Community of Airdrie

We have been looking and talking lots about the wants/needs/values of communities and how they may be similar or different. Next week we are going to get a little more specific and actually look at the community of Airdrie: how is it organized? What do we have in Airdrie? Why are those important or not […]

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Talking about needs, wants and values…

Today we started talking about water (which will be further connected in our liquids unit) and how important it is for us… and really everything! Check out the video about the water crisis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCHhwxvQqxg This then furthered the conversation into talking about needs and values. Next we looked at pictures of where children sleep around […]

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Wants and Needs

Over the next little bit, we are going to start really looking at the wants and needs of both individuals as well as communities. Over the weekend, talk with your parents about what is a need? What is a want? Or the challenge, what does it mean to value something? Challenge: What are some needs for you and your […]

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Values of Canadian Communities

Using the mindmaps for the maritimes and the arctic communities, talk with your parents and families about what you think each community would value. Remember, value means anything that people think are important to help them live and survive. People and communities can value things that are wants AND needs.  Bonus: What do you think we […]

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What does “value” mean?

We have talked TONS about needs & wants for each person and communities. But what about values? What does value mean? What do we value? Below is a picture of what the kids decided (through many ideas and examples shared) what value means, following the sentence starter, “I value this because…” (the avoided confusion with […]

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