Urban Studies

Discover the Waterfront

Category Urban Studies

Grades JK-8 (half-day)

Curriculum Connections History, Geography, Science & the Environment, Social Studies and French

Your students discover our unique 10-acre site with all aspects of its’ urban environment as well as Toronto’s skyline. Discover the beauty of Harbourfront Centre’s waterfront community and everything it has to offer. Add a Visual Arts activity to make a great full-day visit.

Programme Objectives

By the end of the programme, students will

  • Investigate the key components of a community
  • Encounter, identify and discuss these elements in Toronto’s Waterfront Community
  • Use key terminology as related to community in an appropriate way
  • Investigate the key relationships between humans and the environment within urban communities (Grades 4-8 only)

Grade 1: Community and Transportation (SS)
Grade 2: Communities Around the World (SS)
Grade 3: Urban versus Rural (SS)

Please click here to download a comprehensive Education Resource Kit (Grades 1-3) prepared by Harbourfront Centre School Visits educators.

Grade 4: Aquatic Habitats (SCI)

Please click here to download a comprehensive Aquatic Habitats Education Resource Kit prepared by Harbourfront Centre School Visits educators.

Grade 5: General Site-Walk (SS/SCI)

Grade 6: Life Systems: Biodiversity (SCI)

Please click here to download a comprehensive Life Systems: Biodiversity Education Resource Kit prepared by Harbourfront Centre School Visits educators.

Grade 7: Life Systems: Interactions in the Environment (SCI)

Please click here to download a comprehensive Life Systems – Interactions in the Environment Education Resource Kit prepared by Harbourfront Centre School Visits educators.

Grade 8: Patterns in Human Geography (GEO/HIST)

Please click here to download a comprehensive Patterns in Human Geography Education Resource Kit prepared by Harbourfront Centre School Visits educators.