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Welcome to Afghanistan

Grade 6 Social Studies Kit Based on the novel "The Breadwinner" by Deborah Ellis

Afghanistan Kit Materials 1. The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis 2. Teacher Created Materials Novel Study for The Breadwinner 3. Afghanistan, The People 4. Afghanistan, The Land 5. Afghanistan, The Culture 6. Families of Afghanistan DVD Welcome to Afghanistan! I encourage you to use our subscription to World Book Student or any other encyclopedia that you have at your disposal to do the research necessary for learning more about Afghanistan. I also suggest that you might want to find more resources at your local public library. I have written this guide to be 4 days per week for 6 weeks. I have included the many activities which will help your student to compare Canada with Afghanistan. You can use the 5th day each week to research some of these topics at a deeper level. The last week your student will be asked to do a research report, you may want to use the fifth day of each week for this or devote time though out the study to complete this project. For each activity I have included the learning outcomes that are being covered for ease of reporting. Depending on your overall plan for Grade 6 Social Studies you may or may not want to explore each outcome. Consider this guide as an opportunity to explore many areas of Afghanistan. Some areas you may want to “skim” and some areas dive deeper into. Please adjust this guide so that it will work best for your individual student and your family situation. There are many other activities in the Breadwinner Novel Study that you may also want to explore. You may want to be aware of Afghanistan in the news, and where appropriate have your student watch or read current events as they relate to this country. We have included a DVD for your family to enjoy. It will give your student insights into life in Afghanistan both in an urban and rural setting.

Educational Websites: Another educational opportunity would be to go to this website and see Flat Stanley in Afghanistan. http://www.polhemusweb.com/flatstanley/ Here is another website that has several PowerPoints as well as some other activities. http://countries.pppst.com/afghanistan.html You may want to do some Afghan baking over the time of your study. http://asiarecipe.com/afgdesserts.html Kite Flying in Afghanistan http://www.afghanistan-culture.com/kite-flying-in-afghanistan.html Afghanistan for Kids http://www.public.asu.edu/~apnilsen/afghanistan4kids/index.html Afghanistan Flag Pin http://familycrafts.about.com/library/bdspins/blbspAfghanistanflag.htm

Week 1 Lesson 1 of the Breadwinner Guide Day 1/2 Read through the Introduction on pages 6, 7 and 8 in the Novel Study Guide. You may want to do a bio cube based on the information about Deborah Ellis. You can fill out your bio cube here: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/studentinteractives/cube-30057.html Day 3/4 Describe the role of Canada in the world Canada’s role with the United Nations: http://www.unac.org/learn Canada’s Military Missions Abroad http://www.comfec-cefcom.forces.gc.ca/pa-ap/ops/index-eng.asp Consider Canada’s Role in Missions around the world – take a look at some of these mission agencies or research a mission agency your church is involved with. http://www.sim.org/ http://www.gfa.org/ http://www.samaritanspurse.ca/ http://www.compassion.ca/ Week 2 Lesson 2 of the Breadwinner Guide Day 1/2 Read Chapters 1-3 Choose the vocabulary activities that you want to do. Use the quiz as oral discussion questions, written questions or as a quiz. Describe factors that affect settlement patterns and population distribution in selected countries 1. Afghanistan, The Land pages 6-11 http://members.enchantedlearning.com/asia/afghanistan/

http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asia/af.htm Can you think of some Old Testament examples of how important the land was to where the people settled?

Compare the federal government in Canada with national governments of other countries 1. History of Afghanistan – Section 1 The Breadwinner 2. World Book Kids – Compare Afghanistan with Canada http://www.aneki.com/comparison.php 3. Afghanistan, The People pages 10-13 4. What is our Christian calling in terms of our Government here in Canada? Romans 13 1-3, Proverbs 8 15-17, 1 Peter 2 13-17, 1 Timothy 2 1-2 Day 3/4 Assess diverse concepts of Canadian identity http://www.canadianliving.com/life/community/what_makes_us_canadian.p hp Read through some of these responses to “What makes a Canadian, a Canadian?” How would you answer this question? What are some of the freedoms that Canada has that allow you to live out your faith? (please use websites with caution) 1. Afghan Culture – Section 1 The Breadwinner 2. Emotions, Same and Different – Section 1 The Breadwinner 3. Your Family Role – Section 1 The Breadwinner

