ERIC Number: ED220378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Life in Canada's Past. Social Studies Interim Grade Guide for Grade Six.
Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Curriculum Development Branch.
The social studies curriculum for grade 6 in Manitoba, Canada, is presented. The objective of the guide is to introduce students to aspects of Canadian history. Students learn how people lived and interacted with others and with their physical environment. The units include: The First Inhabitants, The Coming of the French, The Coming of the British, Life in Late 19th Century in Western Canada, and Life in Canada in the 20th Century. 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 III under the topic of settlement at Red River, one question was, What was life like in the settlements at Red River? The subject is introduced by establishing a background for this topic; that is, describing the Metis, the Selkirk settlers, or the Lord Selkirk Land Grant. Then it is developed by drawing a plan of the Metis river lots and Selkirk settlement, by examining the natural resources of the settlement, and by charting the major aspects of life at the Red River settlement. One way the subject is concluded is having the students write a play about the Selkirk 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)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Curriculum Development Branch.
Note: For related documents, see SO 014 224-232.