Grade 4 students will explore the geographic, cultural, linguistic, economic and historical characteristics that define quality of life in Alberta. They will appreciate how these characteristics reflect people’s interaction with the land and how physical geography and natural resources affect quality of life. Through this exploration, students will also examine how major events and people shaped the evolution of Alberta.
TERMS AND CONCEPTS
Aboriginal peoples, agriculture, archeology,cultural heritage, demographics, First Nations,fossils, Francophone, Francophonie, geology,Métis Nation, Métis settlements, multiculturalism,natural resources, paleontology, protected areas,sustainability, treaties.
We will be starting off with a short unit on MAPPING. Ask your child to explain the compass rose to you! You can help out by pointing out directions to your child as you walk or drive around the city and beyond!
Map of Alberta (detailed)
Photo Tour of Alberta