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British Columbia Guide, Outcomes, and Lessons

Kids Boost Immunity matches the BC curriculum outcomes listed below. You can also read a description of the core lessons available for BC students. Each grade has a tailored selection of lessons that fit their curricular need. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of the curricular fit - teachers on KBI have found many more curriculum connections than outlined here! Continue scrolling down to see a short description of the core lessons available for each grade.

 

 

Click here to access the Curriculum Connections showing curriculum outcomes for the different KBI learning modules/lessons and links to accompanying lesson resources.

Made by a Grade 4 teacher in British Columbia. 

Kids Boost Immunity (KBI) provides educational content (lessons and support materials) developed by teachers and where needed, health experts, that is directly linked to curriculum and is available completely for free. Each lesson is paired with an online quiz that students can take on a laptop, tablet, or phone. Every time a student scores 80% or higher on a quiz, we donate life-saving vaccines to UNICEF Canada. To learn more about KBI, click here.

Click on the overarching curriculum themes below to see the curriculum outcomes that match KBI educational content.

Building Critical Inquiry and Reflective Thinking Skills

Curricular outcomes:

English Language Arts - Big Ideas

  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens

ELA Curricular Competency

  • Comprehend and connect (reading listening, viewing)
    • Access and integrate information and ideas from a variety of sources and from prior knowledge to build understanding 
    • Consider different purposes, audiences, and perspectives in exploring texts 
    • Apply a variety of thinking skills to gain meaning from texts 
    • Identify how differences in context, perspectives, and voice influence meaning in texts 

Science - Curricular Competency

  • Evaluating
    • Suggest ways to plan and conduct an inquiry to find answers to their questions 

Social Studies - Curricular Competency

  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions 
  • Key skills:
    • Compare information and viewpoints about a selected problem or issue
    • Give reasons for using more than one source of information (e.g., differing points of view, currency of information, level of detail, reliability)
    • Apply a variety of strategies for information gathering (e.g., headings, indices, Internet searches)
    • Distinguish between primary and secondary sources
    • Ask questions, corroborate inferences, and draw conclusions about the content and origins of different sources (evidence)

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Critical Thinking & Evaluating Information

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers 
  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities/answer guides
  • Numeracy activity/answers

 

First Peoples Pre-Contact, Treaties, Colonization, The Indian Act

Curricular outcomes:

English Language Arts - Curricular Competency

  • Comprehend and connect (reading listening, viewing)
    • Demonstrate awareness of the oral tradition in First Peoples cultures and the purposes of First Peoples texts
    • Identify how story in First Peoples cultures connects people to land 

Science - Curricular Competency

  • Identify First Peoples perspectives and knowledge as sources of information 

Social Studies - Curricular Competency

  • Differentiate between intended and unintended consequences of events, decisions, or developments, and speculate about alternative outcomes (cause and consequence) 
  • Construct narratives that capture the attitudes, values, and worldviews commonly held by people at different times or places (perspective) 
  • Make ethical judgments about events, decisions, or actions that consider the conditions of a particular time and place (ethical judgment)

Social Studies - Content

  • Early contact, trade, cooperation, and conflict between First Peoples and European peoples
  • The fur trade in pre-Confederation Canada and British Columbia 
  • Economic and political factors that influenced the colonization of British Columbia and its entry into Confederation 
  • The impact of colonization on First Peoples societies in British Columbia and Canada

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Life on Turtle Island

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers

 

2. Cooperation and Colonization

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers

 

Curriculum-Related Themes Throughout the Year

Remembrance/Veterans/Memorial Day (November)

Curricular outcomes:

English Language Arts - Big Ideas

  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world

Physical and Health Education - Content

  • Communicable and non-communicable illnesses

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Remembrance Day / Veterans Day / Armistice Day

 

Building Leadership Skills To Help Others (December)

Curricular outcomes:

Core Competency - Personal and Social

  • Social Awareness and Responsibility
  • Building relationships
    • Students build and maintain diverse, positive peer and intergenerational relationships. They are aware and respectful of others’ needs and feelings and share their own in appropriate ways. They adjust their words and actions to care for their relationships

Physical and Health Education - Core Competency

  • Social and community health
  • Describe and apply strategies for developing and maintaining positive relationships

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Winter Break - Spreading Kindness 

Lesson Plan/Activities

 

Black History & Refugee Experiences (February)

Curricular outcomes:

English Language Arts - Big Ideas

  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world

Core Competency - Personal and Social

  • Social Awareness and Responsibility
  • Valuing diversity
    • Students value diversity, defend human rights, advocate for issues, and interact ethically with others. They are inclusive in their language and behaviour and recognize that everyone has something to contribute. Their approach to inclusive relationships exemplifies commitment to developing positive communities

Physical and Health Education - Big Ideas

  • Developing healthy relationships helps us feel connected, supported, and valued

PHE - Core Competency

  • Describe and assess strategies for responding to discrimination, stereotyping, and bullying:
  • Cultivating an awareness of bullying, discrimination, and violence based on gender identity/ expressions, sexuality, race, religion, or ethnicity, etc.

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Black History Month

 

2. Refugee Experiences

Unit Plan Overview

  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities

 

Celebrating Inspiring Women in STEM (March)

Curricular outcomes:

Core Competency - Personal and Social

  • Social Awareness and Responsibility
  • Valuing diversity
    • Students value diversity, defend human rights, advocate for issues, and interact ethically with others. They are inclusive in their language and behaviour and recognize that everyone has something to contribute. Their approach to inclusive relationships exemplifies commitment to developing positive communities

Physical and Health Education - Big Ideas

  • Developing healthy relationships helps us feel connected, supported, and valued

PHE- Core Competency

  • Describe and assess strategies for responding to discrimination, stereotyping, and bullying:
  • Cultivating an awareness of bullying, discrimination, and violence based on gender identity/ expressions, sexuality, race, religion, or ethnicity, etc.

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. International Women's Day - Celebrating Inspiring Women in STEM

 

Communicable Illness and Preventing Pandemics - Immunization Awareness Week (April)

Curricular outcomes:

Physical and Health Education - Content

  • Communicable and non-communicable illnesses

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Immunization Awareness Week

 


 

Click on the headings below to see a description of all the core lessons for this grade

 

Click here to access the Curriculum Connections showing curriculum outcomes for the different KBI learning modules/lessons and links to accompanying lesson resources.

Made by a Grade 5 teacher in British Columbia. 

Kids Boost Immunity (KBI) provides educational content (lessons and support materials) developed by teachers and where needed, health experts, that is directly linked to curriculum and is available completely for free. Each lesson is paired with an online quiz that students can take on a laptop, tablet, or phone. Every time a student scores 80% or higher on a quiz, we donate life-saving vaccines to UNICEF Canada. To learn more about KBI, click here.

Click on the overarching curriculum themes below to see the curriculum outcomes that match KBI educational content.

