ERIC Number: ED220377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Life in Canada Today. Social Studies Interim Grade Guide for Grade Five.
Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Curriculum Development Branch.
The social studies curriculum for grade 5 in Manitoba, Canada, is presented. A purpose of the program is to introduce students to some aspects of Canadian life today. Students examine their relationship to the environment and society. Emphasis is on helping students understand what their own area is like, how it is related to other areas of Canada, and how it is governed. The units include: Canada Today: A Physical and Political Overview; the Prairies; the North; British Columbia; Ontario; Quebec; and Atlantic Canada. As topics are presented for each unit, questions are asked and then learning activities are given to help students answer the questions. For example, in Unit I under the topic of Canada's physical features, climate, and vegetation, the question is asked, What are Canada's major topographical, climatic, and vegetation features and how are they interrelated? Students view pictures and films of Canadian scenes and read books. Activities involve students in map work, including quizzes based on the map, modelling a physical relief map, and constructing a precipitation This guide is arranged as follows: grade title and overview, unit title and overview, unit topics and focusing questions, unit topic objectives, and unit topic suggested teaching strategies and learning activities. (Author/NE)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Comparative Education, Elementary Education, Government (Administrative Body), Government Role, Grade 5, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Maps, Natural Resources, Physical Environment, Political Divisions (Geographic), Quality of Life, Social Studies, Units of Study, World Geography
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Curriculum Development Branch.
Identifiers: British Columbia; Canada; Ontario; Quebec
Note: For related documents, see SO 014 224-232.