Book Creator

A Book Of Resources

by Olesya Mashika

Pages 4 and 5 of 14

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Grade 2: Strand A
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Strand A: Heritage and Identity: Changing Family and Community Traditions
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This link provides a lesson plan outline for a 100 minute block of learning that allows students to 
understand that everyone has different roles, customs and traditions during the holiday season. This lesson plan connects to the heritage and identity (Strand A) in the Grade 1 curriculum, more specifically, to the specific expectation A. 1: “compare some significant traditions and celebrations among diverse groups and at different times, and identify some of the reasons for changes in these traditions/ celebrations” (OME, 2018, p. 76). This resource links to the Citizenship Education Framework because the lesson activity asks that students think about their own attributes with respect to the holidays they celebrate and develop an understanding that their peers may celebrate holidays that are different from their own. I would use this activity as a part of a larger unit plan of “Holidays Around The World” that would begin near the end of November before the holiday season. With this lesson activity, each time the students “visit” a new country, they will receive a paper stamp to glue in their paper bag “suitcase”. At the end of visiting each country, students will have to show their understanding by writing down one fact they learned about the countries holidays and their traditions. This resource is valuable before the holiday season because it can allow students to be aware and inclusive of their classmates.

Lesson Plan
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YBVu9u8uUQiOjGKerX6bWoUqFjtlGenv9PXykkSAkJk/edit
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Grade 2: Strand B
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Strand B: People and Environments: Global Communities
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The video link below is a youtube video that describes the climate, features, and ways of life of communities located in Iqaluit, Nunavut. This video connects to the people and environments (Strand B) of the Grade 2 social studies curriculum, more specifically to the overall expectation of B. 3: "identify and locate various physical features and selected communities around the world, and describe some aspects of people's ways of life in those communities" (OME, 2018, p. 77). Within this resource, it connects to the citizenship education framework because it will allow students to analyze how communities across Canada have various ways of living based on the resources they have available along with the climate that accompanies that community, essentially, understanding that they have their own identity. I would use this video as part of a minds-on activity in a lesson where students will be engaging in a class discussion beforehand, brainstorming ideas to describe the climate and attributes in their community in Ontario. Afterwards, they will compare how the community is similar and different to that of Iqaluit.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x30lPvBuFA4&list=PLfKNRVwxy9h9tyIZYBt-X0PS7xTmoPRpy&index=2