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Grade 4 Multiculturalism IP

Part One

Table of Contents
Learning outcomes (Grade 4 2006)  
1. Introductory Activity: Where did they come from and why did they come?
2. Main Activity: Mini Heritage Days

Selected Elementary Outcomes (2005 Social Studies Program of Studies—Alberta)
The following are possible from the contents and instructional plans provided in this site; not all are directly addressed in the instructional plan.

Social Studies 9
Title and General Outcomes
4.3 Alberta: Celebrations and Challenges
General Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how Alberta has grown and changed culturally, economically and socially since 1905.

Gr Values and Attitudes Knowledge/ Understandings Skills


4.3.1 appreciate the factors contributing to quality of life in Alberta

  • value and respect their own  and other cultural identities
  • demonstrate respect for the rights, opinions and perspectives of others
  • demonstrate respect for the cultural and linguistic diversity of Alberta

examine, critically, Alberta’s changing cultural and social dynamics by exploring and
reflecting upon the following questions and issues:

  • In what ways has Alberta changed demographically since 1905 (i.e., population distribution in rural and urban areas, arrival of diverse ethnic groups, languages spoken)?
  • How has multiculturalism in Alberta evolved over time?
  • How do buildings, historic sites and institutions reflect the establishment and cultural diversity of communities in Alberta (i.e., Glenbow Museum, Royal Alberta Museum, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, Father Lacombe Chapel Provincial Historic Site, Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village)?
  • In what ways have music, art, narratives and literature contributed to the vitality of the culture, language and identity of diverse Alberta communities over time?

examine recreation and tourism in Alberta by exploring and reflecting upon the following
questions and issues:

  • How do recreational sites and activities reflect Alberta’s heritage and strengthen communities (e.g., festivals, fairs, celebrations, rodeos)?

Students will:

4.S.1 develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking:

  • re-evaluate opinions to broaden understanding of a topic or an issue
  •  generate original ideas and strategies in individual and group activities

4.S.2 develop skills of historical thinking:

  • use historical and community resources to understand and organize the sequence of local historical events

4.S.7 apply the research process:

  • develop the skills of skimming and scanning to gather relevant information
  • organize and synthesize information gathered from a variety of sources

4.S.8 demonstrate skills of oral, written and visual literacy:

  • organize and present information, taking particular audiences and purposes into consideration

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