Lend a Hand Youth Inspired

Lend a Hand – Youth Inspired

Grade 1 and Grade 2 Lend-a-Hand Workshops

Based on the Ontario Social Studies Curriculum

Both the Grade 1 and the Grade 2 workshops will be 45 minute, in-classroom programs, conducted by our team of university student ambassadors during May and June 2016.

Grade 1 – Social Studies Heritage and Identity Overall Expectations

Curriculum Links:

A1. 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

BIG IDEA – A person’s roles, responsibilities, and relationships change over time and in different situations .

A2. use the social studies inquiry process to investigate some aspects of the interrelationship between their identity/sense of self, their different roles, relationships, and responsibilities, and various situations in their daily lives

BIG IDEA – A person’s roles, responsibilities, and relationships change over time and in different situations .

A3. 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

BIG IDEA – All people are worthy of respect, regardless of their roles, relationships, and responsibilities .

Framing Questions

  1. How and why do people’s roles and responsibilities change as they encounter new situations and develop relationships with different people?
  2. How do people’s various roles and responsibilities help shape who they are?
  3. Why is it important to respect others? How do we show respect for others?

EXPECTED OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS

  • Faircrow will be a role model showing students what his roles and responsibilities are in making the community a better place.
  • Students will be encouraged to take action in getting to know the different roles, relationships, and responsibilities, of various community partners. They will do this through the use of Flat Faircrow and using his story and experiences as a model.

Grade 2 – Social Studies Heritage and Identity Overall Expectations

Curriculum Links:

A1. Application: compare some significant traditions and celebrations among diverse groups and at different times, and identify some of the reasons for changes in these traditions/celebrations (FOCUS ON: Perspective; Cause and Consequence)

BIG IDEA – Understanding the diversity that exists among families and within the local community leads to an appreciation of diverse perspectives .

A2. use the social studies inquiry process to investigate some of the past and present traditions and celebrations within their own family and the communities to which they belong

BIG IDEA – Traditions that we celebrate today have developed over the generations .

A3. describe some of the major groups in their community, including different types of families, and some of the ways in which traditions and heritage are passed on by such groups

BIG IDEA – Canada is made up of various communities that have diverse traditions and celebrations .

Framing Questions

  1. How does an understanding of unique individuals and groups help us appreciate the diversity in our community?
  2. Why is it important to have an understanding of your family’s past?
  3. Why should we respect the diverse cultures and traditions in the communities in which we live?

EXPECTED OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS

  • Faircrow will educate the students about the history and traditions of Markham Fair and the Markham and Stouffville community.
  • Faircrow will be a role model showing students how he gets out in the community to learn about other people’s traditions and cultures which leads to an appreciation and respect for all.
  • Students will be encouraged to take action in showing through their own adventures of Flat Faircrow their traditions and cultures as well as showing how they are learning about the traditions and cultures of others in the community.
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Lend-a-Hand School Programs

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