Building Critical Inquiry and Reflective Thinking Skills

Curricular outcomes:

English Language Arts - Curricular Competency

  • Comprehend and connect (reading, listening, viewing)
    • Access and integrate information and ideas from a variety of sources and from prior knowledge to build understanding 
    • Consider different purposes, audiences, and perspectives in exploring texts
    • Apply a variety of thinking skills to gain meaning from texts 
    • Identify how differences in context, perspectives, and voice influence meaning in texts 

Science - Curricular Competency

  • Planning and conducting
    • With support, plan appropriate investigations to answer their questions or solve problems they have identified
    • Choose appropriate data to collect to answer their questions
    • Observe, measure, and record data, using appropriate tools, including digital technologies
  • Evaluating
    • Identify possible sources of error
    • Suggest improvements to their investigation methods
    • Identify some of the assumptions in secondary sources
    • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of evidence

 Social Studies - Curricular Competency

  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
  • Key skills:
    • Compare information and viewpoints about a selected problem or issue
    • Give reasons for using more than one source of information (e.g., differing points of view, currency of information, level of detail, reliability)
    • Apply a variety of strategies for information gathering (e.g., headings, indices, Internet searches)
    • Distinguish between primary and secondary sources
    • Ask questions, corroborate inferences, and draw conclusions about the content and origins of different sources (evidence)

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Critical Thinking & Evaluating Information

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities/answer guides
  • Numeracy activity/answers

 

Canadian Levels of Government

Curricular outcomes:

Social Studies - Content

  • Levels of government (First Peoples, federal, provincial, and municipal), their main functions, and sources of funding 
  • Sample activities:
    • Distinguish between the different levels of government in Canada: municipal, provincial, territorial, federal
    • Summarize the responsibilities of government (e.g., providing and administering services, making laws, collecting and allocating taxes

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Canada's Three Levels of Government

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities/answer guides
  • Numeracy activity/answers

 

Canadian Immigration - Refugee Experiences

Curricular outcomes:

Social Studies - Content

  • The changing nature of Canadian immigration over time

English Language Arts - Curricular Competency

  • Comprehend and connect (reading, listening, viewing)
    • Use personal experience and knowledge to connect to text and develop understanding of self, community, and world 

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Refugee Experiences

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities/answer guides
  • Numeracy activity/answers

 

Curriculum-Related Themes Throughout the Year

First Peoples - Truth and Reconciliation

Curricular outcomes:

Core Competencies - Personal and Social

  • Social Awareness and Responsibility 
  • Valuing Diversity
    • Students value diversity, defend human rights, advocate for issues, and interact ethically with others. They are inclusive in their language and behaviour and recognize that everyone has something to contribute. Their approach to inclusive relationships exemplifies commitment to developing positive communities.

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Life on Turtle Island

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers

 

2. Cooperation and Colonization

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers

 

Remembrance/Veterans/Memorial Day (November)

Curricular outcomes:

English Language Arts - Big Ideas

  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world

Physical and Health Education - Content

  • Practices that promote health and well-being, including those that prevent communicable and non-communicable illnesses

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Remembrance Day / Veterans Day / Armistice Day

 

Building Leadership Skills To Help Others (December)

Curricular outcomes:

Core Competency - Personal and Social

  • Social Awareness and Responsibility
  • Building relationships
    • Students build and maintain diverse, positive peer and intergenerational relationships. They are aware and respectful of others’ needs and feelings and share their own in appropriate ways. They adjust their words and actions to care for their relationships

Physical and Health Education - Core Competency

  • Social and community health
    • Describe and apply strategies for developing and maintaining positive relationships

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Winter Break - Spreading Kindness

Lesson Plan/Activities

 

Black History & Refugee Experiences (February)

Curricular connections:

English Language Arts - Big Ideas

  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world

Core Competency - Personal and Social

  • Social Awareness and Responsibility
  • Valuing diversity
    • Students value diversity, defend human rights, advocate for issues, and interact ethically with others. They are inclusive in their language and behaviour and recognize that everyone has something to contribute. Their approach to inclusive relationships exemplifies commitment to developing positive communities

Physical and Health Education - Big Ideas

  • Developing healthy relationships helps us feel connected, supported, and valued

 PHE - Core Competency

  • Describe and assess strategies for responding to discrimination, stereotyping, and bullying:
  • Cultivating an awareness of bullying, discrimination, and violence based on gender identity/ expressions, sexuality, race, religion, or ethnicity, etc.

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Black History Month

 

Celebrating Inspiring Women in STEM (March)

Curricular outcomes:

Core Competency - Personal and Social

  • Social Awareness and Responsibility
  • Valuing diversity
    • Students value diversity, defend human rights, advocate for issues, and interact ethically with others. They are inclusive in their language and behaviour and recognize that everyone has something to contribute. Their approach to inclusive relationships exemplifies commitment to developing positive communities

Physical and Health Education - Big Ideas

  • Developing healthy relationships helps us feel connected, supported, and valued

PHE - Core Competency

  • Describe and assess strategies for responding to discrimination, stereotyping, and bullying:
  • Cultivating an awareness of bullying, discrimination, and violence based on gender identity/ expressions, sexuality, race, religion, or ethnicity, etc.

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. International Women's Day - Celebrating Inspiring Women in STEM

 

Preventing Communicable Illnesses - Immunization Awareness Week (April)

Curricular outcomes:

Physical and Health Education - Content

  • Practices that promote health and well-being, including those that prevent communicable and non-communicable illnesses
  • Sources of health information and support services

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Immunization Awareness Week

 


 

Click on the headings below to see a description of all the core lessons for this grade

 

Click here to access the Curriculum Connections showing curriculum outcomes for the different KBI learning modules/lessons and links to accompanying lesson resources.

Made by a Grade 6 teacher in British Columbia. 

Kids Boost Immunity (KBI) provides educational content (lessons and support materials) developed by teachers and where needed, health experts, that is directly linked to curriculum and is available completely for free. Each lesson is paired with an online quiz that students can take on a laptop, tablet, or phone. Every time a student scores 80% or higher on a quiz, we donate life-saving vaccines to UNICEF Canada. To learn more about KBI, click here.

Click on the overarching curriculum themes below to see the curriculum outcomes that match KBI educational content.

Building Critical Inquiry and Reflection Thinking Skills

Curricular outcomes:

English Language Arts - Big Ideas

  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens
  • Curricular Competency
    • Comprehend and connect (reading listening, viewing)
    • Access and integrate information and ideas from a variety of sources and from prior knowledge to build understanding 
    • Consider different purposes, audiences, and perspectives in exploring texts 
    • Apply a variety of thinking skills to gain meaning from texts 
    • Identify how differences in context, perspectives, and voice influence meaning in texts 

Science - Curricular Competency

  • Evaluating
    • Suggest ways to plan and conduct an inquiry to find answers to their questions 
    • Identify some of the assumptions in secondary sources
    • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of evidence

English Language Arts - Big Ideas

  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens

Social Studies - Curricular Competency

  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to- ask questions, corroborate inferences, and draw conclusions about the content and origins of a variety of sources, including mass media
  • Key skills:
    • Compare a range of points of view on a problem or issue
    • Compare and contrast media coverage of a controversial issue (e.g., climate change, resource management)
    • With peer and teacher support, determine criteria for evaluating information sources for credibility and reliability (e.g., context, authentic voice, source, objectivity, evidence, authorship)
    • Apply criteria to evaluate selected sources for credibility and reliability
    • Distinguish between primary sources and secondary sources

Applied Design, Skills Technologies - Core Competency - Critical Thinking and Reflective Thinking

  • Questioning and investigating
    • Students learn to engage in inquiry when they identify and investigate questions, challenges, key issues, or problematic situations in their studies, lives, and communities and in the media. They develop and refine questions; create and carry out plans; gather, interpret, and synthesize information and evidence; and reflect to draw reasoned conclusions.

