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English Language Arts

November 11: In Memory of Whom and What?

Remembrance Day ceremonies are held across Canada on November 11, as they are every year, to honour the 1918 armistice.

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.

Happy Mother's Day!

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

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".

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.

Beauties and Colors of the Fall

Fall colors 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.

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 .

Special Feature on COVID-19: the Infodemic

As part of a series of SCOOP! on COVID-19, today we address the infodemic. The infodemic is this overabundance of information, credible or not, that makes it difficult for anyone to get accurate information. Medical misinformation, conspiracy theories, rumors on governmental measures, doctored pictures and videos, scams, and fraudulent offers, the false information about COVID-19 spreads faster than the actual virus. SCOOP! explains, in this video, how to ensure you are not fed false information in your quest for truth.

COVID-19 in Plain Language: Your Questions Answered

As part of a series of SCOOP! on COVID-19, today we answer many questions you may have on the changes you have been going through recently. With this short video, and a stack of toilet paper, we know that "we will prevail" and "we will get through this".

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