Water for the Prairies
Students will explore how irrigation affected the history and development of southern Alberta and use their technical skills solve problems.
Length: 90 minutes Cost: $45
Written to complement the Grade 5 Social Studies curriculum, Water for the Prairies looks at subjects as diverse as the use and conservation of a natural resource, the link between immigration and irrigation, and the economic role irrigation has played in southern Alberta. The program addresses the following curriculum objectives:
5.1.1 Value Canada’s physical geography and natural environment
Appreciate how the land sustains communities and the diverse ways that people have of living with the land.
5.1.2 Examine, critically, the physical geography of Canada
How do landforms, bodies of water and natural resources affect the quality of life in Canada?
5.1.3 Analyze how people in Canada interact with the environment
In what ways do natural resources and the physical geography of a region determine the establishment of communities?
How are natural resources used, exchanged and conserved in Canada?
5.2.1 Appreciate the complexity of identity in the Canadian context
Acknowledge the contributions made by diverse cultural groups to the evolution of Canada.