4-7

Connecting Our Coast

Posted in 4-7, Transportation

Connecting Our Coast

Students create a class mural depicting the surface freight transportation systems that connect Prince Rupert to the world. This lesson, which is informed by the big idea of Connectedness, complements Product or Resource? and Where Does Our Stuff Come From? CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED 1 teacher-directed session of 40 – 50 minutes; 2 sessions for student research, oral presentation and class mural creation LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES Students will: Describe the location of natural resources within BC and Canada Use maps to identify points of origin and destination and transportation modes...

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Science in Action at our Port

Posted in 4-7, Transportation

Science in Action  at our Port

Students make connections between the concept of simple machines and their application in port activities. As students work to create a Dictionary of Simple Machines, they learn about the simple and complex machines that are used every day at the Port of Prince Rupert. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED 40 – 50 minutes and a project LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES Students will: Describe applications of simple and compound machines Develop definitions of the six types of simple machines with reference to examples of machines used in transportation activities at the Port of Prince...

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Our Port Community

Posted in 4-7, Environment

Our Port Community

This lesson helps students to develop a sense of place as residents of a coastal region as well as sense of personal responsibility for reducing their impact on natural places. Students identify and map the natural places that are special to them in their community and its surroundings, and explore how they can be good stewards of those places. A connection is made between personal stewardship of a special place and the stewardship responsibilities and activities of those working in and managing port-related activities in Prince Rupert. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED One 50-60 minute lesson and one...

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Who Works at Our Port

Posted in 4-7, Work and Home

Who Works at Our Port

This lesson is informed by the big idea of Connection. Students will create an original game (board game, domino game or card game) on the topic of careers and jobs at the Port. The game will depict the skills needed for each job, the equipment used to do the jobs, and how the jobs link together to fulfill the main tasks and activities at the Port of Prince Rupert. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED Two activities of 30-40 minutes, and 3 activities of 40-50 minutes LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES Students will: Classify jobs according to career clusters (e.g., type of work/industry, personal...

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Product or Resource?

Posted in 4-7, Trade

Product or Resource?

This lesson, and its partner lesson, Where Does Our Stuff Come From?, are informed by the big ideas of Community and Connectedness. Students learn the difference between a product and a natural resource. They explore the connections between the products and resources we use in our daily lives and the imports and exports that pass through the Port of Prince Rupert. The lesson is most appropriate for students in Grades 4-6. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED 40 – 50 minutes LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES Students will: Be introduced to the concept of natural resources and products. Identify and...

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Where Does Our Stuff Come From?

Posted in 4-7, Trade

Where Does Our Stuff Come From?

This lesson and its partner lesson, Product or Resource?, are informed by the big ideas of Community and Connectedness. Students learn what regions or countries that commodities come from by mapping the origins of products commonly found in the home. Students explore what transportation methods bring these goods from their point of origin to their destination.

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