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September

Introduction

Math: Statistics and Probability (Data collection)

ELA: formulate general and specific questions to identify information needs

Science: Create a written plan to answer a specific question. Record and organize observations in a variety of ways. Construct graphs to display data, and interpret and evaluate these and other graphs.

Social Studies: Identity, Culture, and Community

Create survey tool to gather basic introductory demographic information: geographical region, school, city, teacher, name, favourite food, favourite TV show, winter activity, summer activity, eye colour, height, birth month, etc.

Compile this information locally and nationally and generate graphs and perform data aalysis.

Word Processor, Spreadsheet,

October

History

Math: Read and Write SI notation for writing date and time.

ELA: Show respect for other people's language, history and culture.

Science:

Social Studies: Time, Continuity and Change

Create a time-line using the Outline features in a word processor or HTML editor. Highlight major events since the arrival of the First Nations peoples.
Graphic Organizer (Inspiration)

November

Geography

Math: Statistics and Probability: develop and implement a plan for the collection, interpretation and display of data to answer a question

ELA: Formulate general and specific questions to identify information needs. Gather and record information and ideas using a plan.

Science: Supports the research model presented in Manitoba's Overall Skills and Attitudes cluster

Social Studies: build, express, and enrich their identities in the context of language, culture, and community.

Create a chart using the tables feature in a word processor or HTML editor to provide information on land forms, major cities, population, economy, resources, and climate.
HTML Editor, or a Word Processor capable of creating tables

December

Climate

Math: Display data by hand or by computer in a variety of ways. Make inferences to generate a conclusion about the data

ELA:

Science:

Social Studies:

Reproduce monthly climate data from Environment Canada in a spreadsheet. Make line charts for temperature averages and bar charts for monthly precipitation. Include a Word Processed fact sheet for major weather phenomena.
Spreadsheet, Word Processor

January

Economy

Math:

ELA:

Science:

Social Studies:

Essay / Article with information on the following items: major employment sectors, natural resources, environmental issues, pros/cons on use of natural resources.
Word Processor

February

Recreation

Math:

ELA:

Science:

Social Studies:

Make a picture essay of Winter recreation. What do people do for fun, major attractions, health, fitness, sports, galleries, museums. Create a multimedia presentation using PowerPoint or similar program.
Presentation Software

March

Transportation

Math:

ELA:

Science:

Social Studies:

Create a triptik for a journey from one coast to the other. The entire trip must include travel on one of each: air, rail, road, and water. summarize distances and costs. Gather information on fares from the internet, or telephone. Distance information received from maps and atlases.
Internet Search Engines, Spreadsheet, or Word Processor

April

Culture

Math:

ELA:

Science:

Social Studies:

Gather folk songs and folk stories of the region. Use an audio recorder to made digital recordings of students reading or singing these songs.
Audio Player/Recorder

May

Future

Math:

ELA:

Science:

Social Studies:

PowerPoint presentation on the future of all previous items - look at where we are now, where we have come from, and where we might go from here. One student group per topic.
Presentation Program

June

Wrap-up

Math:

ELA:

Science:

Social Studies:


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