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Nelson Educational Publishing is in the process of creating new Social Studies resources for teachers and students. These resources align with the 2013 revised Ontario Social Studies Curriculum and, when complete, will include teacher's guides, student books, activity cards and online resources.


In their sample student pages, this is how Nelson Publishing explains the purpose of Grade 3 Social Studies:

nelson-whySSThe student book also includes a section on environmental stewardship:

NelsonSS-sampleissueAfter viewing our school's "Food Drive for Orphaned Wildlife," on the Our Canada Project website, Nelson Publishing contacted Mrs. Black to ask for permission to use the food drive as the basis for one of their Grade 3 Social Studies activity cards!

This is the card layout:



We want to thank Nelson Publishing for catching a vision for our Wildlife Food Drive! We are thrilled that other teachers and students will be learning about the meaningful contribution children can make, by collecting natural foods to support orphaned and injured animals at local wildlife rehabilitation centres!!

Thank you for visiting our class BLOG.  If you have any questions or comments, feel free e-mail me (Margaret Black): or to add a comment to this page.

Our school's "Food Drive for Orphaned Wildlife" has been selected as one of eight projects from across Canada to be recognized with the Jack Layton Award for Youth Action in Sustainability. We couldn't be prouder of our students!

The decision was made in June. Results were made public in early October.

Here is the page, on the Learning for a Sustainable Future site, announcing award winners:

LSF-announcementpageThis is the description of our project on the "Our Canada" website, which showcases projects that were considered for the Jack Layton award:

our-canadaAnd this is the PowerPoint presentation we entered, describing our project and its curriculum connections:



November 30th, 2015:  Exciting news!  Our "Food Drive for Orphaned Wildlife" has received a second award. Click here to read about our LFS-RBC Our Canada Project Award!


Thank you for visiting our class BLOG.  If you have any questions or comments, feel free e-mail me (Margaret Black): Opens in a new window or to add a comment to this page.

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