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Critical Thinking & Evaluating Information

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities/answer guides
  • Numeracy activity/answers

 

2. Navigating the World of Online (Mis)Information

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Inquiry activities/answer guides

 

Global Inequality

Curricular outcomes:

Social Studies - Content

  • Global poverty and inequality issues, including class structure and gender
  • Roles of individuals, governmental organizations, and NGOs, including groups representing indigenous peoples 
  • International cooperation and responses to global issues
  • Regional and international conflict 

Physical and Health Education - Content

  • Practices that reduce the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections and life-threatening communicable diseases

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Global Inequality

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video worksheet/answers

 

Understanding The Body’s Defence System

Curricular outcomes:

Physical and Health Education - Content

  • Practices that reduce the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections and life-threatening communicable diseases
  • Sources of health information

Science - Curricular Competency

  • Processing and analyzing data and information
    • Identify First Peoples perspectives and knowledge as sources of information
  • Evaluating
    • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of evidence
    • Identify some of the social, ethical, and environmental implications of the findings from their own and others’ investigations

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Germs, The Body's Defense System & How Vaccines Help

Lesson Plan

  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities

 

Levels of Canadian Government & Interactions Globally

Curricular outcomes:

Social Studies - Content

  • Different Systems of Government
    • Compare characteristics of the federal government in Canada with those of one or more other countries, including:
    • Roles and responsibilities of members of government (e.g., prime minister, president, governor, MP, senator)
    • Components of government (House of Commons, House of Lords, senate, province, state, prefecture, canton)
    • Government decision-making structures and forms of rule (e.g., monarchy, republic, dictatorship, parliamentary democracy)
  • International cooperation and responses to global issues
  • Economic policies and resource management, including effects on indigenous peoples
  • Media technologies and coverage of current events
  • Sample topics:
    • ownership of media
    • propaganda
    • editorial bias
    • sensationalism
    • freedom of the press
    • social media uses and abuses
  • Key questions:
    • How does the media influence public perception of major events?
    • Are some media sources more trustworthy than others? Explain your answer.

Social Studies - Curricular Competency

  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to — ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
  • Locate and map continents, oceans, and seas using simple grids, scales, and legends
  • Locate the prime meridian, equator, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Arctic Circle, and Antarctic Circle on a globe or map of the world
  • Apply criteria to evaluate selected sources for credibility and reliability

Physical and Health Education - Big Ideas 

  • Learning about similarities and differences in individuals and groups influences community health 

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Canada's Three Levels of Government

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Numeracy activity
  • Inquiry activities

 

2. Canada's Interactions with the Global Community

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Numeracy activity
  • Inquiry activities

 

Social and Emotional Learning

Curricular outcomes:

Core Competencies - Personal and Social

  • Social Awareness and Responsibility
  • People who are socially aware and responsible contribute to the well-being of their social and physical environments

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Social and Emotional Learning

 

Curriculum-Related Themes Throughout the Year

Supporting Students During School Vaccination

Curricular outcomes:

Physical and Health Education - Content

  • Practices that reduce the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections and life-threatening communicable diseases

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. How to Handle Your Shots Like a Champ

Lesson Plan

 

Remembrance/Veterans/Memorial Day (November)

Curricular outcomes:

Social Studies - Content

  • Roles of individuals, governmental organizations, and NGOs, including groups representing indigenous peoples
  • Regional and international conflict
  • International cooperation and responses to global issues
    • epidemic/pandemic response

Science - Curricular Competency

  • Processing and analyzing information
    • Identify First Peoples perspectives and knowledge as sources of information
    • Identify some of the social, ethical, and environmental implications of the findings from their own and others’ investigations 

Physical and Health Education (PHE) - Big Ideas

  • We experience many changes in our lives that influence how we see ourselves and others. 

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Remembrance Day / Veterans Day / Armistice Day

Lesson Plan/Activity

 

Building Leadership Skills To Help Others (December)

Curricular outcomes:

Core Competency - Personal and Social

  • Social Awareness and Responsibility
  • People who are socially aware and responsible contribute to the well-being of their social and physical environments. 

Physical and Health Education - Big Ideas

  • We experience many changes in our lives that influence how we see ourselves and others.

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Winter Break - A Time To Reflect on Making a Difference

Lesson Plan

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Inquiry/creative activities

 

Black History & Refugee Experiences (February)

Curricular outcomes:

Social Studies - Content

  • Roles of individuals, governmental organizations, and NGOs, including groups representing indigenous peoples
  • Global poverty and inequality issues, including class structure and gender
  • The urbanization and migration of people

Social Studies - Curricular Competency

  • Construct arguments defending the significance of individuals/groups, places, events, or developments (significance)
  • Sequence objects, images, or events, and recognize the positive and negative aspects of continuities and changes in the past and present (continuity and change)
  • Make ethical judgments about events, decisions, or actions that consider the conditions of a particular time and place, and assess appropriate ways to respond

Physical and Health Education - Big Ideas

  • We experience many changes in our lives that influence how we see ourselves and others. 
  • Learning about similarities and differences in individuals and groups influences community health 

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Black History Month

 

2, Refugee Experiences

Unit Plan Overview

  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities

 

Celebrating Inspiring Women in STEM (March)

Curricular outcomes:

Core Competencies - Personal and Social

  • Valuing Diversity
    • Students value diversity, defend human rights, advocate for issues, and interact ethically with others. They are inclusive in their language and behaviour and recognize that everyone has something to contribute. Their approach to inclusive relationships exemplifies commitment to developing positive communities.

Social Studies - Content

  • Roles of individuals, governmental organizations, and NGOs, including groups representing indigenous Peoples
  • Global poverty and inequality issues, including class structure and gender
  • Economic policies and resource management, including effects on indigenous peoples
  • International cooperation and responses to global issues

Science - Content

  • Extreme environments including contributions of Canadians to exploration technologies (e.g., Canadarm, Newt Suit, VENUS and NEPTUNE programs)

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. International Women's Day - Celebrating Inspiring Women in STEM

Lesson Plan/Activity - *coming soon*

 

Caring For the Environment (April - Earth Month)

Curricular outcomes:

Core Competencies -  Social Awareness and Responsibility

  • Contributing to the community and caring for the environment
    • Students develop awareness of and take responsibility for their social, physical, and natural environments by working independently and collaboratively for the benefit of others, communities, and the environment. They are aware of the impact of their decisions, actions, and footprint. They advocate for and act to bring about positive change.

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Environment & Climate Change

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheets/answer guides
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities

 

Preventing The Spread of Infectious Diseases - Immunization Awareness Week (April)

Curricular outcomes:

Physical and Health Education - Content

  • Practices that reduce the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections and life-threatening communicable diseases

Social Studies - Content

  • International cooperation and responses to global issues
    • epidemic/pandemic response
  • Sources of health information

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Immunization Awareness Week

 

2. The Spread of Infectious Diseases

 


 

Click on the headings below to see a description of all the core lessons for this grade

 

Click here to access the Curriculum Connections showing curriculum outcomes for the different KBI learning modules/lessons and links to accompanying lesson resources.

