Curriculum Connections

Grade One: The Local Community

SOCIAL STUDIES – Our Changing Roles and Responsibilities

A1. Application: describe some of the ways in which people’s roles, relationships, and responsibilities relate to who they are and what their situation is, and how and why changes in circumstances might affect people’s roles, relationships, and responsibilities as well as their sense of self.

Application – Why Roles and Responsibilities Change:

A1.1 describe how and why a person’s roles, relationships, and responsibilities may change in different places or situations and at different times

A3. Understanding Context: demonstrate an understanding that they and other people have different roles, relationships, and responsibilities, and that all people should be treated with respect, regardless of their roles, relationships, and responsibilities

SPECIFIC EXPECTATIONS:

Application – Why Roles and Responsibilities Change:
A1.1 describe how and why a person’s roles, relationships, and responsibilities may change in different places or situations and at different times

Understanding Context – Roles, Relationships and Respect:
A3.2 identify some of the significant people, places, and things in their life, including their life in the community

SOCIAL STUDIES – The Local Community

B1. Application: describe some aspects of the interrelationship between people and the natural and built features of their community, with a focus on how the features of and services in the community meet people’s needs

B3. Understanding Context: describe significant aspects of their community, with reference to different areas, services, and natural and built features, demonstrating an understanding of some basic ways of describing location and measuring distance

SPECIFIC EXPECTATIONS:

Application – Interrelationships within the Community:
B1.1 describe some of the ways in which people make use of natural and built features of, and human services in, the local community to meet their needs, and what might happen if these features/services did not exist.

B1.2 identify some services and service-related occupations in their community, and describe how they meet people’s needs, including their own needs

Inquiry – Interrelationships and their Impact:

B2.3 analyse maps, and construct simple maps using appropriate elements, as part of their investigations into the interrelationship between people and significant natural and built features in their community.

B2.4 interpret and analyse information and data relevant to their investigations, using a variety of tools (e.g, compare their own photographs of the way an area looks now to old photographs to determine changes)

B2.6 communicate the results of their inquiries using appropriate vocabulary and formats

Understanding Context: The Elements of the Local Community:

B3.1 identify some of the natural and built features of their community.

B3.4 demonstrate an understanding of the basic elements of a map (e.g., title, symbols in the legend, direction, scale, and colour) when reading and constructing simple maps showing places that are significant to them

LANGUAGE – Oral Communication

OVERALL EXPECTATIONS:

1. Listen in order to understand and respond appropriately in a variety of situations for a variety of purposes;
2. Use speaking skills and strategies appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes;

SPECIFIC EXPECTATIONS:

1.2 demonstrate an understanding of appropriate listening behaviour by using active listening strategies in a few different situations
2.2 demonstrate an understanding of appropriate speaking behaviour in a few different situations, including paired sharing and small- and large group discussions
2.3 communicate ideas and information orally in a clear, coherent manner
2.4 choose appropriate words to communicate their meaning accurately and engage the interest of their audience

LANGUAGE – Writing

OVERALL EXPECTATIONS:

1. Generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience;

SPECIFIC EXPECTATIONS:

1.1 identify the topic, purpose, audience, and form for writing, initially with support and direction
1.2 generate ideas about a potential topic, using a variety of strategies and resources
1.6 determine, after consultation with the teacher and peers, whether the ideas and information they have gathered are suitable for the purpose.

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