These pages will provide math helpers like grids, charts, manipulatives, worksheets, and forms.

Brain Teasers
Each Wednesday evening a new Brain Teaser is posted for each grade-range. Solutions will be posted a week later.

Count On
You can count on this site to make math fun and exciting--and educational at the same time! Play to learn with the wide assortment of mathematically themed games; explore galleries of technological marvels in the Matrix; or explore what's in a number in the magic squares of Numberland. Great math games for all ages, number poems, limericks, facts and pictures and more.

Create a Graph
Graphs and charts are great because they communicate information visually. This site allows you to create area, bar, pie and line graphs online.

Eisenhower National Clearinghouse Math Topics
Lists of web sites categorized by subject areas within mathematics. Number and Operations, Measurement, Reasoning, Problem Solving etc.

Exploring Math Games
Explore the world of educational games on the net

FunBrain.com - Kids Center
Six Math games: Math Baseball, Shape Surveyor, Power Football, Line Jumper, Change Maker and Fresh Baked Fractions.

Fun Math Lessons
K-12 math lessons on graphing, problem solving, fractions, counting, ratio and proportion, puzzles and more.

Houghton Mifflin MathSteps
Here you'll find lesson plans, background information, and helpful tips on some of the key topics you'll encounter in MathSteps.

Making Math Meaningful for Young Students - Developing the Language of Mathematics
Develop a foundation for math problem solving by helping young students identify math in their environment.

Math Centres
Ideas for setting up Math Centres

Mathematics for Parents
Learning is not limited to the classroom. A significant portion of what children learn occurs outside the walls of the classroom. Parents, as "home teachers", can be extremely valuable contributors to their children's education. Mathematics for Parents aims at informing parents about how their children think about mathematics.

Math Forum
The Math Forum is a leading center for mathematics and mathematics education on the Internet. The Math Forum's mission is to provide resources, materials, activities, person-to-person interactions, and educational products and services that enrich and support teaching and learning in an increasingly technological world.
    • The Math Forum: Topic Tours
      The Web often seems more like a maze than an organized set of resources. To help you find the classroom materials you need, the Math Forum presents two 'tours' of specific subjects that will be useful to K-12 teachers and students.
    • Tour of Fractions K-12 Lessons and materials, questions and answers about fractions
    • A Tour of Measurement K-12 Lessons and materials, questions and answers about measurement

Math Maven's Mysteries
Calling all math detectives! Mysteries are popping all over town, and our chief sleuth needs your help to crack each case.

Math Problem Solving
This site features original mathematics problem solving worksheets for teachers and parents to copy for their kids. Use them for teaching, reinforcement, and review. They are most appropriate for grades four and five, but many are designed to be challenging and informative to older and more advanced students.

Math WebQuests
A math webquest is a project which uses internet resources to obtain relevant data which is then analyzed and used in various mathematical exercises. Sample Math WebQuests are provided.

Meet Professor Tobbs - Educational Activities
These wonderful activities help children develop important mathematical ideas and thinking skills that they will use in math, science and in everyday situations.

MRS. CARLTON'S ALGEBRA I WEB SITE Mrs. Carlton's Algebra I Web Site contains explanations and tutorials on first year algebra concepts as well as 2 dozen quicktime tutorial movies. There are helpful hints on how to study and prepare for tests. In addition,you will find a glossary and a short history of algebra. Throughout the school year, a section called "This Week in Mathematics" connects visitors to a Problem of the Week, a Cartoon of the Week, a weekly quotation and a Special Tip of the Week.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives an excelent library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials for mathematics instruction (K-8 emphasis).
 

PBS Kids Cyberchase (Flash plugin required)
A fun math related game is available every day at Cyberchase. Use the show to reinforce a concept taught in class. Pump up the math skills and have a little fun at the same time. Take the poll (and have students apply their knowledge of graphs) or have a peek at the next day's show.
 

