ERIC Number: ED220373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Human Needs and Human Interdependence. Social Studies Interim Grade Guide for Grade One.
Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Curriculum Development Branch.
The social studies curriculum for grade 1 in Manitoba, Canada is presented. The focus of this guide is human needs and human interdependence. Some objectives are to explore: (1) distinctions between needs and wants; (2) various groupings and relationships, such as families, friendships, and communities; (3) ways people are dependent upon their physical environment and ecosystem; and (4) the extent to which people have similar needs. The three units include: What I Need to Grow: Physical Needs; What I need to Grow: Emotional and Social Needs; and Families and Human Needs. As topics are presented for each unit, questions are asked and then a series of learning activities are given to help students answer the questions. For example, in Unit I under the topic of differences between needs and wants, the question is asked, What do we want that we really do not need to grow and be healthy? First a survival scenario is projected: a family must leave home and spend 2 weeks in a tree house because of a flood. The children must decide what to take. From a box of assorted objects and pictures, the children decide needs and wants, and they share their feelings and thoughts about their choices. 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: Child Role, Childhood Attitudes, Childhood Needs, Community Relations, Comparative Education, Ecology, Family Characteristics, Family Relationship, Family Role, Grade 1, Individual Development, Individual Needs, Interpersonal Relationship, Physical Environment, Primary Education, Psychological Needs, Social Studies, Units of Study
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.