A Prairie Tour

IMYM5 - Grade 5

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The thematic concept-based interdisciplinary unit developed to support IMYM5 (Grade 5) is entitled A Prairie Tour. Students achieve the knowledge and skills prescribed in selected outcomes of the grade 5 English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies curricula through the study of the prairie region, its geography and weather systems. This 6-8 week unit is structured around learning experiences associated with a five-leg virtual field trip (each leg representing a segment of the trip) across the prairies and culminating in the development of a prairie community research project. Learning experiences range from the study of rocks in the Canadian Shield to literature related to the prairie region. Throughout the Prairie Tour unit, information technology hardware and software have been integrated into the daily learning experiences of grade 5 students.