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Primary, Junior

Recommended Grades: 1, 2


What happens to the neighbourhood park when the owner of the land decides to build a parking lot on the site? Can it be saved? Children learn the valuable lessons of being involved in their community, and how to achieve a common goal. Create sound effects, and choral chants in music, learn the celebration dance and work with visual arts materials in the children’s art studio.

Arts Curriculum Links

A1.1 Develop short movement phrases inspired by a variety of activities in their community and incorporating different pathways, directions, and shapes
A1.2 Use dance as a language to represent the main ideas in poems and stories, with a focus on body and space
A1.3 Create distinct beginnings and endings for dance phrases in a variety of ways
A1.4 Use a variety of locomotor and non-locomotor movements to depict creatures and objects in the world around them

B1.1 Engage in dramatic play and role play, with a focus on exploring main ideas and central characters in stories from diverse communities, times, and places
B1.2 Demonstrate an understanding of the element of role by communicating thoughts, feelings, and perspectives appropriate to the role being played
B1.3 Plan and shape the direction of a dramatic play or role play, building on their own and others’ ideas both in and out of role, with support
B1.4 Communicate feelings and ideas to a familiar audience (e.g., classmates), using several simple visual or technological aids to support and enhance their drama work

C1.1 Sing unison songs in tune and/or play simple melodies and accompaniments for music from a wide variety of cultures, styles, and historical periods
C1.2 Apply the elements of music when singing, playing an instrument, and moving
C1.3 Create simple compositions for a specific purpose and a familiar audience
C1.4 Use the tools and techniques of musicianship in musical performances

D1.1 Create two- and three-dimensional works of art that express feelings and ideas inspired by
activities in their community or observations of nature
D1.2 Demonstrate an understanding of composition, using principles of design to create narrative artworks or artworks on a theme or topic
D1.3 Use elements of design in art works to communicate ideas, messages, and understandings
D1.4 use a variety of materials, tools, and techniques to respond to design challenges

Cross Curriculum Links

B1.3 Children demonstrate an understanding of the importance of sustainability with people’s relationship with their environment and the consequences of sustainable and non-sustainable actions

B3.1 Identify some of the natural and built features of their community
B3.2 Identify some distinct areas in the local community
B3.6 Demonstrate the ability to construct simple maps of places they have visited using symbols and non-standard units
B3.7 Identify some of the services in the community for which the government is responsible

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