The Six Cedar Trees book features the core competencies, each represented by an animal (bear, beaver, orca, raven, salmon and wolf) from the Pacific Northwest Coast. The Large Poster includes the prompts from the book which support the core competencies, as well as the image of each featured animal. The set of six Mini Posters is designed for use with the whole class and the language has been structured to reflect group conversation: “Today we can connect with…” The Mini Posters can be displayed individually to focus on a selected core competency, or can be used as a group.

The bundle includes:
• The book, The Six Cedar Trees
• Large Poster for individual self-reflection
• Mini posters designed for use with a group

Beautifully illustrated animals by Coast Salish artist/author Celestine Aleck.

Cultural edits for the animal characteristics in the book, The Six Cedar Trees, by Celestine Aleck and Terri Mack.

Additional Information
The Six Cedar Trees is adapted from The Four Stones, an original story by Laurie Bayly, a teacher and counsellor with the Greater Victoria School District. Bayly’s story is based on SD61’s Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement, The Spirit of Alliances.

(From: Strong Nations website)

Connect the core competencies with The Six Cedars Trees book and poster set in your classroom!  Available in both French and English.

Reduce your UBC Library fines by donating non-perishable food items – $2 in fines paid for each food item donated (up to a maximum of $30). Donated cans are accepted at branch circulation desks from March 18 to April 1, 2019.

Our new “Spring!” Collection Spotlight is up. Picture books featured in this display include topics such as seasons, seasonal changes, life cycle and the water cycle. See our themed booklist for title suggestions. You can also find our “Curriculum Connections” handout (available below and on the display) showing the links between these books and the BC Curriculum.

Our new Picture Books display features resources supporting the Core Competencies in BC Education. Each picture book includes a bookmark highlighting which Core Competency it links to.  The display is located just outside the Young Learners Library, Main Level, UBC Education Library and will be up until the end of March 2019.


A list of the latest books and resources at UBC Education Library

A selection of makerspace kits are available to be booked in advance so that students may plan to use them during their practicum visits. Students may reserve Ozobots and Microbits by following the instructions below. Note that there are 2 identical microbit kits for loan. Reservations are available between January and the end of June 2019.

Our new “Laugh till it hurts!” Collection Spotlight is up. Check out some of the funniest children’s books in our collection.

See our themed booklist for title suggestions.

If you are interested in these or other books on this topic, try doing a search with the terms  “outdoor education” or “environmental education” If you require more assistance, please ask at the Library Service Desk or contact     We’re here to help!

Our new “Bullies, Bystanders & Bravehearts” Collection Spotlight is up.  Pink Shirt Anti-Bullying Day is February 27, 2019.

See our themed booklist for title suggestions.

Our new Collection Spotlight is up.

“All Kinds of Families” is a gathering of books celebrating ALL families.

See our themed booklist for additional title suggestions.

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