2021 Census Teacher's Kit—Stand-alone activity: Colour and count

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2021 Census Teacher's Kit—Stand-alone activity: Colour and count (PDF, 46 KB)

Overview

Kindergarteners and Grade 1 students will practise their counting skills while colouring. Just as the census counts people, they will count objects in a picture. They will also be introduced to concepts specific to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. Three themes are available: Enumerating communities, The North and Counting Canada.

Estimated completion time: Up to 90 minutes (can be broken up into four shorter sessions)
Suggested grade level: Junior kindergarten (JK) and Grade 1

Objectives

  • Gain a basic understanding of the census.
  • Gain a basic understanding of Canadian geography.
  • Be introduced to concepts specific to First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.

Subject-specific learning objectives

Mathematics

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic numbers.

Arts

  • Develop fine motor skills and consolidate understanding of colours.
  • Explore images from different cultures.
  • Identify basic forms.

Geography

  • Identify Canada and its basic provincial and territorial boundaries.
  • Identify differences within Canadian landscapes and agriculture.

Materials

Supplies

  • Coloured pencils, markers or crayons

Handouts

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