What's New in Curriculum

what's new

 

 

Gaelic Month

Did You Know?

  • Nova Scotia Gaels are a people whose language is Gaelic.
  • Gaelic is a group of languages spoken in Nova Scotia, Scotland, Ireland, and the Isle of Man.
  • In the 1700s and 1800s, many people from the Scottish Highlands settled in Nova Scotia.
  • So many Gaels settled here that, at one point, they represented a quarter of Nova Scotia's population.
  • Today, one-third of Nova Scotians are descended from these Gaels. While not all speak the language, Gaelic cultural heritage and identity continue to be vibrant elements of Nova Scotia life.

Learn More About Gaelic Culture www.gaelic.ca – Printable Poster (Gaelic)


curriculum resources

Skilled Trades Courses

  • Service Trades 10 engages and exposes learners to the service trades where learners explore the impact that skilled trades have on society and investigate career paths for skilled tradespeople.
  • Culinary Trades 11 follows from Service Trades 10. Here learners work in a kitchen setting to explore and develop skills needed to launch a career in the food service industry.

English Curriculum Pilot

  • Language and Literature 10 (Pre-IB) provides learners with opportunities to develop and refine their analytical skills through speaking, listening, reading, viewing, writing, and representing by engaging in the critical interpretation of language and literature. Learners develop multiple strategies to produce effective communication forms through in-depth exploration of author’s craft, audience and purpose while formulating questions and conducting inquiries.
  • Contemporary Canadian Studies 11 explores issues in contemporary Canadian history to support learners in thinking critically about local and national contexts. The course examines historical events through a range of perspectives to support learners to become engaged citizens.
  • Life 11 develops transferable skills by engaging with topics in Health Education and Career Education. Learners focus on self-exploration, the Social Determinants of Health, and advocacy and action in local communities.
  • Global Sustainable Solutions 12 explores global issues through the geographic method. The course aims to support learners in developing sustainable solutions for the health of the planet and human populations.
  • Netukulimk 12 is an environmental science course guided by Etuaptmumk (Two-Eyed Seeing) that weaves the strengths of Mi’kmaq and western science. Learners will observe and explore patterns and cycles in local environments, across Mi’kma’ki, and globally guided by a growing understanding of Netukulimk. 

French Second Language Pilot

Information on French Immersion Courses

Curriculum Resources

Climate Change Education (Science 10)

Working with partners including the Discovery Centre, Learning for a Sustainable Future (LSF), and the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables (DNRR), several resources and learning experiences have been designed specifically to meet the outcomes of Science 10 through the lens of investigating Climate Change.

A Moodle has been created to house all of the new resources. It can be accessed at Science 10 Moodle (password protected) or by searching the course name, Science 10 | Sciences 10, under the Educator Resources section on Moodle from the GNSPES launch page.

Support Documents

Physical Activity Framework Resource 

Physical Activity Framework Resource Page you will find links to resources and documents to support your school as you implement the Physical Activity Framework. 


Career Education

Community-Based Learning Website Community-based learning gives students the opportunity to learn both inside the classroom and out in the community.


Classroom Resources 

All Classroom resources used in the classroom must be chosen intentionally. It is the teacher’s responsibility to ensure resources are free from bias. 


Teacher Information Page

Teacher Information page has been updated with more information on resources