Lesson Plans/Units

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Social Studies

Understanding Outcomes Resource Package!

The following link will allow you to view our resource package for the Interactions and Interdependence of Nations Social Studies curriculum stand. We looked at outcome IN: 3.3, which is ‘Illustrate examples of Interdependence of Communities!’ I hope you enjoy what we have done, and that you can take ideas from our work that will benefit you as teachers!

Resource Package Link

Shayla Berner, Jenna deBoth, Trisha Waldbauer

Other Social Studies Lesson of Interest

G’Day Mate Lesson Plan: This lesson gives students the opportunity to research another country. This particular lesson plan focuses on Australia, and gives students the chance to explore oceans, fish, and Australian culture. This lesson could be adapted in many ways. Students could learn about a variety of activities rather than just Australia. They could focus on several different aspects of Australia, and could do a group research project to further their understanding of the topic. Students could focus on government within different countries, and compare them to Canada. This would be suited for a higher grade level, but the activity could be adapted to suit the needs of younger students as well. Rather than looking at communities around the world, the teacher could focus on the communities around Saskatchewan. The good thing about this lesson is that there is a lot of room for adaptation, therefore it could be changed to suit the needs of a variety of age groups.

Carle, B. 2000. G’Day Mate. Education World. Retrieved from http://www.educationworld.com/a_tsl/archives/00-1/lesson0071_new.shtml

Great Unsolved Mysteries: Why did Inuit people survive while the explorers did not?: This site explores some of the great unsolved mysteries in Canadian history. It is designed for a variety of grade ranges, and it provides teachers will several ideas on how to incorporate these mysteries into social studies. It explores Inuit ways of life, and allows students to examine the lifestyle differences between Europeans and the Inuit peoples. Several lesson plan ideas are included within this website, but this particular lesson was very interesting because it included aboriginal content. This activity could be adapted in a way that would allow the students to learn about the First Nations cultures within our own community and province. This would make it more relevant, and would allow the opportunity to bring and elder into the classroom.

McGregor, H. 2015. Why did Inuit survive while the explorers did not? Canadian Mysteries. Retrieved from http://www.mysteryquests.ca/quests/42/indexen.html

Interactions and Interdependence of Nations Unit Plan (Grade 2)

Unit Plan- Communities

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Grade 3 Plant Growth and Change Unit!

ESCI Unit Plan- Plant Growth and Change: This unit is composed of ten lesson plans that revolve around plants, and the important role they play in our lives. The students have the chance to examine the impact humans can have on plants, the different parts and characteristics of plants and the functions of this parts, and the importance of caring for the environment. The final portion of our unit will consist of a Lorax theme, and at the end, students will be planting a tree within our local community in order to help sustain the environment around us. This unit could be adapted in several ways. It lacks Aboriginal content, and this is something that could be included within the unit. Rather than growing a tree, the teacher could have students plant one or two of the four essential plants used within First Nations culture {Sweet Grass, Tobacco, Cedar, and Sage).

Sample Unit: Integrating First Nations and Metis Content and Perspectives: This unit provides a good explanation of the Medicine Wheel, and shows how it can be incorporated into a unit. This would be a very good resource for teachers as it would help them to see different ways to teach this unit in a new way.

Gunville, T. 2015. Integrating First Nations and Metis Content and Perspective. Grade 3: Plant Growth and Change. Retrieved from http://www.spiritsd.ca/learningresources/FNM%20Resources/GR3%20Plants%20Integration%20Document%20(2).pdf

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Phys. Ed

Grade 2 Phys. Ed Lesson Plan!

PE Lesson as Planned: I created this lesson in my EPE 310 class this semester. It provides an inclusive, interactive, and engaging experience for grade two students. Everyone is participating at all times, and my goal was to provide a stress-free, and inclusive environment for all! This lesson revolves around an animal theme, and I look forward to using it in my future Phys. Ed classes.

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THEMED TASK 1THEMED TASK 2THEMED TASK 3I created these tasks in my EMTH 310 class. The goal was to create three open ended tasks for students to participate in. I formed three tasks for grade two students. They revolved around an Under the Sea theme, and focused on three outcomes within the grade two curriculum.

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This semester, I was placed in a grade 2 classroom at Davin Elementary. Even though I have only been there for a short time, I am already amazed at the knowledge I have gained. I feel much more confident in creating a lesson plan, classroom management, and in clarity of directions. These are all things that I struggled with at the beginning. I feel much more comfortable and confident in all of these areas, and I look forward to learning more as I enter my three week block. I am grateful for the experiences I have had, and I am excited to continue this journey. Below, I have included some of my lesson plans that I have created for my pre-internship!

Lesson 2: Fletcher and the Falling Leaves

For this lesson, we read a story, and completed a worksheet about the story as well. I had created a tree for the lesson, and on the tree was a leaf for each students. Once we had completed the worksheet, each student came to the front, and grabbed a leaf off of the tree. This represented that leaves fall off trees as the season changes. The students coloured their leaves, wrote their name on them, and handed them in. Once they finished that, they were given a fall themed colouring page for the last few minutes of class.

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Fletcher and the Falling Leaves Worksheet

Fall Coloring Page

Lesson 3: Fire Safety 

The object of this lesson was for students to learn about how to stay safe in case of a fire. At the beginning of the lesson, I had four pictures facing the whiteboard. I turned over the first picture, and they had to guess what they thought the next picture was. Once I turned over the second picture, they guessed the third. Once we got to the fourth picture, the students knew that our topic of the day was fire safety. Each picture gave them clues on what our topic was, and the students had fun guessing what we were going to be learning about. I liked this introduction because it sparked the students interest right away. They were very engaged and excited, and I was proud of myself for making this happen. As the lesson continued, we watched a video, and talked about the different things we could do in case of a fire. We also went over the importance of a fire escape plan. At then end of class, I gave them each a grid and a question sheet. The students were to take this home, make an escape plan, and fill in the questios. I liked this lesson because it was practical, and it was important. This was the lesson where I began to feel more confident in my teaching, and I was very happy with the way things turned out.

Lesson 3- Fire Safety

My Family’s Fire Plan



Grade 1 Unit: Characteristics of Living Things

Science Unit PDF– This unit explores some of the differences and similarities among living and non-living things. It identifies animals and plants within our environments, and discovers the habitats in which they live in.

Reading Log PDF– This links takes you to a reading log that explores a variety of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples. It could be used to find resources for any unit.

Grade 5 Inquiry Units:

Health Inquiry– This health unit is centred around outcome UC5.4, and it discusses ideas around identity and self-image. It includes a variety of lesson plans and activities, and provides meaningful learning opportunities in the classroom.

Arts Education Inquiry Project– This unit is based on Outcome CR5.1: Examine the influence of pop culture on our own lives and societies, and investigate the work of selected pop culture artists. The unit gives students the chance to find something that is meaningful to them, and take their learning in a direction that interests them.