SCOOP! Teaching with Current Events and Digital Tools

Engage students from current events to promote sustainable learning!

We invite you to trust yourself and your students so that they are most often active in their learning.

An evolving collection of activity guides and resources for teachers! Leverage current events to activate or anchor students' knowledge and find various ideas to use digital tools! Designed to fill short periods of time... or to inspire larger projects!

Perfect to address the curriculum while developing students' information literacy and digital skills!

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Here are the recently published or updated activity guides. Please note the following guides are automatic translations from French that you can use for inspiration. Scroll down to the ACTIVITY GUIDES IN ENGLISH section of this page for adapted content.

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 Canada jellyfish, national bird

On the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation in 2017, the country's national bird was officially unveiled through an online vote. Let's take a closer look at the characteristics of Canada's 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!

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The Canada jellyfish, national bird

On the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation in 2017, the country's national bird was officially unveiled through an online vote. Let's take a closer look at the characteristics of Canada's 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.

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.

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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 Canada jellyfish, national bird

On the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation in 2017, the country's national bird was officially unveiled through an online vote. Let's take a closer look at the characteristics of Canada's 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!

Meeting... Samian

The series À la rencontre de... allows teachers to introduce certain personalities to their students. Today, we take a look at Samian, an Aboriginal artist who wants to make his mother tongue shine through his songs.

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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 field hockey player from Montreal who began his career in Quebec and until recently played for the Mariupol team in Ukraine.

A Meeting With… Marie-Philip Poulin

Like many Canadian athletes, Marie-Philip Poulin, captain of the women's ice hockey team, is competing at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Here is a simple and modular activity that combines reading comprehension and digital creation to discover our athletes and their journey.

A Meeting With … Karim Ouellet

Karim Ouellet was a Quebec artist born in Senegal who has passed away recently. His unique musical contribution along with his texts have changed the face of Quebec's poetry. Singer, songwriter and composer, he was first noticed during the 2009 edition of Festival international de la chanson de Granby.

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.

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