Social Studies Gr. 1.2 - Moving forward with the past

General Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how changes over time have affected their families and influenced how their families and communities are today. (from Alberta Education)
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In 1946, African Canadian Viola Desmond refused to move to the segregated section of a movie theatre in Nova Scotia and began the struggle against racial discrimination. Gr.3-6/

In African Canadian Viola Desmond refused to move to the segregated section of a movie theatre in Nova Scotia and began the struggle against racial discrimination.

The story of the beautiful relationship between a little girl and her grandfather. When she asks her grandfather how to say something in his language - Cree - he admits that his language was stolen from him when he was a boy. The little girl then sets out to help her grandfather find his language again. This sensitive and warmly illustrated picture book explores the intergenerational impact of the residential school system that separated young Indigenous children from their families...

A look at the intergenerational impact of Canada's residential school system that separated Indigenous children from their families and the beautiful, healing relationship between a little girl and her grandfather.

FICTION:Simon would rather play his video game than learn how to build an igloo with his grandfather or listen to his grandmother's traditional stories, until a blizzard strands him with his grandparents and he learns the value of the "old ways."

FICTION:Simon would rather play his video game than learn how to build an igloo with his grandfather or listen to his grandmother's traditional stories, until a blizzard strands him with his grandparents and he learns the value of the "old ways.

FICTION:Todd and his grandfather prepare for the sale of the farm and its contents by telling stories about life there and making scarecrows.

FICTION:Todd and his grandfather prepare for the sale of the farm and its contents by telling stories about life there and making scarecrows.

FICTION:Residents of a Sudanese village rejoice when a traditional water storage method is replaced by modern technology, but Fatima's grandmother knows there is no substitute for the reliability of the baobab tree.

Residents of a Sudanese village rejoice when a traditional water storage method is replaced by modern technology, but Fatima's grandmother knows there is no substitute for the reliability of the baobab tree.

The changing city / Jorg Muller : Accurate portrait of urban decay and change, through lack of planning.

The changing city / Jorg Muller : Accurate portrait of urban decay and change, through lack of planning.

When Elisha Otis worked in a factory and had to move heavy machinery, he invented a safety break for the hoisting platform. It was so successful that he decided to build "people-hoisting machines" and the first successful passenger elevator was installed in a department store in New York in 1857.

Going Up! Elisha Otis's Trip to the Top by Monica Kulling, illustrated by David Parkins

FICTION:After growing up near San Francisco, a young Japanese woman returns with her parents to their native Japan, but she feels foreign and out of place.

Ages - At home in San Francisco, May speaks Japanese and the family eats rice and miso soup and drinks green tea. When she visits her friends' homes, she eats fried chicken and spaghetti. May plans someday to go to college and live in.

FICTION:Grandmother Bones was fading away, talking only to her bones until a young girl gave her a scrap of cloth and she started piecing a quilt.

FICTION:Grandmother Bones was fading away, talking only to her bones until a young girl gave her a scrap of cloth and she started piecing a quilt.

FICTION:It is Grandmother Bibi's eighty-fifth birthday and when she travels to Tanzania from America to visit her son and grandchildren, they surprise her with a birthday safari

Ages - Auntie Sharon and Grandmother Bibi have come to visit the family in Tanzania--all the way from America! Soon it will be Bibi's birthday, and her seven grandchildren are planning a big surprise!

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