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Early Childhood Education

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on April 8, 2013

Six new books to assist with early childhood curriculum planning.

The All-day Kindergarten and Pre-K Curriculum : A Dynamic-Themes Approach, by Doris Pronim Fromberg. 375.001 FRO

Provides examples of how professional early childhood teachers can organize content-rich classrooms with Activity-Based Learning Environments (ABLE).  Dynamic-themes focus on the connection making process of learning, a reflection of how our brains function to create meaning and strengthen memories.  Grounded in theory and research, provides an activity-based and classroom proven curriculum for educators to consider as they plan and intereact with pre-k and kindergarten children.  Describes a culturally sensitive curriculum in the context of literacy, technology, mathematics, social studies, science, the arts, and play.

Connecting Emergent Curriculum and Standards in the Early Childhood Classroom : strengthening content and teaching practice, by Sydney L. Schwartz and Sherry M. Copeland.  372.19 SCH.

“Two active early childhood educators provide teachers with resources to bring content alive in the daily, action-based pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms, and explore ways to document it.  Includes lists of key content ideas- coordinated with learning standards in science, mathematics, social studies, and the communication arts – to guide teacher observations, of, and interactions with, young children.  Chapters focus on ways to extend children’s emerging use of content in the block, manipulatives, water and sand, drama, expressive arts, and literacy centers, and link to the development of themes”–cover.

Twelve Best Practices For Early Childhood Education : integrating Reggio and other inspired approaches, by Ann Lewin-Benham.  372.21 LEW.

“Presents 12 best practices inspired not only by Reggio, but also by play-based and Montessori approaches to early childhood education.  These practices are demonstrated, one per chapter, with scenarios from classrooms, dialogues of children and teachers, and work samples showing the outcome of using each practice.  Used together, the 12 best practices offer a new framework for early education.  Written in the accessible style, expands on Lewin-Benham’s earlier works by showing the foundations for teachers to practice the Reggio Approach in their own settings”–cover.

The Problem With Math is English : a language-focused approach to helping all students develop a deeper understanding of mathematics, by Concepcion Molina.  372.7 MOL.

The goal is to raise readers’ mathematics expertise while simultaneously explaining the critical role of language and symbolism in understanding mathematics conceptually.  Philosophy in this book is to help teachers understand mathematics at a conceptual level so that they can develop their own activities to deepen students’ learning.  Through the process of answering questions and solving problems, readers will enhance their level of pedagogical content knowledge.  For Grades 3-9.

Different Speeds and Different Needs : how to teach sports to every kid, by Gary Barber.  796.083 BAR.

For K-12 teachers and coaches a guide to establishing and sustaining inclusive sports programs.  Learn how your sports program can include students with a range of special needs : austism spectrum disorders, ADHD and other attention difficulties, behavioral challenges, visual or hearing impairments, learning disabilities, physical challenges, anxiety, stress, and depression, height and weight challenges and more.

Teaching in the Digital Age : Smart Tools for Age 3 to Grade 3, by Brian Puerling.  371.33093 PUE.

A go-to resource for using today’s technology in the classroom.  Chapter one emphasizes the importance of goal setting.  Chapter two- eight cover seven technologies to support learning, access student knowledge and teacher practice, and exhibit learning.  QR codes add videos for further explanations and toolbox tips help faciltiate applications.  The seven technologies engage children to create and share ideas: cameras, projectors and document cameras, audio recordings, video conferencing and webcams, publication and presentation tools, videos, multi-touch mobile devices.  Strategies reflect Technology in Early Childhood Programs, the joint position statement of the National Association for the Education of Young children and the Fred Rogers Center.

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Community in TOP GRADE: Can Lit for the Classroom

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on April 5, 2013

Six new works from Top Grade the Canadian children’s publishers initiative.

Righting Canada’s wrongs resource guide, by Lindsay Gibson, Ilan Danjoux, and Roland Case, The Critical Thinking Consortium.       940.531771 GIB

Includes resource guides for Japanese Canadian Internment in the Second World War and Italian Canadian Internment in the Second World War.  Support for teaching about Canada’s past treatment of ethnic minorites and how to approach the topic of racism.  The series is devoted to the explanation of the stories of the Canadian governments’ racist actions against various ethnic groups through our history, the fight for acknowledgement and justice, and the eventual apologies and restitution of subsequent governments.

Pier 21 : Listen to my story, by Christine Welldon.  325.71 WEL

Get to know the children and their families who arrived at Halifax’s Pier 21 from countries such as Estonia, Italy, and Ukraine, as well as Scottish and Jewish orphans.  They came to escape World War, Russian Communist rule, to find work, and search for farmland.

Sagkeeng Legends stories by John C. Courchene ; compiled by Craig Charbonneau Fontaine.  398.2 COU

Two stories in Anishanabemowin are translated into English.  Anishanabe syllabics are included in the translation as they capture the true sounds and expression of Indigenous languages.  Oral history is crucial in determing Indigenous Peoples’ connection to lands.  These stories provide connection in the Sagkeeng First Nation, continuing existence as Anishanabe, and evidence of the rich history of the Courchene family.

