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Lesson Plan

The flu and you!

In this lesson, students will learn how the flu attacks the body as well as how to prevent and treat it, and also consider its impact on society?

  • Grade Level: 10, 12
  • Course(s)/Subject(s):

    SNC2D Science (Academic)
    SNC4E Science (Workplace Preparation)

Lesson Plan

Cost of music piracy

This lesson explores the cost of music piracy from the point of view of artists, composers, consumers and other stakeholders in the Canadian music industry. The lesson includes a focus on Canada’s Copyright Act to clarify legal and ethical issues surrounding the licensing, reproduction and digital distribution of music.

  • Grade Level: 9-12
  • Course(s)/Subject(s):

    AMU1O/2O – Music
    ASM2O Media Arts
    Also Law and Canadian Studies courses
    CIC4E Making Personal Economic Choices

Lesson Plan

Keep your spending in check

In this lesson, students examine how certain spending patterns, if gone unchecked, can lead to financial problems. By exploring factors that contribute to unhealthy behaviours, students learn how to use an action plan to adjust and resolve any issues.

  • Grade Level: 10-12
  • Course(s)/Subject(s):

    PPL20 – Healthy Active Living Education
    See also similar expectations in PPL1O, PPL3O, PPZ3C and PPL4O

Lesson Plan


Buskerfest is a tradition celebrated in many cities across Canada. This lesson provides an opportunity for students to explore some non-traditional ways by which musical artists earn money. It also gives students a chance to explore non-traditional performance environments and audiences.

  • Grade Level: 9
  • Course(s)/Subject(s):

    AMU1O – Music
    (adaptable to other arts areas)

Lesson Plan

Food banks

In this lesson, students compose a letter to the editor expressing ideas, concerns and opinions they have about food bank use in Canada.

  • Grade Level: 8
  • Course(s)/Subject(s):

    Language, grades 1–8 (2006)

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