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Hands-On Social Studies for Manitoba, Grade 1

by (author) Jennifer Lawson

Portage & Main Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2005
Social Science, Elementary
  • Spiral bound

    Publish Date
    Jan 2005
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 18
  • Grade: 12


This teacher resource offers a detailed introduction to the program, which includes its guiding principles, implementation guidelines, an overview of the social studies skills that grade 1 students use and develop, and a classroom assessment plan complete with record-keeping templates and connections to the Achievement Levels outlined in the WNCP Social Studies Curriculum.

The resource has three instructional units:

  • Unit 1: I Belong in My World
  • Unit 2: My Community
  •  Unit 3: Connecting With Others: Citizenship

Each unit is divided into lessons that focus on specific curricular outcomes. Each lesson has:

  • materials lists
  • activity descriptions
  • questioning techniques
  • activity centre and extension ideas
  • assessment suggestions
  • activity sheets and visuals

About the author

Jennifer Lawson, PhD, is the originator and program editor of the Hands-On series published by Portage & Main Press. Jennifer writes, teaches in the faculty of education at the University of Manitoba, and is a local school board trustee. She is also one of the founders of Mission to Mexico, an organization that works with and provides supports to schools in some of the most impoverished communities in Puerto Vallarta. Jennifer is a former classroom teacher, resource and special education teacher, consultant, and principal. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with her husband, Barry, and sons, Devon and Jeremy.

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