Made by a Grade 7 teacher in British Columbia. 

Kids Boost Immunity (KBI) provides educational content (lessons and support materials) developed by teachers and where needed, health experts, that is directly linked to curriculum and is available completely for free. Each lesson is paired with an online quiz that students can take on a laptop, tablet, or phone. Every time a student scores 80% or higher on a quiz, we donate life-saving vaccines to UNICEF Canada. To learn more about KBI, click here.

Click on the overarching curriculum themes below to see the curriculum outcomes that match KBI educational content.

Physical and Health Education

Curricular outcomes:

Physical and Health Education - Content 

  • Practices that reduce the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections and life-threatening communicable diseases 

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Unit Plan Overview

  • Lesson worksheet/answers

 

Science

Curricular outcomes:

Science - Curricular Competency

  • Planning and conducting
    • Collaboratively and individually plan, select, and use appropriate investigation methods, including field work and lab experiments, to collect reliable data (qualitative and quantitative) 
  • Processing and analyzing data and information
    • Seek and analyze patterns, trends, and connections in data, including describing relationships between variables (dependent and independent) and identifying inconsistencies
    • Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence 
  • Evaluating
    • Reflect on their investigation methods, including the adequacy of controls on variables (dependent and independent) and the quality of the data collected
    • Identify possible sources of error and suggest improvements to their investigation methods
    • Demonstrate an awareness of assumptions and bias in their own work and secondary sources
    • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of evidence (qualitative and quantitative)
    • Exercise a healthy, informed scepticism and use scientific knowledge and findings from their own investigations to evaluate claims in secondary sources

Climate Change & The Environment

  • Science - Content
    • Evidence of climate change 
    • Change in climate affects:
      • the interconnectedness of plants and animals, and their local environment
    • Over geological time and the recent impacts of humans
    • humans are capable of changing Earth’s landscape, climate, and systems
    • Efficacy of sustainable practices

Evolution & Natural Selection

  • Science - Big Ideas
    • Evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things
  • Science - Content
    • Organisms have evolved over time
      • Change in traits of populations over time
    • Survival needs
      • All organisms need space, food, water, and access to resources in order to survive
    • Natural Selection
      • The natural process by which certain traits that have a greater fitness for their environment lead to a reproductive advantage; this process happens within a population over time because of genetic variation

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Critical Thinking & Evaluating Information

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities/answer guides
  • Numeracy activity/answers

 

2. Environment & Climate Change

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities/answer guides
  • Numeracy activity/answers

 

3. Evolution and Natural Selection

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Inquiry activities

 

English Language Arts (ELA)

Curricular outcomes:

ELA - Big Ideas

  • Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens

ELA - Content

  • Strategies and processes 
    • Reading strategies

ELA - Curriculum Competency

  • Comprehend and connect (reading, listening, viewing)
    • Access information and ideas for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate their relevance, accuracy, and reliability 
    • Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking 
    • Synthesize ideas from a variety of sources to build understanding 
    • Recognize and appreciate how different features, forms, and genres of texts reflect different purposes, audiences, and messages 
    • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts 
    • Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways 

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Critical Thinking & Evaluating Information

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities/answer guides
  • Numeracy activity/answers

 

2. Navigating the World of Online (Mis)Information

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Inquiry activity

 

Curriculum-Related Themes Throughout the Year

First Peoples - Truth and Reconciliation

Curricular outcomes:

Core Competencies - Personal and Social

  • Social Awareness and Responsibility 
  • Valuing Diversity
    • Students value diversity, defend human rights, advocate for issues, and interact ethically with others. They are inclusive in their language and behaviour and recognize that everyone has something to contribute. Their approach to inclusive relationships exemplifies commitment to developing positive communities.

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Life on Turtle Island

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers 
  • Inquiry activities/answer guides 

 

Remembrance/Veterans/Memorial Day (November)

Curricular outcomes:

English Language Arts - Big Ideas

  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world
  • Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking.

English Language Arts- Curriculum Competency

  • Comprehend and connect (reading, listening, viewing)
    • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts
    • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts
    • Recognize and appreciate the role of story, narrative, and oral tradition in expressing First Peoples perspectives, values, beliefs, and points of view

Physical and Health Education (PHE) - Big Ideas

  • We experience many changes in our lives that influence how we see ourselves and others. 

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Remembrance Day / Veterans Day / Armistice Day

Lesson Plan/Activity

 

Building Leadership Skills To Make A Difference For Others (December)

Curricular outcomes:

Core Competency - Personal and Social

  • Social Awareness and Responsibility
    • People who are socially aware and responsible contribute to the well-being of their social and physical environments 

English Language Arts - Big Ideas

  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Winter Break - A Time To Reflect on Making a Difference

Lesson Plan

  • Inquiry/creative activities

 

Black History & Refugee Experiences (February)

Curricular outcomes:

English Language Arts - Big Ideas

  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world
  • Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking.

English Language Arts - Curriculum Competency

  • Comprehend and connect (reading, listening, viewing)
    • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts
    • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts

Physical and Health Education - Big Ideas

  • Advocating for the health and well-being of others connects us to our community

PHE - Curricular Competency

  • Social and community health
    • Propose strategies for responding to discrimination, stereotyping, and bullying

PHE - Content

  • Consequences of bullying, stereotyping, and discrimination

Core Competencies - Personal and Social

  • Valuing Diversity
    • Students value diversity, defend human rights, advocate for issues, and interact ethically with others. They are inclusive in their language and behaviour and recognize that everyone has something to contribute. Their approach to inclusive relationships exemplifies commitment to developing positive communities.

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Black History Month

 

2. Refugee Experiences

Unit Plan Overview

  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities

 

Celebrating Inspiring Women in STEM (March)

Curricular outcomes:

Core Competencies - Personal and Social

  • Valuing Diversity
    • Students value diversity, defend human rights, advocate for issues, and interact ethically with others. They are inclusive in their language and behaviour and recognize that everyone has something to contribute. Their approach to inclusive relationships exemplifies commitment to developing positive communities.

English Language Arts - Big Ideas

  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world
  • Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking.

English Language Arts - Curriculum Competency

  • Comprehend and connect (reading, listening, viewing)
    • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts
    • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. International Women's Day - Celebrating Inspiring Women in STEM

Unit Plan Overview - *coming soon*

 

Learning About Infectious Diseases During Immunization Awareness Week (April)

Curricular outcomes:

Physical and Health Education - Content

  • Practices that reduce the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections and life-threatening communicable diseases
  • Sources of health information

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Immunization Awareness Week

 

2. The Spread of Infectious Diseases

 


 

Click on the headings below to see a description of all the core lessons for this grade

 

Click here to access the Curriculum Connections showing curriculum outcomes for the different KBI learning modules/lessons and links to accompanying lesson resources.

Made by a Grade 8 teacher in British Columbia. 

Kids Boost Immunity (KBI) provides educational content (lessons and support materials) developed by teachers and where needed, health experts, that is directly linked to curriculum and is available completely for free. Each lesson is paired with an online quiz that students can take on a laptop, tablet, or phone. Every time a student scores 80% or higher on a quiz, we donate life-saving vaccines to UNICEF Canada. To learn more about KBI, click here.

