Pioneer Skills

What was life like in Nova Scotia before electricity? Before cars and airplanes, television and computers, factories and telephones? The Pioneer Skills resource Box helps students answer these questions, and many more. The box helps students understand what life in pre-industrial Nova Scotia was like in the early 1800’s, when most people grew their own food, made their own clothes, and the only sources of power were water, wind and muscle. A great resource for illustrating how society and technology has changed over the last 200 years.

Pioneer Skills: Curriculum Links

Grade 2 Social Studies – Change: Technology 

  • Describe and evaluate the role of technology in their lives
  • Demonstrate an understanding that people have changed technology over time to meet their needs, wants, and interests

Grade 5 Social Studies – Societies: The World in 1800

  • Illustrate an understanding of the development of societies around the world at the turn of the 19th century (1800)