ERIC Number: ED220374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Changes. Social Studies Interim Grade Guide for Grade Two.
Manitoba Dept. of Education, Winnipeg. Curriculum Development Branch.
The social studies curriculum is presented for grade 2 in Manitoba, Canada. The focus of this guide is change. Some objectives are to explore: (1) some of the ways children change physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially; (2) some of the changes caused by technology that are occurring in family structure, particularly in the roles of family members; and (3) changes arising from both natural and human sources in the environment. The three units include: When I Was Little: When I Grow Up; Families Long Ago: Families Now; and Families in the Future. 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 We Change over Time, the question is asked, In what ways are we changing? To introduce the notion of change, observations are made first of changes in the environment: seeds to mature plants, rusting, melting, decay. Then pairs of pictures that demonstrate changes in a person's life are given and the children make charts of the changes they see in the pairs. Other developmental activities reinforce changes, such as role-playing activities of people at different stages of their lives. 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.