Social Studies Gr. 1.2 - Moving forward with the past
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)
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.
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.
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.
A comparison of modern schools with those of long ago
Compares methods of communication in the past to those of today.
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: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.
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.