K/1 SOCIAL STUDIES & PHE

what is a family?

 
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Rationale

This lesson will explore the diverse types of families that exist in society. The interactive activity teaches students that all families are special, express love and support their family members in similar ways to others families and are of equal importance and value within society. 

 

Curriculum References

SOCIAL STUDIES, K

  • Big Ideas: Stories and traditions about ourselves and our families reflect who we are and where we are from.
  • Curricular Competencies: Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions.
  • Content: Ways in which individuals and families differ and are the same. Sample Topic: different types of families (nuclear, extended, step-families, adoptive and biological, same-sex, single-parent, etc.).
     

SOCIAL STUDIES, 1

  • Big Ideas: Healthy communities recognize and respect the diversity of individuals and care for the local environment.
  • Curricular Competencies: Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions.
  • Content: Diverse cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives within the local and other communities.
     

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION, K/1

  • Big Ideas: Learning about ourselves and others helps us develop a positive attitude and caring behaviours, which helps us build healthy relationships.
  • Curricular Competencies: Identify caring behaviours among classmates and within families.
  • Content: Caring behaviours in groups and families.