||Volume 16, No. 6, May/June 2004
Ten new BCTF lesson aids
1 Science for the Visual and Spatial Learner—CD ROM Series by David Hague and Moira Rockwell 250 pages of labs, worksheets and overheads. Mac and Windows computers, aims to simplify science concepts.
LA 4083 Science 8—Environment, Physics, Chemistry; Biology. $56; LA 4084 Science 9—Astronomy, Biology, Earth Science, Chemistry, Physics. $56; LA 4085 Science 10—Biology and Chemistry. $56; LA 4086 Biology 11—Study of Life, Viruses, Early Invertebrates, Invertebrates with Coeloms; Chordates; Evolution and Kingdom Animalia. $56; LA 4087 Biology 12—Biology and Chemistry. $56
2 LA 2228 Smoke Screen: Behind the Scenes,, Access to Media Education Society (AMES). 19-min. anti-smoking video and teacher’s guide with background information, links and lesson plans. Themes are: what motivates girls to smoke, how the tobacco companies target girls and the health impacts of smoking. Presents 19 ads made at Gulf Islands Film and Television School (GIFTS). Grades 6+ $39.95
3 LA 3224 Peer Perspectives: Expressions of Aboriginal Youth, Access to Media Education Society (AMES). 22-min. video and 34-page resource guide with video debriefing, pre-viewing and viewing activities and glossary. "Peer Perspectives" is a youth-driven, video-based program focussing on the visions and views of three emerging First Nations artists and explores the role the video in helping Native youth tell their stories, recover their culture and develop their voices. Resource guide provokes open discussion and helps contribute to positive social change. Grades 7+ $49.95
4 LA 1004 Crossed Signals by Caroline Courey, 195 p. This book describes emotional and intellectual tools for teens and their families to use to cope with chronic illness and the turmoil it brings. It also shows how to improve interpersonal relationships within the family. The author is a mother and MS sufferer who turned her own experience into a fictional story. Her book shows how children—especially teens—are affected by the chronic illness of one parent, and skillfully identifies how, if left unattended, changing roles and family dynamics lead to escalating stress. Grades 8–11 $20.95
LA 1004 Crossed Signals Teacher's Guide. 48-page study guide includes questions and exercises for the book. $30.95
5 LA 7076 Rocco’s and Jody’s Misadventure—A Food Safety Video. Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation, 13-min. videocassette and 25-page teacher’s guide developed to teach students to safely store and prepare foods following the four key messages: Chill, Clean, Separate, and Cook. Video created by students at Glenrosa Middle School. Westbank, BC. Suitable for Home Economics 7–9, Science 9, and Career and Personal Planning 8–9 classes. $18
6 LA 9561 Build Your Own Programmable Lego® Submersible by Harry Bohm and Vickie Jensen, 39 p. This illustrated resource book for teachers, librarians and parents outlines how to construct a sea angle AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle). Includes a submersible description, how to get started, tools and a parts list required to build the project, building and testing instructions plus information on storage, waterproofing, and a resources section. Recommended by the Ministry of Education. Grades 6+ $11.95
7 FS58 La mer des Salish Manuel de l'enseignant, Pêches et Océans Canada, Parcs Canada, 108 p. C‚est un outil d’enseignement innovateur qui vise à transmettre à la prochaine génération de décideurs—nos enfants—divers messages portant sur la conservation des écosystèmes marins, au moyen de la musique. Ce manuel comprend deux exemplaires du CD: Salish Sea mettant en vedette l‚auteure-compositrice-interprète Holly Arntzen, accompagnée de chorales du district scolaire de Saanich sur l’île de Vancouver et, La mer des Salish chanté en français par Holly et une chorale de l’École Pauline Johnson à Vancouver. Avec illustrations nombreuses : plus de 75 dessins dont 10 originaux pleine-page qu‚on peut imprimer ou utiliser comme acétates. Activités correspondant aux trousses de ressources intégrées du ministère de l’Éducation de la C.-B. Enfants de la maternelle à la 7ième année. $30
8 LA 9040 Word Challenge by Naomi Wakan, 60 p. 50 games and activities, all reproducible worksheets, to entertain and challenge students in Grades 3–7 and help them become adept at manipulating words. TV has a huge impact with images, but the news, talk shows, advertising, and cartoons all depend on words. Designed to encourage young people to play with words—to toss them around, explore them, invent them and get familiar with the strength that comes with having agility with words. $11.95
9 LA 9973 Curricular Themes: Adapted Workbook for Children with Special Needs by Rhonda Dodd and Amy Cocking 111 p. ©2002. This illustrated adapted thematic resource book includes the themes of community, whales, food and dinosaurs, themes that are commonly included in the primary curriculum. This book is written to provide educators, support staff and parents with a ready-to-use resource book that can be applied to a variety of different learning styles. The book provides fun reproducible activities and worksheets that are both developmentally appropriate and curriculum based. The book is an effective way to promote emergent literacy skills, for use with ESL, a resource that saves time, is adaptable, is a way to promote successful inclusion and is a resource that includes activities that can be used with the entire class. All ages.
10 LA 9040 Word Challenge by Naomi Wakan, 60 p. 50 games and activities, all reproducible worksheets, to entertain and challenge students in Grades 3–7 and help them become adept at manipulating words. TV has a huge impact with images, but the news, talk shows, advertising, and cartoons all depend on words. Designed to encourage young people to play with words—to toss them around, explore them, invent them and get familiar with the strength that comes with having agility with words. $11.95
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 Ave., Vancouver, BC V5Z 4P2 or telephone 604-871-2180 or toll free 1-800-663-0163, Local 2180, with a Visa or Mastercard. GST and postage/ handling are included in the prices. Orders are sent by return mail. Lesson Aids office and display room hours: 9:00–5:00 Mon. to Fri. from Sept. to June; 8:30 to 4:30 Tues. to Fri. during July and Aug.; 9:00–12:00 on Sat. during Sept., Oct., Jan., and Feb. For a complete listing of BCTF lesson aids, visit bctf.ca/LessonAids.
More curriculum resources available at www.bcalmer.ca.