Social Studies Gr. 1.2 - Moving forward with the past

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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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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. Aboriginal History, Traditional Stories, Thing 1, Happy Reading, Native American History, Children's Literature, First Nations, Social Studies, True Stories

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."

Read "Viola Desmond Won't Be Budged" by Jody Nyasha Warner available from Rakuten Kobo. In Nova Scotia, in an usher in a movie theatre told Viola Desmond to move from her main floor seat up to the balco. Claudette Colvin, Kadir Nelson, Canadian History, American History, Rosa Parks, Civil Rights Movement, Book Lists, Nonfiction, Childrens Books

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/

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. Water Activities, Teaching Activities, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, Learning, Ela Classroom, Middle School Classroom, Lost Boys Of Sudan, Long Walk To Water

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.

The Hardcover of the Then & Now: A Journey through the History of Machines by Santiago Beascoa, Eduard Altarriba Fun Illustration, Grandparents Day, Kids Boxing, Stories For Kids, Book Authors, The Good Old Days, Book Photography, Then And Now, Teaching Kids

Hop into a time machine and go back to an era before e-mail, iPhones, and electric cars. From our great-grandparents’ day to today, a huge evolution and revolution in modes of communication, transportation, and entertainment has taken place. Then & Now teaches kids about the "good old days"...

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. Canadian Culture, Canadian History, Indigenous Education, Aboriginal Education, Residential Schools, Album Jeunesse, Thing 1, Children's Picture Books, Character Education

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...

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FICTION:A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.

Community Helpers Then and Now (From Olden Days to Modern Ways In Your Community) Community Helpers, Then And Now, Self Esteem, Grade 1, Fire Trucks, National Geographic, Social Studies, The Past, Teaching

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.

The Song Within My Heart by Dave Bouchard: A young First Nations boy is preparing for his first pow-wow. His beloved grandmother guides him through the events of the day and helps him to understand what the singing and dancing are about. Aboriginal Children, Notice And Note, Heart Painting, Sweet Stories, Canadian Art, Young Boys, First Nations, Book Recommendations, Boys Who

A young First Nations boy is preparing for his first pow-wow and his Nokum, his beloved grandmother, guides him through the events of the day, helping him to understand what the singing and dancing are about.

House Held Up By Trees by Ted Kooser & Jon Klassen. Any Jon Klassen-illustrated book is gorgeous. Jon Klassen, Ted, Single Tree, Mentor Texts, Reading Levels, Secret Places, Chapter Books, Children's Literature, Book Nooks

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.

At the turn of the twentieth century, young Consuela knows the horses who travel her street by the sound of their hooves, and when she shows them all the kindness she can, she is rewarded with a ride on a very special horse. The Iceman, Clydesdale, Social Studies, The Twenties, Books To Read, The Past, Fiction, Horses

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."

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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.

The House on Maple Street by Bonnie Pryor, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. University Of Calgary, Canadian History, First Grade Classroom, Reading Levels, Any Book, Graphic Organizers, Historical Fiction, Read Aloud, Used Books

The House on Maple Street - University of Calgary

During the course of 300 years, many people have passed by or lived on the spot now occupied by a house numbered 107 Maple Street.;Suggested for grades K-3.

Tea with Milk - - 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 a Notice And Note, Tea Reading, Close Reading, Mighty Girl, Japanese American, Japanese Girl, Heritage Month, Japanese Names, Mentor Texts

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.