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Career and Technology Studies
To utilize technology to :
- capture and explore landscape (digital photos & written reflections),
- investigate the history of the community (Millarville websites)
- conduct, compile, evaluate and analyze statistical data
- report findings of the project
English Language Arts
Students will be able to utilize reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to locate, organize and respond to information and build new understanding.
To be able to capture the landscape through art.
Students will develop math skills as they produce maps, timelines, and perform statistical analysis of current climate in the Millarville Lake Development.
Students will investigate how and why a community changes as the residents on the landscape come and go and how does the change determine the direction of the community?
Social Studiesutilizing mapping skills
Grade 3 Topics A, B, C
object based tasks to identify artifacts
How has our community changed? Why has our community changed?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of change in our community?
Why do communities change?
What can I do to contribute to the future I want for my community?
How would I like my community to be in the future?
In what ways can change be controlled?
Should our community try to stay the way it is, or change; e.g., keep old buildings, maintain local
schools, maintain same recreational areas, traffic patterns, shopping malls?
Changes in my community
have taken place in the
past, are taking place
today, and may occur in
GENERALIZATIONS CONCEPTS RELATED FACTS AND CONTENT
· changes in several of the following: food,
shelter, clothing, transportation,
communication, education, land use and/or
· causes and effects of change
· positive and negative results of change
People in the community
contribute to change.
contribution · contributions of people in the community (past
· ways an individual/group can contribute to
· identify possible sources and location of information; e.g., print, non-print, interviews, survey
· acquire information by listening to or reading simple historical accounts
· collect information through direct observation in the community and by interviewing parents
and/or community resource people
· identify the purpose, plan procedures, rules of behaviour, questions to be asked, and things to
watch and listen for during field studies and/or interviews
· examine the success of the planning and enactment of the field study or interview
· arrange events, facts and/or ideas in sequence
· read and interpret map symbols on a map of a local area
· locate one?s own community in relation to others in Alberta, using a map of Alberta
· compare relative distances between communities; e.g., near/far
· use cardinal directions
· make a simple map, with a legend, to show location of known places in the community
· identify reasons for settlement and development by using pictures, aerial photographs and/or
· compare information gained from two different sources to see if it is similar or different
· draw conclusions about community changes, past and present
· generate ways an individual can influence change
· identify and assess the choices an individual has, about whether to accept or reject change
· predict future changes in the community
· on a simple class time line, record events in the community?s history
· write a diary entry, journal entry and/or make an audiotape recording; e.g., about an important
individual in your community?s past, and/or predicting life in the future
· draw or collect pictures of ways in which the community has changed or may change
· compose a title for a story, paragraph, picture, graph, map and/or chart
· make meaningful contributions to discussions, supporting ideas with facts and reasons
· participate in a small group discussion or activity by following established rules
· stay on task
· offer encouragement and approval to those with whom one works
· plan, carry out and evaluate an action that would contribute to the community; e.g., volunteer
work, preserving some aspect of the community?s past or initiating some change
· interest in local history
· appreciation for change
· self-competence; an individual can influence change
ATTITUDE OBJECTIVES -focus on concepts of traditions, customs, respect and change
Communicate and apply terms of direction, such
as north or south and east or west, and relate to
C, CN, T]
Graph whole number points on a horizontal
number line or a vertical number line. [CN, V]
Collect data, using measuring devices and
printed/technology resources. [PS, T]
Display data, using rank ordering. [C, V]
Display the same data in more than one way. [PS]
Make predictions and inferences when solving
similar problems. [CN, E, PS]
Obtain new information by performing arithmetic
operations on the data. [E, PS, T]
Describe the likelihood of an outcome, using such
terms as more likely, less likely, chance. [C, R]
Conduct a probability experiment, choose an
appropriate recording method, and draw
conclusions from the results. [C, E, PS]
· responses to visual forms in nature,
designed objects and artworks.
