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This unit aligns with the Saskatchewan curriculum for Grade 4 outcomes. This unit is part of a growing bundle of unit plans that, when complete, will cover an entire year of Grade 4 Social Studies. Within this unit you will find suggested learning activities, handouts, and assessment ideas to help your students experience and explore the essential questions of these outcomes. Your students will be given the opportunity to grow in skills and knowledge and understanding and should be able to reflect on what they have learned at the end of the unit. You will find that this unit is more than just handouts and worksheets. It provides you with suggested learning activities for every class and incorporates handouts and research projects, graphic organizers, etc.
The following I Can statements are covered in this material:
I can identify and locate various types of farms in SK.
I can research production practices of various types of crop and livestock farms.
I can Identify various farm stewardship practices (eg. how farmers care for the land, animals, water supply, natural vegetation, and air quality.)
I can compile an inventory of SK agricultural food and by-products.
I can identify agricultural products used in daily life in SK.
I can trace the steps of a food product from the farm to the plates of consumers, and identify the various careers that contribute to this process in the agriculture and food processing industries.
I can analyze the significance of SK agricultural commodity exports to the province.