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What is a core resource? Core Resources
A core resource is a foundational or key resource that complements a curriculum in an especially effective way. It may be a comprehensive resource that broadly addresses several of the student learning outcomes (e.g., a major integrated resource, series, textbook), an in-depth student resource that addresses at least one student learning outcome or a professional resource for educators.
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Conceptual Physics (12th ed.)
This textbook, developed for post-secondary education, presents an approach to teaching physics that does not rely extensively on computation, but still requires mathematics. Hewitt engages readers with analogies and imagery from real-world situations that build a strong conceptual understanding of physical principles and scientific literacy. The resource provides support for the Heat and Properties of Waves outcomes in Physical Science 20, but does not provide support for the Foundations of ...
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•  Conceptual Physics. Instructor Resource DVD
Media and Formats : Book Other
Price : $159.20
Record posted/updated: October 22, 2021
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Enhancing School Science with Indigenous Knowledge: What We Know From Teachers and Research
This handbook, published by the Saskatoon Public School Division, presents the experiences and perspectives of teachers and Elders as they work toward enhancing scientific knowledge with Indigenous knowledge in the curriculum. Chapter topics include: Combining Indigenous Knowledge and Science, Challenges Faces by Teachers and Culturally Valid Assessment.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $39.88
Record posted/updated: January 11, 2019
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Glencoe Physics: Principles & Problems
The chapters in this textbook provide support for the Properties of Waves and Heat outcomes for Physical Science 20, but do not provide support for the Foundations of Chemistry outcomes. For Physics 30, the resource's content supports all of the curricular outcomes. Framed around big ideas and essential questions, each chapter is introduced by relating physics to students' lives. The chapters offer many real-world examples of how physics is involved in everyday objects, natural phenomena or e...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $107.95
Record posted/updated: September 1, 2020
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Investigating Planck's Constant with LEDs
This kit from the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics provides step-by-step instructions on how to experimentally calculate Planck's Constant. It includes succinct instructions for completing the lab, diagrams to illustrate the lab set-up, follow-up questions with answers, and sample results.
Media and Formats : Kit
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: March 7, 2022
R101024
Pearson Physics. Student Edition
This textbook, developed to support the Alberta Physics 20/30 curricula, provides support for the Property of Waves outcomes in Physical Science 20, but does not support the Foundations of Chemistry or Heat outcomes. For Physics 30, this resource supports all of the curricular outcomes. Each unit opens with a relevant photograph to introduce the content and initiate discussion and suggests a unit project to apply the physics learned to a real-life problem. Chapter features includes quick labs...
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•  Pearson Physics. Level 20 and 30. Image Bank CD-ROM
•  Pearson Physics. Level 20 and 30. Solutions CD-ROM: Version 2.0
•  Pearson Physics. Level 20 and 30. Test Bank
•  Pearson Physics. Level 20. Teacher's Resource
•  Pearson Physics. Level 30. Teacher's Resource
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $153.26
Record posted/updated: November 4, 2021
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Physics 12. University Preparation. Student Book
This Canadian resource supports the Properties of Waves outcomes in Physical Science 20 and all of the outcomes in Physics 30 except radioactivity/nuclear technology. Each unit begins with the overall expectations and big ideas, followed by key concepts, mini-investigations and tutorials. Review questions are included throughout and a self-quiz concludes each chapter.
•  Physics 12. University Preparation. Teacher's Resource
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $82.95
Record posted/updated: November 25, 2018
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PhysicsSource 11. Student Edition
The chapters in this textbook, designed to support the Ontario science curriculum, provide support for the Heat and Properties of Waves outcomes, but do not provide support for the Foundations of Chemistry outcomes. Each chapter opens with an image to engage students in conversation pertaining to the real-world relevance of the topic, then continues with a thorough exploration of the concept, incorporating suggested labs and activities, practice problems, concept checks, web links, case studi...
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•  PhysicsSource 11 Digital Content DVD
•  PhysicsSource 11 ExamView Test Bank
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $91.61
Record posted/updated: November 25, 2018
R100423
Teaching High School Science Through Inquiry and Argumentation (2nd ed.)
This professional resource emphasizes how inquiry and argumentation are key to students' achieving scientific literacy. The book also addresses topics such as: assessment and classroom management, questioning techniques and new approaches to inquiry investigations and traditional labs.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $41.95 US
Record posted/updated: November 10, 2018
What are additional resources? Additional Resources
Additional resources also complement the curriculum in an effective way and are of the same variety as core resources. However, where funds are limited, educators are advised to start by purchasing core resources.
