HANDS-ON CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY & HISTORY FOR KIDS
HIGH CONTEXT LEARNING
High context learning is when curriculum helps students make connections between learning topics so they aren't viewed in isolation. Geography is a high context subject. It takes earth sciences (for example the rock cycle), connects it to life science (fossils and dinosaurs) and physical sciences (viscosity and pipelines for oil).
These topics are then also linked with map work to link how geography impacts economic activity (transportation and revenue generation). History is included when we look at how human settlements develop around economies and the use of natural resources over time.
The Great Canadian Adventure is a unique curriculum that applies the essential elements for geographic literacy and historical thinking to Canada.
High context learning employs a variety of techniques including map work, science experiments, research assignment and discussions to promote active engagement for learning. Each topic covered acts as a springboard for deeper discussion while maintaining the framework that allows learners to see the interconnectedness of the systems at work in a country like Canada.
Principles learned will function as the foundation for future geographic studies of any other country or time in history.