Curriculum

This is a resource for volunteer facilitators in our English Conversation Circles for Seniors.

All curriculum materials are in PDF format.

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1. Canada and Canadian Culture

Canada and the Provinces and Territories – BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
Worksheet 1 - Map of Canada
Worksheet 2 - Provinces and Abbreviations
Worksheet 3 - Provinces and Their Full Names
Worksheet 4 - Match Capital Cities With Their Provinces

Christmas – BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Flash Cards
Jigsaw
Question Cards

Remembrance Day – BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
Worksheet

Remembrance Day – INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Worksheet

Mother's Day in Canada - BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
Flash Cards

Indigenous People of Canada - FOUNDATION
Lesson Plan
FACILITATOR RESOURCE 1 - Indigenous Peoples of Manitoba MCC guide 2017
FACILITATOR RESOURCE 2 - Hierarchy chart
Pictures of Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous flash cards
Indigenous BINGO

Indigenous People of Canada - BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
FACILITATOR RESOURCE - Indigenous population & languages as of 2016
HANDOUT - Map of Canada - First Nations Communities
HANDOUT - Map of Canada - Nunavut - Inuit Communities
HANDOUT - Map of Canada - Map of Manitoba Indigenous Communities
HANDOUT - Canadian place names with Indigenous origin
Flash Cards - Canadian place names with Indigenous origin
Matching - Canadian place names with Indigenous origin

Indigenous People of Canada - INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Facilitator Resource - Hierarchy Chart w Racist terms
JIGSAW - About Residential Schools
Questions about Residential Schools w Answer key
Video - First Stories - Apples & Indians


2. Law

Signs in our Community – FOUNDATION
Lesson Plan
Worksheet - Signs
Lesson Plan
LARGE WORKSHEET - Laws - Signs 2019
Mini Picture Flash Cards - Signs
Mini Word Flash Cards - Signs
Large Picture Flash Cards - Signs
Large Word Flash Cards - Signs

Laws in our Community – BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
Laws & Rights in Canada - Facilitator Notes
Large Word Flash Cards
Large Picture Flash Cards

Laws in our Community – INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Elder Abuse - Mini Picture Flash Cards


3. Housing

Housing in Winnipeg – Household Items – FOUNDATION
Lesson Plan
Match Pictures
Match Words
Go Fish

Housing in Winnipeg – Household Items – BEGINNER
Lesson Plan

House Plan – FOUNDATION
Lesson Plan
Pictures - Rooms of the House

Housing in Winnipeg – FOUNDATION
Lesson Plan
Large Picture Flash Cards - Housing Options
Large Word Flash Cards - Housing Options
Mini Picture Flash Cards - Housing Options & Problems in Homes
Mini Word Flash Cards - Housing Options & Problems in Homes
Large Picture Flash Cards - Problems in Homes
Large Word Flash Cards - Problems in Homes

Options: Leasing; Problems; Phoning the Landlord – BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
Worksheet - Phoning the Landlord
Match - Maintenance and Repairs P2-3-5-6-7
Story - Moving In

Housing in Winnipeg – INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Worksheet 1 - True & False - Responsibilities of Tenants and Landlords
Worksheet 2 - What should I Do - Give Me Advice Please
Responsibilities of Tenants and Landlords

Home Care – INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Jigsaw 1 - Eligibility Assessment & Case Coordination
Jigsaw 2 - Home Care Services Available To You
Facilitator Resource 1 - MB Seniors Guide 2015-16
Facilitator Resource 2 - Your Guide to Home Care Services in MB


4. Health & Safety

Health – 911 – FOUNDATION
Lesson Plan
Worksheet 1 - In An Emergency You Call 911
Worksheet 2 - Matching - What Is The Emergency
Flash Cards 1 - Small Numbers
Flash Cards 2 - Large Words
Flash Cards 3 - Large Emergency Pictures
Mini Picture Flash Cards

Health – 911 – BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
Worksheet 1 - Calling 911
Worksheet 2 - Nature Of The Emergency
Dialogue - My Address
Q&A - What's The Emergency?
Dialogue - What's The Emergency? - What's Happening?
Know How To Call 911 - Someone, Anyone, No One
Know How To Call 911 - Where?
Know How To Call 911 - Making The Call
Know How To Call 911 - Fill In The Blanks

Health – 911 – INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan

Fire Drill - ALL LEVELS
Lesson Plan

Hospital vs Doctor – FOUNDATION
Lesson Plan
Large Picture Flash Cards

Hospital vs Doctor - BEGINNER – INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Worksheet 1 - I’m Sick, What Should I Do?
Hospital vs Doctor mini flashcards

Manitoba Health Card – FOUNDATION
Lesson Plan - Covered and Not Covered
Worksheet 1 - What is covered by your Manitoba Health Card
Picture - Manitoba Health Card Sample
Large Flash Cards

Manitoba Health Card – BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
Worksheet 1 - Information on the MB Health Card

Manitoba Health Card – INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Worksheet 1 - Manitoba Health Card Jigsaw
Summary

Prescription – FOUNDATION
Lesson Plan
Getting A Prescription
Large Picture Flash Cards

Prescription – BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
Worksheet 1 - Reading Prescription Labels
Pharmacy Label
Over-The-Counter Medicine Vocabulary
Getting A Prescription

Protect Yourself From Colds And Flu – FOUNDATION
Protect Yourself From Colds And Flu

Protect Yourself From Colds And Flu - BEGINNER – INTERMEDIATE
Protect Yourself From Colds And Flu

Staying Safe in a Winnipeg Winter – FOUNDATION
Lesson Plan
Flash Cards

Staying Safe in a Winnipeg Winter – BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
Flash Cards

Staying Safe in a Winnipeg Winter – INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Survey Cards

Handwashing – FOUNDATION
Lesson Plan
Picture - Proper Handwashing
Picture - Day At The Store
Picture - Handwashing Ideas
Large Picture Flash Cards
Mini Picture Flash Cards

Handwashing – BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
When You Should Wash Your Hands
Day At The Store
Handwashing Ideas
How To Wash Your Hands
Large Picture Flash Cards
Mini Picture Flash Cards

Handwashing – INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
When Should You Wash Your Hands
Who Hand Shake
Who Washed Their Hands
How To Wash Your hands

Medication Safety – FOUNDATION
Lesson Plan
Large Picture Flash Cards - Different kinds of medication
Large Picture Flash Cards - Sick Man
Large Picture Flash Cards - Man Takes Wrong Dosage

Medication Safety – BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
Large Picture - Sick Man
Large Picture - Man Takes Wrong Dosage
Prescription Label
Warning Label Cards
Warning Labels
Different Kinds Of Medication
Do's And Don'ts
Large Picture - Sick Man

Medication Safety – INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Do's And Don'ts
Large Flash Cards - Different Kinds Of Medication
Safe Use Of Medications
Why Medication Can Be Dangerous
Warning Labels
Warning Label Cards
Prescription Labels

Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities – BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
Manitoba Patient Rights - Lanfen's Story
Your Responsibilities

Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities – INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Summary - Know Your Patient Rights
Your Responsibilities
Patient Advocates
Numbers To Call When You Have Concerns about A Health Practitioner

The Flu Shot – FOUNDATION
Lesson Plan
What’s The Flu?
The Flu Shot_PICTURE Where To Get The Flu Shot

The Flu Shot – BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
Seniors And The Flu
Where To Get The Flu Shot
Become A Flu Expert
Cold Vs. Flu

The Flu Shot – INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Teacher Facts About The Flu
Seniors And The Flu
Cold Vs. Flu
Become A Flu Expert
Where To Get The Flu Shot
What’s The Matter?
True Or False - The Flu Shot

