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...

Stolen Words by Melanie Florence: "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.

Teacher's Guide for Going Up! Elisha Otis's Trip to the Top by Monica Kulling and illustrated by David Parkins

Once upon a time, doctors made house calls, fire trucks were pulled by horses, and the milkman delivered fresh milk right to peoples doors. In this innovative title, students will love learning about their favorite community helpers and how their jobs have evolved over time.

Once upon a time, doctors made house calls, fire trucks were pulled by horses, and the milkman delivered fresh milk right to peoples doors. In this innovative title, students will love learning about their favorite community helpers and how their jobs have evolved over time.

A comparison of modern schools with those of long ago

A comparison of modern schools with those of long ago

Compares methods of communication in the past to those of today.

Compares methods of communication in the past to those of today.

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

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

FICTION:A grandmother tells the tale of Gullahs and their beautiful sweetgrass baskets that keep their African heritage alive.

FICTION:A grandmother tells the tale of Gullahs and their beautiful sweetgrass baskets that keep their African heritage alive.

FICTION:Built on a treeless yard by a family who cleared away all the sprouting trees on the property, a house is eventually abandoned and left to deteriorate on a lot that is gradually overrun by wild trees, in a poignant tale of loss, change, and nature's quiet triumph.

House Held Up By Trees by Ted Kooser & Jon Klassen. Any Jon Klassen-illustrated book is gorgeous.

FICTION:At the turn of the twentieth century in Canada, Consuela can recognize which wagon is coming down her street by the sound made by the horses' feet, whether it is the milk wagon that goes "clip-clop-clink" or the iceman's Clydesdale going "clip-clipclop."

At the turn of the twentieth century in Canada, Consuela can recognize which wagon is coming down her street by the sound made by the horses' feet, whether it is the milk wagon that goes "clip-clop-clink" or the iceman's Clydesdale going "clip-clipclop.

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