This resource is a hypothetical overview of how an inquiry could be developed in an FDK classroom. It provides teachers with insights about how big ideas develop and how they can expand children’s interests into learning opportunities in the classroom.
Articles and Lists, Inquiry
Students will learn the difference between wants and needs and the importance of setting priorities in terms of how money is spent. In groups, students will be given $100 to “spend” and will have to account for exactly how it is spent. Students will reflect on their choices and deal with unexpected...
Lesson Plans, Financial Literacy, 2009 Curriculum Support
This unit integrates the Grade 3 Drama, Social Studies, and Language curricula. It is partly inspired by CODE’s ‘Building a Community’ unit for Junior students, as well as David Booth’s process drama about a mining community, which was presented at the 2013 National Drama conference in London,...
Students in a Grade 11 Improvisation class participate in activities and drills in this video.
This course provides an in-depth exploration of improvisation as a vehicle for drama development, theatrical presentation and actor training. Students apply their skills in the development of comic and serious improvised scenes.
Course Profiles, Lesson Plans, Assessment Tools, 2009 Curriculum Support
This resource offers instructional strategies and applications for improvisational drama.
In or Out
Grade 5 Dance, Drama and Critical LIteracy
This unit explores the theme of exclusion and inclusion through a series of lessons that encourages students to consider these ideas in creative ways. The unit concludes with a culminating task that addresses how inclusive they are as individuals and as a community and how they can encourage...
Unit Plans, Lesson Plans, Assessment Tools, 2009 Curriculum Support, Critical Literacy
Jonothan Neelands presented a workshop for members of CODE in 2011 based on The Grapes of Wrath. This resource contains a list of activities and supplemental source material.
This course will focus on the dances from South Asia. The countries of this vast region include, but are not entirely limited to: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Course Profiles, Lesson Plans, 2009 Curriculum Support
This activity is inspired by the book Not A Box by Antoinette Portis. It is a simple picture book where a young rabbit expresses frustration as he/she is questioned about playing with a cardboard box. The rabbit shows readers what is inside his/her imagination by drawing in details around a...