Social studies - Gr. 3.1 : Communities in the world

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General Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how geographic, social, cultural and linguistic factors affect quality of life in communities in India, Tunisia, Ukraine and Peru. (from Alberta Education)

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What is a school? Is it a building with classrooms? Or can it be any place where children learn?" The fascinating stories that follow will expand how young readers think of school, as they learn about the experiences of real children in thirteen different countries around the world.

What is a school? Is it a building with classrooms? Or can it be any place where children learn?" The fascinating stories that follow will expand how young readers think of school, as they learn about the experiences of real children in thirteen different countries around the world.

Learn all about Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors . . . Spring is here, and it’s almost time for Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors. Siblings Mintoo and Chintoo are busy gathering flowers to make into colorful powders to toss during the festival. And when at last the big day comes, they gather with their friends, family, and neighbors for a vibrant celebration of fresh starts, friendship, forgiveness, and, of course, fun!

Learn all about Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors . . . Spring is here, and it’s almost time for Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors. Siblings Mintoo and Chintoo are busy gathering flowers to make into colorful powders to toss during the festival. And when at last the big day comes, they gather with their friends, family, and neighbors for a vibrant celebration of fresh starts, friendship, forgiveness, and, of course, fun!

In Bhutan, children walk for three hours to make it to school, and in Pakistan, children travel by rickshaw. Some children in China must climb a heaven ladder, while children in Nepal must walk over a wire bridge. The treks of these students are unique, extraordinary, and even dangerous, and they signify the common determination, perseverance, and sense of adventure shared by young people around the world.

In Bhutan, children walk for three hours to make it to school, and in Pakistan, children travel by rickshaw. Some children in China must climb a heaven ladder, while children in Nepal must walk over a wire bridge. The treks of these students are unique, extraordinary, and even dangerous, and they signify the common determination, perseverance, and sense of adventure shared by young people around the world.

This beach on the South Indian coast is full of activity. By day you can see fishermen bring in the catch, women selling fish, people and animals going about their business… but then, when the sun starts to set, the beach becomes a different place – now it’s time for everyone to play, talk, sit around, eat and have fun… until the fisherfolk go to sleep, and all the others go home. Have fun exploring, and adding to this never-ending book surrounded by the sea!"

This beach on the South Indian coast is full of activity. By day you can see fishermen bring in the catch, women selling fish, people and animals going about their business… but then, when the sun starts to set, the beach becomes a different place – now it’s time for everyone to play, talk, sit around, eat and have fun… until the fisherfolk go to sleep, and all the others go home. Have fun exploring, and adding to this never-ending book surrounded by the sea!"

While enjoying spring on her family's farm,Natalia is magically transported to a past Easter celebration with her Baba.

While enjoying spring on her family's farm,Natalia is magically transported to a past Easter celebration with her Baba.

India: a quick guide to customs and etiquette (Culture smart series)

India: a quick guide to customs and etiquette (Culture smart series)

Placing a tree at a center of every page in this innovative and genre-bending picture book, Bai illustrates the world of the Bhil people, one of the largest indigenous communities in India.

Placing a tree at a center of every page in this innovative and genre-bending picture book, Bai illustrates the world of the Bhil people, one of the largest indigenous communities in India.

FICTION:In India, young Basanta struggles to accept her role as servant to a temperamental rich girl while dreaming of having a beautiful ring of her own. Gr.4-8

FICTION:In India, young Basanta struggles to accept her role as servant to a temperamental rich girl while dreaming of having a beautiful ring of her own. Gr.4-8

Juno the jackal is suddenly treated like a king after he inadvertently dyes his fur blue.

Juno the jackal is suddenly treated like a king after he inadvertently dyes his fur blue.

FICTION:An adaptation of the Peruvian folktale in which Fox and Mole try to climb to the moon on a rope woven of grass.

FICTION:An adaptation of the Peruvian folktale in which Fox and Mole try to climb to the moon on a rope woven of grass.

A retelling of the Peruvian folktale in which the deceptions of a guinea pig save it from a hungry fox.

A retelling of the Peruvian folktale in which the deceptions of a guinea pig save it from a hungry fox.

This activity book in the Bengal Patua style of scroll painting depicts the everyday world of the Santhal people, who are amongst India’s largest indigenous communities. Fold by colourful fold, the scroll opens out into a gorgeous panorama of village life, teeming with people, animals and activities. Accompanying text—along with careful pointers and questions—encourages the child to discover details, make connections, and set off on an exploration of village life.

This activity book in the Bengal Patua style of scroll painting depicts the everyday world of the Santhal people, who are amongst India’s largest indigenous communities. Fold by colourful fold, the scroll opens out into a gorgeous panorama of village life, teeming with people, animals and activities. Accompanying text—along with careful pointers and questions—encourages the child to discover details, make connections, and set off on an exploration of village life.

FICTION:Sona is excited about attending her first Indian wedding, especially since her sister is the bride, but when she learns that tradition requires her to steal the groom's shoes during the ceremony she must ask her annoying little cousin, Vishal, for help.

FICTION:Sona is excited about attending her first Indian wedding, especially since her sister is the bride, but when she learns that tradition requires her to steal the groom's shoes during the ceremony she must ask her annoying little cousin, Vishal, for help.