Recommended resources for you and your students

September 18, 2017
By Ron Sirois, Learning Resources Consultant

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! Throughout this new school year, we hope that you will regularly visit the Ministry of Education’s curriculum website at www.curriculum.gov.sk.ca. From the website you can view the recommended resources that support the outcomes in the curricula you teach, as well as to find additions made to the Resources lists and to the Ministry’s free video-streaming website, Recommended Online Video Education Resources. In particular, the National Geographic channel has been added to CBC’s Curio link, accessible through ROVER. You will find that most of the titles on the curriculum site’s Resources lists are available for borrowing from the Stewart Resources Centre by clicking on Borrow from the STF Library.  

Have you ever wondered how new resources are chosen to support Saskatchewan curricula? Since 2014, Saskatchewan teachers have had the opportunity to be trained as teacher-evaluators. The Ministry of Education has contracted the Federation to acquire and to evaluate resources to support curricula in a variety of subjects, both in English and French, via a resources evaluation project called Exploring the Many Pathways to Learning. To find out more about the curricula for which resources are currently being evaluated and how you can apply to become an evaluator, please visit Exploring the Many Pathways to Learning on the Federation website, www.stf.sk.ca. 

Some examples of newly recommended resources are treaty education DVDs, available for borrowing from the Stewart Resources Centre:

The History of Treaties in Canada–supports outcomes in Social Studies 7 and 8; Treaty Education 7, 8, 10 and 30; History 10 and 30 and Native Studies 10 and 30.

The Pass System–supports outcomes in Social Studies 8, Treaty Education 8 and 30, History 30 and Native Studies 30.

To borrow these or other resources, please email src@stf.sk.ca. Follow us on Twitter @STFLibrary.