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The Kids Books of Aboriginal People in Canada

  • Other picture books will be used throughout the course and will be available for loan in Sora after the lesson.
  • Students will have an opportunity to present a completed project every 1-2 weeks.

Skills Addressed

  • Core Competencies: Communication, Thinking, Personal and Social
  • ADST Big Ideas: Designs grow out of natural curiosity; Skills can be observed through play; Technologies are tools that extend human capabilities.
  • ADST Curricular Competencies: Ideating, making, sharing, using materials, toll and technologies in a safe manner, developing skills and adding new one through play and collaborative work, exploring the use of simple, available tools and technologies to extend their capabilities.

Social Studies Big Ideas

  • Local actions have global consequences and global actions have local consequences.
  • Canada is made up of many diverse regions and communities.
  • Individuals have rights and responsibilities as global citizens.

Social Studies Curricular Competencies

  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
  • Explain why people, events, or places are significant to various individuals and groups (significance)
  • Ask questions, make inferences, and draw conclusions about the content and features of different types of sources (evidence)
  • Sequence objects, images, and events, or explain why some aspects change and others stay the same (continuity and change)
  • Recognize the causes and consequences of events, decisions, or developments (cause and consequence)
  • Explain why people’s beliefs, values, worldviews, experiences, and roles give them different perspectives on people, places, issues, or events (perspective)
  • Make value judgments about events, decisions, or actions, and suggest lessons that can be learned (ethical judgment)

Social Studies Content

  • Diverse characteristics of communities and cultures in Canada and around the world, including at least one Canadian First Peoples community and culture
  • How people’s needs and wants are met in communities
  • Relationships between people and the environment in different communities
  • Diverse features of the environment in other parts of Canada and the world
  • Rights and responsibilities of individuals regionally and globally

Contact sroy@onlineschool.ca for questions.

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