Made the Grade – January 2017 Newly Evaluated Resources

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Enjoy these newly evaluated resources for you to add to your collection! Your ERAC Online Resource Collection has a multitude of resources for your reference and use and the titles below have most recently been evaluated.  Click on the titles to go to the evaluation and make sure to sign in to see the full product review from your peers.

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Explore Our World Level 1

Explore Our World Level 1

Grades: K-7
Supplier: Not Available

This comprehensive, lavishly illustrated, and engaging ELL resource package, produced by National Geographic, is intended for students new to learning English. While the content is simple and targeted towards younger learners, those with limited English entering at a higher grade level would still find this resource attractive and engaging. The package includes a variety of resources for students and teachers, all of which are easy to use, clear, of high quality, and with exceptiona

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Talk About Science in My World

Talk About Science in My World

Grades: K-8
Supplier: Not Available

This attractive series of non-fiction books introduces science concepts with colourful and engaging photographs and clear, simple language. The systematic approach followed in each book creates interest, extends knowledge, and enhances student learning. Designed for students learning English, the resource will also be useful for students of all ages who are learning to read, and serve as high interest/low vocabulary resources for primary and intermedia

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Talk About Things Around Me

Talk About Things Around Me

Grades: K-9
Supplier: Not Available

These engaging and colourful books support concepts that students encounter in everyday life in Canadian communities. The series promotes diversity in family structure, lifestyles, interests and hobbies, and careers. Ideas are introduced and then developed through repetition, connection to personal knowledge, and questioning. Detailed photographs and other visuals make concepts more concrete. Suitable for English language learners and for teaching content at late primary/early intermedia

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Talk About Everyday Living

Talk About Everyday Living

Grades: K-8
Supplier: Not Available

This lavishly illustrated series of non-fiction books supports concepts that students interact with daily, such as family structures, life styles, and types of homes. Each book clearly introduces key content vocabulary and then relates key concepts to real life situations. Colourful, detailed photographs support the concepts. Useful for English language learners as well as primary and intermediate cont

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Minecraft: Education Edition

Minecraft: Education Edition

Grades: 3-12
Supplier: Not Available

Minecraft is a very engaging game-based learning environment with colourful and vibrant pixelated worlds. Its plethora of tools, minerals, and inventory mimics a real world environment. Teachers can prepare closed environments where students complete specific assessable tasks, or open environments that allow student exploration, and where learning can unfold in a more spontaneous and creative setting. Less tech savvy teachers will appreciate the pre-made and customizable worlds that make this resource more approachable. The possibilities for classroom usage are virtually endless as the program can be customized for a variety of curricu

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Soft Circuits: Crafting e-Fashion with DIY Electronics

Soft Circuits: Crafting e-Fashion with DIY Electronics

Grades: K-12
Supplier: Not Available

This well-illustrated, rich resource introduces teachers to electronics and circuitry in tandem with textiles, and will inspire educators to experiment and tinker with e-textiles. Its design challenges—from simple to complex— will build students’ knowledge of soft circuitry so they can create a variety of e-textile projects. Students will come away with a solid understanding of circuitry, LEDs, and solar panels in e-textiles. The resource offers a variety of handouts and assessment tools for students, which teachers can adapt for to meet their studen

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Un Saumon pour Simon

Un Saumon pour Simon

Grades: K-7
Supplier: Not Available

Simon, un petit garçon d’une Première Nation du littoral, passe l’été à pêcher le saumon sans rien attraper. Un jour, un aigle laisse tomber le saumon qu’il avait pris dans ses serres. Le saumon se retrouve prisonnier dans un trou à palourdes. Simon doit maintenant prendre une décision : va-t-il garder ce poisson tant attendu ou trouver une façon de le libérer? L’histoire nous montre l’importance de la compassion et de la persévérance, et elle illustre le respect des Premières Nations pour la nature. Elle constitue une excellente façon de présenter le cycle de la vie du saumon, l’écosystème des océans et l’importance de la pêche au saumon pour les Première

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Une promesse, c'est une promesse

Une promesse, c’est une promesse

Grades: K-7
Supplier: Not Available

Une légende inuite raconte que des Qallupilluits se cachent sous la glace de mer et capturent les enfants qui s’aventurent sans leurs parents près des crevasses de la glace. Une jeune Inuite nommée Allashua est capturée par ces créatures malveillantes car elle est allée pêcher seule là où elle avait promis de ne pas aller. Pour se libérer de l’emprise des Qallupilluits, elle promet de leur amener ses frères et sœurs. Heureusement, les parents d’Allashua savent comment déjouer les Qallupilluits tout en tenant une promesse. Le comportement d’Allashua permettra aux élèves de discuter des conséquences des promesses non tenues sans être impliqués eux-mêmes. Ils pourront examiner les dangers et les situations où ils peuvent se sentir intimidés ou mal pris, et les solutions

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Viens Avec Moi: Nous Apprendrons Ensemble!

Viens Avec Moi: Nous Apprendrons Ensemble!

Grades: 4-6
Supplier: Not Available

Sheyenne Jumbo, une petite fille de la Première Nation des Dénés, dans les Territoires du Nord-Ouest, nous fait découvrir les richesses de sa communauté. Elle nous transporte dans son univers et dans son village en automne, durant la saison de l’orignal. Elle partage sa soif d’apprendre grâce aux histoires qu’elle raconte et elle permettra aux élèves de découvrir le mode de vie des membres d’une Première Nation, la géographie du Canada, l’environnement naturel, les valeurs traditionnelles, les histoires racontées par les Aînés et les plantes médicinales si importants dans sa culture. Les élèves apprendront tour à tour comment faire un panier en écorce de bouleau, identifier des plantes médicinales, cueillir des canneberges ou préparer de la vian

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Teens 101 Addictions

Teens 101 Addictions

Grades: 6-12
Supplier: Distribution Access

This powerful, current, and timely video presents a realistic, first-hand look at addiction, through the story of one teenager’s personal journey. Through this personal story, the students will see the realities of addition, the choices that lead to addiction, the consequences, and the challenges of overcoming addictions. This professional production will draw students in and keep them interested throughout. Teachers will appreciate the many ways that the video can be used in secondary c

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