Manitowapow : Aboriginal writings from the Land of Water, editors Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair and Warren Cariou.  819.08 MAN

This is the first book in the Debwe series.  The “Debwe series” named for the Anishinaabe concept meaning “to speak the truth” showcases both established and new writers, who work with experienced Aborigial editors to create books of the highest quality.  This anthology is a rich collection of stories, poetry, nonfiction, and speeches.  It features historical writings, literary writing, nonfiction and political writing, local storytellers and keepers of knowledge, new vibrant voices that express modern Aboriginal experiences.

Follow Your Money : who gets it, who spends it, where does it go? by Kevin Sylvester and Michael Hlinka.  330 SYL

Accessible and fun, a vital introduction to the way money flows from creator to distributor, to retailer and customer.

Moving out : a young adult’s guide to living on your own, by Cindy Babyn.  646.700842 BAB

“Practical and philosophical on how youth can look for apartments, find movers and roommates, budget, stand up for their tenant rights, effectively overcome homesickness, develop good health and social habits, respect the environment, and live with all the cultures of the world in one of our great Canadian cities”–cover.

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GEOWAT INNOVATIVE TEACHER HELPERS

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on October 29, 2012

New print edition from Canadian Curriculum Teacher Helper series. Students will learn about Canada in these simple to understand, comprehensive unit helpers.  Follow-up activities are included designed to consolidate the concepts taught.  Includes assessment ideas and an end-of unit test. Our new titles : All about Canada Grades 1-2 ;  Canada’s aboriginal peoples Grades 4-6 ;  Canada’s geographical regions Grades 4-6 ;  Canada’s pioneers Grades 2-4 ;  Canadian government Grades 4-6 ;  Canadian traditions and celebrations Grades 2-3 ;  Music lessons Grades 1-3 ;  Our community Grades 1-2 ;  Urban & rural communities  Grades 2-3. 

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Canadian content for Canadian teachers.  GEOWAT- Innovative Teacher Publishing has all of their titles available on-line.  Navigate to the subject of your choice and click on a book to see a sneak-peek of its content.  Sneak-peeks are printer friendly, so feel free to print and use in your class.

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First Nations

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on August 25, 2009

The Terry James Resource Library has many new items featuring the People of the First Nations’ culture, customs, history and much more, for primary, junior, intermediate and senior grades.

Link to Native Studies in our catalogue

The Terry James Video Library has many videos featuring First Nation’s People.  The newest arrival is “Aboriginality”.  In this animated short blending past history with contemporary performance, a teen boy sits in a dingy living room idly watching television. When he sees a dance and rap program that transports him to a strange prairie land, he is brought face-to-face with his Native American heritage in the form of the mystical Red Road and a Cree dancer of the First Nations.

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If the World Were a Village DVD

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on April 15, 2009

NEW! Based on the best selling and award-winning book by the same title, If the World Were a Village is a 30 minute animated story that delivers an important message using a magical metaphor:  what if the world with six billion people were a village of just 100 people…if-the-worldIn this village of 100 people:
    ·    22 people speak a Chinese dialect and 9 people speak English
    ·    20 earn less than a dollar a day
    ·    32 are of Christian faith
    ·    39 are under 19 years old.If the World Were a Village offers a unique and objective resource. By exploring the lives of  the 100 villagers, children will discover that life in other nations is often very different from their own. The shrunk-down statistics – some surprising, some shocking – and David Smith’s tips on building “world-mindedness” will encourage viewers to embrace the bigger picture and help them to establish their own place in the global village

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Ontario Curriculum Units Resource Material

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on January 8, 2009

Integrated units have been developed by project teams from across the province, using the Curriculum Unit Planner, with the permission of the Ministry of Education.  Some of these units are now available in the Terry James Resource Library.  Units currently held by the library are in the subjects of Science and Technology, Mathematics, and Social Studies, for grades 1 to 8.  More units are available at the Ontario Educational Resource Bank, found at the link listed below.  You will need a user id and password which is available through your teacher-librarian or at the Terry James Resource Library.  Under search type in ocup to see the curriculum unit planners.

Curriculum Units Project Link

Link to our catalogue, Science and Technology

Link to our catalogue, Mathematics

Link to our catalogue, Social Studies

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CBC News In Review

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on September 19, 2008

News in Review is a subscription series of one hour educational tapes hosted by CBC journalist and news anchor Carla Robinson, featuring CBC correspondents.

It has been designed by teachers for an integrated curriculum and is an effective learning tool for Canadian studies, global studies, history, social science, media literacy, English and E.S.L. Each News in Review segment is carefully crafted to give students and teachers a timely and concise examination of Canadian and world issues. Footage from CBC’s archives helps provide historical context. A comprehensive resource guide written by experienced educators supplies background information. News in Review is also closed captioned.

News in Review Resource Guides
Resource Guides are available online in their entirety. 

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Curriculum Kits

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on August 25, 2008

The Terry James Video Library features many kits which contain books and other media.  The curriculum based kits highlight subjects used in the current curriculum.  Titles include:

Ancient civilizations Greek and Roman – Features of communities around the world – Aspects of government – Medieval times – Rocks and minerals – Folktales – Famous Canadians – We are all equal – Natural resources – Cuisenaire rods – plus many more.

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We’re erasing prejudice for good curriculum kits

Erasing predudice kits

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