Together, we will seek the cultural characteristics found throughout the Calgary Stampede, and how they connect us to the rest of the world. Each artifact in Sam Centre tells a story, and each story gives us a snapshot in time that mirrors the year it was made.

English Language Arts & Literature

  • How can the development of skills and strategies support the comprehension of texts?

  • A text is anything that has meaning for those who create or engage with it.

  • Connections can be made prior to, during, or after reading a text, between texts and ideas that relate to past, present, or future world events.

  • Inferencing involves drawing conclusions based on known facts or evidence.

  • How can text organization enhance meaning?

  • Students relate the form and structure of texts to the communication of ideas and information.

  • The purpose of a text can be to inform or to provide enjoyment.

Social Studies: Communities in the World

  • Students appreciate the similarities and differences among people and communities by demonstrating an awareness of and interest in the beliefs, traditions and customs of groups and communities other than their own.

  • Students examine the social, cultural, and linguistic characteristics that affect quality of life in communities in other parts of the world by exploring and reflecting upon:

  • What determines quality of life?

  • What are the traditions, celebrations, stories, and practices in the communities that connect the people to the past and to each other (languages, traditions, customs)?

  • How is identity reflected in traditions, celebrations, stories, and customs in the communities?

Alberta Education. (2005). Social studies kindergarten to grade 12 (K-6 inclusive) [Program of studies].

Alberta Education. (2023). English Language Arts and Literature (K-6) [curriculum]. Alberta Education. (2023). Science (K-6) [curriculum].