Giving Thanks and Gratitude

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Develop an awareness of people and things that make life meaningful
  • Describe the benefits of demonstrating gratitude to others
  • Explain the concept of giving thanks in a contemporary society and in traditional Indigenous cultures
  • Understand the importance of showing respect to all, and one’s belongings
  • Practice giving thanks, and showing gratitude

Curriculum Connections

Grade 1 Social Studies: Heritage and Identity: Our Changing Roles and Responsibilities (A1.1, A1.3, A1.4, A2.1, A2.6, A3.4, A3.5)
Grade 2 Social Studies: Heritage and Identity: Changing Family and Community Traditions (A1.2, A1.3, A2.6, A3.4)
Grade 3 Social Studies: People and Environments: Living and Working In Ontario (B2.2, B3.5)
Grade 4 Social Studies: Heritage and Identity: Early Societies To 1500 CE (A1.3, A1.4, A2.1, A2.5, A2.6, A3.3)
Grade 6 Social Studies: Heritage and Identity: Communities in Canada, Past and Present (A3.8)

Length of Activity

60 - 90 minutes

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled device
  • Chart paper
  • Markers

Online Lesson Format