Click on the overarching curriculum themes below to see the curriculum outcomes that match KBI educational content.

Physical and Health Education

Curricular outcomes:

Physical and Health Education - Content

  • Marketing and advertising tactics 
    • using famous people to endorse products
    • false and/or misleading health claims (e.g., weight-loss or muscle-gaining supplements)
    • colourful and/or distracting advertising to get the attention of youth
  • Sources of health information 
    • medical professionals
    • websites
    • magazine and TV advertisements
    • retail stores (e.g., vitamin/supplement stores)
  • Strategies to protect themselves and others 

Physical and Health Education - Curricular Competency

  • Healthy and active living
    • Identify factors that influence health messages from a variety of sources, and analyze their influence on behaviour 
  • Social and community health
    • Propose strategies for avoiding and/or responding to potentially unsafe, abusive, or exploitive situations 

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Critical Thinking & Evaluating Information

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities/answer guides
  • Numeracy activity/answers

 

2. Navigating the World of Online (Mis)Information

Unit Plan Overview

  • Inquiry activities

 

Science

Curricular outcomes:

Science - Content

  • Characteristics of life 
    • living things respire, grow, take in nutrients, produce waste, respond to stimuli, and reproduce
    • there is debate as to whether or not to classify viruses as living things
  • Types of cells 
    • prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
    • plant and animal cells
    • cells contain structures that carry out essential functions
  • The relationship of micro-organisms
    • micro-organisms are key to nutrient recycling in ecosystems as they act as decomposers
    • viruses and bacteria can cause disease and can also be used in industry (e.g., production of cheese and salami) and agriculture (e.g., production of striped tulips)
  • Basic functions of the immune system 
    • the immune system provides a barrier to infections and a number of non-specific and specific responses to fight infection (e.g., fever, antibodies, phagocytes, inflammation)
    • different populations have greater immunity to certain infections than other populations (e.g., impact of smallpox epidemic on First Peoples)
  • Vaccination and Antibiotics
    • vaccination can prevent the spread of infectious disease
    • antibiotics are effective only against living organisms, such as bacteria, and not against viruses
    • overuse of antibiotics can lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria (“superbugs”)
    • impacts of epidemics (regional outbreaks e.g., smallpox, measles) and pandemics (global outbreaks e.g., Spanish flu, SARS) on human populations

Science - Big Ideas

  • Life processes are performed at the cellular level.

Science - Curricular Competency

  • Processing and analyzing data and information
    • Apply First Peoples perspectives and knowledge, other ways of knowing, and local knowledge as sources of information
  • Evaluating
    • Reflect on their investigation methods, including the adequacy of controls on variables (dependent and independent) and the quality of the data collected
    • Identify possible sources of error and suggest improvements to their investigation methods
    • Demonstrate an awareness of assumptions and bias in their own work and secondary sources
    • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of evidence (qualitative and quantitative)
    • Exercise a healthy, informed skepticism and use scientific knowledge and findings from their own investigations to evaluate claims in secondary sources
    • Consider social, ethical, and environmental implications of the findings from their own and others’ investigations

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Diversity of Living Things

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers

 

2. The Spread of Infectious Diseases

 

3. The Immune System & How Vaccines Help Prevent Diseases

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Numeracy activity/answers

 

4. Antibiotics

 

English Language Arts (ELA)

Curricular outcomes:

ELA - Curricular Competency

  • Comprehend and connect (reading, listening, viewing)
    • Access information and ideas for diverse purposes and from a variety of sources and evaluate their relevance, accuracy, and reliability 
    • Recognize and appreciate how different features, forms, and genres of texts reflect different purposes, audiences, and messages 
    • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts 
    • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts 
    • Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text, and world 
    • Respond to text in personal, creative, and critical ways 

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Critical Thinking & Evaluating Information

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video Worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities/answer guides
  • Numeracy activity/answers

 

2. Navigating the World of Online (Mis)Information

Unit Plan Overview

  • Inquiry activities

 

Curriculum-Related Themes Throughout the Year

First Peoples - Truth and Reconciliation

Curricular outcomes:

Core Competencies - Personal and Social

  • Valuing Diversity
    • Students value diversity, defend human rights, advocate for issues, and interact ethically with others. They are inclusive in their language and behaviour and recognize that everyone has something to contribute. Their approach to inclusive relationships exemplifies commitment to developing positive communities.

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Indigenous History on Turtle Island

Holistic Reflection Activity

 

Remembrance/Veterans/Memorial Day (November)

Curricular outcomes:

English Language Arts - Big Ideas

  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world
  • Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking.

English Language Arts - Curriculum Competency

  • Comprehend and connect (reading, listening, viewing)
    • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts
    • Recognize and appreciate the role of story, narrative, and oral tradition in expressing First Peoples perspectives, values, beliefs, and points of view

Physical and Health Education (PHE) - Big Ideas

  • We experience many changes in our lives that influence how we see ourselves and others. 

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Remembrance Day / Veterans Day / Armistice Day

Lesson Plan/Activity

 

Reflecting On Kindness (December)

Curricular outcomes:

Core Competency - Personal and Social

  • Social Awareness and Responsibility
    • People who are socially aware and responsible contribute to the well-being of their social and physical environments 

Physical and Health Education - Big Ideas

  • We experience many changes in our lives that influence how we see ourselves and others.

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Christmas in No Man’s Land -  Reflecting on Kindness

Lesson Plan

  • Inquiry/creative activities

 

Black History & Refugee Experiences (February)

Curricular outcomes:

English Language Arts - Big Ideas

  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world
  • Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking.

English Language Arts - Curriculum Competency

  • Comprehend and connect (reading, listening, viewing)
    • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts
    • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts

Physical and Health Education - Big Ideas

  • We experience many changes in our lives that influence how we see ourselves and others 
  • Learning about similarities and differences in individuals and groups influences community health 

PHE - Content

  • Consequences of bullying, stereotyping, and discrimination

Core Competencies - Personal and Social

  • Valuing Diversity
    • Students value diversity, defend human rights, advocate for issues, and interact ethically with others. They are inclusive in their language and behaviour and recognize that everyone has something to contribute. Their approach to inclusive relationships exemplifies commitment to developing positive communities.

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Black History Month

 

2. Refugee Experiences

Unit Plan Overview

  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities

 

Celebrating Inspiring Women in STEM (March)

Curricular outcomes:

Core Competencies - Personal and Social

  • Valuing Diversity
    • Students value diversity, defend human rights, advocate for issues, and interact ethically with others. They are inclusive in their language and behaviour and recognize that everyone has something to contribute. Their approach to inclusive relationships exemplifies commitment to developing positive communities.

English Language Arts - Big Ideas

  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world
  • Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking.

English Language Arts - Curriculum Competency

  • Comprehend and connect (reading, listening, viewing)
    • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts

Physical and Health Education - Content

  • Consequences of bullying, stereotyping, and discrimination

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. International Women's Day - Celebrating Inspiring Women in STEM

 

Caring For The Environment (April)

Curricular outcomes:

Core Competencies - Social Awareness and Responsibility

  • Contributing to the community and caring for the environment
    • Students develop awareness of and take responsibility for their social, physical, and natural environments by working independently and collaboratively for the benefit of others, communities, and the environment. They are aware of the impact of their decisions, actions, and footprint. They advocate for and act to bring about positive change.

