ERIC Number: ED220372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Exploring My World. Social Studies Interim Grade Guide for Kindergarten.
Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Curriculum Development Branch.
The social studies curriculum for kindergarten in Manitoba, Canada is presented in this guide. The focus of this guide is exploring my world. Some objectives are to explore: (1) the many facets of self; (2) the characteristics, competencies, experiences, and attitudes that kindergartners have in common with others; and (3) the ways they and others are unique. The units are: Myself and Others, My School and Its Neighborhood, and Changes in Me and My World. 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 physical characteristics, the question is asked, What do I know about my body? Then the students look at a picture of children and describe the children's outstanding characteristics. Using the description, an outline of a child is drawn on the board. The topic is further developed by activities such as measuring childrens' heights and masses, playing games, and singing songs about body parts. This guide and the others in the series are 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.