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Hurricane season: deep in the storm

Every year, many hurricanes (or cyclones) form on our planet, particularly between June 1 and November 30. Some of them hit the coast hard and sometimes leave thousands of victims behind. Here are some ideas for activities to do in class to better understand this meteorological phenomenon and its consequences.

Ethical considerations of autonomous vehicles

New technologies, algorithms and artificial intelligence are constantly bringing new things into people's daily lives. Among these, autonomous vehicles are a source of important moral debates. They may have to decide who lives and who dies in the event of an unavoidable accident. Here are some ideas for activities to address the topic.

Social diversity: beyond M and F, the evolving genre

No more "male or female". Nova Scotians, like many other Canadians, can have the designation "X" instead of "male" or "female" on their birth certificate.

Meet Charlotte Cardin

The series À la rencontre de... allows teachers to introduce certain personalities to their students. Today, we take a look at the career of singer Charlotte Cardin and the release of her album Phoenix. We also take the opportunity to look at the popular symbolism of certain creatures from Greek mythology!

U.S. divided over abortion rights

Americans have always been divided on the issue of abortion rights. This eternal ethical debate is far from over as a leaked document recently suggested that the highest court in the United States may soon strike down what has protected abortion rights in this country for 50 years.

The supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy in pictures

This is a historic moment for astrophysicists. On May 12, 2022, the very first image of a supermassive black hole located at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way, was officially unveiled. It is called Sagittarius A*, after the constellation through which it is observed - but not with the naked eye, since a black hole does not emit light! This is quite a scientific challenge!

Happy Mother's Day!

On the second Sunday in May, many families gather to celebrate an important day: Mother's Day. Here are a few activities that will help you learn a little more about the origins of this holiday and its importance in today's society!

Meet Roxane Bruneau

The À la rencontre de... series allows teachers to introduce their students to certain personalities. Today, we take a look at the career of author, composer and performer Roxane Bruneau, who is known for her frankness, authenticity and humour.

April 22: Earth Day

April 22 is the day we have collectively given ourselves to stop and think about our planet. Year after year, it is an opportunity to remember what we can do on a daily basis to improve our future, but it is also a time to unite and dare to change the world on a larger scale.

Ready for Easter!

If Easter is traditionally a Christian religious holiday, today it is rather synonymous with holidays, family celebrations and… chocolate! Let's take a moment to explore the associated traditions and write a tale on the subject.

In March, let's talk about nutrition!

The month of March is an opportunity to learn about the benefits of healthy nutrition. In fact, throughout the month, Dietitians of Canada highlight several tools and initiatives to support the importance of good nutrition.

Behind the scenes of maple syrup production

In the spring, in North America, the sugar maples are flowing and maple syrup producers collect their sap to transform it in many ways. Let's discover the different facets of maple syrup through different activity ideas and a host of useful resources.

What is cryptocurrency?

Have your students ever heard of cryptocurrency, a type of currency that has been the subject of much conversation over the past few years? What do they know? As long as you discuss it with them, here are some ideas for activities to do around this subject, in French and in mathematics!

Movember: when November rhymes with mustache!

For several years, the month of November has been synonymous with mustache. In fact, the Movember movement invites men to grow a “Mo” (mustache) for thirty days in order to promote men's health.

Move better to be happier

The activities proposed in this guide will help your students to find ideas for preparing to move and for relieving stress in the classroom. They will also make it possible to learn more about the professions that surround the practice of a high-level sport. Ready, Set? Let's go!   

NHL hockey is back in front of its fans!

Even though the start of the season has not been successful so far for the Montreal Canadiens, coach Dominic Ducharme says “now is not the time to panic or go crazy”! It did not take less to attract our attention and make us want to suggest activities to live in class on the theme of hockey!

Halloween: legendary party!

Halloween is the party par excellence for children. Costumes, sweets, decorations, everything is there to make this day memorable in the eyes of the youngest. Children therefore appreciate the traditions put in place on October 31, where pumpkins of all sizes and colors punctuate the route of families in search of the best treats in their neighborhood. This guide looks at the legend of Jack O'Lantern and how Halloween customs endure 2,500 years later.

Science vs. Facebook algorithm to thwart disinformation

Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen several scientists posting on social networks in favor or against the vaccine, the mask, health measures, etc. Recently, the editor of the renowned journal Science, Holden Thorp, implored the scientific community to try to beat Facebook at its own game: to play on the algorithms by bringing out star researchers, as do so well the " anti-science ”.  

An arm in Lego: his passion at the service of his handicap

Deprived of a right forearm at birth, David Aguilar uses his passion for Lego blocks to create a prosthesis. A story that will inspire your students and that inspired us some ideas for activities to live in class on the theme of passions and inventions!

Autumn: festival of colors and enhancement of the territory

The fall colors are certainly one of the most beautiful natural spectacles offered by Quebec. Here are some ideas for activities to help students discover how this beautiful season is beneficial for the development of the territory.