Week 3 Lesson 3 of the Breadwinner Guide Day 1/2 Read Chapters 4-6 of the Breadwinner Choose the vocabulary activities that you want to do. Use the quiz as oral discussion questions, written questions or as a quiz. Compare individual and collective rights and responsibilities in Canada with those in other countries

1. Writing a Letter – Section 3 The Breadwinner Day 3/4 Assess equality and fairness in Canada with reference to the Canadian Charter of Rights http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Charter_of_Rights_and_Freedoms http://www.charterofrights.ca/en/11_00_01 0. What verses can you site that you would consider being a Charter of Rights and Freedoms for a Christian? You might want to write your own Charter. Consider these verses – John 8 32-36, Romans 6 1822, 1 Peter 2 13-17, Galatians 5 1 and 13. Week 4 Lesson 4 of the Breadwinner Guide Day 1/2 Read Chapters 7-9 of the Breadwinner Choose the vocabulary activities that you want to do. Use the quiz as oral discussion question, written questions or as a quiz. Relate a society's artistic expression to its culture 1. Embroidery – Section 3 The Breadwinner 2. Afghanistan, The Culture pages 20-25 and The People pages 24-25 http://www.nationalgeographic.com/mission/afghanistan-treasures/ Compare Canada's economy, technology, and quality of life with those in one or more selected countries 1. Create a Marketplace – Section 3 The Breadwinner 2. Afghanistan, The Land pages 26-29 and The People pages 18-23 3. World Book Kids – Compare Afghanistan with Canada in the Compare Countries section http://www.aneki.com/comparison.php Day 3/4 Describe the importance of trade for BC and Canada

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_largest_trading_partners_of_Canad a http://www.bcstats.gov.bc.ca/data/bus_stat/trade.asp

Week 5 Lesson 5 of the Breadwinner Guide Day 1/2 Read Chapters 10-12 of The Breadwinner Choose the vocabulary activities that you want to do. Use the quiz as oral discussion questions, written questions or as a quiz. Compare individual and collective rights and responsibilities in Canada with those in other countries 1. Make a Magazine – Section 4 The Breadwinner 2. A Helping Hand – Section 4 The Breadwinner Compare Canadian society with the society of another country 1. Why We Do What We Do – Section 4 The Breadwinner Day 3/4 Evaluate effects of technology on lifestyles and environments 1. Land Mines – Section 4 The Breadwinner 2. Afghanistan The Land pages 16-25 Assess the relationship between cultures and their environments 1. Plant a Flower Garden – Section 4 The Breadwinner 2. Afghanistan, The Land

Week 6 Lesson 6 of the Breadwinner Guide Day 1/2 Read Chapters 13-15 of The Breadwinner

Choose the vocabulary activities that you want to do Use the quiz as oral discussion question, written questions or as a quiz. Compare individual and collective rights and responsibilities in Canada with those in other countries 1. You and Parvana – Section 5 The Breadwinner Compare Canadian society with the society of another country 1. What the Wear – Section 5 The Breadwinner Day 3/4 Describe key characteristics of the justice system in Canada http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Court_system_of_Canada Week 7 Lesson 7/8 of the Breadwinner Guide Day 1 Analyse the significance of communications technologies in Canada Take a look at some Christian websites – how are they using Communication Technologies to communicate? How would these organizations communicate if these technologies were not available? What about countries like Afghanistan? How would you spread the Gospel there? http://truthmedia.com/sites http://www.focusonthefamily.ca/ http://crossroads.ca/ Compare Canadian society with the society of another country 1. Celebration of Afghanistan Culminating Day 2/3 Choose to do a research report of some kind for the Breadwinner – you may choose a powerpoint presentation, an oral presentation, an essay, a story or play, a series of poems, a series of graphs and charts with

explanations about Afghanistan, a photo essay or many other options to research and report on some aspect of Afghanistan. Look at the research ideas on Page 39 if you need some ideas on a topic. Day 4 Finish your research project and write a short paragraph on your feelings about the book. Did you like the book? Why or Why not? Did you admire Parvana? Why? or Why not? Would you ever like to go to Afghanistan? Why or Why not? Do you think that Canada should be a military presence in Afghanistan? Why or Why not?