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Environment & Climate Change

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers 
  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities/answer guides 
  • Numeracy activity/answers

 

Learning About Infectious Diseases During Immunization Awareness Week (April)

Curricular outcomes:

Physical and Health Education - Content

  • Practices that reduce the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections and life-threatening communicable diseases
  • Sources of health information

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Immunization Awareness Week

 


 

Click on the headings below to see a description of all the core lessons for this grade

 

Click here to access the Curriculum Connections showing curriculum outcomes for the different KBI learning modules/lessons and links to accompanying lesson resources.

Made by a Grade 9 teacher in British Columbia. 

Kids Boost Immunity (KBI) provides educational content (lessons and support materials) developed by teachers and where needed, health experts, that is directly linked to curriculum and is available completely for free. Each lesson is paired with an online quiz that students can take on a laptop, tablet, or phone. Every time a student scores 80% or higher on a quiz, we donate life-saving vaccines to UNICEF Canada. To learn more about KBI, click here.

Click on the overarching curriculum themes below to see the curriculum outcomes that match KBI educational content.

Physical and Health Education

Curricular outcomes:

Physical and Health Education - Content

  • Sources of health information 

PHE - Curricular Competency

  • Healthy and active living
    • Identify factors that influence health messages from a variety of sources, and analyze their influence on behaviour 
    • Identify and apply strategies to pursue personal healthy-living goals 
    • Propose strategies for avoiding and/or responding to potentially unsafe, abusive, or exploitive situations 

Social and community health

  • Reflect on outcomes of personal healthy-living goals and assess strategies used 

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Critical Thinking & Evaluating Information

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities/answer guides
  • Numeracy activity/answers

 

2. Navigating the World of Online (Mis)Information

Unit Plan Overview

  • Inquiry activities

 

Science

Curricular outcomes:

Science - Big Idea

  • The biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are interconnected, as matter cycles and energy flows through them. 

Science - Content

  • Matter cycles within biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems
    • human impacts on sources and sinks 
    • e.g., climate change, deforestation, agriculture, etc.
    • bioaccumulation and biomagnification within biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems 
  • sustainability of systems
    • a systems approach to sustainability sees all matter and energy as interconnected and existing in dynamic equilibrium    
    • e.g., carbon as a key factor in climate change, greenhouse effect, water cycle, etc.

Science - Curricular Competency

  • Planning and conducting
    • Collaboratively and individually plan, select, and use appropriate investigation methods, including field work and lab experiments, to collect reliable data (qualitative and quantitative) 
  • Processing and analyzing data and information
    • Seek and analyze patterns, trends, and connections in data, including describing relationships between variables (dependent and independent) and identifying inconsistencies 
    • Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence 
    • Analyze cause-and-effect relationships 
  • Evaluating
    • Demonstrate an awareness of assumptions, question information given, and identify bias in their own work and secondary sources 
    • Exercise a healthy, informed skepticism, and use scientific knowledge and findings to form their own investigations and to evaluate claims in secondary sources 
    • Critically analyze the validity of information in secondary sources and evaluate the approaches used to solve problems 

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Environment & Climate Change

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities/answer guides
  • Numeracy activity/answers

 

2. Critical Thinking & Evaluating Information

Unit Plan Overview

  • Literacy builder worksheet/answer guide
  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Video worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities/answer guides
  • Numeracy activity/answers

 

Social Studies

Curricular outcomes:

Social Studies - Content

  • The continuing effects of imperialism and colonialism on indigenous peoples in Canada and around the world 
  • Sample topics:
    • impact of treaties on First Peoples (e.g., numbered treaties, Vancouver Island treaties)
    • impact of the Indian Act, including reservations and the residential school system
    • interactions between Europeans and First Peoples
  • Key questions:
    • What were the motivations for imperialism and colonialism during this period?
    • What role does imperialism and colonialism from this period have on events in present-day Canada and around the world?
  • Discriminatory policies, attitudes, and historical wrongs 
  • Sample topics:
    • discriminatory policies toward First Peoples, such as the Indian Act, potlatch ban, residential schools
    • social history
    • gender issues
    • responses to discrimination in Canada

Social Studies - Curricular Competency

  • Assess the significance of people, places, events, or developments, and compare varying perspectives on their historical significance at particular times and places, and from group to group (significance) 
  • Explain and infer different perspectives on past or present people, places, issues, or events by considering prevailing norms, values, worldviews, and beliefs 
  • Make reasoned ethical judgments about actions in the past and present, and determine appropriate ways to remember and respond 

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Life on Turtle Island

Holistic Reflection Activity

 

Curriculum-Related Themes Throughout the Year

Remembrance/Veterans/Memorial Day (November)

Curricular outcomes:

English Language Arts - Big Ideas

  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world
  • Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking.

English Language Arts - Curriculum Competency

  • Comprehend and connect (reading, listening, viewing)
    • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts
    • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts
    • Recognize and appreciate the role of story, narrative, and oral tradition in expressing First Peoples perspectives, values, beliefs, and points of view

Core Competencies - Social Awareness and Responsibility

  • Building relationships
    • Students build and maintain diverse, positive peer and intergenerational relationships. They are aware and respectful of others’ needs and feelings and share their own in appropriate ways. They adjust their words and actions to care for their relationships.

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Remembrance Day / Veterans Day / Armistice Day

Lesson Plan/Activity

 

Reflecting On Kindness (December)

Curricular outcomes:

Core Competency - Personal and Social

  • Social Awareness and Responsibility
    • People who are socially aware and responsible contribute to the well-being of their social and physical environments 

Physical and Health Education - Big Ideas

  • We experience many changes in our lives that influence how we see ourselves and others.

English Language Arts - Big Ideas

  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Christmas in No Man’s Land -  Reflecting on Kindness

Lesson Plan

  • Inquiry/creative activities

 

Black History & Refugee Experiences (February)

Curricular outcomes:

English Language Arts - Big Ideas

  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world

English Language Arts - Curriculum Competency

  • Comprehend and connect (reading, listening, viewing)
    • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts
    • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts

Physical and Health Education - Big Ideas

  • Advocating for the health and well-being of others connects us to our community

PHE - Curricular Competency

  • Social and community health
    • Propose strategies for responding to discrimination, stereotyping, and bullying

PHE - Content

  • Consequences of bullying, stereotyping, and discrimination

Core Competencies - Personal and Social

  • Valuing Diversity
    • Students value diversity, defend human rights, advocate for issues, and interact ethically with others. They are inclusive in their language and behaviour and recognize that everyone has something to contribute. Their approach to inclusive relationships exemplifies commitment to developing positive communities.

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Black History Month

 

2. Refugee Experiences

Unit Plan Overview

  • Lesson worksheet/answers
  • Inquiry activities

 

Celebrating Inspiring Women in STEM (March)

Curricular outcomes:

Core Competencies - Personal and Social

  • Valuing Diversity
    • Students value diversity, defend human rights, advocate for issues, and interact ethically with others. They are inclusive in their language and behaviour and recognize that everyone has something to contribute. Their approach to inclusive relationships exemplifies commitment to developing positive communities.

