May 14th, 2013, marks British Columbia’s 40th provincial general election. BC teachers and students are invited to explore the issues with a special set of activities.
Students of all ages can explore the meaning and importance of elections as a part of their Civics lessons. Election issues and practices allow students to enhance their understanding of the Canadian government, democracy, and their own roles as active citizens. In addition to the activities featured, we also urge teachers to register for Student Vote Day – a great initiative designed to provide students with experiential learning experiences.
Use these election-themed activities to give your students a creative way to demonstrate their understanding of the issues as they prepare for Student Vote Day.
April 22nd is Earth Day and we’re featuring a number of activities for you and your students to mark the day. These activities encourage students to think about the environment and what they can do to live cleaner and greener!
Earth Day Every Day
Students create a comic strip to show easy ways to take care of the Earth on a daily basis.
Be a Habitat Superhero!
Students become the hero when they show the reader how they can stop doing harmful things to our habitats in this comic.
How Can You Save Water
Students describe an everyday situation in which they could save water.
How Environmentally Friendly Is It?
Students analyze the ecological footprint of a product and to what extent it can be reused or recycled.
Celebrate Earth Day
Students create a comic encouraging family or friends to participate in Earth Day.
Stop Littering Campaign
Students create an attention-grabbing ad encouraging people not to litter.
Local Environmental Issue
Students illustrate the different points of view of key stakeholders on a local environmental issue.
To celebrate Black History Month we’re asking teachers and students to share their favourite Black History Month activity comics. Below we have included a number of featured activities that encourage students to reflect on the contributions made by significant historical figures and the importance of studying black history.
Submit the link to your public class gallery to us via Facebook or twitter! Or if you have great idea for a Black History Month activity, you can share it with us from the My Activities page in your account and we’ll add it to the Activity Library!
Black History Month: Courageous Women
Students display the struggles and courage of Harriet Tubman, Viola Desmond, or Rosa Parks.
Martin Luther King
Students learn about respect and freedom using famous quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr., and reflect on these ideas in their comic strips.
Why Black History Month?
Students create a comic explaining the importance of studying black history.
Moments in Black History
Students create a comic that depicts a significant event in black history.
The Underground Railroad
Students create a comic showing how the Underground Railroad worked and what its historical consequences were.
There are a number of other Black History activities in the activity library which you can find here:
We’re celebrating 2013 with a series of featured activities promoting a healthy and happy New Year! These activities are a fun way to encourage your students to make positive changes and healthy choices. Ideal for all grade levels, help your students reach their goals for 2013 with the following activities:
New Years Resolutions
Students create a comic describing one of their New Year’s resolutions and how they plan to keep it.
My SMART Goal
Student create a comic that reflects on what it means to set a SMART goal (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Relevant, and Timed).
Students show their understanding of the effects of diet and exercise on physical health.
Students create an advertisement to illustrate the benefits of being active during winter.
Students create different scenes where they might interact with each other and show their avatar making positive or encouraging statements to other students.
Have a great idea for a goal-oriented activity? Share it with us from the My Activities page in your account and we’ll add it to the Activity Library!
With the holidays quickly approaching, we’ve updated the Art Library to include a number of new props and scenes that are perfect for celebrating the season. You can access the new props quickly by doing a search for ‘holidays’ in the Art Library, and find the new scenes by scrolling through the list. From menorahs to snow men to full winter scenes, the library is FULL of holiday related items.
If you’re looking for a fun way to use all these great items, we’re also featuring a bunch of holiday-themed activities: students can create greeting cards for family & friends, make Christmas carol comics, or share how they plan to spend the holidays. Check out these activities and many more.
Here’s a small sampling of the new scenes you and your students can use. Enjoy!
This week we’re featuring activities that allow your students to creatively respond to the books they’ve been reading — from making book recommendations to recreating their favourite scene in comic form. Ideal for all grade levels, you can view these activities here.
Students retell a key scene from a favorite book, incorporating characters, narration and dialogue.
Students create a new cover for their favorite book in a one panel scene that illustrates what the book is about.
Students entice their classmates to read a book by illustrating highlights from the story.
Have a great idea for a book-related activity? Share it with us from the My Activities page in your account, and we’ll add it to the Activity Library!
If you’re discussing Remembrance Day with your students, these challenging activities will help get them thinking about the men and women who have died in war, and why we observe this important day each year.
We’ve just added a poppy to the Art Library for the occasion.
You can find it by searching for ‘poppy’ under the Search tab in the Art Library. Just drag and position the poppy onto any character to show him or her wearing it. You can use the group tool to “attach” it to your character’s clothing.
Remembrance Day activities