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ArcGIS Online
ArcGIS Online enables you to connect people, locations, and data using interactive maps. It enables you to work with smart, data-driven styles and intuitive analysis tools that deliver location intelligence. It also enables the user to share insights with the world or specific groups. The website contains a tutorial, links to suggested subjects and projects, lesson plans and activities.
Media and Formats : Video Website
Price : Free
free
canadiancontent
Record posted/updated: February 1, 2022
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Beyond the Atom. Remodelling Particle Physics. Teacher's Kit (Second Edition)
This kit from the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics on particle physics includes a 30-minute video on DVD, a guide and five inquiry-based classroom activities and background material on a CD-ROM.
Media and Formats : Kit
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: March 7, 2022
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Everyday Einstein. GPS & Relativity. Teacher's Kit
This kit from the Perimeter Institute uses the technology of a global positioning system (GPS) to introduce students to Einstein's theory of relativity. The resource also briefly examines other topics such as: satellite motion, geometry, energy and precision. Perimeter Institute kits are available free of charge; this kit includes a teacher's guide, a CD-ROM of teacher support materials and a five-minute classroom video on DVD.
Media and Formats : Kit
Price : Free
Record posted/updated: November 25, 2018
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GPB Education. High School: Georgia Public Broadcasting
This website offers free content that consists of pre-recorded lectures, videos, notes-taking guides, and labs that can be used with the class.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : Free
free
Record posted/updated: March 7, 2022
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Gizmos
Gizmos is a website of inquiry-based, online simulations for topics in Math and Science from Grades 3-12. A selection of simulations is available as part of the free trial, but access to the full library of simulations requires a paid subscription. A request must be submitted by email to receive a quote for a membership. Examples of the topics in the library include: ecosystems, chemical bonding and genetics.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: September 1, 2020
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Innovation Nation
This series of programs highlights new developments in the areas of science and technology, using practical examples of these innovations in use. In addition to visiting international and national locations, the episodes also explore science and technology on a local scale, with examples such as Vbine Energy in Moosomin and Dr. Malcolm Wilson, a Nobel-prize-winning scientist at the University of Regina.
Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: January 18, 2020
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Meltdown
This program explores how the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan started a chain of events that resulted in the largest nuclear accident since Chernobyl. The content provides supplemental support for selected outcomes in Environmental Science 20 and Physical Science 20. This film could also support students as they examine the effects of radioactivity and nuclear technology on society in Physics 30. In addition, the video could be an engaging springboard for the Student-Direc...
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Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
free
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rovervideo
Record posted/updated: November 25, 2018
R101054
Pearson Physics. Level 20 and 30. Solutions CD-ROM: Version 2.0
This CD-ROM supports Pearson Physics: Student Edition. It Contains multi-step solutions to all questions in the student book as well as graphical and written answers not found in the answer section of the student book in PDF format.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $359.00
Record posted/updated: November 4, 2021
R101056
Pearson Physics. Level 20 and 30. Test Bank
This CD-ROM includes over 3000 modifiable questions that support chapter content. Question formats include multiple choice, numeric response, and essay. The outcomes correlate directly to the Alberta Education Diploma Examination for physics, and not necessarily to Saskatchewan curricula.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $425.25
Record posted/updated: November 4, 2021
R101026
Pearson Physics. Level 30. Teacher's Resource
This teacher's resource binder, to accompany Pearson Physics: Student Edition , includes: a program overview; planning charts, materials and equipment lists, teaching notes, reduced student book pages, and supporting blackline masters. The resource also includes assessment rubrics and curriculum correlations that are aligned to the Alberta Physics curriculum and do not directly apply to the Saskatchewan curricula. A CD containing the complete teacher's resource in PDF format, as well as the b...
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Media and Formats : Book CD/DVD
Price : $325.24
Record posted/updated: November 4, 2021
R101041
PhET Interactive Simulations
This website provides PhET simulations that animate what is invisible to the eye using graphics and intuitive controls such as click-and-drag manipulation, sliders and radio buttons. To further encourage quantitative exploration, the simulations also offer measurement instruments including rulers stop-watches, voltmeters and thermometers. As the user manipulates these interactive tools, responses are immediately animated thus effectively illustrating cause-and-effect relationships as well as ...
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Media and Formats : Website
Price : Free
free
Record posted/updated: March 7, 2022
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Physics for Scientists and Engineers: A Strategic Approach with Modern Physics (4th ed.)
