Discover the Diversity

  

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Hands on

Open suitcase after suitcase to uncover the stories of local families who immigrated to Southern Alberta.

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Games

After exploring each suitcase students will play a game from each country.

 

Overview 

This hands-on program allows students discover the cultural diversity that makes up southern Alberta.

Length: 75 minutes      Cost: $45 per class

Written to complement the Grade 2 Social Studies curriculum. The program addresses the following curriculum objectives:

K.1.4 Explore how we demonstrate respect for ourselves and others by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions for inquiry:

  • What are the origins of the people in our school, groups or communities?

1.2.2 Analyze how their families and communities in the present are influenced by events or people of the past by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions for inquiry

  • In what ways have Aboriginal, Francophone and diverse cultural groups contributed to the origins and evolution of their communities over time?2.1.1 appreciate the physical and human geography of the communities studied:

  • What are some examples of traditions, celebrations and stories that started in the past and continue today in their families and communities?

2.1.1  Appreciate the physical and human geography of the communities studied

  • Appreciate the diversity and vastness of Canada’s land and peoples.