Principles and Standards for School Mathematics
Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, is intended to be a resource and guide for all who make decisions that affect the mathematics education of students in prekindergarten through grade 12. The recommendations in it are grounded in the belief that all students should learn important mathematical concepts and processes with understanding. Principles and Standards makes an argument for the importance of such understanding and describes ways students can attain it.

Problems of the Week
The Math Forum's Problems of the Week (PoWs) are designed to provide creative, non-routine challenges for students in grades three through twelve. Problem-solving and mathematical communication are key elements of every problem.

Problem Solving for 3rd to 12th grade
Apply the reliable problem solving process shown in these examples to the word problems in any text or other teaching material and become an expert problem solver.

Problem Solving In Mathematics
There are many strategies for solving mathematical problems but this site focuses on Guess and Check, Look for a Pattern, Make A Systematic List, Make A Drawing Or Model, Simplify the Problem. By using these problems in your classroom for a few minutes each day, you can enhance your student's problem solving skills considerably.

Saskatchewan Education's Evergreen Curriculum
On-line Rubrics for Mathematics Problem Descriptions

Searching for Solutions: A Web-Based Problem-Solving Unit
Are you Searching for Solutions to math problems? This web-based unit will introduce students to strategies and real-life practice activities for applying problem-solving skills.

Support for Mathematics Curriculum
Strategies, Activities, Skills and Process - The Four Step Problem Solving Method - Problem Solving Strategies for Intermediate Students - Resources -Assessment Tools (Disclaimer: You MAY print copies of the information for your personal use only.)

Teaching Mathematics in a Primary Classroom
This web site is intended for primary teachers of mathematics. This web site includes a brief description of current research about addition and subtraction methods, some thoughts on how children construct mathematical knowledge, links to articles discussing constructivism in the mathematics classroom, and a description of a primary classroom activity which involves teaching mathematics through problem solving.

Word Problems For Kids
This Web Site contains word problems for students and teachers. The problems are classified into grade levels from Grade 5 to Grade 12. THIS IS NOT A TEST, but a set of carefully selected problems which can help you improve your problem solving skills -if you try to carefully think about how you would solve each problem, and once you have found the solution, you make sure that you understand all parts of the solution. You can try any problem you like and if the problem is a little difficult you can get helpful hints by following the hints link.

Social Science

CYCLE 1

QESN Social Sciences Resource Centre ~ Classroom Practices: Cycle 1

Saskatchewan Learning ~ Grade 1 Social Studies: Families
Students will learn about their own identity within the context of family and the classroom. They will learn that each person and family has unique characteristics that are of value and should be respected. They will learn that people are similar and different in various ways.

Saskatchewan Learning ~ Grade 2 Social Studies: Local Community
Students will learn that they are members of a number of different groups including the school and local community. While exploring the identity of the school and community, they will learn that communities have unique characteristics that are of value and should be respected. They will learn that various communities have similarities and differences.

CYCLE 2

The Loyalists
This website was designed for Elementary Cycle 2 and 3 Geography, History and Citizenship Education. Resources have been provided to help you guide your students as they travel through time exploring the lives of Loyalists who left the Thirteen Colonies and settled in present-day Canada from 1776-1792.

The Civilization of the Incas
Various aspects of the Inca civilization.

The Fur Trade and the Hudson's Bay Company
This site is about the fur trade in Canada and how it led to the exploration of the country and the formation of the oldest and largest company in Canadian history: Hudson's Bay Company.

Inca Resources on the Web

 
 

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada - Information Sheets
Download these information sheets, written for children aged 8-11, on Canada's Aboriginal peoples

Homes of the Past: The Archaeology of an Iroquoian Longhouse
By studying the archaeological remains of an Iroquoian longhouse, we can find out details of Iroquoian life 500 years ago.

Iroquois Beadwork - Cultural Portraits of the Past and Present
Many First Nations in Québec and Canada have long practiced beadwork. This art has become a very real tradition for two Iroquois nations in particular, the Mohawks, who live near Montreal, and the Tuscaroras, who live on the American side of Niagara Falls. This website and the McCord Museum exhibition that inspired it - Across Borders: Beadwork in Iroquois Life - are based mainly on the beadwork of these two nations.

