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Created to help teachers find teaching materials and research relevant to the BC K-12 curriculum, TeachBC is the BCTF’s resource-sharing website and online teaching database. Search the menus by subject, grade, or type of resource, and download free of charge.

Sample what’s on the TeachBC smorgasbord!

Aboriginal education:

Secret of the Dance – Unit for smartboard use (Grades 1-4)

Math First Peoples – Hunting (Grade 9)

Bannock – Unit plan (Grades 5-7)

Gord Downie’s Secret Path Activities (Grades 4 -7)

The Learning Circle – Guide for teachers (Grades 7-9)

Aboriginal Education Activities (Grades K-7)

Claire et son grand-père – Bilingue (Grades 2-8)

A travers le regard de Mala (Grades 3-9)

Applied skills, design, and technologies

Web Coding Unit (Grades 9-12)

Applied Skills Integrated with Other Curricular Areas Using First Nations Content

Mystery Skype/Skype Mystère

English language arts

The Danger of a Single Story (Grades 7-12)

Writing Response to Documentary Films (Grades 8-11)

Medium.com – explore online writing and publish student writing online (Grades 10-12)

Social Justice Vocabulary (Grades 8-12)

Physical and health education

Instructional Samples for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Physical and Health Education (Grades K-9)

Introducing the Gender Rainbow – Gender diversity (Grades K-4)

Learning About Our Bodies (Grades K-1)

Fine arts

Gender Self-Portrait (Grades 5-7)

Dance Conditioning lesson plan (Grades 8-12)

Métis Sash Weaving (Grades 3-12)

Various Drama Lesson Plans (Grades 5-12)


Cat Math (Grades 4-6)

Factors and Multiples Puzzle (Grades 7-9)

Graphing linear equations-painting between the lines (Grade 10)

Design Thinking in Math & ADST (Grades K-3)

The Math and Science of Fast Food (Grades 6-8)

Geometry terms bingo (Grades 6-9)


Climate Change Science: An Updated Resource with Canadian and Global Impacts (Grades 7-12)

Master of Disaster (Grade 6)

Sky, Water, Earth – Career preparation (Grades 11-12)

Grade 2 Earth and Space Kit Teacher Guide

Grade 7 Physics Kit Teacher Guide

Kindergarten Chemistry Teacher Guide

Social studies

The Great Depression (Grades 11-12)

Historical Thinking (Grades 6-12)

Forced to Leave, Learning about Refugees (Grades 6-10)

Multi-media resources about humanitarian topics (Grades 6-adult)

Indigenous and Settler VLog Assignment (Grades 6-adult)

Japanese Canadian Internment lesson plans (Grades 5-6)

The Stormbringers WW1 and Duty, Valour, Sacrifice WW2 simulations (Grades 8-adult)

Personnalités autochtones engages (Grades 10-12) 


Pop Music Inquiry Project for Modern Languages for French, Spanish, Immersion, etc. (Grades 6-Adult)

Le conditionnel/Le futur simple (Grades 10-12)

Jeu des sept familles sur les pays francophones (Grades 5-adult)

L’île tropicale/Tropical Island Unit (Grades 5-7) 

This article was written by Henry Lee and was originally published in the November/December 2017 edition of Teacher magazine.

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