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!
Discover and learn about Indigenous culture, days of importance, and Indigenous Peoples locally and beyond while navigating this interactive site.
Watch videos, explore links, and find resources for all ages.
A young mother, one of the many missing indigenous women, watches over her small daughter as she grows up without her nimama, experiencing important milestones - her first day of school, first dance, first date, wedding, first child - from afar. Missing Nimama shows the human side of a tragic set of circumstances. An afterword by the author provides a simple, age-appropriate context for young readers. Includes a glossary of Cree terms.
Community Helpers from A to Z
Let's meet people who make our communities cleaner, safer more pleasant places to live! This alphabet book includes such helpers as agricultural workers, firefighters, recycling workers and veterinarians.
As the Crow Flies
A look at different geographical areas from the perspectives of an eagle, rabbit, crow, horse, and gull.
Follow That Map!
Maps are about far more than getting from a to b. Maps can help children understand and explore both their everyday environment and faraway places. With an appealing search-and-find technique, Follow That Map! is an interactive picture book that explains and demonstrates key mapping concepts. Kids will enjoy following Sally and her friends as they search for Max and Ollie, a mischievous dog and cat on the lam from the backyard. Sally and friends take an imaginative trip through the neighborhood, city and country, around the world and beyond. Kids can join in the search for Max and Ollie, who are hiding somewhere in every map. An activity at the end of the book shows children how to make a map of their bedroom.
And the Dish Ran Away with the Spoon
Every night the rhyme gets read. Every night Dish and Spoon run away. And every night they return--until tonight! Where can Dish and Spoon be? The rhyme can't go on without them, so Cat, Cow, and Dog set out to search for their missing friends. But where to start? Should they go north? East? Northeast? They'll just have to read Fork's map, ask directions, and try not to get lost in Little Boy Blue's haystack or under Miss Muffet's tuffet or in Big Bad Wolf's kitchen--"FEE, FI, FO . . ." Oh no. Could that be the giant?