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Identifying Family Memories

This modelling the tools is incorporated into critical challenges at grade 1, however, it can be adapted for use at all grade levels.



The Modelling the Tools lessons can be used for a range of grade levels. This chart contains the learner outcomes for Grade 1. Check the current program of studies when using this lesson sequence with other grades.

Criteria for Evaluation
Students provide evidence of their learning as they:

Related Learner Outcomes

  • tell about an event from the past (memory)

Specific Outcome 1.S.2.2

  • Students will differentiate between activities and events that occurred recently and long ago
  • explain why the event was important

Specific Outcome

  • Students will appreciate how the languages, traditions, celebrations and stories of their families, groups and communities contribute to their sense of identity and belonging
  • explain the importance of symbols and/or traditions

Specific Outcome

  • Students will acknowledge and respect symbols of heritage and traditions in their family and communities


  • The Rating Scale for Identifying Powerful Memories provides teachers with an evaluation tool to record information as to how independently students are demonstrating the criteria for this task. The rating scale describes what the expected behaviours look like and provides a place for teachers to give specific and descriptive feedback to support the rating. Feedback can identify what the student is doing well as well as identify areas for continued growth.
  • This rating scale could be used again later in the year to determine student progress in attainment of the learner outcomes
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Last updated: July 1, 2014 | (Revision History)
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