Me & My World
(GRADES 1 - 3)
Students will examine various roles, relationships, and responsibilities, how and why these may change, and how they are connected to one’s identity, culture, and sense of self. They will develop their appreciation of the need to treat all people, as well as the built and natural environment, responsibly and with respect. During these grades, students will develop their understanding of their local community and begin to examine the global community. Students will explore a variety of traditions within their families and their local communities, developing an understanding of how these traditions contribute to and enrich their own community and Canadian society. Lastly, students will explore what life was like for different groups of people during that time period and will compare the lives of these people to those of present-day Canadians.
Following the social studies curriculum, students will develop their understanding of how we study the past, as they use various methods to examine social organization, daily life, and the relationship with the environment in different societies that existed to 1500 CE. Learning about key characteristics of various Indigenous nations and European settlers and examining the experiences and perspectives of diverse communities in historical and contemporary Canada, as well as, how they have contributed to the development of identities in Canada.