A. Each class of natural forms has distinguishing
B. Natural forms are related functionally to their
C. Earth and water forms reveal many variations.
D. Environments are altered by natural forces.
E. Change in natural forms occurs over time.
English Language Artssearching for information
reading historical information
making jot notes
narrative and expository writing
letter writing - correspondence
English Language Arts
Students will listen, speak, read, write, view
and represent to explore thoughts, ideas,
feelings and experiences.
Consider the ideas of others
x ask for the ideas and observations of others to
explore and clarify personal understanding
x experiment with arranging and recording ideas
and information in a variety of ways
x ask questions to clarify information and ensure
Students will listen, speak, read, write, view
and represent to comprehend and respond
personally and critically to oral, print and
other media texts.
Use prior knowledge
x share ideas developed through interests,
experiences and discussion that are related to
new ideas and information
x identify the different ways in which oral, print
and other media texts, such as stories, textbooks,
letters, pictionaries and junior dictionaries, are
organized, and use them to construct and
Use comprehension strategies
x use grammatical knowledge to predict words
and sentence structures when reading narrative
and expository materials
x apply a variety of strategies, such as setting a
purpose, confirming predictions, making
inferences and drawing conclusions
x identify the main idea or topic and supporting
details in simple narrative and expository
Career and Technology Studiesutilize the internet
utilize a digital camera
insert photos in a document
write reflections and post information in a word document
use a database for data organization
produce a questionnaire in Word
communicate with students in another school about their community's journey
C.1 - Students will access, use and communicate information from a variety of technologies.
1.1 access and retrieve appropriate information from electronic sources for a specific inquiry
1.2 process information from more than one source to retell what has been discovered
C.4 - Students will use organizational processes and tools to manage inquiry.
1.1 follow a plan to complete an inquiry
1.2 formulate new questions as research progresses
1.3 organize information from more than one source
C.5 - Students will use technology to aid collaboration during inquiry.
1.1 share information collected from electronic sources to add to a group task
C.6 - Students will use technology to investigate and/or solve problems.
1.1 identify a problem within a defined context
1.2 use technology to organize and display data in a problem-solving context
1.3 use technology to support and present conclusions
F.1 - Students will demonstrate an understanding of the nature of technology.
1.1 identify techniques and tools for communicating, storing, retrieving and selecting information
1.2 apply terminology appropriate to the technologies being used at this division level
1.3 demonstrate an understanding that the user manages and controls the outcomes of technology
F.3 - Students will demonstrate a moral and ethical approach to the use of technology.
1.1 demonstrate courtesy and follow classroom procedures when making appropriate use of computer technologies
1.2 work collaboratively to share limited resources
1.3 demonstrate appropriate care of technology equipment
1.4 recognize and acknowledge the ownership of electronic material
1.5 use appropriate communication etiquette
F.5 - Students will practise the concepts of ergonomics and safety when using technology.
1.1 demonstrate proper posture when using a computer
1.2 demonstrate safe behaviours when using technology
F.6 - Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of the operating skills required in a variety of technologies.
1.1 perform basic computer operations, which may vary by environment, including powering up, inserting disks, moving the cursor, clicking on an icon, using pull-down menus, executing programs, saving files, retrieving files, printing, ejecting disks and powering down
1.2 use proper keyboarding techniques for the home row, enter, space bar, tab, backspace, delete and insertion-point arrow keys
1.3 operate basic audio and video equipment, including inserting, playing, recording and ejecting media
P.1 - Students will compose, revise and edit text.
1.1 create original text, using word processing software, to communicate and demonstrate understanding of forms and techniques
1.2 edit complete sentences, using such features of word processing as cut, copy and paste
P.2 - Students will organize and manipulate data.
1.1 read information from a prepared database
P.3 - Students will communicate through multimedia.
1.1 access images, such as clip art, to support communication
1.2 create visual images by using such tools as paint and draw programs for particular audiences and purposes
1.3 access sound clips or recorded voice to support communication
P.4 - Students will integrate various applications.
1.1 integrate text and graphics to form a meaningful message
1.2 balance text and graphics for visual effect
P.5 - Students will navigate and create hyperlinked resources.