This teacher reference resource includes explanations, examples, and practice problems for kinematics, dynamics, conservation, waves, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, optics, relativity and quantum mechanics. Appendices include a mathematics review, atomic and nuclear data, answers to problems, and an index.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $326.65
Record posted/updated: March 3, 2022
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PhysicsCentral
This free website contains links to physics-related explanations and findings to popular questions. It includes resources such as activities, blogs, videos, and ask-a-physicist. It addresses topics such as waves, materials science, quantum mechanics and chaos theory. The site is supported by the American Physical Society.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : Free
free
Record posted/updated: March 7, 2022
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Process of Science. Teacher's Kit
This Perimeter Institute kit uses student activities to highlight the creative, inquisitive, communicative and collaborative aspects of the scientific process. Perimeter Institute kits are available free of charge; this kit includes a teacher's guide, 8 photo cards, a DVD with short videos that support the activities and a CD-ROM with editable versions of the students worksheets found in the guide.
Media and Formats : Kit
Price : Free
free
canadiancontent
Record posted/updated: November 25, 2018
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Revolutions in Science. Teacher's Kit
This Perimeter Institute kit contains a DVD of animations that explain three of the most significant revolutions in science: general relativity, quantum mechanics and special relativity. Perimeter Institute kits are available free of charge. In addition to the DVD, this kit includes a teacher's guide and a CD-ROM with additional activities that support the content in the guide.
Media and Formats : Kit
Price : Free
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
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Safety in the K-12 Science Classroom
This safety resource brings information together that is needed by administrators, planners, teachers and support staff to help them make sound decisions regarding science safety. It supports planning and action by providing information on safety legislation, standards and concerns, as well as example procedures for eliminating or minimizing hazards. A copy of this handbook was sent to all schools with Grades 8-12. Because workplace standards may change over time, users of this resource shoul...
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Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: January 2, 2019
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Science³: A Science Student's Success Guide
This resource provides a good introduction to high school science, showing how chemistry, physics and biology are interrelated. It provides useful study strategies, an explanation of the vocabulary of science (commonly used root words, prefixes and suffixes) and tips for how to think critically and use mathematics as a science tool.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.95
Record posted/updated: November 10, 2018
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The Challenge of Quantum Reality
This Perimeter Institute kit uses the double-slit experiment to introduce students to quantum physics and wave-particle duality. Perimeter Institute kits are available free of charge; this kit includes a teacher's guide and a DVD with a video that supports the content in the guide.
Media and Formats : Kit
Price : Free
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
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The Expanding Universe. Teacher's Kit
This Perimeter Institute kit explores what scientists know about the universe and how they have made their discoveries. Topics discussed include: black holes, the Big Bang theory, emission spectra, the expanding universe and CMB radiation. Perimeter Institute kits are available free of charge; this kit includes a teacher's guide, a CD-ROM with additional activities that support the content in the guide and a DVD containing multimedia lesson supports.
Media and Formats : Kit
Price : Free
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
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The Mystery of Dark Matter
This Perimeter Institute kit uses the concepts of universal gravitation and uniform circular motion to introduce students to the subject of dark matter. Current theories about what dark matter is made of are discussed and crucial experiments that may be able to detect dark matter on Earth are explained. Perimeter Institute kits are available free of charge; this kit includes a teacher's guide and a DVD-ROM containing a 25-minute video and editable versions of the students worksheets found in ...
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Media and Formats : Kit
Price : Free
Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
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The Physics Book: From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection, 250 Milestones in the History of Physics
This book provides a historical timeline of more than 250 discoveries in physics, laws and theories. There is a one-page description with graphics for each topic.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $33.95
Record posted/updated: March 3, 2022
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The Physics of Superheroes (2nd ed.)
This book presents common superheroes and their superpowers as examples of what is scientifically possible or impossible as they relate to physics concept.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.00 USD
Record posted/updated: March 3, 2022
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Tomorrow's Energy: The Race for Fusion Power
Clean, sustainable nuclear fusion may provide the key to the world's energy problems. Attempts to create it, however, have been unsuccessful. This report looks at companies in California and British Columbia that are trying to develop technology to create nuclear fusion and contrasts their efforts with the giant ITER project in France.
Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: August 29, 2019
What are other useful materials? Other Useful Materials
Other useful materials are documents, lesson plans or classroom activities that teachers may find useful in supporting the curriculum, but that have not typically undergone the same formal evaluation process that is required for core and additional resources.
