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The un-vacant lot?

Description

The Un-Vacant Lot focuses on the topics of communities and interdependence. A community is a place where a number of plants and animals meet their needs. Interdependence describes the way a person, place or thing depends upon any other person, place or thing. Every living organism on our planet lives in a community and depends on other living and non-living things for its continued existence; no organism can live without affecting or being affected by the environment. The Un-Vacant Lot may take place in the early autumn to serve as an introduction to the year-long study of communities. The Un -Vacant Lot is an activity-based examination of interdependence and communities. The program is divided into three sections: pre-field study activities (conducted in the classroom) that centre on topics such as interactions, communities, and interdependence; a field study at a local vacant lot, where students discover that the vacant lot is in fact full of life; and in-class post-field study activities. The main theme of the three Grade Three curriculum support programs is Interdependence. The programs can be used on a "stand-alone" basis, or combined with My Community - Past, Present, and Future to form an integrated unit of study. This latter program is an activity guide designed to help students explore, understand, and appreciate their community and its cultural history. Teachers travelling through the Canmore area may take advantage of the more site-specific program Canmore - A Walk through Time.

Tags
ecology environmental education interdependence

Title and publication information

Extent

40 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Community Development (1992-2006)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

2002-01-01

Date Added

2015-11-25T18:38:08.006715

Date Modified

2002-01-01

Date Issued

2002-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

0778508714

ISBN (print)

0778508706

Local Identifier

I/776

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks