Teaching resources

Curriculum Competencies and Expectations

All the Redpath Museum's teaching resources and guided tours are designed to meet MELS (Ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport) Curriculum expectations. Achievements and Competencies are based on the Common Framework of Science Learning Outcomes (K-12) set by the Canadian Council of Ministers of Education (1997). The educational competencies for different cycles are listed with each THEME for guided tours here:

  • Dinosaurs and Fossils - In this tour the students will learn about fossils, what a dinosaur is and how dinosaurs evolved. COMPETENCIES: Canada-wide: grades 10 to 12; Quebec: Kindergarten: Competency 1, Competency 5, Competency 6; Primary Cycle 1: Mathematics, Science and Technology; Competency 2 (Living Things); Secondary 1 & 2: Mathematics, Science and Technology Competency 3 (Communicates in the languages used in science); Secondary 3 & 4: Mathematics, Science and Technology Competency 3 (Communicates in the languages used in science). Compulsory concept: Fossils
  • Rocks and minerals -  Canada-wide: grades 2 and 5; Quebec: Primary Cycle 1: Mathematics, Science and Technology Competency 1 (Material World); Cycle 2: Mathematics, Science and Technology Competency 2 (Earth and Space); Secondary 1 & 2: Applied General Education Path Competency 1 (Earth and Space); Mathematics, Science and Technology Competency 3 (Communicates in the languages used in science). Compulsory concept: Types of Rocks (+ basic minerals).
  • Ancient Egypt and Mummies - Canada-wide: Curriculum Area: Social Studies (Grades 1 to 6); Quebec: Primary Cycle 1: Geography, History and Citizenship Education Competency 1; Secondary Cycle 1: History and Citizenship Competency 1, 2, and 3
  • Hominid Evolution - Canada-wide: grades 11–12; Quebec: Secondary 3 & 4: Mathematics, Science and Technology Competency 3 (Communicates in the languages used in science). Compulsory concept: Fossils
  • Animal Biodiversity - Canada-wide: grades 4 to 7; Quebec: Primary Cycle 1: Mathematics, Science and Technology Competency 2 (Living Things); Secondary 1: Mathematics, Science and Technology Competency 3 (Communicates in the languages used in science); Secondary 3, 4, 5: General Biology Competency 1 (Seeks answers or solutions to scientific problems) and Competency 2 (Makes the most of his/her scientific knowledge) and Competency 3 (Communicates using scientific language

     

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Acknowledgement

The Redpath Museum's teaching resources are made possible by funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's PromoScience program.

Land Acknowledgement

McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

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