This is Canadian Geographic Education’s brand new Online Classroom.

Every week, new activities and resources will be shared to make learning from home, or teaching at a distance, easy and fun. Come back regularly to see what’s been added, and stay in touch by joining our ever-growing community of teachers, parents and students. 

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This week in the classroom 

Highlighting two important programs led by Can Geo Education

May 19

New featured resource: The Energy IQ “Classroom in a Box”

May 21 New featured resource: 10,000 Changes, and rethinking our commitment to reducing plastic waste

Coming next week: Learning outdoors on The Great Trail

New featured resource

Energy IQ “Classroom in a Box” digital download

The Energy IQ “Classroom in a Box”is packed with lesson plans, factbooks, videos, quizzes, maps and more, and is a one-stop digital download that is essential for any educator looking to improve their students’ energy literacy. The Classroom in a Box will expand to include more content over the coming weeks, so check back regularly for the latest additions!

Download the Classroom in a Box here.

Download the accompanying Tiled Map here.

Click here to explore the Energy IQ website

New featured resource

10,000 Changes Education Program

Eliminating plastic waste will require the collective effort of all Canadians, including students! It will take changes to what we buy, how things are made, and how we choose to live. This education program highlights the foundational knowledge that is key to understanding the advantages and disadvantages of plastic and promotes critical thinking and action!

Click here to explore the 10,000 Changes website

Upcoming virtual hangouts

May 20-22

Together|Ensemble is Canada’s national conference devoted to tracking progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This online conference represents an all-of-society approach to addressing Canada’s toughest sustainable development challenges, bringing together the private sector, academia, government, and civil society. The CCUNESCO Secretariat will be participating in the sessions “The SDGs and K-12 Education and “Sustainability and the Culture Sector.” The UNESCO Biosphere Reserves are also highlighted in the program, as well as several UNESCO Chairs and others CCUNESCO collaborators, including Catherine Potvin, Ingrid Waldron, Juliet Waters and Katrin Kohl, just to name a few. Keynote speakers include  Jeffrey D. Sachs and Cindy Blackstock. We invite you to join! Registration is free. View the full schedule online.

May 22-24

Global Biodiversity Festival – three days of presentations by amazing conservationists from across the globe all run as a fundraiser in support of six organizations that do incredible work in protecting wildlife but who are in need of assistance during COVID-19.

Educational programs previously featured on the Online Classroom

Lessons and activities featured this month on the Online Classroom

May 1 New activity: resources for primary teachers about the Sustainable Development Goals 
May 4 New featured resource: Unmasking Influenza
May 6 New activity: Introduction to pandemics
May 7 New activity: Using the Unmasking Influenza documentary
May 8 New activity: Data analysis and mapping
May 14 New activity: travelling the world with a team of explorers
May 15 New activity: what does exploration in the 21st century look like?

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Have your work featured

Are you a teacher with a lesson plan or resource that you find fascinating, and that you would like us to share with all our members? Do you have a collection of ideas or tools you think we should be using? Would you be interested in volunteering your time to work with Can Geo Education? Let us know! Contact [email protected].

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Can Geo Education is the largest bilingual educational organization focused on improving geographic literacy. All the materials we provide are written by certified Canadian educators and are connected to provincial and territorial curriculums as well as the Canadian Geography Learning Framework


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