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Manitoba: Arts & Culture  Teacher Centre


Web Links

These Web Sites will provide you with background information.

 

Answer Key

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?_Geography Flowchart

 

 

Web Links

Provincial Heritage Sites

Manitoba has more than 100 Provincial Heritage sites! This Web site provides links to all of them, and includes images. Descriptions are brief and the site is easy for students to use. The Web site also provides links to provincial plaques throughout the province, and to other cultural sites.

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

The "Kid's Stop" section of the Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Web site has information about the places, people, history, languages and culture of Canada's First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people.

 

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Answer Key

?_Geography Flowchart
 

A flow chart can be used to show a process by organizing information into a meaningful sequence. Flow charts can clearly and concisely show the sequence of steps in a process by using a combination of words and images joined by arrows. The arrows guide the reader through the text.

Show students some examples of flow charts that already exist in their social studies or science textbooks. Practise developing a model as a class for some process such as how to make hot chocolate or brush your teeth.

Evaluate the textbook samples and your class-created model using criteria such as:

  • Title summarizes and identifies the main focus
  • Key words and concise text explain the process-short sentences
  • Illustrations accurately communicate the ideas
  • Clear matching of words and visuals
  • Arrows and/or other visual cues connect the different steps
  • Information is well-organized and detailed
  • Sequencing is correct

The specific flowchart students are asked to construct here could take between four and six steps. An important skill that students are developing here is to extract meaning from the text in order to decide on the elements of their flowchart.

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