Welcome to Ukraine!

Let our tour guide take you on a journey. See some authentic Ukrainian artifacts and try out an ancient Ukrainian board game. Compare your school to a school in Ukraine and learn about goods and services by playing a quiz show game. Spend Hryvnia as you purchase imports, exports and services. Discover facts about daily life, geography and so much more while playing a customized board game. Learn about the tradition of decorative Ukrainian pottery and take home a piece of clay pottery that you will decorate yourself during the field trip!

Highlights

  • Theme: A journey to Ukraine!
  • Activities: Explore September 1st traditions that occur in Ukraine, play a custom board game, learn about and play a traditional Ukrainian game, examine many authentic Ukrainian artifacts that have been sourced from Ukraine, exchange Hryvnia for goods and services, decorate pottery with a traditional design.
  • Cross-curricular connections
  • Take home: Students take home a piece of pottery they decorated with traditional Ukrainian designs.

It comes to us with everything we need to complete our objectives.

Grade 3 TeacherMeadowlark School

I liked seeing students being active in their learning.

L.L., Grade 3 TeacherEllerslie School

I like that the field trip was in school and affordable.

R.H., Grade 3 TeacherCoralwood Adventist Academy School

3.1.1 Appreciate similarities and differences among people and communities:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of and interest in the beliefs, traditions and customs of groups
    and communities other than their own. (CC)

3.1.2 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 the following questions for inquiry:

  • What determines quality of life? (CC)
  • How does daily life reflect quality of life in the communities (e.g., employment, transportation, roles of family members)? (CC, ER, GC)
  • How does access to public services affect the communities? (e.g., schools, hospitals, libraries, transportation systems)? (ER, GC, PADM)
  • What are the traditions, celebrations, stories and practices in the communities that connect the people to the past and to each other (e.g., language spoken, traditions, customs)? (CC, GC, TCC)
  • How is identity reflected in traditions, celebrations, stories and customs in the communities? (CC, I, TCC)
  • How do the individuals and groups in the communities maintain peace? (GC, PADM)
  • How do the individuals and groups in the communities cooperate and share with other group members? (C, CC)
  • How is cultural diversity expressed within each community? (CC, I)

3.1.3 Examine the geographic characteristics that shape communities in other parts of the world by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions for inquiry:

  • Where, on a globe and/or map, are the communities in relation to Canada? (LPP)
  • In what ways do the people in the communities depend on, adapt to and change the environment in which they live and work? (ER, LPP)
  • How does the physical geography influence the human activities in the communities (e.g., availability of water, climate)? (CC, LPP)

3.1.4 Examine economic factors that shape communities in other parts of the world by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions for inquiry:

  • What are the main goods and services produced by the communities studied (i.e., agricultural activities, manufacturing activities)? (ER, GC)
  • What goods and services do the communities import from and export to other parts of the world? (ER, GC)