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Grade 1: Social Studies: Our changing Roles and Responsibilities

A guide to help support the Ontario, Grade 1 Social Studies Curriculum. Activities and resources to learn about local communities and and the relationships, rules and responsibilities of everyday life. Includes resources for parents too!

SCHOLASTIC LISTEN AND READ

ONLINE RESOURCES AND DATABASES

BOOKS YOU MIGHT ENJOY

You Hold Me Up

This vibrant picture book, beautifully illustrated by celebrated artist Danielle Daniel, encourages children to show love and support for each other and to consider each other's well-being in their everyday actions. Consultant, international speaker and award-winning author Monique Gray Smith wrote You Hold Me Upto prompt a dialogue among young people, their care providers and educators about reconciliation and the importance of the connections children make with their friends, classmates and families. This is a foundational book about building relationships, fostering empathy and encouraging respect between peers, starting with our littlest citizens.

Stolen Words

The story of the beautiful relationship between a little girl and her grandfather. When she asks her grandfather how to say something in his language, Cree, he admits that his language was stolen from him when he was a boy. The little girl then sets out to help her grandfather find his language again. This sensitive, beautifully illustrated picture book explores the intergenerational impact of Canada's residential school system, which separated young Indigenous children from their families.

When We Were Alone

When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother's garden, she begins to notice things that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long braided hair and beautifully colored clothing? Why does she speak another language? As she asks her grandmother about these things, she is told about life in a residential school a long time ago, where all of these things were taken away. When We Were Aloneis a story about a difficult time in history and, ultimately, one of empowerment and strength.

Who's in My Family?

Trusted New York Times best-selling author Robie H. Harris continues her series for preschoolers with a look at the many kinds of families that make up our world. Join Nellie and Gus and their family — plus all manner of other families — for a day at the zoo, where they see animal families galore! To top off their day, Nellie and Gus invite friends and relatives for a fun dinner at home. Accessible, humorous, and full of charming illustrations depicting families of many configurations, this engaging story interweaves conversations between the siblings and a matter-of-fact text, making it clear to every child that whoever makes up your family, it is perfectly normal — and totally wonderful.

My Dog Never Says Please

Tired of having to mind her manners, clean her room, and wear shoes, Ginny Mae wishes she could trade places with the family dog.

Donovan's Big Day

Donovan's two moms are getting married, and he can't wait for the celebration to begin. After all, as ringbearer, he has a very important job to do. Any boy or girl with same-sex parents--or who knows a same-sex couple--will appreciate this picture book about love, family, and marriage.nbsp; The story captures the joy and excitement of a wedding day while the illustrations show the happy occasion from a child's point of view.

Ethan's Story

Eight year old Ethan Rice describes what life with autism is like for him, and why he feels he is so very blessed.

Some Kids Just Can't Sit Still!

Written in a Seussian style, this delightful story explains why children suffering from attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) react differently to simple situations in their daily lives. Explaining the symptoms of ADHD in an entertaining way, this tale helps children understand their differences, accept treatment, and retain positive self-esteem. Parents, teachers, and doctors will welcome this dialogue concerning how they can help children with ADHD.

And Tango Makes Three

And Tango Makes Three is the bestselling, heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family. At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. And with the help of a kindly zookeeper, Roy and Silo get the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own.

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