English Language Arts - Big Ideas

  • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world

English Language Arts - Curriculum Competency

  • Comprehend and connect (reading, listening, viewing)
    • Think critically, creatively, and reflectively to explore ideas within, between, and beyond texts
    • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social, and cultural contexts, values, and perspectives in texts

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. International Women's Day - Celebrating Inspiring Women in STEM

Unit Plan Overview - *coming soon*

 

Learning About Infectious Diseases During Immunization Awareness Week (April)

Curricular outcomes:

Physical and Health Education - Content

  • Practices that reduce the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections and life-threatening communicable diseases
  • Sources of health information

 


Applicable KBI lessons:

1. Immunization Awareness Week

 


 

Click on the headings below to see a description of all the core lessons for this grade

All Subjects

Critical Thinking and Evaluating Information

The Critical Thinking and Evaluating Information lessons on Kids Boost Immunity are aligned with multiple subjects within the BC curriculum. These lessons provide examples of how misinformation can sway opinion, often by creating a sense of fear. A checklist evaluation method enables student to assess the trustworthiness of information sources. Other evaluation strategies include learning how to recognize personal bias and using a scientific approach to test ideas. For older grades there are lessons in designing experiments, creating a working hypotheses, exploring biases, and understanding correlation versus causation.


Science

Curricular Comeptencies

Questioning and predicting

  • Demonstrate a sustained intellectual curiosity about a scientific topic or problem of personal interest
  • Make observations aimed at identifying their own questions, including increasingly complex ones, about the natural world
  • Formulate multiple hypotheses and predict multiple outcomes

Planning and conducting

  • Collaboratively and individually plan, select, and use appropriate investigation methods, including field work and lab experiments, to collect reliable data (qualitative and quantitative)
     

Processing and analyzing data and information

  • Apply First Peoples perspectives and knowledge, other ways of knowing, and local knowledge as sources of information
  • Seek and analyze patterns, trends, and connections in data, including describing relationships between variables (dependent and independent) and identifying inconsistencies
  • Construct, analyze, and interpret graphs (including interpolation and extrapolation), models, and/or diagrams
  • Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence
  • Analyze cause-and-effect relationships

Evaluating

  • Evaluate their methods and experimental conditions, including identifying sources of error or uncertainty, confounding variables, and possible alternative explanations and conclusions
  • Describe specific ways to improve their investigation methods and the quality of the data
  • Evaluate the validity and limitations of a model or analogy in relation to the phenomenon modelled
  • Demonstrate an awareness of assumptions, question information given, and identify bias in their own work and secondary sources
  • Connect scientific explorations to careers in science
  • Exercise a healthy, informed skepticism and use scientific knowledge and findings to form their own investigations and to evaluate claims in secondary sources
  • Critically analyze the validity of information in secondary sources and evaluate the approaches used to solve problems

Applying and innovating

  • Contribute to care for self, others, community, and world through individual or collaborative approaches
  • Transfer and apply learning to new situations
  • Generate and introduce new or refined ideas when problem solving
  • Contribute to finding solutions to problems at a local and/or global level through inquiry
  • Consider the role of scientists in innovation

Communicating

  • Formulate physical or mental theoretical models to describe a phenomenon
  • Communicate scientific ideas, claims, information, and perhaps a suggested course of action, for a specific purpose and audience, constructing evidence-based arguments and using appropriate scientific language, conventions, and representations
  • Express and reflect on a variety of experiences, perspectives, and worldviews through place

Social Studies

Big Ideas

Global and regional conflicts have been a powerful force in shaping our contemporary world and identities.

 

Curricular Competencies

Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas and data; and communicate findings and decisions

  • Key skills:
    • Draw conclusions about a problem, an issue, or a topic.
    • Assess and defend a variety of positions on a problem, an issue, or a topic.
    • Demonstrate leadership by planning, implementing, and assessing strategies to address a problem or an issue.
    • Identify and clarify a problem or issue.
    • Evaluate and organize collected data (e.g., in outlines, summaries, notes, timelines, charts).
    • Interpret information and data from a variety of maps, graphs, and tables.
    • Interpret and present data in a variety of forms (e.g., oral, written, and graphic).
    • Accurately cite sources.
    • Construct graphs, tables, and maps to communicate ideas and information, demonstrating appropriate use of grids, scales, legends, and contours.

Assess the significance of people, places, events, or developments, and compare varying perspectives on their significance at particular times and places, and from group to group

  • Key questions:
    • How relevant is Canadian content in a global digital world?

Assess the justification for competing accounts after investigating points of contention, reliability of sources, and adequacy of evidence, including data

 

Content

Government, First Peoples governance, political institutions, and ideologies

  • Levels and branches of government:
    • Local, regional, territorial, provincial, federal
    • Executive, legislative, judicial

Environmental, political, and economic policies

  • Sample Topics
    • Stakeholders (e.g., First Peoples; industry and corporate leaders; local citizens; grassroots movements; special interest groups, including environmental organizations)

Canadian autonomy

  • Sample topics
    • Canada and the world (e.g., League of Nations, World War II, United Nations, Paris Climate Agreement)

International conflicts and co-operation

  • Sample topics:
    • Global armed conflicts and Canada’s role in them (e.g., World War II, Korea, Suez, Cyprus, Gulf War, Somalia, Rwanda, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Syria)
    • Non-participation in global armed conflicts (e.g., Chanak Crisis, Vietnam War, Iraq War)
    • Involvement in international organizations and agreements, including League of Nations, United Nations, La Francophonie, Commonwealth, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Group of Seven (G7), NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command), APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation), WTO (World Trade Organization), Paris Climate Agreement, Great Lakes–Saint Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement, Ottawa Treaty
    • Support of non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

 

All Subjects

Critical Thinking and Evaluating Information

The Critical Thinking and Evaluating Information lessons on Kids Boost Immunity are aligned with multiple subjects within the BC curriculum. These lessons provide examples of how misinformation can sway opinion, often by creating a sense of fear. A checklist evaluation method enables student to assess the trustworthiness of information sources. Other evaluation strategies include learning how to recognize personal bias and using a scientific approach to test ideas. For older grades there are lessons in designing experiments, creating a working hypotheses, exploring biases, and understanding correlation versus causation.


Science

Big Ideas

Life is a result of interactions at the molecular and cellular levels.

Organisms are grouped based on common characteristics.

