Saskatchewan Curricular Connections
The Saskatchewan curriculum expectations that are linked to the topic of Holodomor are highlighted below.
There are specific grade levels and elements of the Saskatchewan Social Studies curriculum that are particularly relevant to the topic of Holodomor and the history of Canadians of Ukrainian heritage.
- Integrated Studies: Health, Science, Social Studies P114.1
- Integrated outcomes PL3.1, PL3.2, USC 3.1, IN 3.3, RW 3.1
- ELA outcomes CC3.1 and CC3.4
- Outcome IN5.2 – Early immigrants to Canada
- Outcome PA5.1 – Immigration and push-pull factors
- Outcome IN8.2 – Appraise the influence of immigration as a factor in Canadian cultural diversity.
- Outcome DR8.3 (e) – Compare the perspectives taken in cases of injustice in Canadian history
- Unit Two – The Rise of Totalitarianism and the Impact on the Individual
- Communist economic decision-making; Collectivization; Totalitarian leadership
Grades 7-12, Social Studies: Voices Into Action Unit 2, Lesson 5 (online): Exposing the Ukrainian Holodomor: How starvation was used as a political weapon https://www.voicesintoaction.ca/Lessons/Unit2/Chapter5
- Unit One – Human Rights
- Unit Three – Political Rights
- Government Ideologies; Extremism
English Language Arts
English Language Arts 7 – Units “Finding the Courage” and “Voices Through the Ages-Reconstructing the Past”
English Language Arts 8 – Unit “Is It Fair? In Search of Justice”
English Language Arts 9 – Units “Conflicts, Issues, and Choices-Doing the right Thing” and “Surviving and Conquering”
English Language Arts B30 – Unit Two focuses on “The Social Experience”. Topics include ambition, power, and searching for the common good. George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm, which offers a satirical look at communism and the Stalin era, is listed as one of the literary texts in English Language Arts 30: A Bibliography for the Secondary Level (1999).
Catholic Studies 10 – CS10.4 (d) – Investigate why and how one should forgive or seek forgiveness when forgiveness is difficult in situations such as:
- genocide and terrorism (e.g., Holocaust, Holodomor, Rwanda, recent terrorist acts such as 9/11)
Saskatchewan Ministry of Education Curriculum Website – NEW
The VIA Holodomor Chapter and Genocide introduction chapter are now found under “Other Useful Materials”.