Beyond Recycling is a perfect complement to the new curriculum, offering numerous opportunities for students and teachers to delve deeper into the learning through inquiry as well as place-based learning. The program spans the disciplines, incorporating Big Ideas in Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies, as well as incorporating numerous Core Competencies (in the Thinking, Communication, and most particularly the Personal and Social arenas). In addition, new and relevant assessment tools such as Student Self-Assessment and Reflection are provided. The new curriculum has been designed with flexibility and choice in mind, and Beyond Recycling matches this commitment in numerous, exciting ways.
New Beyond Recycling assessment tools include:
- BR Curricular Connections Chart Gr5 – provides a quick reference to identify Big Ideas, Content, and Curricular Competency connections to Beyond Recycling lesson for Grade Five classes
- BR Curricular Connections Chart Gr6 – provides a quick reference to identify Big Ideas, Content, and Curricular Competency connections to Beyond Recycling lessons for Grade Six classes
- Quick General Assessment Tools – contains 4 assessment tools you can use to assess students with 15-minutes or less of classroom time.
- BR EcoChallenge Curriculum Links – provides direct links and deeper curriculum connections for EcoChallenge projects.
Note: If your teacher would like a more in-depth breakdown of the curriculum links, the 14-page BR Curriculum Links Document is available to provide a detailed breakdown for links referenced in the Curriculum Connections Charts with specific BR Lesson links to Big Ideas, Content and Curricular Competencies for both Grades 5&6. We recommend you email this document to your teacher if they are interested.