Social Studies 1

Course Outline

This curriculum provides young children with an exciting opportunity to explore the various ways people interact among themselves and with the world around them. The learning and teaching suggestions for the year build on the experience students acquired in their primary year that focused on the child as an individual making connections. During the year, they will explore interactions through four outcomes. Students will investigate the diversity of cultural groups. In this outcome, learners explore the similarity and diversity of social and cultural groups and the reasons why people belong to groups. They will also learn that children form a unique group of their own.

Students will implement age-appropriate action for responsible behaviour in caring for the environment. With this outcome, learners investigate how people depend upon and interact with different natural environments, locally, nationally, and globally. They develop an awareness that such things as climate and weather, natural features, and the presence of natural environments, influence human activity. Learners will explore age-appropriate actions to practise responsible behaviour in caring for the environment on a local level.

Students will investigate the locations of Mi’kmaq communities in Nova Scotia. The focus of this outcome is on geography and mapping skills to discover the Mi`kmaq communities in Nova Scotia. As learners use and create simple maps, they will gain an understanding that signs, symbols, direction, and scale are used to represent landmarks and locations. They will explore the relationship that Aboriginal peoples have with place in Nova Scotia.

Students will anlayse the difference between needs and wants. Through this outcome, learners will gain a greater understanding that all people have similar needs, that wants vary from person to person, and that respect for other people’s needs and wants is important.


Outcomes

  • Learners will investigate the diversity of cultural groups.
  • Learners will implement age-appropriate actions for responsible behaviour in caring for the environment.
  • Learners will investigate the locations of Mi’kmaq communities in Nova Scotia
  • Learners will analyse the difference between needs and wants

Updated June 16, 2021