 

Curricular Competencies

Questioning and predicting

  • Demonstrate a sustained intellectual curiosity about a scientific topic or problem of personal, local, or global interest
  • Make observations aimed at identifying their own questions, including increasingly abstract ones, about the natural world
  • Formulate multiple hypotheses and predict multiple outcomes

Planning and conducting

  • Collaboratively and individually plan, select, and use appropriate investigation methods, including field work and lab experiments, to collect reliable data (qualitative and quantitative)

Processing and analyzing data and information

  • Experience and interpret the local environment
  • Apply First Peoples perspectives and knowledge, other ways of knowing, and local knowledge as sources of information
  • Seek and analyze patterns, trends, and connections in data, including describing relationships between variables, performing calculations, and identifying inconsistencies
  • Construct, analyze, and interpret graphs, models, and/or diagrams
  • Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence
  • Analyze cause-and-effect relationships

Evaluating

  • Evaluate their methods and experimental conditions, including identifying sources of error or uncertainty, confounding variables, and possible alternative explanations and conclusions
  • Describe specific ways to improve their investigation methods and the quality of their data
  • Evaluate the validity and limitations of a model or analogy in relation to the phenomenon modelled
  • Demonstrate an awareness of assumptions, question information given, and identify bias in their own work and in primary and secondary sources
  • Connect scientific explorations to careers in science
  • Exercise a healthy, informed skepticism and use scientific knowledge and findings to form their own investigations to evaluate claims in primary and secondary sources
  • Critically analyze the validity of information in primary and secondary sources and evaluate the approaches used to solve problems

Applying and innovating

  • Contribute to care for self, others, community, and world through individual or collaborative approaches
  • Cooperatively design projects with local and/or global connections and applications
  • Contribute to finding solutions to problems at a local and/or global level through inquiry
  • Implement multiple strategies to solve problems in real-life, applied, and conceptual situations
  • Consider the role of scientists in innovation

Communicating

  • Formulate physical or mental theoretical models to describe a phenomenon
  • Communicate scientific ideas and information, and perhaps a suggested course of action, for a specific purpose and audience, constructing evidence-based arguments and using appropriate scientific language, conventions, and representations
  • Express and reflect on a variety of experiences, perspectives, and worldviews through place

 

Content

Levels of organization

  • Molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, organ system, organism, population, community, ecosystem 

Cell structure and function

  • Prokaryotic and eukaryotic
  • Unicellular and multicellular
  • Cell specialization

Energy transformations in Cells

  • Cellular respiration: glucose broken down in the presence of water yields energy (ATP) and carbon dioxide
  • Photosynthesis: consumes carbon dioxide and water, produces oxygen and sugars

Viruses

  • At the boundary of living and non-living
  • Lytic and lysogenic cycles
  • Viral disease: immunity, vaccines, herd immunity, reducing the spread of viral diseases (e.g., H1N1, avian flu, HIV, Ebola, STIs)

Single-celled and multi-celled organisms

  • Prokaryotic and eukaryotic
  • Aerobic and anaerobic

Taxonomic principles for classifying organisms

  • Taxa: kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species
  • Phylogenetic tree (cladogram)
  • Dichotomous key

Binomial nomenclature

Similarities and differences between domains and kingdoms

  • Unifying criteria for classification
  • Hierarchical nature of diversity
  • Changing models based on emerging knowledge

Social Studies

Big Ideas

Physical features and natural resources influence demographic patterns and population distribution (adapted from Human Geography 12).

Understanding how political decisions are made is critical to being an informed and engaged citizen (from Political Studies 12).

Indigenous peoples are reclaiming mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being despite the continuing effects of colonialism (from Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12).

Social justice initiatives can transform individuals and systems (from Social Justice 12).

Decision making in urban and regional planning requires balancing political, economic, social, and environmental factors (from Urban Studies 12).

 

Curricular Competencies

Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions

Assess the credibility and justifiability of evidence, data, and interpretations (evidence)

 

Content

Colonialism and contemporary issues for indigenous people in Canada and around the world (adapted from Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12)

Current issues in local, regional, national, or global politics as represented in mass media (adapted from Political Studies 12)

Methods used by individuals, groups, and organizations to promote social justice (adapted from Social Justice 12)

Recognition of and responses to genocide (from Genocide Studies 12)

Global issues in urbanization (adapted from Urban Studies 12)

 

Click on the headings below to see a description of all the core lessons for this grade

All Subjects

Critical Thinking and Evaluating Information

The Critical Thinking and Evaluating Information lessons on Kids Boost Immunity are aligned with multiple subjects within the BC curriculum. These lessons provide examples of how misinformation can sway opinion, often by creating a sense of fear. A checklist evaluation method enables student to assess the trustworthiness of information sources. Other evaluation strategies include learning how to recognize personal bias and using a scientific approach to test ideas. For older grades there are lessons in designing experiments, creating a working hypotheses, exploring biases, and understanding correlation versus causation.


Science

Anatomy and Physiology 12

Big Ideas

Homeostasis is maintained through physiological processes.

Organ systems have complex interrelationships to maintain homeostasis.

 

Curricular Competencies

Questioning and predicting

  • Demonstrate a sustained intellectual curiosity about a scientific topic or problem of personal, local, or global interest
  • Make observations aimed at identifying their own questions, including increasingly abstract ones, about the natural world
  • Formulate multiple hypotheses and predict multiple outcomes

Planning and conducting

  • Collaboratively and individually plan, select, and use appropriate investigation methods, including field work and lab experiments, to collect reliable data (qualitative and quantitative)

Processing and analyzing data and information

  • Experience and interpret the local environment
  • Apply First Peoples perspectives and knowledge, other ways of knowing, and local knowledge as sources of information
  • Seek and analyze patterns, trends, and connections in data, including describing relationships between variables, performing calculations, and identifying inconsistencies
  • Construct, analyze, and interpret graphs, models, and/or diagrams
  • Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence
  • Analyze cause-and-effect relationships

Evaluating

  • Evaluate their methods and experimental conditions, including identifying sources of error or uncertainty, confounding variables, and possible alternative explanations and conclusions
  • Describe specific ways to improve their investigation methods and the quality of their data
  • Evaluate the validity and limitations of a model or analogy in relation to the phenomenon modelled
  • Demonstrate an awareness of assumptions, question information given, and identify bias in their own work and in primary and secondary sources
  • Connect scientific explorations to careers in science
  • Exercise a healthy, informed skepticism and use scientific knowledge and findings to form their own investigations to evaluate claims in primary and secondary sources
  • Critically analyze the validity of information in primary and secondary sources and evaluate the approaches used to solve problems

Applying and innovating

  • Contribute to care for self, others, community, and world through individual or collaborative approaches
  • Cooperatively design projects with local and/or global connections and applications
  • Contribute to finding solutions to problems at a local and/or global level through inquiry
  • Implement multiple strategies to solve problems in real-life, applied, and conceptual situations
  • Consider the role of scientists in innovation

Communicating

  • Formulate physical or mental theoretical models to describe a phenomenon
  • Communicate scientific ideas and information, and perhaps a suggested course of action, for a specific purpose and audience, constructing evidence-based arguments and using appropriate scientific language, conventions, and representations
  • Express and reflect on a variety of experiences, perspectives, and worldviews through place

 

Content

Feedback loops and regulation of the body’s internal environment

  • Negative:
    • Maintaining normal body temperature
    • Normal CO2 and glucose levels in blood
  • Positive:
    • Temperature regulation (heat stroke, hypothermia)

 

Organ systems

  • Maintenance of homeostasis

 

Lifestyle differences and their effects on human health

  • Dietary plans, exercise, sleep, smoking, salt intake, alcohol consumption, drugs, vaccinations, contraception, fertility drugs 

 

Disease as an imbalance in homeostasis

  • May occur when one or more body systems fail to maintain homeostasis (e.g., ulcers, hypertension, lactose intolerance, diabetes, HIV-AIDS) 

Social Studies

There are many subjects where there is a curricular fit:

Genocide Studies 12

Human Geography 12

Political Studies 12

Social Justice 12

Urban Studies 12

Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12

Click on the headings below to see a description of all the core lessons for this grade

Last modified: 
Feb 12, 2024