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A SAIL THROUGH TIME

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING
A Sail through time is tied in with a variety of requirements listed in the Ontario Curriculum. (Below are listed a few examples)

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | EARTH AND SPACE SYSTEMS

Grade 1:
Daily and Seasonal Cycles
Weather and water systems of the Great Lakes and the St Lawrence Seaway.

Grade 8:
Water systems
How the Great Lakes influence the climate of the region and how humans use the earth’s resources.


ENERGY AND CONTROL

Grade 2:
Energy from the wind
How a sailboat works, harnessing the energy of the wind, principles of lift and renewable energy sources

Grade 3:
Forces and Movements
Movements of the ship caused by forces and by energy that is stored and then released.

Grade 5:
Conservation of Energy
Differences between renewable and non-renewable energy sources in the area.


STRUCTURES AND MECHANISMS

Grade 4:
Pulleys and Gears
Explanation of the purchase system aboard the ship and how pulleys are used to make light work.

Grade 6:
Motion Breakdown of the mechanical and combustion system of a compression ignition engine.

Grade 7:
Structural Strength and Stability
Ways in which different forces can affect the stability of a ship.


HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY

Grade 7:
Conflict and Change
Examine the causes of the rebellions of 1837 – 38 in Upper and Lower Canada.

Grade 7:
Natural Resources
Explanation of the Toronto windmill and water pipe system in the lake.


SOCIAL STUDIES | HERITAGE AND CITIZENSHIP

Grade 6:
First nation Peoples and European Explorers
Early settlements and Native population in and around Toronto Harbour

CANADA AND WORLD CONNECTIONS

Grade 4:
The Provinces and territories of Canada
The chief natural resources of Ontario compared to the rest of Canada

Grade 6:
Canada and its Trading Partners
International shipping in the Great Lakes and St Lawrence Seaway.


MATHEMATICS | MEASUREMENT

Grade 4:
Estimate time, distance and length to determine the speed of the ship. Using the lines of latitude and longitude as a grid system to determine location on a chart.

Grade 7 & 8:
Advanced chart work such as course plotting determining speed, location and
estimated time of arrival at a set destination.


PATTERNING AND ALGEBRA

Grade 5:
Using the variables D.S, T to determine the speed, elapsed time and distance traveled.

Grade 6:
The importance of the different scales used on charts. Learn the solution to a simple equation with one variable.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION


PIRATES AND EXPLORERS K-4

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