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ERIC Number: ED220373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-86497-032-3
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)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Curriculum Development Branch.
Note: For related documents, see SO 014 224-232.