Iroquois WebQuest
Your task is to follow the links to gather information about the Iroquois, the Native Americans who once inhabited most of what is now New York State.

The Iroquois: An Internet Hunt
Could you have survived in the wilderness 400 years ago? Find out about the daily life of the Iroquois as you become a modern day hunter, hunting in Cyberspace instead of with a bow and arrow.

Iroquois Oral Traditions Various Iroquois stories and traditions
 

Life in New France Webquest
Life in New France is a webquest directed at cycle 2 students. It involves the student creating a timeline of a day in his/her life and then comparing it to a day in the life of a child of New France. The web resources were created especially for this project.

Teaching Ideas & Sources : The Inca
Some Internet sites and books gathered by the History and Geography Task Force that may help you in teaching about the Incas.

Teaching Ideas & Sources : The 13 Colonies
Some Internet sites and books gathered by the History and Geography Task Force that may help you in teaching about the 13 Colonies.
 

Using the Internet for Social Sciences: Cycle 2
Gather your Hotlists, strike a positive attitude with a Subject Sampler, provide learners with information through a Treasure Hunt, and finally engage them in higher-order thinking with a WebQuest. This would seem to be a reasonable and fairly traditional approach.

CYCLE 3

The Loyalists
This website was designed for Elementary Cycle 2 and 3 Geography, History and Citizenship Education. Resources have been provided to help you guide your students as they travel through time exploring the lives of Loyalists who left the Thirteen Colonies and settled in present-day Canada from 1776-1792.

First Nations and the Inuit of Canada
The purpose of this website is to introduce and deepen students' understanding of the First Nations of Canada rich and varied cultural history.

Famous Canadians - An Inquiry Based WebQuest
Students work as teams of writers for a local paper doing a week long special on Great Canadians. By the end of this webquest, students will have discovered many new things about Canada and the people that have made it such a great country.

Saskatchewan Learning ~ Grade 4 Social Studies: Heritage
Students will study the history of the people of Saskatchewan from the pre-contact First Nations people, the early European immigrants, explorers, fur traders, the Mètis peoples, and the later immigrants from many countries of the world who all contributed to the current multicultural mosaic of this province.

Saskatchewan Learning ~ Grade 5 Social Studies: Canada http://www.sasked.gov.sk.ca/docs/elemsoc/g5tcess.html Students will explore the identity of Canada. They will learn about its geography, that is, its landforms, river systems, climate, and vegetation. They will also learn about places within the country, its national and regional symbols, and its people, especially, heroes.
 

Pioneer Life in Upper Canada Where did the pioneers come from? Where did they settle? Who was already there? How did the pioneers use the land? How was water important? What was it like to live in a pioneer village? Includes activity sheets to guide students through sections of this site.
 

Pioneer Life
Students examine the lifestyles of pioneer settlers and their contributions to early communities in Upper Canada. They compare the life of pionners to their own lives. They also investigate the contribution of Aboriginal people to pioneer communities

Media and Culture Watch
New France Links, Canada in the 1800's, Thirteen Colonies Links, Black History Links
 

You Be The Travel Agent:A Social Studies WebQuest on Canada
Students are travel agents working for The World Wide Web Travel Agency. The agency has asked them to create a "travel page" on a Canadian province for a big advertising campaign that is attempting to attract tourists to visit Canada.

Physical Education

PE Central
The premier Web site for health and physical education teachers, parents, and students. The goal is to provide the latest information about developmentally appropriate physical education programs for children and youth.

Ask Eric - Nutrition Lesson Plans
Eighteen elementary lesson plans on nutrition

Healthy Choices for Kids
The Healthy Choices for Kids nutrition education program has material, lesson plans, and worksheets on Eat a Wide Variety of Foods,Choose a Healthy and Active Lifestyle, Eat Plenty of Fruits,
Vegetables, & Grains, Choose Healthy Snack