Curricular Connections

climate change

Greta Thunberg speeches footprint calculator & quizzes
Calculate your carbon footprint at
Calculate your carbon footprint from
Climate Kids
Tiki the Penguine’s Guide to life
Tiki’s information for kids on Climate Change & our planet
Just Eat It food waste movie quiz
Food waste infographic from The Guardian (Figures from other 1st world countries like Canada will be very similar.)
Tristram Stuart on global food waste


math dictionary

another math dictionary from Math is Fun

math videos from

Manipulatives of all kinds (Polypad from Mathigon)

online dotty grid
A bucketful of interactive environments: dice, spinners, geoboards…
roll multiple dice from 2 to 100 sides multiple times
Online tool for drawing squares & rectangles from
Online Cuisenaire rods from
online protractor
online base 10 blocks
online pattern blocks from
online Cuisenaire rods
Virtual Math Manipulatives (mathplayground)
National LIbrary of Virtual Math Manipulatives
Balances for balancing equations (also from NLVM)
virtual spinner (NCTM)
Tessellations by MC Escher
Math Games at Mathfrog
Square It game
Prime factorization visualizations

chess is a safe, free site for kids to learn and play chess


Online etymological dictionary (find out where words & their roots come from)
Young Readers Choice Awards
English vocabulary (links in other languages – best viewed in Google Chrome)
Parts of speech from Grammar Rock (& other Schoolhouse Rock videos)
Grammar Monster grammatical terms & definitions (rules explained)
KidsClick (a kid-friendly search engine)
Audio Books for Kids
Reading & other literacy activities from BBC
Grammar Bytes

digital literacy

Digital Compass (Common Sense Media)
Digital passport (Common Sense Media)

Blogging Rubric courtesy of Mr C Fisher, Snow Lake MB.
Great commenting guidelines from HUZZAH!, a class of student bloggers on Vancouver Island
tips on giving attribution & embedding images from Wikimedia commons also from our friends at HUZZAH! Thanks!
attribution for CC photos from Flickr using (Thanks to B.L. Newman for the tip.)
Citing Sources for elementary school students from K Schrock
Douglas Road Library Web Resources (incl. World Book Student encyclopedia & GREAT DICTIONARY
List of genres of literature

Check out Scratch for learning about code, and check out this student project

Tech kids solving life’s problems in The Guardian


Classical Poems for Children (from
Searchable Index of poems & poets (from the Poetry Foundation)
Better than a thesaurus (from Lexical FreeNet)
Rhyming dictionary online (from Poetry4Kids – contains some ads)
Poetry dictionary (from Poetry4Kids)
Poetry writing tool from Scholastic
Limerick Factory
Literary devices (& other useful references)

video / slideshows / digital storytelling

Look for other movie-making software installed on your computer (e.g. iMovie or Moviemaker)
easy screencasting with Screencast-O-Matic
Jing is free screencasting software (Mac or PC)
Camstudio is free screencasting software (PC only)
Photos for class (automatically searches & attributes images licensed for reuse under creative commons)


Free Sound LIbraries for Schools from TechnoKids.
Free Music Archive (music free to use under creative commons license with attribution)

Soundbible (source for royalty-free sounds)

Audacity free audio recording & editing software
A QuickStart guide for Audacity
Audacity Manual


science glossary
American Museum of Natural History on Biodiversity
ABC Science (Science news and information site from Australia)
Simple Machines facts for students
Children’s University of Manchester (info & interactives in history, languages, science, & some art)

life science

Biomes and other topics in biology & ecology
Indigenous Plant Diva NFB film of C. Wyss & plants in Vancouver
The Wild Classroom with lots of info and video.
BC Science 6 resources & review quizzes
Classification information from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History
The 6 kingdoms (from Rhode Island College)
taxonomy links
Human body interactive from BBC (muscles, organs, skeleton, nervous system)
Respiratory System
Learn about the heart
Circulation Station
Kids Health from CYH Australia (muscles & much more)
Skateboard Science
Scale of the Solar system from the Exploratorium in San Francisco
Space Suite I on Knowledge Network
Space Suite II on Knowledge Network


Earthviewer Interactive
Interactive rock cycle animation
study rocks & the rock cycle
test yourself on the rock cycle
Minerals & mining (atlas of Canada interactive map)
plate tectonics / plate boundaries (KMZ file for Google Earth)
Evidence of plate motion (National Parks Service)


Calculate your carbon footprint
Climate Kids
Simon Jackson on protecting the Spirit Bear
National Geographic on Salmon Forests

Social studies

Indigenous Peoples Timeline (Canadian Encyclopedia)
First Peoples’ Map of BC (Burnaby near Douglas Road School)
How To Say Sḵwx̱wú7mesh
First Peoples’ Map of BC & hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language
Canadian Settlement – Chinese
Canadian immigration timeline
Asia – Canada settlement timeline from Historica Canada
Passages Canada personal accounts of heritage & cultural identity
Ancient Greece (BBC Bitesize)
Ancient Greece (
Roman empire (BBC Bitesize)
Ancient Rome (
Ancient Egypt (BBC Bitesize)
Ancient Egypt (
Indus Valley (BBC Bitesize)
Ancient India (
Mayan Civilization (BBC Bitesize)
Mayan Civilization (
Mesopotamia (
Ancient China [Shang Dynasty] (BBC Bitesize)
Ancient China (
Incas (

Truth & reconciliation, Orange Shirt day& Black excellence day resources

What is Orange Shirt Day?
The word “Indigenous” explained
Let’s Talk About Race by Julius Lester


Videos from [follow the links & scroll down to the video]
Government & democracy
The Right to Vote
Levels of Government
Our electoral System
Vote Compass (youth edition)
Information Pollution and Disinformation videos

Geospy (requires Flash)
Try this mapping quiz (from – does NOT require Flash)
Where are we from?a map of Canadian immigrant populations.

physical & health education

Kids HealthWhat Sleep is and Why All Kids Need it
Info on infections from Child & Youth Health (Australia)
Drug facts from D.A.R.E. B.C.Pennies for Peace
fitness information from In the Zone (UK)
Canada’s food guide
Some basic jump rope skills & tricks

Career education

Career Kids
Tech kids solving life’s problems in The Guardian

le français

Languages online French activities
numbers hangman
vocabulaire de Noël on Quizlet
duolingo classroom


triangular tessellations

visual elements & principles

David Hockney & his art
Origami designs from Gilad’s origami page
peace crane folding instruction video
Origami Owl How-To from Art for Kids Hub.
Origami Owl (better contrast, easier to see)
origami poppy (video)
origami pixels (modular poppy)
Between the folds
origami film Between the Folds
origami resource center
Mathigon origami
mabona origami(very cool video)
snowflakes by Connie Gulick
pumpkin art
Puppetry by Bernd Ogrodnik
Celtic knot designs from Aon Celtic Art
Celtic key patterns by Aidan Meehan
West Coast Native art mythology from Little Bear Art
Pixel art creation tool from

Games and staying sharp

Feed people at Free Rice
Dice, domino, solitaire and other games ancient and new
Social distancing game
Animal ID (classification)