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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.

Queen Elizabeth II: A Respectable Legacy

On September 8, 2022, after more than 70 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II will pass away at the age of 96. Here are some activities that will allow students to learn more about the highlights of her life and the roles and responsibilities of her representatives in Canada, as well as learn about Canadian currency.

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.

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!

The Canadian chickadee, future national bird?

On the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation in 2017, a popular vote was held to elect the country's national bird. While the government is not moving forward with the proposal, let's take a closer look at the characteristics of the bird that won popular honors, the Canadian chickadee.

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!

May 4: a day to celebrate the Star Wars saga

Every year on May 4th, Star Wars fans celebrate their favorite saga by saying "May the 4th be with you!". Let's take a closer look at the reasons why moviegoers' fervor has continued to grow since the first film in the saga in 1977.

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.

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.

A new football helmet in the NFL: a Quebec creation!

At the invitation of the NFL (National Football League), a group of Quebec engineers created a helmet that absorbs the energy of the blows 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 from home!

Black Friday or No Purchase Day?

In the following activities, we learn about the origin of “Black Friday” and No Buy Day, compare the two ethically and create a crazy math review quiz. crazy!

From Facebook to Meta

In the following activities, we learn about Mark Zuckerberg and invent a back cover of his biography. And while talking about applications appreciated by young and old, we are interested in the application design process keeping in mind the importance of the notion of inclusion in design.

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!

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!

"It's a beautiful language, with superb words ..."

Do your students know that French is spoken in Canada other than in Quebec? Here is an opportunity to make them aware of this reality through meetings with francophone students from Alberta and activities aimed at enriching their vocabulary by discovering surprising expressions!

Understanding the lumber shortage

Several causes have contributed to the current shortage of lumber. While demand has increased sharply during periods of containment, sawmills are having difficulty getting their heads out of the water! In addition, for several years, the price of lumber had been so low that they were already struggling to make a profit. So it's a huge turnaround. Let's take a closer look!

20 years after the attacks of September 11, 2001: artists come back to the effects

20 years after the attacks of September 11, 2001, which claimed the lives of thousands of Americans, Quebec artists of North African origin look back at the effects of racism they have since been victims of in a sobering web series.