Body Parts - FOUNDATION
Lesson Plan
Body PARTS foundation - mini flashcards
MATCH - Human Body

Body Parts - BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
Worksheet 1 - Label the Body
Worksheet 2 - Label the Body
Body PARTS beginner - mini flashcards

Body Organs - INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Many Vital Functions Have Been Identified With The Liver
Organ Diagrams
Organ Flash Cards
What And Where Are Our Organs

Stroke - INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Two Common Types of Strokes
Lifestyle To Be Stroke Free
Signs Of A Stroke
Statistics On Strokes In Canada

Type 2 Diabetes - INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Long-Term Effects
Risk Factors And Prevention
Symptoms Of Type 2 Diabetes

Anxiety - BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Anxiety Symptoms - Sentence Strips
Jigsaw For Anxiety
Managing Anxiety Flash Cards
Teacher Notes Anxiety

Arthritis Osteo - BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Managing Osteoarthritis - Flash Cards
Normal Joint And Osteoarthritis Joint Picture 1
Normal Joint And Osteoarthritis Joint Picture 2
Osteoarthritis Risks Flashcards
Teacher Notes Arthritis Osteo

Arthritis Rheumatoid - BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Rheumatoid - Did You Know?
Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis Flash Cards
Normal Joint Vs. Rheumatoid Joint
Risk For RA - Flash Cards
Symptoms Rheumatoid
Teacher Notes Rheumatoid Arthritis

Depression - BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Depressed Symptom - Strips
Jigsaw - Depression
Managing Depression Flash Cards
Teacher Notes Depression

Fall Prevention
Lesson Plan - Foundation
Lesson Plan - Beginner
Lesson Plan - Intermediate
Large cards and word strips
Matching
Mini cards
Pamphlet
Strategy Checklist
Vocabulary words worksheet

Reduce Your Risk of Cancer - FOUNDATION
Lesson Plan - Foundation
FACILITATOR REFERENCE – Important Facts - 5 Steps to reduce your risk of cancer
HANDOUT UV Index
FLASHCARDS – Things you can do to help reduce your risk of cancer

Reduce Your Risk of Cancer - BEGINNER
Lesson Plan - Beginner
FACILITATOR REFERENCE How to read a Sunscreen Label
HANDOUT UVA and UVB rays
WORKSHEET What happens when you stop smoking
WORKSHEET Smoking in Manitoba – the Law (‘rules’)
WORKSHEET - SPF Questionaire
WORKSHEET - How to read an SPF Label (with answers)
WORKSHEET - Find Someone who (Bingo)
PUT IN ORDER – What Happens When You Stop Smoking
FLASHCARDS Exercise for Seniors

Reduce Your Risk of Cancer - INTERMEDIATE
LESSON PLAN- Intermediate - Cancer Screening
FACILITATOR REFERENCE - Cancer Screening
WORKSHEET - Micah and Ahmed - Risks for colon cancer
WORKSHEET - Felisha & Anita- Risks for breast cancer
WORKSHEET - ColonCheck Yes or No
HANDOUT - What is a Pap Test
HANDOUT - How to do an FOBT
HANDOUT - Finding Breast Cancer Early
HANDOUT - Coloncheck
HANDOUT - Cancer Screening Can save lives
HANDOUT - Amina Goes for a Pap Test
JIGSAW - What is a Pap Test
JIGSAW - Finding Breast Cancer Early

COVID-19 STAY AT HOME (FOUNDATION)
LESSON PLAN COVID-19 Stay Home (Foundation)
FLASHCARDS COVID-19 Stay Home DIGITAL (Foundation)
Picture Dictionary COVID-19 Stay Home (Foundation-Beginner)
WORKSHEET Draw a Line (Foundation-Beginner)

COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCE (FOUNDATION - BEGINNER)
LESSON PLAN COVID-19 Physical Distance (Foundation - Beginner)
FLASHCARDS COVID-19 Physical Distance DIGITAL (Foundation - Beginner)
Picture Dictionary COVID-19 Physical Distance (Foundation - Beginner)
How to put on your face mask DIGITAL (Foundation - Beginner)
HANDOUT How to put on your face mask (Foundation - Beginner)
WORKSHEET Draw a Line How to put on your face mask (Foundation - Beginner)
HANDOUT The Daily Hello (Foundation - Beginner)

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS (FOUNDATION - BEGINNER)
LESSON PLAN COVID-19 Symptoms (Foundation - Beginner)
FLASHCARDS COVID-19 Symptoms DIGITAL (Foundation - Beginner)
Picture Dictionary COVID-19 Symptoms DIGITAL (Foundation - Beginner)

COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCE (FOUNDATION - BEGINNER)
LESSON PLAN - COVID-19 Physical Distance (Foundation - Beginner)
FLASHCARDS COVID-19 Physical Distance DIGITAL (Foundation - Beginner)
Picture Dictionary COVID-19 Physical Distance (Foundation - Beginner)
How to put on your face mask DIGITAL (Foundation - Beginner)
HANDOUT How to put on your face mask (Foundation - Beginner)
WORKSHEET Draw a Line How to put on your face mask (Foundation - Beginner)
HANDOUT The Daily Hello (Foundation - Beginner)

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS (FOUNDATION - BEGINNER)
LESSON PLAN COVID-19 Symptoms (Foundation - Beginner)
FLASHCARDS COVID-19 Symptoms DIGITAL (Foundation - Beginner)
Picture Dictionary COVID-19 Symptoms DIGITAL (Foundation - Beginner)

COVID-19 AT RISK (BEGINNER)
LESSON PLAN COVID-19 At Risk (Beginner)
FLASHCARDS COVID-19 At Risk (Beginner)
Picture Dictionary COVID-19 At Risk (Beginner)

COVID-19 FLATTEN THE CURVE (BEGINNER - INTERMEDIATE)
LESSON PLAN COVID-19 Flatten the Curve (Beginner - Intermediate)
Dictionary COVID-19 Flatten the Curve (Beginner - Intermediate)
FLASHCARDS COVID-19 Flatten the Curve (Beginner - Intermediate)
HANDOUT COVID-19 Flatten the Curve (Beginner - Intermediate)
FLASHCARDS PPE
FLASHCARDS PPE & Ventilators

COVID-19 MYTHS & FACTS (INTERMEDIATE)
LESSON PLAN COVID-19 Myths & Facts (Intermediate)
FLASHCARDS Digital COVID-19 Myths & Facts (Intermediate)
HANDOUT (& JIGSAW) COVID-19 Myths & Facts (Intermediate)

COVID-19 FRAUD
COVID-19 Fraud


5. Money & Finance

Canadian Money – At The Bank
Lesson Plan
Worksheet 1 - Yurik Opens A Bank Account
Worksheet 2 - Match Game
Worksheet 3 - Role Play
Flash Cards - Banking

Canadian Money – At the Bank – INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan

Canadian Money – Currency – FOUNDATION
Lesson Plan
Worksheet 1 - What Is It?
Worksheet 2 - Canadian Money Missing Words
Bingo - Picture Canadian Coins And Bills

Canadian Money – Currency – BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
Worksheet 1 - Canadian Coins Chart
Canadian Bills Chart
Flash Cards - Canadian Money
Bingo - Canadian Money Words

Canadian Money – Currency – INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan

SCAMS LESSON PLANS - Foundation
LESSON PLAN - Foundation-Protect your ID
WORKSHEET Protect your ID
FLASHCARDS - Types of ID

SCAMS LESSON PLANS - Beginner
LESSON PLAN - Beginner -Scams & Frauds
WORKSHEET - True or False (with Teacher Answer Key)
WORKSHEET Types of Scams
JIGSAW - Scams targeting seniors
JIGSAW - How to beat Scammers
2017 - EASIER TO READ EDITION (1st) Little-Black-Book-Scams

