Urban Studies

Harbourfront Centre Discovery Walk

Grades: K-6 (Half Day)

Program: Urban Studies

Curriculum Connections: Science and Technology, Social Studies

Students enjoy a truly experiential learning opportunity as they explore our 10-acre campus, building connections between the relevant social studies and/or science curriculum areas. Discover the beauty of Harbourfront Centre’s waterfront community and everything it has to offer!

Kindergarden: Community Helpers

Grades 1–3: The Waterfront Community
Grade 1: The Local Community (SS)
Grade 2: Global Communities (SS)
Grade 3: Living and Working in Ontario (SS)

Grades 4–6: Aquatic Habitats and Biodiversity
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.