Category Archives: Phys Ed & Health

Classroom Activities: What is My Carbon Footprint?

Current consumption of fossil fuel releases more than 25 billion tons of CO2 into the atmosphere every year. If current trends continue, there will be a tripling of atmospheric CO2 by the end of the century—levels not seen for more than 40 million years. By measuring our carbon footprint, we can learn how we are […]

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Online Smithsonian Courses

The Smithsonian name carries quite a bit of weight in the world of higher education. And soon, a funnel for that pool of knowledge will be available online — for a price.
In May the Smithsonian Institution announced a 10-year joint venture with The Great Courses, a company that specializes in lifelong learning through digital media, […]

New resources launched for Media Literacy Week!

The week, which runs from November 4 to 8, is hosted by MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF). Activities are taking place across Canada to recognize the importance of media and digital literacy skills for young people.
In honour of the week’s theme – marketing, consumerism and youth – MediaSmarts has launched the following resources:

Co-Co’s AdverSmarts […]

Know your Onions- nutrition labelling

“Know Your Onions is a free Web-based, interactive online unit that teaches grade 5 students how to use nutrition labels on packaged foods to make healthy choices. In this game-show themed unit, students will learn about the different components of the label and apply this knowledge as they practice comparing and choosing foods.
Once registered, you can […]