Courtenay Middle School (Comox Valley, B.C.)
Teacher Resources for
Social Studies
CMS Home      
Reference Materials
School Resources, etc.
Bibliographies and Citations
Libraries and the LRC
  Citation Machine   CMS: Socials Links (Click on Subject Resources: Socials)
  Bibliography styles - MLA   Learning Resource Centre (Phone 339-9978 to order)   Learning Resource Centre; NEW Socials videos, etc
Learning Outcomes
Meriwether Catalog (to check on material)
  Canadian Encyclopedia   Vancouver Island Public Library
Planning Models
  Columbia Electronic    
  Encyclopedia of B.C.  
Learning Theories, etc.
  World Book     AskERIC - Classroom Management
      AskERIC - Student Motivation
Grammar and Writing
CMS: Learning Theories (click on Pedagogy)
  Merriam-Webster dictionary and beyond   
  The armchair grammarian  
Ethics, Notetaking and Research
  Grammar tools & lessons   CMS: Ethics of information use
  UVic Writers Guide   CMS: Evaluating Sources
  Writing Paragraphs   CMS: Evaluating Web Resources
  Writing Essays   CMS: Note taking form #1 (basic model)
Assessment and Evaluation
      CMS: Note taking doc (expanded model)
Maps and Other Tools
  CMS - Weaving a thought cloth
Assessment ideas and rubrics (Chicago School Board)
  CMS: Maps Links   BC Research Quest
  CMS: Terby's Tools  
  CMS: Terby's Tutorials    
QuizStar: create quizzes   Atlas of Canada  
WebQuests: Theory and Practice
RubiStar; create rubrics   Best of History Websites  

What are WebQuests? (San Diego State)

  Biographical dictionary  
The Process (University of Alberta)
Special Education
  CIA Factbook   CMS: Kara Dawson's Collection
BC Ministry of Education Links   Geography websites (from CLN)   SD71 WebQuests
BC: Adapted and modified explained   National Geographic - Maps   SD71 WebQuest Links
BC: Special Education Manual   Museum of Civilization    
CMS: Modified Social Studies Units   Virtual Museum of Canada  
Professional Bodies
    Canadian War Museum  
Aboriginal Education
  Canadian Military History Gateway  
Government and Media Links
OMLEA (Ontario)
    CMS: Government Links page    
    CMS: Media Links page    
    CMS: Evaluating Sources    
    History Television (Canada)    
    History Channel - USA (from the US)    
Check for library resources
Habits of Mind
Created by Avi Luxenburg and Stew Savard with help from the entire CMS staff March/April 2004. Revised April 2005.