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  30 avril : Journée internationale du jazz

Pour l'UNESCO, la Journée internationale du jazz permet de sensibiliser la communauté internationale aux vertus du jazz en tant que force de paix, d'unité, de dialogue et de coopération renforcée entre les peuples, ainsi qu'en tant qu'outil pédagogique. Profitons-en pour mieux connaître ce style de musique et ses artistes célèbres.

  22 mars, journée mondiale de l’eau

Il s’agit d’une journée consacrée à la célébration de l’eau douce sur la planète. Une journée avec un thème différent chaque année, mais qui veut d’abord et avant tout assurer la pérennité de la ressource.

  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.

  Le trou noir supermassif au centre de notre galaxie en image

C'est un moment historique pour les astrophysiciens. Le 12 mai 2022, on dévoilait officiellement la toute première image d'un trou noir supermassif situé au centre de notre galaxie, la Voie lactée. On l'appelle Sagittaire A*, du nom de la constellation à travers laquelle il est observé - mais pas à l'oeil nu, puisqu'un trou noir n'émet aucune lumière! C'est tout un défi scientifique!

  Clin d’œil aux Irlandais

Le 17 mars, les Irlandais célèbrent la St. Patrick. Cette fête est célébrée non seulement en Irlande, mais aussi dans les pays où l'on trouve de nombreux descendants irlandais, comme aux Etats-Unis et au Canada. Allons découvrir cette fête et ses symboles.

  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.

  1986: The Chernobyl Catastrophe

On April 1986, Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded and caused what was going to be the most important civil nuclear catastrophe in history.

  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.

  In March, Let’s Talk Nutrition!

The month of March is the perfect opportunity to learn about the benefits of healthy eating. In fact, dieticians of Canada are the true nutrition specialists. They have created many tools and initiatives to support and promote the importance and benefits of healthy eating and they are sharing a few with us.

The Ins and Outs of the Coronavirus COVID-19 

Last December, in the city of Wuhan, China, a virus usually linked to animals was transmitted to a human for the first time. The coronavirus COVID-19 comes from the same family of viruses that usually affects the respiratory tract. It is in the same family as the common cold, the flu, and other more serious respiratory illnesses. When humans are infected with COVID-19, they experience symptoms such as fever, coughing, and difficulty breathing similar to pneumonia.

  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.

  John Lennon et Yoko Ono : un « bed-in » pour la paix à Montréal

En 1969, John Lennon et sa femme Yoko Ono décidèrent de rester au lit pendant 8 jours pour protester contre la guerre du Vietnam. Allons voir de plus près comment ce « bed-in » a marqué l’histoire de Montréal et de la conscience collective.