SCAMS LESSON PLANS - Intermediate
LESSON PLAN - CRA Scams and other Scams that target newcomers Intermediate
HANDOUT - CRA Scam
HANDOUT - IRCC and other Scams that target newcomers
JIGSAW - IRCC and other Scams that target newcomers
JIGSAW - CRA Scam


6. Transportation

Winnipeg Public Transit – FOUNDATION
Lesson Plan
Large Story Flash Cards - How Do I Ride The Bus?
Large Picture Flash Cards - Examples Of Route Number

Winnipeg Public Transit – BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
Different Bus Stops And Their Route Numbers
Large Pictures Of Buses
Large Pictures Of Fare Boxes
Picture II,V, IV, VIII and III

Winnipeg Transit - Which Bus Should I Catch – INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Worksheet 1 - Dialogues
Worksheet 2 - Bus Signage And Bus Stops

Handi Transit - BEGINNER
Lesson Plan Large Picture Flash Cards
Worksheet 1 - Learning About Handi Transit
Worksheet 2 - Handi Transit Information
Worksheet 3 - Handi Transit Contact Information

Handi Transit - INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Jigsaw Worksheet - When And How
Transit Information For Teachers

Winnipeg Public Transit - Peggo – FOUNDATION
Transit Peggo Card LESSON PLANS - FOUNDATION
How do I ride the bus - LARGE FLASH CARD STORY - FOUNDATION
711 and Shoppers
Obsolete Bus Passes
Peggo and farebox flashcards

Winnipeg Public Transit - Peggo – BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
Peggo Information Cards

Winnipeg Public Transit - Peggo – INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Peggo Information Cards


7. Community Information

Documents – FOUNDATION
Lesson Plan
Sample Documents

Documents – BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
Worksheet - Infromation On Manitoba Health Card

Personal Information – FOUNDATION

Lesson Plan
Strips
Large Picture Flash Cards
Large Word Flash Cards

Personal Information – BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
Worksheet 1 - Forms
Strip Questions
Personal Information – INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Worksheet  1 - Application Form Practice
Worksheet 2 - Personal Information Questions
Worksheet 3 - Get To Know Your Classmates
Strips - Personal Info

Places in our Neighbourhood – FOUNDATION
Lesson Plan
Large Picture Flash Cards
Large Word Flash Cards
Mini Picture Flash Cards
Mini Word Flash Cards
Flash Cards - What We Do At These Community Places
Go Fish

Places in our Neighbourhood – BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
Strips  1 - Where do I go question
Strips 2 - Matching Question
Question Boxes

Places in our Neighbourhood – INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Worksheet 1 - Settlement Services In Manitoba
Worksheet 2 - Where Do You Go?
Q&A Strips - Where Do You Go?
Settlement Services In MB (October 31 2013)
Winnipeg Neighbourhood Map


8. Other

Needs Assessment
Games
Getting To Know You Bingo - Facilitator's Notes
Bingo - Getting To Know You
Lesson Plan - Practicing Verbs With Stickman
Flash Cards - Practicing Verbs With Stickman
Lesson Plan Practicing Verbs With Stickman
Flash Cards - Practicing Verbs With Stickman
Grammar Rules Of Verb Tenses

Clothing - FOUNATION & BEGINNER
Lesson Plan
Flash Cards

Clothing - BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE
Lesson Plan
Patterns
Describing Clothing Chart

Match Numbers
Match Numbers

Match Numbers
What Is The Pattern?


9. Admin

GUIDELINES for ECC Facilitators
ENTRY Class information for the participants
ENTRY Volunteer Feedback Form
ECC Attendance Sheet Template ENTRY Program Poster
Participant Registration Form Bed Bugs Facts Sheets
Avoiding Bed Bug 'Hitchhikers'


 

 

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