A Pioneer Family in Upper Canada: Grade 3 Integrated Unit on Pioneers

A Pioneer Family in Upper Canada Grade Integrated Unit on Pioneers This unit was written for Grade Teachers and uses a child centred integrated approach The focus of the unit is a story which takes place in the early s and describes a family the O Donnell s

  • Title: A Pioneer Family in Upper Canada: Grade 3 Integrated Unit on Pioneers
  • Author: Mary Montague Joy Wooltorton
  • ISBN: 9781515392620
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
  • This unit was written for Grade 3 Teachers and uses a child centred, integrated approach The focus of the unit is a story which takes place in the early 1800s and describes a family, the O Donnell s, who comes to Upper Canada from Ireland Their road to the creation of a new life in the New World involves many challenges and hardships The concepts covered introduce attitThis unit was written for Grade 3 Teachers and uses a child centred, integrated approach The focus of the unit is a story which takes place in the early 1800s and describes a family, the O Donnell s, who comes to Upper Canada from Ireland Their road to the creation of a new life in the New World involves many challenges and hardships The concepts covered introduce attitudes, knowledge and skills that link to expectations in the areas of Reading, Writing, Oral and Visual Communication, Number Sense and Measurement, Patterning and Algebra, Drama and Dance, Visual Arts, Healthy Living, and Heritage and Citizenship, as outlined in the Ontario Curriculum, 1998 The main links to the curriculum are listed at the bottom of each activity card This list is by no means exclusive, but there has been an attempt to capture the key links for teacher planning and reporting purposes Initially, the booklet can be treated as a guided reading unit with a number of supporting learning centre activities and blackline masters for seatwork The oral discussion of the content and the active learning tools will create opportunities to integrate information from the disciplines listed above As well, there are various open ended activities to challenge students requiring enrichment There is a one page brief overview of the activities, outcomes, and skills to assist with teacher planning, but the chapter descriptions contain detailed approaches There is no end to the flexibility of this unit This will soon become clear to you as you explore the lives of these Pioneers and move to compare and contrast them with present day living.

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