The Critical Thinking Consortium: Creative, Collaborative & Critical Thinking Resources (Note: look for the FREE icon for free lessons and activities)
BC Ministry of Education: Cross-curricular resources
Better Lesson (sign-up required)
Get Outdoors (Gr. K-7)
The Learning Network (New York Times)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools: NLPS Learns
Ontario Curriculum Planner Grades 1 to 8
Rick Hansen Foundation: Accessibility and Inclusion Lessons (sign-up required)
Share My Lesson (sign-up required)
There are a number of professional journals and magazines for teachers in which you can find lesson and activity ideas and other information to inform lesson design:
Check out Open Educational Resource Repositories (OERR) for lesson plan and teaching ideas. OERRs allow educators the share, manage and use free education resources and contain items such as:
OER Commons https://www.oercommons.org/
The Open Education Repositories guide (https://guides.library.ubc.ca/open-education/finding) contains information on OERs and links to additional repositories.
If you haven’t already seen the UBC Education Library booklists, we encourage you to also search there for specific book recommendations from our collection to support your teaching. There you will find teaching resources, picture books, and non-fiction recommendations for common teaching topics, inquiry-based learning design, BC’s core competencies, and other content areas in the curriculum.
In UBC Library:
From the Library homepage, search "juvenile fiction" OR "juvenile literature" and apply the "Full Text Online" and the "Book/eBook" limiters.
Curio provides streaming access to educational content (including videos, podcasts, and teacher guides) from CBC and Radio Canada. Here you will find content for all grades and subjects, including content in French. UBC Library has access to Curio’s main channel, as well as News in Review. Many school districts in BC also subscribe to Curio. You can find out about access in your school from your school advisor or your teacher librarian.
Log in to Curio here.
SOGI 123, created by the SOGI Education Network, has created a number of lesson plans and other curricular resources to help BC teachers incorporate inclusive SOGI (sexual orientation and gender identity) content into their lessons.
In addition to the curriculum materials (picture books and YA fiction, education technologies, puppets, etc.) available to you through the UBC Library, you will have access to materials at your practicum school through school libraries and/or district resource centres. You can always reach out to the teacher librarian at your school for assistance finding resources for your planning.
Curious about collaborating with a teacher librarian? This document from the Surrey Chapter of the BCTLA and the Surrey Teachers' Association outlines the ways you can work with your TL.
You can also begin looking for resources available through your school and district by searching in the following places:
Abbotsford School District 34
Cariboo-Chilcotin School District 27
Chilliwack School District 33
Comox Valley School District 71
Kamloops/Thompson School District 73
Kootenay Lake School District 08
Kootenay-Columbia School District 20
Langley School District 35
Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows School District 42
New Westminster School District 40
North Vancouver School District 44
Peace River North 60
Powell River School District 47
Prince George School District 57
Prince Rupert School District 52
Rocky Mountain School District 6
Southeast Kootenay School District 5
Sunshine Coast School District 46
Surrey School District 36
Vernon School District 22