169 Adult Basic Education (ABE)

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Last update: Jul 12 / 23


This is a British Columbia created resource.WikiEducator CHEMISTRY (CC BY-SA) by Jim Hebden and others

A collection of chemistry resources curated by a British Columbia high school teacher.


Basic Computer Skills MOOC (CC BY) by Wisconsin Technical Colleges

A Massive Online Open Course covering topics in basic computer skills including using computing devices, navigating an operating system, using a keyboard, creating documents using Word processing software, using email, managing files, using the Internet, exploring social media, and managing personal data.

Intermediate Level Math  (CC BY 4.0 )  Curated and Designed by Meizhong Wang (retired) (College of New Caledonia)

This course pack is intended to be used in conjunction with the open textbook Key Concepts of Intermediate Level Math and to meet the goals of intermediate math in the British Columbia Adult Basic Education program. This course is intended to help students build confidence in approaching mathematics, thinking critically, and feeling that they are reflected in mathematics learning.


Adult Literacy Fundamentals – English 1, English 2, English 3, English 4, English 5, English 6,   (CC-BYAuthor(s): Shantel Ivits

This course pack is designed to meet the learning outcomes for Adult Literacy Fundamental English at various grade levels. The readings are freely available in a separate reader with convenient links to the readings in each chapter of this course pack. The online version of this course pack also contains audio recordings of each story in the reader. These recordings, combined with vocabulary and word pattern exercises, prepare the Level 1 student to read each paragraph-long text with greater independence. Depending on a learner’s readiness, you may wish to use the sentences in the Word Pattern sections as dictation. Exercises on the connections between consonant sounds and letters are beyond the scope of these books. I recommend using these books alongside a structured phonics program, such as the Wilson Reading System.

Adult Literacy Fundamentals – Reader Series – English 1, English 2, English 3, English 4, English 5, English 6 (CC-BYAuthor(s): Shantel Ivits

This reader series contains original instructional essays written specifically for adults, and is designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – at the same level. New vocabulary are set in bold throughout each story, and then summarized and defined in a Glossary found in the appendix. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This reader has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

Adult Literacy Fundamentals – Math 1, Math 2, Math 3, Math 4, Book 5, Book 6  (CC-BY)  by Wendy Tagami and Liz Girard

This is a six-book series on fundamental mathematics for adult learners. These books include glossaries, self tests, practice requests, grades records, and unit tests. Ancillary Resources include the Instructor’s Manual. Topics in this book include: number and number operations, patterns, functions and relations, real life applications, geometry, and time. These books align with the learning outcomes for Adult Fundamental Math as outlined in the BC ABE Articulation Handbook.

Advanced English (CC-BY-NC) by Allison Kilgannon

This text introduces students to reading and writing at the college level and was designed to fulfill the requirements for the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Advanced English Course. This text included examples, exercises, and definitions for many reading- and writing-related topics encountered in college courses.

BC Campus Computer Skills Textbooks (Varies) various

Computer Science 20This is a Canadian created resource (CC BY-SA) by Dan Schellenberg

This textbook was written to support the teaching of Computer Science 20 in Saskatchewan. This book is meant to provide students with an interactive experience as they learn to program. They can read the text, watch videos, and write and execute Python code.

Economics for Life (CC-BY-NC) by Donald T. Wargo

American-based textbook.  Home-buying decisions, resource allocation, debt exposure, and financial planning for the future are now left to individuals, many of whom may lack the financial understanding to evaluate and make sound decisions. Economics, with its insistence on quantifying ideas and putting specific quantitative values on all manner of phenomena, can help sort through the questions. Economics for Life: Real-World Financial Literacy is designed to help soon-to-be college graduates start their “real lives” with a better understanding of how to analyze the financial decisions that they will soon have to make. Written in an easy-to-read, conversational style, this textbook will help students learn how to make decisions on saving and investing for retirement, buying a car, buying a home, as well as how to safely navigate the use of debit and credit cards.

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