Social studies - Gr. 2.2 - Community in the past

General Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how a community emerged, and of how the various interactions and cooperation among peoples ensure the continued growth and vitality of the community. (from Alberta Education)
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FICTION:Fiddles & spoons : journey of an Acadian mouse - Cecile Souris and her mouse family accompany the Acadians as they are deported from their beloved Grand Pré in 1755.

Fiddles & spoons : journey of an Acadian mouse - Cecile Souris and her mouse family accompany the Acadians as they are deported from their beloved Grand Pré in

A family's adventure, from the long journey by boat, train and wagon to their own plot of prairie, and through the task of finding water, building the homestead, ploughing the land and surviving their first winter. Gr.K-4

The New Land A First Year on the Prairie (Unknown) : Reynolds, Marilynn : A pioneer family homesteads on the prairie.

FICTION:Tess and her family are living through hard times living on the Prairies and must collect malongo (cow pats) to burn for heat.

FICTION:Tess and her family are living through hard times living on the Prairies and must collect malongo (cow pats) to burn for heat.

Percy's parent think he is too young to help with the heavy chores on their homestead until a grass fire sweeps across the prairie. Gr.K-3

Percy's parent think he is too young to help with the heavy chores on their homestead until a grass fire sweeps across the prairie.

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.

Examines the traditional technology developed by the Inuit, including such well known inventions as the kayak, the dog sled, the parka, and the igloo, as well as lesser known garments, activities, processes, and implements. Gr.4-7

The Inuit Thought of It: Amazing Arctic Innovations: Inuit eye protection from the sun (tie in to light)

FICTION:Meg Gallant dreams of performing onstage with her best friend, Nève, in the Acadian Star Competition. However just before the finale of the competition, her Tante Perle whisks Meg away to the time of the tragic Acadian Deportation She has to choose between escaping to her own time and saving a girl who looks remarkably like Nève.

FICTION:Meg Gallant dreams of performing onstage with her best friend, Nève, in the Acadian Star Competition. However just before the finale of the competition, her Tante Perle whisks Meg away to the time of the tragic Acadian Deportation She has to choose between escaping to her own time and saving a girl who looks remarkably like Nève.

FICTION:When Ami picks up a rusty old latch, she is taken back in time to the early days of the Acadians. Gr.4-7

When Ami picks up a rusty old latch, she is taken back in time to the early days of the Acadians.

FICTION:On June 30, 1912, a very hot day, a tornado tore through part of Regina, Saskatchewan. Gr.1-3

On June a very hot day, a tornado tore through part of Regina, Saskatchewan.

FICTION:A young boy rides out on the prairie to search for his missing little brother, just like the Mountie he hopes to be.

Under a Prairie Sky by Canadian Author Anne Laurel Carter Illustrated by Alan & Lea Daniel

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