Teaching Resources

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Core Concepts (CC) Teaching Tool Kit - Courtesy of Mining MattersMining Matters logo

Canadian Geoscience Education Network - The Canadian Geoscience Education Network of the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences, is concerned with all levels of geoscience education in Canada and encourages the efforts of the Canadian geoscience community to increase public awareness of geoscience.

Discovering Geology (British Geological Survey)

Earth Learning Idea - Innovative, Earth-related teaching ideas

Earth Science and Geology Project Ideas -

Earth Science Rocks: Songs, Stories & Activities for Grades 4 –7 - by Marjorie V. Reynolds

Explorations through Time (K to 12)

Exploring Earth – Rock Cycle (interactive)

First Nations and Métis –Earth Sciences

Forging Stronger Paths Through Education & Employment (2012)

Geologic and Paleontologic Cook Book

Geologic Time Activity website

Glaciers – Manitoba's landscape artists – 25 000 to 11 000 years ago PDF
Glaciers retreat – the last to leave – 11 000 to 7 000 years ago PDF
Glacial leftovers – post-glacial period – the last 7 000 years PDF

Geoscape Canada – Earth’s Minerals  - Poster, Geological Survey of Canada PDF

Geoscience Outreach Education: Together We Achieve More -- How can teachers in a K-12 setting work with the expertise of geoscience outreach educators to enrich student learning experiences? - Janice D. Williams

Guiding Circles – Career Development Beyond the Box
Have You Seen an OMAR? (Community Geoscience Project) Camera

Identifying Rocks and Minerals

Kindergarten to Grade 4 Science: A Foundation for Implementation - Manitoba Education PDF

Lesson Corner - Geology Lesson Plans

Lessons Learned – Report on HR Components of Aboriginal Community and Mining Company Partnership Agreements (2012)

Manitoba Geology blog

MEC Education Resources K-12 (USA)

Medicine from the ground up - Poster, Mining Matters PDF

Mining Association of Manitoba publications: Important information relevant to mining in the province of Manitoba

Mining Makes it Happen - Mining Matters poster series

Mining Matters Activity Book PDF

Earth Science Resources - Links - Mining Matters

NEO-K Earth Sciences Resources, K to 12

Power to the People - Did you know alternative energy wouldn’t exist without mining? Find out why! - Poster, Mining Matters PDF

Rock Cycle (interactive)

Rocks for Kids - 15 Fun Activities and Ideas

SHIFT-Changing the Face of the Canadian Mining Sector (MiHR)

The Mineral Society of Manitoba

Canadian Mining posters - Mining Association of Canada PDF

The Green Mining Initiative (Videolength: 7 min. 43 sec.)

The Periodic Table of the Elements in Pictures and in Words PDF

Where Challenge - Earth Sciences Canada

Why is science literacy so important? - Let's Talk Science