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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 18, No. 1, September 2005

Ten new BCTF lesson aids

1 LA 2063—Challenging McWorld produced by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, ©2004, 206 p. This resource is designed to enable concerned youth to develop skills required for confronting McWorld in their daily lives on several fronts. This resource addresses: issues of globalization facing youth in high schools and university or college campuses; issues and challenges facing youth in their workplaces and communities; issues of corporate globalization affecting youth in both Canada and the world at large; and lesson plans and education supplements designed to make this second edition more accessible and applicable as a teaching and learning resource. Grades 8–12. $17.95

2LA SR220—All Human Beings are Born Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights produced by the Social Justice Committee, Burnaby Teachers' Association, 2004–05, 51 p. This resource contains social justice readings for teachers and intermediate and secondary students. The authors hope this resource facilitates more ease in raising social justice issues in the classroom. Some of the articles may not be appropriate for the intermediate level student. Article topics on social justice range from homosexuality, transgendered people, electoral reform, trade unions, globalization media, biodiversity, feminism, immigration, privatization, rich and poor, and aboriginal education. Grades 7+. $5

3 LA 9930—Student Success Equation produced by The Learning Teachers' Association, ©Winter 2005, 90 p. This issue of LATA's The Vital Link journal, vol. 10, no. 1, features articles and viewpoints from learning assistance teachers. Includes a CD Rom, suitable for both Windows and Mac use, which highlights the important contributions that learning assistance teachers make to public education. Learning assistance teachers are the vital link between society's belief in inclusive education and the practical reality of making it happen. Grades K–12 $12

4 LA 9931—Your Magical Brain: How It Learns Best by Gary Anaka, ©2005, 53 p. This book, written by a learning assistance teacher who is a study skills expert and a brain-based learning facilitator, offers assistance and supports a new framework for teaching and offers practical, useable tools to support student learning for all students. The author outlines how to work with the brain highlighting over 20 significant brain-friendly principles that work with a common-sense approach. The book is divided into six chapters: Five Teaching Approaches That Really Work Best; Ten Genuine Ways the Brain Learns Best; Three Things the Brain Needs Most; More Successful Brain Boosters; Brain Killers and The Biggest Challenge Ahead. For teachers. $21.95

5 LA 2044A&151;Art of Apology: Holocaust Memorials in Germany produced by Dr. Hinda Avery and the Vancouver Multicultural Society, ©2005, 30-minute VHS videocassette. This video explores how a country attempts to apologize for the atrocities it committed. After a lifetime wondering how and where family members were murdered by the Nazis, a Vancouver woman decides to go to Germany for answers. While on her quest she discovers Holocaust Memorials—museums, monuments and memorial centres—and becomes fascinated by their diverse forms. Are they an effective way to apologize for murder? For mass genocide? Is their apology recognized by Jewish communities? How effective are the memorials in alerting us to present day racism and antisemitism? This thought-provoking video takes the viewer to cities and former Nazis concentration camp sites. Grades 11–12. $9.95 Also available in DVD format LA2044B—$9.95

6 LA 2301—Dealing with Name-calling produced by Gay and Lesbian Educators of B.C. ©2005, 44 p. This 44-page resource addresses name-calling (homophobic slurs in particular) in the school context, with an important legal update, and various strategies and tips for educators and administrators. It offers six lesson plans that can be adapted for any grade level from 2 to 10, and excellent lists of helpful books, videos and websites. There is also information about two BCTF workshops that address homophobia, and a sample of one of the free posters available online from GALE BC. Grades 2–10. $5

7 LA 7077—Foods and Nutrition 9 by Robynne Fraser, ©2005, 306 p. This lab demonstration/teacher book includes 57 recipes for student use under the headings of proper measurement, breakfast unit, lunch unit, yeast breads, lunch/supper, supper unit and dessert unit including cookies, cakes, pastry and pies. The book is divided into three sections: lab demonstration for student use with the recipe quantities left blank, a teacher section with recipe quantities included, and an answer key for the lab demonstration section. The package is one-sided to be reproduced and three-hole punched to fit into a binder. $22.95

8LA 7078—Food and Nutrition 10 by Robynne Fraser, ©2005, 333 p. This lab demonstration/teacher book includes 51 recipes for student use, including international recipes. The book is divided into three sections: lab demonstration for student use with recipe quantities left blank, a teacher section with recipe quantities included, and an answer key for the lab demonstration section. The package is one-sided to be reproduced and three-hole punched to fit into a binder. $23.95

9LA 7079—Food and Nutrition 11/12 International Foods by Robynne Fraser, ©2005, 425 p. This lab demonstration/teacher book includes 78 recipes for student use, including recipes from Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, Central and South America and North America. Divided into three sections: lab demonstration for student use with recipe quantities left blank, a teacher section with recipe quantities included, and an answer key for the lab demonstration section. The package is one-sided to be reproduced and three-hole punched to fit into a binder. $25.95

10 LA 2062—Beaver Tales by the Overlanders, ©2004, 60-minute audio CD. This CD contains songs and printed lyrics on Canadian history suitable for Grades 9 and 10 social studies. Students can sing their way into becoming experts on Canadian history. The Overlanders use a wide variety of musical styles as they craft songs that are both educational and exciting. The Overlanders provide a web site (mapleleafpro.net) that offers line by line explanations of their song lyrics, interactive teaching resources like the Prime Ministers Personality Quiz and over 300 pages of lesson plans. The Overlanders also tour schools with their action-packed Canadian history musical theatre show. Suitable for Grades 4–5 and 9–10. $19.95

Many curriculum resources and information are available at www.bcalmer.ca/

For a complete listing of over 1000 BCTF Lesson Aids, consult the Lesson Aids online catalogue, bctf.ca/LessonAids

To order any of the above lesson aids, enclose a cheque payable to the BCTF or authorized purchase order to BCTF Lesson Aids Service 100–550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4P2. GST and postage/ handling are included in the prices. Orders are sent by return mail.



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