Free Online Resources – Secondary


Netflix Documentaries – Netflix has made their educational documentaries available on their Youtube channel. Please consider the ratings in order to make informed decisions for your students.

Open School BC – Support from the Ministry of Education

Science World – Free online documentaries and Omnimax films!

The Kid Should See This – This is a free collection of 4,500+ kid-friendly videos, curated for teachers and parents who want to share smarter, more meaningful media in the classroom and at home.

Pearson Education – Textbooks and more

Wide Open School – This comprehensive collection of lesson plans, videos, information, and activities is hosted by Common Sense Media.

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada – The online version of this powerful resource. *Available in French!

Western Canadian Learning Network – Build online resources with support.

ABDO Ebooks – This is a significant collection of ebooks to share with your students. [Free until June 30]

60+ Educational Websites for High School – These sites include content for math, science, language arts, social studies, art, and music.

Ocean School – A collaboration of Dalhousie University, the Ocean Frontier Institute, and the NFB

CBC Curio – As of now, this dynamic educational resource for teachers is available free but without the following channels: CBC News in Review, BBC, National Geographic. Curio Quick Starter Guide for Teachers

Khan Academy — Thousands of free videos in all academic subjects. You will need to sign up for a free account.

Thoughtful Learning – Teaching writing and inquiry online. Includes videos, mini-lessons, assessments, and teacher’s guides. [Free for the time being.]

Imagineering in a Box – Disney & Khan Academy present an ADST focus.

TED Ed Talks – This is a comprehensive list of TED Education talks for many academic areas and includes a link to TED Ed. Each talk listed contains a lesson plan with questions.

EBSCO – EBSCO Education is offering free study packets and online magazines. Just scroll to Resources to Support Distance Learning. *We also have a paid subscription to EBSCO through Focused Education.

Big History Project (free, registration required)

Digital Promise – Challenge-Based Learning

Royal BC Museum – The museum has an education arm.

TeachBC – BCTF curated resources

VIRL – Vancouver Island Regional Library is offering online library card registration as well as free wifi outside of their branches. Online, you can access a variety of resources like Tumblebooks and a collection of ebooks/audiobooks.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Take a virtual tour and browse filtered collections.

International Humanitarian Law – Canadian Red Cross

Commemorating Yeyumnuts – UVic’s website all about the Yeyumnuts archaeological site

Clam Garden Network – This site teaches about the cultural and ecological importance of clam gardens and traditional clam management.