Urban Studies

Discover the Waterfront

Category Urban Studies

Grades JK-6 (half-day)

Curriculum Connections History, Geography, Science & the Environment, Social Studies, 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 another half day activity to make a great full day visit.

Through an exploration of our 10-acre waterfront site, students build connections between our community, culture, change and the urban landscape.

Key Inquiry Question: How can a comparison of different communities lead to a better understanding of the world?

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: The Local Community (SS)
Grade 2: Global Communities (SS)
Grade 3: Living and Working in Ontario (SS)
Grade 4: Aquatic Habitats (SCI)
Grade 5: Conservation of Energy and Resources (SCI)
Grade 6: Life Systems: Biodiversity (SCI)

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

Please click here to download a comprehensive Education Resource Kit (Grades 4-6) prepared by Harbourfront Centre School Visits educators.