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The Root & STEM Podcast
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The Root & STEM Podcast

We’re excited to launch a new podcast, bringing you an audio version of everything you love about Root & STEM.

Art & Design, Computer Fundamentals, Health & Wellness, Online Safety, Other
Empathy Map
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Empathy Map

An empathy map is a visual aid that helps create shared understanding of an end user’s needs.

Health & Wellness
Mshkiigwaatikohns Tea! Traditional Nerve Medicine

Mshkiigwaatikohns Tea! Traditional Nerve Medicine

Middle - Grade 12

In this tutorial, we will be learning about the medicinal properties of Tamarack bark tea and how to make Tamarack bark tea, or Mshkiigwaatikohns tea. We will be learning about traditional uses of Tamarack and why it’s known in First Nation communities as “nerve medicine”.

Health & Wellness
Polyculture: Traditional Haudenosaunee Kionhekwa Garden

Polyculture: Traditional Haudenosaunee Kionhekwa Garden

Grade 7 - Grade 12

In this tutorial, we will be exploring sustainable polyculture crop production systems by learning how-to plant a traditional Haudenosaunee Three Sisters Garden. We will learn about the cultural and historical importance as well as the agricultural science behind the companion planting of the Three Sisters (corn, beans, and squash).

Health & Wellness
Pinnguaq at Home: Week 8

Pinnguaq at Home: Week 8

Primary - Adult

See what Pinnguaq is offering for online learning at home for the week of June 8th to 12th.

Art & Design, Computational Thinking, Digital Storytelling, Game Design, Health & Wellness
Planting Traditional Medicine: Semaa; Oien’kwa’ón:we

Planting Traditional Medicine: Semaa; Oien’kwa’ón:we

Middle - Grade 12

In this tutorial, we will be learning about the traditional medicine semaa (tobacco) as it’s used by many First Nation groups and how to grow your own. Traditional tobacco is very different from commercial tobacco and is one of the four sacred medicines.

Health & Wellness
Coded Cooking: Homemade Pizza

Coded Cooking: Homemade Pizza

Primary - Grade 12

Step by step coding can be a very difficult process to go through, even the tiniest mistake can result in a bug that crashes the game. A great way to display this is through cooking, and what better food than pizza!

Computer Fundamentals, Health & Wellness, Other
Socializing at a Distance

Socializing at a Distance

At a time when much of the world is stuck at home, the need for connection and some semblance of normalcy is incredibly important. Even though many of us can’t get together to enjoy our regular pastimes, there are plenty of ways to recreate those hobbies online. This series will explore some of those workarounds, … Continued

Health & Wellness, Online Safety, Other
Bearanormal Activity

Bearanormal Activity

Primary - Grade 12

Finding reliable information online can be challenging. This Bearanormal Activity comic explores considerations you should make when reading information on the internet.

Digital Storytelling, Health & Wellness, Online Safety
Race for Change

Race for Change

Primary - Grade 12

Print and play this board game to explore issues surrounding climate change. Learn about what is causing the climate crisis and how we can work to prevent it.

Digital Storytelling, Game Design, Health & Wellness
Inuit Principles of Conservation: Serving Others

Inuit Principles of Conservation: Serving Others

Grade 4 - Grade 6

Students will learn the Inuit perspective on serving others through pijitsirniq and how this is linked to the concept of becoming a respectful steward in life through avattimik kamatsiarniq.

Art & Design, Digital Storytelling, Health & Wellness
Technology Consumption Vs. Technology Creation

Technology Consumption Vs. Technology Creation

Grade 4 - Grade 6

Students will learn that it is acceptable and encouraged to use computers and technology for fun and learning, but it is also very important to consider what they are consuming and why.

Digital Storytelling, Health & Wellness, Online Safety
Cultural Sensitivity When Posting Online

Cultural Sensitivity When Posting Online

Grade 7 - Grade 12

Memes can be funny to share with friends and family. But sometimes they are offensive to other cultures. Learn what not to share online and cultural sensitivity.

Health & Wellness, Online Safety
Introduction To Social Media Safety

Introduction To Social Media Safety

Middle - Grade 8

Social media is fun and a great way to connect with people from across the world, but it can also be dangerous. Students will learn how to keep themselves safe while using social media.

Computer Fundamentals, Health & Wellness, Online Safety
Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying

Grade 6 - Grade 8

Cyberbullying affects a lot of people online. Learn how to recognize what cyberbullying is and how to seek help if someone you know is being cyberbullied.

Health & Wellness, Online Safety
Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship

Grade 7 - Grade 8

Learn about digital citizenship! As digital citizens we need to know how to be safe, kind, and positive contributors to the communities we participate in.

Computer Fundamentals, Health & Wellness, Online Safety