From There to Here
By: Laurel Croza & Matt James
This is a Silver Birch Express book that we read this year that led us on a journey through Canada! Our journey started with this book, when a little girl moved from Saskatchewan to Toronto. As we learned about differences between the rural geographic features and other key characteristics of Saskatchewan, and the urban features of Toronto.
Our journey moved towards learning about the Regions of Canada, as part of our Social Studies unit.
As we studied, and worked in groups together to focus on the different regions, we integrated Art and co-created a map of Canada in the x-ray style of Norval Morrisseau:
Next, we used technology to create slideshows that demonstrated our knowledge and understanding of the regions of Canada, we looked specifically at pictures to convey our understanding visually. We then studied endangered animals and made connections with industries and regions of Canada. We asked questions to the Grade 9 class at North Collegiate. Students added audio or text, and created a thinglink.
This thinglink has been shared on our classroom blog: http://educationcommons.net on Remind app for parents, and now on our Forest of Technology site!
These are the expectations we covered: