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Toronto Catholic District School Board

We're ready for our first primary class  Beyond the Classroom Experience of the year!

 

 

Pre Padlet
 
What wonder do you have about our way of living in Toronto (think about your day to day life and the needs that are met)
 
 
Beyond the Classroom – Gr. 3 Social Studies
 
Our overarching theme - Focus on ways in which people from two or more communities around  the world meet their needs and have adapted to location, climate and physical features of their  region.
 
Pre work
 

 

1.     Words to know

 

 

 

Adapt

 

 
Climate
 
Physical features
 
Resilience
 
Inequality
 

 

Affordable housing

 

 
Maybe they write down each word in their beyond the classroom journal and leave half a page.
 
As we move through the unit, they need to draw pictures AND give examples and words that explain the word
 
2.     Brainstorm parts of the world that are very different
 
e.g  Toronto vs Kenya   - Why are they different?
 
What challenges would people have in living in each region
 
3.     Introduce the word resilience – ask them to come up with a definition and example of it (I think we want to focus on idea of resilience means adapting to your surroundings)
 
 
Day 1    IMG_8418.JPG

 

 

10 – 1040 Resilience strategies    - ability to survive, thrive and adapt to any conditions  

 

 

 

10:40 – 11:10 Introduce Fact vs Fact Analysis using the presentation to help

 

 

 

11:10 – lunch

 

 

 

11:30 – downtown walk – noticing examples of resilience and examples of how Toronto has met needs (parks, buildings, churches, transit)   We ask them to notice way the city has adapted to needs

 

 Noon Mass at St. Michael's Cathedral

 

 1:00 Journalling and continuation of morning topics
 
Day 1 padlet is pasted below
 

 

 

Day 2

 

More learning  around what our city needs to work and how our budget impacts our city.

 

IMG_8409.jpg

 

Here's our padlet for Day 2

 

 https://padlet.com/StSylvester/cityneeds 

 

Day 3 was about City planning and we had a great presentation wiht some good Fact/Fact Analysis.

 

Day 4

 

All about the TTC. Pics and thoughts to follow.

 

Here's the padlet.

 

https://padlet.com/StSylvester/ttcthoughts ​


Our final artifact is pasted below.


BTC artifact urban planning 2019.pdfBTC artifact urban planning 2019.pdf