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KINDERGARTEN

Healthy Lifestyles

by: Mackenzie Albert, Colleen Daly, Rachel Prosser & Megan Watt

This toolkit promotes, encourages, and explores healthy lifestyle activities.

Students as Individuals

by: Amy Foster

This toolkit helps learners to identify special traits, their own uniqueness, and their roles within their communities.

Discovering Different Cultures
by: Hikaru Onoda & Shaughnessy Niven
This toolkit aims to help students understand themselves and others while engaging in open-mindedness, inclusivity, and curiosity.
Passport Activity / Art Activity / Around the World Scrapbook

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Students as Individuals
by: Indigo Clement, Katrina Graham-Elmore & Kristy Brown
This toolkit focuses on families, communities, and learners’ own developing selves in order to explore notions of individuality.

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GRADE 1

Integrating Indigenous Histories into the Classroom

by: Chantal Vautour, Kim Bourque, Katie Despaties, Alannah MacLean & Travis MacLean

Our intention for this Teacher’s Toolkit is to provide some guidance, resources, and knowledge to help the elementary social studies teacher feel more confident teaching the very important and often hidden histories
of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.

(Additional Resource: Slideshow)

Teaching Peoples, Places & Communities
by: Annie Tremblay & Tori Ackerman

This toolkit was created to guide teachers and learners into inquiring about the connections between peoples and places within their communities.

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GRADE 2

Change and the Physical Environment

by: Sam Laviolette, Val Morin, Jess McCutcheon, Ronnie Daley & Amanda Kenny

This toolkit explores the ways in which peoples—both Indigenous and settlers—have interacted with the changing physical environment—in New Brunswick and globally—over time.

Consumption and Sustainability
by: Travis Allen, Jaime Mayer, Natalie Chappelle, Jean MacDonald & Stephanie Watson

This toolkit has been designed for two central purposes. The first is to better understand the interaction of the environment as it pertains to water and air, as well as the interaction of liquids and solids in the environment. The second purpose is to help students understand the importance of conservation and protection of the environment. We feel that due to rapidly advancing climate change it is imperative that students are provided with the opportunity to properly understand the natural resources (particularly water) that comprise the environment, their importance, and strategies which can be used to conserve them.

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Incorporating LGBTQ+ Themes into Early Elementary
by: Hannah Fournier, Shoba Gunaseelan, Kristen Ingraham, and Julie MacFawn
This tool kit is designed to introduce LGBTQ+ awareness and education in the Social Studies Curriculum. It is crafted to reflect celebration, support, and awareness for differences amongst members of society. The tool kit promotes the vision that we are one collective society that works together for good. It also promotes advocating for change in unjust situations.

Environmentalism
by: Katie Cottreau, Mark Mandrusiak, Gill Hames, Karlie Guest & Sam Garber

The theme of our toolkit is environmentalism. Specifically we explore how environmentalism is linked to “Change and The Physical Environment,” Unit 5 in the K-2

Social Studies Curriculum. This toolkit highlights the environment around us, the impact that we have on our environment and what we can do to help make a sustainable and positive impact now, and in the future.

Community & Technology
by: Kennedy Graham, Rebekah Heppner, Nicky Madill, Katie Nowell, Marissa Simard & Sam Wakefield

A selection of activities and resources have been provided to demonstrate a new and thoughtful way of presenting the relationships between technologies and communities.

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Grade 3

Students Interacting with Peoples, Places & Environments
by: Madeline Raaflaub, Jamie Buote, Mike Methot & Connor Trach

This toolkit provides teachers with several resources and ideas to include in the classroom to make teaching a unit a smooth and valuable experience for all students

and teachers. The unit teaches students about the importance of where they are located on the global map and how they fit into the picture as well as where other people are from. It enables teachers to create a global classroom and allows students the opportunity to interact and connect with other students across the world.

 

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GRADE 4

Diversity in Our World

by: Rohini Sharma & Andrea Dias

We have selected diversity as a topic to pursue within the Grade 4 curricular goal of "exploration." Although this unit could touch upon many important issues, the lesson plans and culminating project included in this toolkit will explore cultural diversity and personal differences.

Exploring Exploration
by: Emma Foster & Emily Roy
The concept of exploration is vital to engage with so that students understand that they have the ability to explore the world around them. Exploration can be taught and learned in so many ways, exploring: the world, one’s personal identity, languages, art, and so much more.

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Exploring Our World: Adventures in Storytelling

by: Amanda King, Lukasz Kornas, Maddy McKane, Lauren Coffey, Emily Locknick & Amy Lalonde

In this toolkit, we suggest many exciting and diverse

approaches to storytelling, from Indian puppetry to

heartwarming Thai insurance commercials. We want to encourage learners to never stop exploring the fantastic stories surrounding us.

Landforms
by: Amina Tanji
This toolkit provides an in-depth exploration into landforms. It pays special attention to landforms found within the context of New Brunswick.

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Grade 5

Investigating Indigenous Knowledges

by: Madi Banks, John Friesen, Ryan MacKinnon, Gurdiksh Malhotra & Will Pacey
We recognize that teaching Indigenous history, culture, communities in an elementary social studies context can feel like a challenging or sensitive task for settler teachers. Our intention for this Teacher’s Toolkit is to provide some guidance, resources, and knowledge to help the elementary social studies teacher feel more confident teaching the very important and often hidden histories of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.

Ancient Egyptian Archeology

by: Rachael Lawless, Trista Wood, Robin Buckly, Aly Van Snick & Sarah Demerchant

This toolkit presents modes of investigating past societies through print and online resources, and encourages learners to explore domestic archeology through collage.

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LATE PRIMARY /
EARLY MIDDLE
SCHOOL

Culture in Atlantic Canada

by: Heather-Ann Caldwell

The toolkit theme is culture in Atlantic Canada, specifically how culture can be influenced by the government and people within the wider society. The actions and reactions of society affects the ways that culture develops and changes, whether it is by those who are a part of said culture or those who are not. The being said, this toolkit focuses on specifically Africville and the gentrification of the North End in Halifax and the relocation of Africville and its people, over the years.