Encore Teaching Resources' "Take a Trip With Us to India" takes students on an adventure to the country of India.
This product includes 20 pages (18 activity + 2 teacher guide) of interactive exploration! Students will go on a scavenger hunt to find out more about this country. They will compare their own urban or rural community to those in India, they will learn about the geography, the culture, transportation, employment, schooling, and more. This is an especially fun resource to pair with "Take a Trip With Us to Peru", also found in my store.
This resource lines up with the Grade 3 Social Studies Alberta Program of Studies. It links as part of the outcomes listed below (taken directly from program of studies), as well as many Language Arts outcomes on a cross curricular level. This curriculum compares 4 different communities from around the world: Peru, Ukraine, India, and Tunisia, this resource covers INDIA.
3.1 Communities in the World
Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of how geographic, social, cultural and
linguistic factors affect quality of life in communities in India, Tunisia, Ukraine and Peru.
3.1.1 appreciate similarities and differences among people and communities:
• demonstrate an awareness of and interest in the beliefs, traditions and customs of groups
and communities other than their own (CC)
3.1.2 examine the social, cultural and linguistic characteristics that affect quality of life in
communities in other parts of the world by exploring and reflecting upon the following
questions for inquiry:
• What determines quality of life? (CC)
• How does daily life reflect quality of life in the communities (e.g., employment,
transportation, roles of family members)? (CC, ER, GC)
• How does access to public services affect the communities? (e.g., schools, hospitals,
libraries, transportation systems)? (ER, GC, PADM)
• What are the traditions, celebrations, stories and practices in the communities that connect
the people to the past and to each other (e.g., language spoken, traditions, customs)? (CC,
• How is identity reflected in traditions, celebrations, stories and customs in the
communities? (CC, I, TCC)
• How is cultural diversity expressed within each community? (CC, I)
3.1.3 examine the geographic characteristics that shape communities in other parts of the
world by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions for inquiry:
• Where, on a globe and/or map, are the communities in relation to Canada? (LPP)
• In what ways do the people in the communities depend on, adapt to and change the
environment in which they live and work? (ER, LPP)
• In what ways do the communities show concern for their natural environment? (GC, LPP)
• How does the physical geography influence the human activities in the communities (e.g.,
availability of water, climate)? (CC, LPP)