Implement individual activities with the food DEMOCRACY carousel slide guiding question How can agriculture strengthen local communities? The learning sources and competency-based activities in this carousel slide can be implemented as a one-to-two class activity that focuses on the impact of urbanization on family farms.

This activity can support the following specific learning outcomes in Social Studies 7.2 Following Confederation: Canadian Expansions. Find a correlation of relevant learning outcomes to this individual activity in the Project and Activity Teaching Guide



7.2.7 assess, critically, the impact of urbanization and of technology on individual and collective identities in Canada by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues:

  • What impact has increased urbanization had on rural communities in Canada? (LPP, CC)
  • How did the emergence of large factories in Canada contribute to the development of Canada’s economy? (ER, PADM)
  • In what ways did technological advances contribute to the development of Canada (e.g., aviation, farming equipment, radio transmissions, electronics, multimedia)? (ER, PADM)


7.S.1 develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking:

  • evaluate, critically, ideas, information and positions from multiple perspectives
  • generate creative ideas and strategies in individual and group activities

7.S.4 demonstrate skills of decision making and problem solving:

  • propose and apply new ideas and strategies, supported with facts and reasons, to contribute to problem solving and decision making

7.S.7 apply the research process:

  • develop a position that is supported by information gathered through research
  • draw conclusions based upon research and evidence
  • determine how information serves a variety of purposes and that the accuracy or relevance of information may need verification
  • integrate and synthesize concepts to provide an informed point of view on a research question or an issue

7.S.9 develop skills of media literacy:

  • analyze the impact of television, the Internet, radio and print media on a particular current affairs issue
  • detect bias on issues presented in the media
  • examine techniques used to enhance the authority and authenticity of media messages
  • examine the values, lifestyles and points of view represented in a media message

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