Grades 7-9

Visit the Infusing Indigenous Knowledge Into Curriculum website for opportunities within the Alberta Curriculum. The group, led by a team of educators from the Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council Educational Authority, identified essential learning outcomes (ELOs) by viewing curriculum through the lens of land based learning (LBL), Cree ways of knowing and being (Nehiyaw Ways of Knowing), and the learning needs of students in their communities.

The John Muir Laws website is a resource of tools about nature journaling which includes instructional videos, lessons, and workshops to help you and your students start your nature journaling journey! 

This innovative and vibrant resource honours the centuries-old healing traditions of Métis women. Christi Belcourt fuses her artwork with Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and western science. The book includes contributions from Métis Elders Rose Richardson and Olive Whitford, as well as key Michif phrases and terminology. 

Many classrooms and schools are using the free ArcGIS online for schools in their teaching and learning.

  • ArcGIS StoryMaps combine interactive maps, text, video, images and more to tell a story.
  • ArcGIS Survey123 turns surveys into maps that can be analyzed and shared with others.
  • ArcGIS Dashboards allow you to make sense of the world through innovative and easy-to-create visualizations of data. 

Visit the website for blog posts by local teachers to get inspired! 

Finding Ecohappiness: Fun Nature Activities to Help Your Kids Feel Happier and Calmer by Sandi Schwarts prescribes nature-based fun to improve mental health and mood in children (and parents)! This book will introduce you to all kinds of engaging nature activities you can do with your kids, from hiking and bike rides to visiting nature centers and science museums to volunteering outdoors to embarking on ecotourism adventures. In addition, you will discover unique nature relaxation activities like cow cuddling, animal yoga, forest bathing, float therapy and earthing.

Clothing4Climate is a project-based learning unit that empowers students to learn about where their clothing comes from and make a difference through their choices.

The Canadian Network for Ocean Education provides toolkits for all Grade levels in a variety of subject areas featuring hands on activities and videos. Another resource is Ocean Education Wednesday for Junior High/High School, which provides ready-made slide decks every week as a PDF download, SMARTnotebook file, or Powerpoint presentation.

The iBiome series of educational STEM games invites kids from grades 3 to 8 to have fun while learning about environmental science. They’ll create their own habitats, try virtual experiments, and retain science-based curriculum through experiential learning. Whether they’re taking climate action with iBiome-Changing Ice, diving into marine biology with iBiome-Oceans, or uncovering wetland biodiversity with iBiome-Wetland, the iBiome series will make their screen time count towards an eco-mindset that they’ll continue to nurture for life.

A searchable database of Indigenous literary texts, designed to assist educators with weaving Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing into their teaching and learning, starting with story.

Outward Bound Canada offers expeditions for youth & adults, as well as school & group programs