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Social Studies

Unit A
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Alexandra Hunt

on 7 January 2013

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4.1 SENSE OF THE LAND TOPIC 1: Landscape and Resources TOPIC 2: Fossils appreciate the diversity of element pertaining to paleontology in Alberta 4.1.1: Students will value AB's physical geography and natural environment: appreciate how Alberta's fossil heritage contributes to the province's unique character 4.1.1: Students will value AB's physical geography and natural environment: How did archeologists and paleontologists discover the presence of dinosaurs in Alberta? 4.1.3 - Examine, critically, how geology and paleontology contribute to knowledge of Alberta's physical geography by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: How did archeologists and paleontologists discover the presence of dinosaurs in Alberta? 4.1.3 - Examine, critically, how geology and paleontology contribute to knowledge of Alberta's physical geography by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: In what ways does the Royal Tyrrell Museum contribute to scientific knowledge regarding Alberta's fossil heritage? 4.1.4 - analyze how Albertans interact with their environment by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: MAPS and Landforms Resources National Parks How can ownership of a discovered artifact be determined? 4.1.4 - analyze how Albertans interact with their environment by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: Whose responsibility should it be to ensure the preservation of national parks, provincial parks and protected areas in Alberta? 4.1.4: analyze how Albertans interact with their environment by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: In what ways do the physical geography and natural resources of a region determine the establishment of communities? 4.1.4: analyze how Albertans interact with their environment by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: 4.1.2 students will:
examine, critically, the physical geography of Alberta by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: - How are Alberta's provincial parks and protected areas and the national parks in Alberta important to the sustainability of Alberta's natural environment? 4.1.1 value Alberta's physical geography and natural environment: Appreciate the environmental significance of national and provincial parks and protected areas in Alberta. How are natural resources used by Albertans (i.e, agriculture, oil and natural gas, forest and coal?) 4.1.4: analyze how Albertans interact with their environment by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: How do Albertans deal with competing demands on land use (e.g., conservation, solar and wind power, recreation, agriculture, oil exploration, forestry)? 4.1.4: analyze how Albertans interact with their environment by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: What are the significant natural resources in Alberta, and where are they located (e.g., mineral deposits, coal, natural gas and oil, forests)? 4.1.2 examine, critically, the physical geography of Alberta by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: Appreciate the variety and abundance of natural resources in Alberta. 4.1.1 value Alberta's physical geography and natural environment. 4.1.1: value Alberta's physical geography and natural environment Appreciate how land sustains communities and quality of life. 4.1.2 examine, critically, the physical geography of Alberta by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: Where is Alberta located in relation to the other provinces and territories of Canada? 4.1.2 examine, critically, the physical geography of Alberta by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: What are the major geographical and natural vegetation regions, landforms and bodies of water in Alberta? (example: prairie region, forests, rivers, hoodoos, Rocky Mountains, oil sands) 4.1.2 examine, critically, the physical geography of Alberta by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: What are the factors that determine climate in the diverse regions of Alberta? (latitude, mountains) 4.1.3 Examine, critically, how geology and paleontology contribute to knowledge of Alberta's physical geography by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: What geological features make Alberta unique? (Hoodoos, Rocky Mountains, foothills, oil sands) 4.1.4 analyze how Albertans interact with their environment by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: In what ways do the physical and geography and natural resources of a region determine the establishment of communities? 4.1.4 analyze how Albertans interact with their environment by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: How do Albertans deal with competing demands on land use (example: conservation, solar and wind power, recreation, agriculture, oil exploration, forestry) 4.1.1 Value Alberta's physical geography and natural environment: Appreciate the diversity of elements pertaining to geography, climate, geology and paleontology in Alberta 4.1.1 Value Alberta's physical geography and natural environment: Appreciate how land sustains communities and quality of life. 4.1.1 Value Alberta's physical geography and natural environment: Demonstrate care and concern for the environment through their choices and actions. Travel Alberta package. Create some kind of presentation or paper that outlines the important aspects of Alberta.
areas to visit
natural resources
landmarks
cities/communities
climate/geography
natural parks
http://travelalberta.com Final Project for Unit Final Project Travel Alberta package focusing on Alberta's fossil industry Either an addition to a pre-exisiting package or a whole new one.
could be a brochure
scrap book
powerpoint
poster look at Dinosaur Provincial Park
look at Royal Tyrell Museum
how have these places impacted Alberta? what is the history of fossil finding in Alberta? Why is Alberta a great place to find fossils?
How has our current/past climate affected how and where we find fossils in our province? http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/ssoc4/html/albertasultimatehotspot_cc.html http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/ssoc4/html/ourmostimportantresources_cc.html http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/ssoc4/html/preservingournaturalareas_cc.html http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/ssoc4/html/renamingalbertasnaturalregions_cc.html http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/sszi/en/index.html learnalberta - Joseph Tyrell http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/sspl/html/peter_lougheed_question18.html http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/ssoc4/html/storyofalbertaspast_oci.html Give examples of issues in the past and have
students write/talk about what they believe to be
fair or right. Talk about what happened in the examples and if we agree.
what does the law say? who works at the museum
what have they discovered that is important to the rest of the world?
how many people go to visit there?
how many fossils have they found? compared to other places?
do they work with other museums?
when did they first open and why? When were dinosaurs first found in AB?
How did we know to open a museum?
What were the first hints to begin looking?
How did you know to keep looking? how were cities founded in AB?
Why were they founded WHERE they were founded?
How do we use land? How do we use land in Calgary and how does it support our quality of life?
What does sustain mean? What does quality of life mean? How can we take better care of our environment?
in calgary
in alberta
at home/at school
what can we implement or do right now to begin this? (composting program at school, recycling program both at school and at home, write letters to the gov't about air quality, recycling, land use and pollution. find out what they are doing? make a map that demonstrates where alberta is relative to other places in canada,
make a map that demonstrates where alberta is relative to other places in the world investigate all of the different regions/landforms/etc in Alberta
create a relief map out of clay, create a legend that demonstrates the various regions of Alberta
pick your favorite three and create post cards about them with an image and info on the back. share with a neighbor and then write a summary
create a 2D map with the info either on paper or online (like at http://www.stepmap.com) What is climate? where does it come from?
How is our climate created? What landform impact our climate? Research and underline important information. Write this information into books.

