This project is intended as a culminating task for Grade 4 Social Studies - Canada's Political and Physical Regions. Students will research a chosen physical region of Canada (i.e. Cordillera, Arctic Lands, Canadian Shield, Interior Plains, Hudson Bay Lowlands, St. Lawrence Lowlands, or Appalachian Region) and design a basketball jersey for a basketball team from that region. Their basketball jersey will include a design that represents the types of land use, climate, animals, vegetation, and jobs in that area.
For research, students can use notes that they took during the unit on Ontario landform regions or their social studies textbook. The recommended textbook for this project is Nelson Social Studies 4 - Canada's Regions
Ontario Curriculum: Overall Expectations
Social Studies - Political and Physical Regions of Canada B3. Understanding Context: identify Canada’s political and physical regions, and describe their main characteristics and some significant activities that take place in them
Language - Writing 1. Generate, gather, and organize ideas and information to write for an intended purpose and audience
Language - Reading 1. Read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, graphic, and informational texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning