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.

Grade 2 Social Studies Curriculum Outcome Links

Outcome 1: Students will describe changes in their lives and their reactions to these changes

Outcome 2: Students will demonstrate an understanding of how individuals and cultural groups have contributed to change, including Acadian, African Nova Scotian, Gaels, and Mi’kmaq, and additional cultural groups.