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Teacher Newsmagazine Volume 19, Number 1, September 2006

10 New BCTF lesson aids

1 LA 9347—Children’s Global Arts: Communicating The World We Want, Tim Hopper, Kathy Sanford, Nadine Cruickshanks, DVD, 33 p. Project Guide, ©2005. This DVD tells the story of the Children’s Global Arts project, which started in 2003. The project is an exchange of artwork between children in Canada and children in war-torn Afghanistan and Iraq and is based on the theme "The World We Want." The DVD contains video footage of five lessons created and taught by teachers to develop arts-based exchanges with children. The children’s artistic expressions impart images and impressions of the world we live in and visions for the world we want. The project web site has examples of children’s expressions from around the world: www.educ.uvic.ca/globalarts/. Grades K–6. $18.95.

2 LA7071—Home Economics Now: Transformative Practice, Ecology, and Everyday Life, edited by Mary Gale Smith, Linda Peterat and Mary Leah de Zwart, 174 p. ©2004. This book is a collection of papers originally presented at the Vaines Symposium held at UBC in September 2003 to honour Dr. Eleanore Vaines. Each of the nine chapters demonstrates the deep influence Vanes’ scholarship, theorizing, and research has had on the next generation of scholars in home economics, human ecology, family studies and education. The contributors highlight the recurring themes of Eleanore Vaines’ work: transforming practice through reflection guided by a moral vision, re-imaging the world as our home, attending the common good and the ecological values for living in harmony with our world, and uncovering the wholeness and sacredness of everyday life. This book also includes a collection of maps/charts created by Eleanore Vaines to guide her theoretical inquiries.
Grades 8–Adult. $29.95.

3 LA 8007—Basic Phonics Skills, Level A, Grades PreK–K, produced by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, 290 p. ©2004. This book features 239 reproducible skill sheets and 26 reproducible Little Alphabet Readers. The book is organized into sections by phonetic or structural element, with each skill presented in the same consistent format. Worksheets for each skill progress in difficulty so that teachers may choose practice that meets individual student needs. Note that the book is published in the USA and may contain some US-based standards.

4 LA 8008—Basic Phonics Skills, Level B. Grades K–1, Produced by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, 290 p., ©2004. This book features 238 reproducible skill sheets and 20 reproducible Little Phonics Readers featuring stories that utilize the phonetic elements presented in that book. The book is organized into sections by phonetic or structural element, with each skill presented in the same consistent format. Worksheets for each skill progress in difficulty so that teachers may choose practice that meets individual student needs. Note that the book is published in the USA and may contain some US-based standards.

5 LA 9593—Experimenting with Physical Science: A Sourcebook for Elementary and Middle School Teachers, Gordon Gore, 302 p. ©2006. This illustrated book is an updated version and collection of all of the author’s previous "Experimenting With" series: Experimenting with Light and Colour, Experimenting with Forces, Experimenting with Simple Machines, Experimenting with Electricity, Experimenting with Air, Experimenting with Energy, and Experimenting with Physical and Chemical Changes. Teacher guides and chapter tests are included within the book for all topics. This book includes hands-on science activities for young people. The activities may be done in pairs or small groups of students. Many of the activities require only readily available materials.
Grades 6–9. $31.95

6 LA 9773—Any Kid Can Write Music! Anne Spitzer Hill, 14 p. ©2005. This unit plan was written to assist teachers in guiding elementary students through a series of simple, fun and logical steps to create and perform a composition for either recorder or xylophone. Includes concepts to be learned, materials required, five lessons and a performance outline.
Grades 4–5 $3.95

7 LA 3202—Legends and Teachings of Xeel’s’ the Creator, Pacific Educational Press, 112 p., ©2006. This book provides a rich source of Coast Salish history and teachings through the four traditional stories of Elder Ellen Rice White, handed down to her from her grandparents and their ancestors. The tales are ancient but their lessons are surprisingly modern: how a mother can help her baby survive and thrive,how a community can prevent preteens from becoming angry and rebellious, how people from different cultures can learn to respect one another and celebrate their differences, and how a young man can learn to take responsibility for the children he has fathered. The book fulfills many of the Prescribed Learning Outcomes listed in the BC Ministry of Education Integrated Resource Package (2000), and it is especially well suited as a learning resource for BC First Nations Studies students.
Grades 4+ $18.95

8 LA 3214—Timeline History of Aboriginal Peoples in British Columbia, BCTF, 28 cm x 170 cm poster, ©2006. This colourful poster includes selected times with a description of important historical events from pre-contact and 1492–2001, written from the perspective of the Aboriginal peoples in British Columbia.

9 LA F9408B—Math de tête ! 6e année, Annie St-Amand, 60 p. ©2003. Un cahier d’activités reliées aux nombres et leur valeur, les quatre opérations, les fractions et les nombres décimaux, les mesures, la logique : stratégies, connaissances et applications. Les Éditions-À Reproduire. Niveau 6e et 7e. $31.95 et LA F9408B—Math de tête ! 6e année, Corrigé de l’enseignant, 60 p. ©2003.

10 LA F9906—Quand revient septembre Guide sur la gestion de classe participative (vol. 1), Jacqueline Caron, 450 p. ©1994. Un guide sur la gestion de classe participative à l’intention du personnel enseignant du pré-scolaire, du primaire et du secondaire. Les thèmes : comment développer une approche centrée sur l’élève, créer un climat motivant dans la classe, comment gérer les apprentissages avec l’élève, comment gérer sa classe pour gérer les différences, questionner son comment faire, comment actualiser la philosophie et le contenu des programmes. $52.95. et LA F9907--Quand revient septembre Recueil d’outils organisationnels (vol. 2), Jacqueline Caron, 437 p. ©1997. Dans ce recueil d’outils organisationnels : raffiner son modèle participatif, la participation de l’apprenant, créer un climat propice à l’apprentissage, enrichir sa pratique, se réapproprier sa profession. Matériel reproductible inclus.

More curriculum resources and information are available at www.bcalmer.ca.

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 1-800-663-9163, 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; 9:00-5:00 Tues. to Fri. during July and Aug.; 9:00–12:00 on Sat. during Sept., Oct., Jan., and Feb. bctf.ca/TeachingResources.aspx?id=6414.

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