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Lesson Plan Exemplars

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Unit Plan Exemplars

Who Has Seen the Wind: A Novel Study

English 20-1
Submitted by: Amy Lynn, PSII
Description: A 14-page novel study plan based on W.O. Mitchell's "Who Has Seen the Wind".

Who Has Seen the Wind: A Novel Study [pdf]

Living Double Hooked

English 30-1
Submitted by: Josh Krikke, PSII
Description: A thematic mini-unit revolving around the juxtapositions presented in Canadian writer Sheila Watson's novel, "The Double Hook". Includes lessons that explore film and alternate texts that will motivate students to think about the necessity of embracing life's opposites.

Living Double Hooked [pdf]

Websites

Canadian Poetry @ the University of Calgary

Description: "Writing Canada Into the Millennium" is a project piloted by three doctoral candidates at the University of Calgary. Find poets by their region, view a timeline of Canadian poetry, and explore a comprehensive list of Canadian poets and their publications.

Canadian Poetry @ the University of Calgary

Canadian Writers @ Collections Canada

Description: Digital images of manuscripts, rough drafts, photographs, illustrations, notes, journal entries, notebook pages, letters and ephemera from eight Canadian authors. An Educational Resource page is forthcoming.

Canadian Writers @ Collections Canada

Northwest Passages: Canadian Literature Online

Description: An encyclopedic site containing current information on Canadian authors, periodicals, publishers, awards, etc. Also has an excellent links page that will guide you towards anything related to Canadian Literature.

Northwest Passages: Canadian Literature Online

Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Trail

Description: An introduction to two of Canada's most important 19th Century writers. This site brings to life authentic digital images of over 220 letters written by both Moodie and Traill describing their pioneer experiences. Also contains lesson plans and a glossary.

Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Trail

The Canadian Library Archives: Learning Center

Description: Library and Archives Canada gives access to Canada's history vault with resources for K-12 classrooms. Find interdisciplinary lesson and unit plans that will help you use the archives in your classroom. The EvidenceWeb provides links to authentic images of artwork, maps, photographs, and texts.

The Canadian Library Archives: Learning Center

The Canadian Literature Archive

Description: An extensive author list, many of which have links to authors' webpages. The site also contains author interviews and audio files of authors reading.

The Canadian Literature Archive

The League of Canadian Poets

Description: The purpose of the League of Canadian Poets is to "enhance the status of poets and nurture a professional poetic community to facilitate the teaching of Canadian poetry at all levels of education." The site contains valuable teaching resources and reference information. Be sure to check out its youth counterpart - youngpoets.ca.

The League of Canadian Poets


Rich Media Files

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