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Hands-On Social Studies for Manitoba, Grade 3

By Jennifer E. Lawson
Categories: Education, Social Science, Elementary
Series: Hands-On Social Studies for Manitoba
Imprint: Portage & Main Press

Softcover, coil bound : 9781553790068, 312 pages, January 2003

Table of contents

Introduction to Hands-On Social Studies 1

  • Program Introduction 1
  • What Is Social Studies? 1
  • Topics of Study in the Hands-On Social Studies Program 1
  • Program Principles 2
  • Program Implementation 2
  • Classroom Environment 3
  • Planning Units (Time Lines) 3
  • Classroom Management 3
  • Social Studies Skills: Guidelines for Teachers 4
  • Assessment Plan 7
  • The Hands-On Social Studies Assessment Plan 7
  • Assessment Sheets 9

Unit 1: Connecting With Canadians 19

  • Books for Children 20
  • Web Sites 21
  • Introduction 22
  • 1 Ongoing Activities 23
  • 2 Rights and Responsibilities 26
  • 3 Canada’s National Anthem 31
  • 4 Personal Identity 40
  • 5 Citizenship 43
  • 6 Welcome Home 49
  • 7 Protecting the Environment 52
  • 8 Bullying 54
  • 9 Dealing With Bullying 59
  • 10 Conflict Resolution 62
  • 11 Promoting Peace 69
  • 12 Culminating Activity 72
  • References for Teachers 75

Unit 2: Exploring the World 77

  • Books for Children 78
  • Web Sites 80
  • Introduction 81
  • 1 Images of Earth’s Surface 82
  • 2 Earth’s Hemispheres 85
  • 3 Identifying Continents and Oceans 89
  • 4 Countries Defined by Borders 93
  • 5 Learning About Other Countries 96
  • 6 Basic Human Rights 106
  • 7 Common Community Concerns 112
  • 8 The Importance of Fairness and Sharing 116
  • 9 Organizations That Support Communities 121
  • 10 Making a Difference in the Local and Global Community 129
  • References for Teachers 132

Unit 3: Communities of the World 133

  • Books for Children 134
  • Web Sites 136

Introduction 138

  • 1 Introducing Mérida, Mexico 139
  • 2 Climate in Mexico 144
  • 3 Land and Plants in Mexico 150
  • 4 Animals in Mexico 155
  • 5 The History of the Maya 166
  • 6 Today’s People 172
  • 7 Homes in Mexico 177
  • 8 Food in Mexico 182
  • 9 Work, Goods, and Services 186
  • 10 Recreation in Mexico 192
  • 11 Transportation in Mexico 195
  • 12 Cultural Expression in Mexico 201
  • 13 Creating a Travel Brochure 204
  • 14 Creating a Diorama of Mexico 207
  • 15 Introducing Zimbabwe 208
  • 16 Climate in Zimbabwe 213
  • 17 Land and Plants in Zimbabwe 216
  • 18 Animals in Zimbabwe 220
  • 19 The People of Zimbabwe 229
  • 20 Clothing in Zimbabwe 234
  • 21 Homes in Zimbabwe 240
  • 22 Food in Zimbabwe 244
  • 23 Jobs and Recreation in Zimbabwe 252
  • 24 Transportation in Zimbabwe 255
  • 25 Creating a Diorama of Zimbabwe 257
  • 26 Studying Other World Communities 260
  • References for Teachers 261

Unit 4: Exploring an Ancient Society: The Vikings 263

  • Books for Children 264
  • Web Sites 265
  • Introduction 267
  • 1 Introducing Vikings 269
  • 2 Viking Homes 272
  • 3 Daily Life of Vikings 277
  • 4 Viking Clothing 283
  • 5 Viking Runes 288
  • 6 Viking Ships 293
  • 7 Leaving Home 298
  • 8 Viking Sagas 304
  • References for Teachers 308

Description

This teacher resource offers a detailed introduction to the program, which includes its guiding principles, implementation guidelines, an overview of the social studies skills that grade 3 students use and develop, and a classroom assessment plan complete with record-keeping templates and connections to the Achievement Levels outlined in the WNCP Social Studies Curriculum.

This resource has four instructional units:

  • Unit 1: Connecting With Canadians
  • Unit 2: Exploring the World
  • Unit 3: Communities of the World
  • Unit 4: Exploring an Ancient Society: The Vikings

Each unit is divided into lessons that focus on specific curricular outcomes. Each lesson has:

  • materials lists
  • activity descriptions
  • questioning techniques
  • activity centre and extension ideas
  • assessment suggestions
  • activity sheets and visuals