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ArcGIS Online
ArcGIS Online enables you to connect people, locations, and data using interactive maps. It enables you to work with smart, data-driven styles and intuitive analysis tools that deliver location intelligence. It also enables the user to share insights with the world or specific groups. The website contains a tutorial, links to suggested subjects and projects, lesson plans and activities.
Media and Formats : Video Website
Price : Free
free
canadiancontent
Record posted/updated: February 1, 2022
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CAMPUS
CAMPUS is the National Film Board’s exclusive education streaming service available at no cost to all teachers and students in Saskatchewan and is available on ROVER. Previewing resources is recommended.
Media and Formats : Video Website
Price : Free
free
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fnmicontent
Record posted/updated: February 1, 2022
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Learning Supports for Families and Teachers
This document was created to provide support for parents/guardians when sharing information about the coronavirus with young and school-aged children. The document is also useful for early learning staff and Prekindergarten to Grade 12 teachers.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: April 8, 2020
R104354
Curio
Curio is the CBC’s educational streaming service made available at no cost to Saskatchewan teachers and students by the Ministry of Education and is available on ROVER. Previewing resources is recommended.
Media and Formats : Video Website
Price : Free
free
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fnmicontent
Record posted/updated: February 1, 2022
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Deepening the Discussion: Gender and Sexual Diversity
This document will assist individuals and communities to engage in meaningful discussions and actions to respond to the experiences, perspectives and needs of students and families who are gender and/or sexually diverse (GSD). It will: assist school divisions, central office personnel, administrators, educators, First Nations and Métis organizations and community partners to develop a deeper understanding of gender and sexual diversity; assist in understanding the unique educational, health a...
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Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 13, 2019
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Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools: A Policy Planning Guide for School Divisions and Schools to Implement Digital Citizenship Education from Kindergarten to Grade 12
This document provides guidelines for school divisions and school-based administrators who are developing digital citizenship policies. It is not a prescriptive policy; instead, it offers a roadmap for building appropriate school division policies and school-specific digital citizenship guidelines and procedures. Tools to help teachers, administrators and parents as they get started on the implementation of digital citizenship education for K-12 students are also included.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: September 8, 2022
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Historical Learning Resources Updates
Learning Resources Updates provided an annual supplement to every subject-specific bibliography that supported K-12 curricula.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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fnmicontent
Record posted/updated: January 2, 2019
R103762
Opportunities to Address Child Abuse Prevention Education and Response
This document outlines curricular opportunities to address substance misuse in various subject areas and grades. Suggested curriculum outcomes are identified and, if applicable, supporting indicators are noted.
Media and Formats : Document
Topic : Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: April 18, 2019
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Secondary Science Implementation Support
The Secondary Science Implementation Support organization houses materials to support the implementation of the new and renewed secondary science curricula. Teachers can access lesson plans, course outlines, lists of materials, laboratory activities, assessments and other materials developed by the Secondary Science Implementation teams. Teachers may also post and share in the Discussion forums.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: September 30, 2019
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Supporting Reconciliation in Saskatchewan Schools
This site has been created by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education to support school staffs to work together to expand their understanding of truth and reconciliation as well as the history and legacy of residential schools. It contains tools and resources to support important conversations and professional development opportunities.
Media and Formats : Website
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 22, 2019
R104586
Teaching Sensitive Content in the Classroom

The purpose of the presentation is to describe strategies teachers can use to approach content that may be perceived as sensitive in their community in order to:

  • ensure the learning environment is safe for respectful dialogue;
  • teach students how to think critically about any topic with an open mind; and,
  • meet curricular outcomes.
Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: January 3, 2022
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The Adaptive Dimension for Saskatchewan K-12 Students
The Adaptive Dimension refers to the concept of making adjustments to any or all of the following variables: learning environment, instruction, assessment and resources. Adjustments to these variables are intended to make learning meaningful and appropriate and to support student achievement. In the Saskatchewan context, differentiation is addressed through the Adaptive Dimension which enables all teachers to respond to student diversity, including their strengths and needs, interests, backg...
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Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 15, 2020
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Treaty Education Outcomes and Indicators
The Treaty Education outcomes and indicators at each grade level are designed to engage learners on a journey of inquiry and discovery. When meaningfully and thoughtfully incorporated into subject areas, Treaty Education moves beyond an idea to become actualized as a belief that benefits all learners.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 13, 2019
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