Grade 3 Month 1 The Wonder of Beginnings
As students begin to feel the dreamy aspects of childhood passing away it is a great time to use Creation Stories to guide them to reconnect with the people and world around them. They will hear stories from their local Indigenous culture as well as other global cultural/religious stories. These stories tell of a beginning, a loss, and a search for connection and mimic the emotional state of the 8 and 9-year-old. Such stories will form the basis of the third-grade year.
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Curriculum Areas/Learning Outcomes
Connection: From the perspective of those who speak the story's original language and those who receive the translated story, you and your child will hear several versions of the same story to build their feeling for perspective. And we can use the inspiration from these stories to generate new ideas as we explore their themes. What is similar and different about the few creations/origin stories your child has heard?
Social Studies: Concept: People from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life, and Indigenous knowledge is passed down through oral history, traditions and collective memory.
Connection: You’ll pass on one of the oldest oral stories of your area which is a perfect example of the role of moral guidance.