This site offers stories in 10 videos and 11 photo essays based on an intergenerational and intercultural exchange on food issues. For five years, a small group of food activists have connected across big differences – youth/elders, rural/urban, Indigenous/settler, Canadian/Mexican. All the photo essays and videos have teacher’s guides with questions and activities, commentaries by experts, and further references.
As the voice of Agriculture in the Classroom Ontario, AgScape provides factual, balanced, curriculum-linked food literacy programs and resources to Ontario’s educators and students.
Lesson plans and resources in several subject areas for grades 1 – 12
Le répertoire Ressources pour repenser, un projet de l’Education au service de la Terre, fournit aux enseignants un meilleur accès à d’excellentes et de pertinentes ressources en matière de l’éducation pour le développement durable.
L’éducation pour le développement durable (ÉDD) intègre les sphères écologique, sociale et économique à travers un apprentissage actif, pertinant et interdisciplinaire.
Immediate access to more than 1,000 quality classroom resources: lesson plans, books, videos and other materials that explore the environmental, social and economic dimensions of important issues and events unfolding in our world today. Developed by Learning for a Sustainable Future.
Empowering our children to change the world! LSF is transforming Canada’s education system through innovative programs that empower youth and educators to create more sustainable communities.
Schools for a Living Planet program offers over 30 curriculum-linked downloadable in-class activities for Grades 3 to 8, plus links to background info, videos and games.
Anne Leonard has a number of documentary style videos about western consumerism and its world impact.
Teaching Geography Through a Sustainability Lens: Classroom Ready Activities (2014) was created through a joint project of the York Region District School Board and Learning for a Sustainable Future. The modules in the resource guide help students to attain the ministry ‘outcomes’ (i.e. curriculum expectations). Each module (3-5 days) integrates with one conventional unit in grade-nine geography in order to encourage the examination of the unit content from a sustainability perspective. The modules are designed to build upon one another. Alternatively, teachers can choose to use only those there is time for as they have been designed to also work independently.
Free Lesson plans, action projects and more. Project Webfoot is Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC)’s wetland education program. Through Project Webfoot, DUC offers many different wetland and environmental education choices and resources for teachers to educate young people about wetlands, conservation and what they can do to help.
An interactive sharing site for teachers to find and/or add cool ideas, lesson plans (with handouts, rubrics, etc.), book and file synopses/ handouts, rants, and thought regarding environmental education in secondary schools. Posts are organized into categories (e.g. curriculum – geography) for easy access. It’s a young site – as good as we make it.
Forests Ontario raises awareness of Ontario’s forests through education programs. Focus on Forests is a free, online resource for Grades 1-12. Envirothon is an interactive, curriculum based environmental education program in English and French for youth from grades 9 to 12. TD Tree Bee is a tree identification and forest conservation competition for students in grades 4-6. This site also includes information on careers in forestry.
Ontario curriculum expectations that relate to climate change and environmental learning have been identified and downloadable teaching resources have been developed for Grades 1-12.
Natural Curiosity is an inquiry-based approach to environmental studies developed by The Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study. This resource promotes cross-curricular integration of essential environmental and sustainability principles. The experiences of teachers who field-tested the approach are included on the site.
Resources to help educators bring the environment into their elementary or secondary classrooms; lesson plans, teacher guides, as well as activities and sites for students.
EcoSpark works with communities and with schools, providing them with the knowledge and tools to monitor their environment and take action for positive environmental change. Learn about the Oak Ridges Moraine, stream monitoring, energy conservation and more.
www.ecokids.ca Earth Day Canada’s EcoKids Program provides free, curriculum-based environmental education resources to thousands of schools and teachers across Canada-empowering young Canadians in grades K-8 to lessen their impact on the environment. From its modest beginnings in 1994, EcoKids has evolved into Canada’s most comprehensive school-based environmental education program. Teachers, students and parents have come to expect a high standard of excellence from EcoKids-which is reflected in the materials we produce and the support we provide to our program participants.
CWF focuses on national issues that impact Canada’s wildlife populations, with the aim of ensuring that wildlife populations and their habitats in all areas of Canada are conserved in a sustainable manner to be enjoyed by future generations. Here you’ll find lesson plans, great programs and resources for everyone – all grades, all subjects, all ages. A login is required.
This site includes links to Publications, Resources, Earth Hour, Specialist High Skills Majors, and the Green Schools initiative.