Urban Studies

Discover the Waterfront

Grades: JK-6 (Half Day)

Program: Urban Studies

Curriculum Connections: Geography, History, Science and Technology, Social Studies

Students will discover our unique 10 acre campus with all aspects of our urban environment as well as Toronto’s skyline. Discover the beauty of Harbourfront Centre’s waterfront community and everything it has to offer!

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)

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

Program Objectives
By the end of the Discover the Waterfront program, 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 4-6 only)

Grades JK–3
Download a comprehensive Education Resource Kit prepared by Harbourfront Centre School Visits educators.

Grades 4–6
Download a comprehensive Education Resource Kit prepared by Harbourfront Centre School Visits educators.