Create a map that demonstrates the climate of alberta. What are the daily temperatures in various parts of Alberta? How do they differ?Coutts and High level for example. What are the most interesting and unique aspects of Alberta's landscape? have kids go through books about Alberta and see what they come up with. They can take notes on post-its or on their paper. Work in pairs. One person writes another person looks through books or they can both do it. Come back together as a group and compile information. Map of Alberta: http://www.google.ca/imgres?um=1&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&biw=1440&bih=751&tbm=isch&tbnid=NbrD1vTIpo-lKM:&imgrefurl=http://www.enchantedlearning.com/northamerica/canada/provinces/&docid=ZSSuHAbR1u0aBM&imgurl=http://www.enchantedlearning.com/northamerica/canada/provinces/alberta/outlinemap/mapsmall.GIF&w=126&h=220&ei=n7g3UO39M6aRiALgyoHwCQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=1011&vpy=106&dur=84&hovh=176&hovw=100&tx=98&ty=44&sig=109261507580977806458&page=1&tbnh=124&tbnw=71&start=0&ndsp=41&ved=1t:429,r:28,s:0,i:155 Unit 2 4.2.1 - appreciate how an understanding of Alberta's history, peoples and stories contributes to their own sense of belonging and identity: 4.2.2 - assess, critically, how the cultural and linguistic heritage and diversity of Alberta has evolved over time by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues: recognize how stories of people and events provide multiple perspectives on past and present events recognize oral traditions, narratives and stories as valid sources of knowledge about the land, culture and history recognize the presence and influence of diverse Aboriginal peoples as inherent to Alberta's culture and identity recognize the history of the French language and the vitality of Francophone communities as integral parts of Alberta's heritage recognize British institutions and peoples as integral parts of Alberta's heritage recognize how the diversity of immigrants from Europe and other continents has enriched Alberta's rural and urban communities demonstrate respect for places and objects of historical significance How is the diversity of Aboriginal peoples reflected in the number of languages spoken? What do the stories of Aboriginal peoples tell us about their beliefs regarding the relationship between people and the land? What movement or migration within Canada contributed to the populating of Alberta? In what ways did Francophones establish their roots in urban and rural Alberta (i.e., voyageurs, missionary work, founding institutions, media, politics, commerce)? How did the Métis Nation and Métis settlements contribute to Alberta's identity (i.e., languages, accomplishments)? How did French and English become the two languages most used in business and politics in Alberta during the 19th and early 20th centuries? How did British institutions provide the structure for the settlement of newcomers in Alberta (i.e., North West Mounted Police, schools, lieutenant-governor, Assembly of the Northwest Territories)? How did European immigration contribute to the establishment of communities in Alberta in the late 19th century and early 20th century? How did the arrival of diverse groups of people determine the establishment and continued growth of rural and urban communities? How are agriculture and the establishment of communities interconnected? European Aboriginal How are agriculture and the establishment of communities interconnected? How did the arrival of diverse groups of people determine the establishment and continued growth of rural and urban communities? Aboriginal
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