Grade 4


How do Farmers Grow Food Around the World?

How do Farmers Grow Food Around the World?

EcoKids / Earth Care Canada

You will need to sign up for a free account in order to access any EcoKids resources but it is definitely worth it. There is a dual focus for this activity: investigating the origin of and growing methods for a food, and growing a garden. Over...

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Can Farming Affect Biodiversity?

Can Farming Affect Biodiversity?

EcoKids / Earth Care Canada

You will need to sign up for a free account in order to access any EcoKids resources but it is definitely worth it. Students play a detective mission game in which they visit a farm and surrounding area and observe differences in ecosystems...

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A Beautiful World

A Beautiful World

Native Counselling Services of Alberta

Cree Elder George Brertton takes us to a lake near his home and reflects on the changes he has seen in his lifetime. Deeply passionate about respecting all of creation, George has a serious message for us all. Please note: This is an Alberta...

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The H Factor

The H Factor

Native Counselling Services of Alberta

Len Benson is a traditional Cree man who grew up on the land near Lac La Biche, Alberta. He has seen changes to the water, plants and animals as industrial development has increased. Len wonders if human beings really understand the impact we...

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Wetland Odyssey

Wetland Odyssey

Native Counselling Services of Alberta

Can you recognize common plants, animals and insects found in wetlands? See for yourself and take this fun quiz as you go on a Wetland Odyssey! Please note: This is an Alberta resource, but could be useful for Saskatchewan educators. 

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Two Sciences

Two Sciences

Native Counselling Services of Alberta

Witness a discussion about wetlands by Wetland Ecologist Dr. Suzanne Bayley and traditional Cree man Len Benson. Suzanne and Len discuss the difference between western science and Aboriginal science and the benefits of bringing them...

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My Rubber Boots

My Rubber Boots

Native Counselling Services of Alberta

Dr. Suzanne Bayley is a world renowned Wetlands Ecologist. She has spent her life studying wetlands to preserve the water, plants, animals and birds that depend on a healthy ecosystem. Join Suzanne as she wades into one of Alberta's many...

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Tea of Life

Tea of Life

Native Counselling Services of Alberta

Dene Artist Roy Salopree knows about a secret place. It is a water hole in the muskeg, surrounded by spruce trees. The muskeg water he collects from the hole is made into tea and used as medicine for his family and friends. Please note: This is...

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Eco-Despair

Eco-Despair

Native Counselling Services of Alberta

Aboriginal people have always had a deep connection to the land and felt the responsibility to keep it healthy for future generations. As a result of colonization, voicelessness and powerlessness has caused many Aboriginal people to...

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Creation Story

Creation Story

Native Counselling Services of Alberta

For Aboriginal people, storytelling is the way we teach our children, pass on our values and remember our history. It is the story that inspires people to learn more. It is the story that begins all learning journeys. Please note: This is an...

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Water - The Sacred Relationship

Water - The Sacred Relationship

Native Counselling Services of Alberta

Water:The Sacred Relationship, is the result of a three year research project by Native Counselling Services of Alberta that features a documentary film, educational curriculum and a public policy research article. Guided by a circle...

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Wetland Ecosystems

Wetland Ecosystems

Native Counselling Services of Alberta

Examine western and Aboriginal worldviews on 'living and non-living things' in wetlands ecosystems while recognizing that all plants and animals have an important role in a wetlands community as they interact with one another.

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Species at Risk

Species at Risk

Parks Canada

This website is a great source of useful and interesting information on species at risk protection and recovery efforts in our national parks, national marine conservation areas and national historic sites. In the feature you will find...

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Over and Under the Snow

Over and Under the Snow

by Kate Messner

Over the snow, the world is hushed and white. But under the snow exists a secret kingdom of squirrels and snow hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many other animals that live through the winter safe and warm, awake and busy, under the snow....

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The Lorax

The Lorax

by Dr. Suess

Long before 'going green' was mainstream, Dr. Seuss's Lorax spoke for the trees and warned of the dangers of disrespecting the environment. In this cautionary rhyming tale (printed on recycled paper) we learn of the Once-ler, who came...

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You are the Earth.

You are the Earth.

by David Suzuki

This lively collection of fascinating facts and fables, colorful cartoons, and dynamic illustrations explains how everything on Earth is connected. Since its original publication, concern for the environment has grown, and although...

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Take Action! A Guide to Active Citizenship

Take Action! A Guide to Active Citizenship

by Mark Kielburger and Craig Kielburger

Human rights activists, Marc and Craig Keilburgers' guide to active citizenship equips teens with tangible ways to make a difference in their school or community. Included are a 7-step process to social involvement, organizational...

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The Elders Are Watching

The Elders Are Watching

by David Bouchard and Roy Henry Vickers

When award-winning writer David Bouchard first saw the work of First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers, he was struck by Vickers' reverence for nature and his understanding of Canada's rugged West Coast. They collaborated on The Elders...

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