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Thematic Classrooms

These free virtual classrooms come pre-populated with lesson plans and resources related to a range of important issues. Once you create a thematic classroom, you can customize its content and tools to meet the needs of your students and curriculum!

Mental Health

Mental Health

Although most youth are directly or indirectly affected by mental illness, mental health remains a difficult topic of conversation for many young people. Designed to help secondary school students learn and talk openly about mental health, this thematic classroom explores issues and topics including brain functions, stress, stigma, finding support, and mental health in the media. Learn more | Preview



These primary and secondary level thematic classrooms were designed to raise awareness about deforestation, with a focus on the destruction of native forests for the commercial production of palm oil, and illustrate what youth can do to reclaim at-risk forests and preserve them for future generations. Learn more | Preview

A secondary school resource for a more sustainable future

Tread Lightly - A secondary school resource for a more sustainable future

Exploring climate change through the lens of ecological footprints, this thematic classroom helps secondary school students to understand basic climate change science, develop a sense of personal and collective responsibility for the earth, and adopt more environmentally friendly habits and behaviours. Learn more | Preview

Youth perspectives on food choices and food systems

GRUB - Youth Perspectives on Food Choices and Food Systems

Utilizing the Photovoice technique, this thematic classroom encourages intermediate and secondary school students to ask important questions about the food we eat, where it comes from, how we make food-related decisions, and the local and global impacts of these choices on human and community health. Learn more | Preview

The Orange Revolution

Orange Revolution

This thematic classroom helps secondary school students explore issues related to human rights, good governance and political stability by examining the Ukrainian Orange Revolution in 2004 and 2005. Particular focus is placed on the role of Canadians and Canadian organizations during this period. Learn more | Preview

Ayiti: The Cost of Life

Ayiti: The Cost of Life

Developed to support learning through the Ayiti role playing game, this thematic classroom helps intermediate and secondary school students explore how rural poverty affects individuals, families and communities in developing countries such as Haiti. Learn more | Preview



Young people are amongst those most affected by HIV/AIDS. Drawing on photography and digital media, this thematic classroom provides secondary school students with a participatory educational resource based on social justice, transnational communication, and global solidarity. Learn more | Preview

Virtual Classroom on Tobacco Control

The Virtual Classroom on Tobacco Control

Smokers almost exclusively take up the habit during their youth. Designed to help reduce the incidence of tobacco use among secondary school students, this thematic classroom supports learning about the health impacts of first- and second-hand smoke, the exploitative nature of the global tobacco industry, and how to effectively encourage peers to lead smoke-free lives. Learn more | Preview

Ride to Learn

Ride to Learn

The World By Cycle expedition is a bicycle circumnagivation of the world that explores the origin stories of everyday things, bringing Adventure Learning to classroom education! The Ride To Learn program thematizes global citizenship, sustainability, and humane education through a variety of engaging and interactive multimedia teaching resources. Learn more | Preview