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Social Studies

Grade 2 Big Ideas:

  • Canada is made up of many diverse regions and communities.
  • Local actions have global consequences, and global actions have local consequences.

Content Learning Standards – Students are expected to know the following:

  • diverse characteristics of communities and cultures in Canada and around the world, including at least one Canadian First Peoples community and culture
    • Sample topics:
      • daily life in different communities (e.g., work, housing, use of the land, education, access to public services and utilities, transportation)
      • key cultural aspects (e.g., language, traditions, arts, food)
      • cultural diversity within your community
    • Key question:
      • What does community mean to you?
  • how people’s needs and wants are met in communities
    • Sample topics:
      • how people acquire goods and services (e.g., by buying or renting, or through public funding)
      • needs and wants in different communities: different needs and wants depending on the climate; different goods and services depending on the size of the community (i.e., small versus large)
      • differences between psychological and physical needs and wants
    • Key questions:
      • How do the local environment and culture affect the goods and services available in your community?
      • How do different communities help people who can’t meet their basic needs?
  • relationships between people and the environment in different communities
    • Sample topics:
      • impact of different economic activities and ways of life on the environment
      • impact on the environment by small and large communities
      • impact of recreational activities on the environment
      • community values regarding conservation and protection of the environment
    • Key question:
      • What types of environmental challenges do people face in different communities (e.g., natural disasters, climate change, lack of natural resources)?

Grade 3 Big Ideas:

  • People from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life.

Content Learning Standards – Students are expected to know the following:

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