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  Hurricane Season: The Eye of the Storm

Each year, many hurricanes (or cyclones) occur on our planet, especially between June 1st and November 30th. Some of them make landfall on coastal regions, sometimes leaving behind both victims and damaged areas. Here are some activities to do in class, to understand this weather phenomenon and its consequences.

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  Key issues in Quebec’s provincial election

On October 3, 2022, Quebec voters will be called upon to choose their next government and renew the 125 seats in the National Assembly. What are the key issues in this election? What strategies do the major political parties use to win over voters?

  Queen Elizabeth II: an honourable legacy

After a reign of more than 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II passed away on September 8, 2022. Here are some activities that will help students learn more about the major events in her life, the duties of her representatives in Canada, as well as some information on Canadian currency and Charles III, the new King of the United Kingdom.

  A Meeting With… Samian

This guide in the "A Meeting With...." series provides resources and activity ideas for learning about important people. Today we're looking at Samian an artist member of the Abitibiwinni First Nation who promote the beauty of his culture.

  A Meeting With … Eliezer Sherbatov

This guide in the "A Meeting With...." series provides resources and activity ideas for learning about important people. Today we're looking at Eliezer Sherbatov, a hockey player from Montreal who began his career in Quebec and until recently played for the Mariupol team in Ukraine.

  A Meeting With… Martin Luther King Jr.

The third Monday of January is known as Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day). In 2022, it was on January 17th. Martin Luther King Jr. is known for his non-violent activism against racial discrimination in the 1960s.

  A MEETING WITH… Steve Jobs

This guide from the series "A Meeting With..." offers resources and ideas for educational activities aimed at learning more about the journey of important characters. Here, we are interested in Steve Jobs, the successes of the Apple company and this key concept for the businessman: “Failure is part of success”.

  A New Football Helmet for NFL Players: A Quebec Creation!

Upon an invitation from the National Football League (NFL), a group of Quebec engineers created a helmet that absorbs the energy generated by the impacts to redistribute it. Let's take this news to learn more about the history and culture surrounding American football, discuss the science of injury prevention in sports, and discover other inventions created by other Quebecers!

  From Facebook to Meta

In the following activities, we learn about Mark Zuckerberg and imagine the back cover of his biography. And since we're talking about applications that are used by young and old people alike, we look at the app design process while keeping in mind the importance of an inclusive design.

  NHL Hockey: Back to Playing in Front of Fans

With the sanitary measures that are still changing, many fans wondered if the new hockey season would take place as planned. It is therefore with great pleasure that they will be able to cheer on their favourite team on site or at home! And this is all we needed to get started on activities related to the hockey theme!

  Beauties and Colours of the Fall

Fall colours are one of the precious delights offered every year for our enjoyment. Here are a few activities which can help students realize how the fall season and its beauty contribute to enhance the value of our territory.

  Mental Health and Pandemic : How to Feel Better

Accepting the emotions you are feeling might be the key to feeling better. During these exceptional times, what would you like to do to ensure a healthy balance in your life? Remember, it’s okay not to be okay.

  Can we reverse the biodiversity decline before 2050?

The observations are troubling and unmistakable: two thirds of the wild fauna has disappeared in less than 50 years. This shocking declaration of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is sounding the alarm, identifying the primary cause of this decline as human activity. It is approximately 4 000 vertebrate species, spread across 21 000 animals across the world that have disappeared following the destruction of their natural habitat, mainly for agriculture.

  The Monarch : a Butterfly to Protect

The monarch is a magnificent black and orange butterfly; actually, it is one of the biggest diurnal butterflies in Canada. You may have seen one before since they fly around houses collecting nectar from flowers. However, if you were born 20 years earlier, you would have seen many more. In 2003, the monarch was already considered an at-risk species, but with a population decline of 90%, it has been an endangered species sin 2016. The climate changes, the use of pesticides and the destruction of its natural habitat lead to its demise.

COVID-19 in Plain Language: Why Is it So Important to Wash Our Hands?

As part of a series of SCOOP! on COVID-19, today we address the importance of washing our hands. What is all the fuss surrounding hand-washing anyway? We hear everywhere that it is of the upmost importance to wash our hands, and particularly with the pandemic of COVID-19. Do you think you can fall ill by shaking someone’s hand or by touching a door handle? Do you know how to wash your hand efficiently? And how often? SCOOP! has the answers for you.

COVID-19 in Plain Language: Why are Schools Closed During the Pandemic?

As part of a series of SCOOP! information capsules on COVID-19, today we address school closures. Currently, half of the students across the world are deprived of their usual education because they do not have access to their school. But why this decision? What does it mean for teenagers who must stay home? SCOOP! has the answers in this video.

  Bushfires in Australia : an Unprecedented Nightmare

In 2019 and 2020, the south of Australia faced wildfires that destroyed everything on their paths. Between September 2019 and January 11, 2020, 28 people have died in those fires and many more have gone missing. According to a study by the University of Sydney, 480 million animals have also perished in these fires.

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