Social Studies has a wide variety of online and digital resources in which to support student learning.

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Check here first  for an outstanding collection of FNMI Resources

  1. Rocky View Licensed and  Digital Resources:

WCLN – Moodle Courses

This collection of moodle courses includes a wide variety of courses that cover grades 5-12 in multiple course topics. This interactive textbook-like courses include videos, activities and projects. All of the WCLN moodle courses are free and open to all RVS teachers. RVS is currently looking for pilot teachers to use the content in their classrooms and create more inquiry focused or cross-curricular courses for use by other teachers throughout RVS.

Discovery Education

Discovery Education Streaming Plus is a K-12 cross-curricular, digital content library that consists of multi-modal digital content aligned to the Alberta curriculum.  Streaming Plus includes many different media types that help teachers personalize instruction for students, including: interactive maps, virtual labs, audio clips, animations, videos, articles, assessments and more. It also includes content from the Discovery Channel such as Myth Busters, Planet Earth, Racing Extinction and the resources and support provided by the Discovery Educator Community. Other learning opportunities include their augmented and virtual reality resources and virtual field trips.

RVS works with each school to co-support this digital resource – until June 2017 it is of no cost to individual schools

Access Learning Videos:

Canada’s leading provider of educational media is proud to offer instant on-demand access to over 3,500 full length and 20,000 clip level educational video programs. This web based program has award winning content accessible 24 hours a day 7 seven days a week. Educators can search, stream and download content that has been correlated to provincial curriculum. Create video playlists for your colleagues or students. Contact Verena Roberts for the promo code to create your own account.

  1. Learn Alberta Resources:

All Learn Alberta Resources are password protected, but a are integrated into the RVS network.  The social studies resources include resources like:

National Geographic

The Atlas of Canada

Britannica School

World History in Context

Please check out the Learn Alberta homepage for more information.

Learn Alberta also has a wide variety of online course content. Click HERE for more information.

  1. Open Educational Resources

“Open Educational Resources (OER) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation.” (Definition by UNESCO).


National Film Board



Khan Academy



  1. FNMI Rocky View Schools Digital Resources can be found HERE