Other Resources


PYP Enhanced Curriculum Resources (created by Chris Gadbury)

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking Skills Infographic

"Ask these questions whenever you discover or encounter new information. These are broad and versatile questions that have limitless applications."

Thinking about Thinking

Human Rights

Canadian Human Rights Toolkit: Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Institute for Humane Education: a comprehensive humane education movement linking human rights, environmental sustainability, and animal protection and empowering people of all ages to be solutionaries for a more just, healthy, and peaceful world.


The GLOBAL GOALS: In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. These goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. Guided by the goals, it is now up to all of us, governments, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future for everyone.

Picture Books to Support Sustainable Development Goals: love this one!

Magic Storybooks: Stories about the GLOBAL GOALS related to the PYP

Roots & Shoots: Jane Goodall

Gender Identity

SOGI 123: helps educators make schools inclusive and safe for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI)

SOGI Top Book Choices for 2018

The Genderbread Person: a teaching tool

Physical Education

The Arts

The Art of Ed: One of Ms.Soderholm's favs!

The Art of Education (AOE) is an innovative higher learning institution committed to delivering amazing professional development to art educators everywhere.

The Art Curator: This website is dedicated to empowering you to embrace teaching art with works of art.

Google Arts & Culture

Arte a Scuola

Art Starts

National Gallery of Canada: Teacher Resources

Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG): Teacher's Study Guides

MoMA: K-12 Teacher Resources

The Smithsonian: Educators

The Getty: Resources for Students

The National Portrait Gallery: Learning




The EXPLORATORIUM: The Museum of Science, Art & Human Perception

How Stuff Works: Science

Science News for Students: Founded in 2003, Science News for Students is an award-winning online publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners, parents and educators

Teachers Try Science: This site provides free and engaging lessons, along with teaching strategies and resources, which are designed to spark students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)

Science Toys: This site has instructions for crafting all manner of amazing gadgets from a solar-powered marshmallow roaster to the "World's Simplest Steam Boat." Most of them seem best for high-school and above, but projects may inspire teachers to build something to use in the classroom as a learning resource

American Museum of Natural History: Explore

The Smithsonian: Educators

National Geographic Education

National Geographic: Primary Resources

Reading & Connecting Through Stories (LITERACY)

The Global Read Aloud : The project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to make a truly global connection with more than 4,000,000 students having participated.

Pernille Ripp: Teacher, Author , Creator, Speaker

A Mighty Girl: The world’s largest collection of books, toys, movies, and music for parents, teachers, and others dedicated to raising smart, confident, and courageous girls and, of course, for girls themselves!

Nancy Young's Blog: Nancy Young is an experienced educator and speaker with extensive knowledge of evidence-based approaches to teaching reading, spelling and writing for both the general classroom and intervention programs.

Brain Pickings: One of Ms. Tatjana's favourite book blogs too!

Brain Pickings Children's Books

We Need Diverse Books: A non-profit and a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry. Our aim is to help produce and promote literature that reflects and honours the lives of all young people.

Adrienne Gear's Blog

Bringing Literacy To Life Through Making: A Padlet used to collect picture books titles that connect to all forms of making and Makerspaces.

ALSC Tough Topics Reading List 2019: The books on these lists are to help inspire conversations with children going through challenging situations like the death of a loved one, an unexpected move, natural disasters and more. They are available for grades K-2nd, 3rd-5th and 6th-8th. Resources for adults are also included.

Spanish & Language Acquisition

Novel Nook: chapter books for guided reading / lit circles


National Geographic: Primary Resources (History)

Educational Technology & Digital Leadership

Media Smarts: Canada's centre for digital and media literacy

Common Sense Media: K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Kathy Shrock's Guide to Everything: Educational Technologist Kathy Shrock has developed a wealth of educational technology teaching resources, ideas and tricks that she has shared on her website

The TPACK Model: Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) attempts to identify the nature of knowledge required by teachers for technology integration in their teaching, while addressing the complex, multifaceted and situated nature of teacher knowledge

SAMR Model: SAMR is an acronym that stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition. As instructors integrate technology tools into instruction, the model can be used to determine whether the technology application is enhancing or transforming the learning

Hour of Code: The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event.

Field Trip Ideas

Carousel for Young People

Vancouver Writers Fest

Art Start

Richmond Art Gallery School Art Program

Vancouver Art Gallery

Burnaby Art Gallery


Vancouver Public Libraries

B.C. School Destinations Directory

Vancouver Police School Liaison

Travel Smart for Schools

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre

Sea Smart

Fraser River Discovery Centre

Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C.

Port Metro Vancouver (Discover Canada)

Burns Bog Conservation Society

Museum of Vancouver (MOV)

UBC Museum of Anthropology

North Vancouver Museum & Archives

Burnaby Village Museum

Family Treasures (Gr. 1 Symbols)

Tuckkwiowhum Village (Gr. 4)

Heritage Fairs Program in B.C. - Vancouver Regional Heritage Fair (education@vancouvermaritimemuseum.com)

The Critical Thinking Consortium (TC2)

We all have free access to TC2 and some of their resources as paying partner members. Note that some resources require additional subscription fees.

You may access this by creating an account here – your Stratford Hall email address is the key that unlocks the member benefits.

We also have many print resources, which include e.g. blackline masters, from TC2 in our Professional Development Libraries (located in the PYP staffroom and DP library). See a list of what we have here.

Teaching & Learning Resources

Visual Litercy