Cruise Toronto’s Sail Through Time

    Ministry of Education and Training

    “A Sail through Time” is tied in with a variety of requirements listed in the Ontario Curriculum.
    (A few examples are listed below)

    Science and Technology | Earth and Space Systems

    Grade 1: Daily and Seasonal Cycles
    Weather and water systems of the Great Lakes and the St Lawrence Seaway.

    Grade 8: Water systems
    How the Great Lakes influence the climate of the region and how humans use the earth’s resources.


    Energy and Control

    Grade 2: Energy from the wind
    How a sailboat works, harnessing the energy of the wind, principles of lift and renewable energy sources.

    Grade 3: Forces and Movements
    Movements of the ship caused by forces and by energy that is stored and then released.

    Grade 5: Conservation of Energy
    Differences between renewable and non-renewable energy sources in the area.


    Structures and Mechanisms

    Grade 4: Pulleys and Gears
    Explanation of the purchase system aboard the ship and how pulleys are used to make light work.

    Grade 6: Motion Breakdown of the mechanical and combustion system of a compression ignition engine.

    Grade 7: Structural Strength and Stability
    Ways in which different forces can affect the stability of a ship.


    History and Geography

    Grade 7: Conflict and Change
    Examine the causes of the rebellions of 1837-38 in Upper and Lower Canada.

    Grade 7: Natural Resources
    Explanation of the Toronto windmill and water pipe system in the lake.


    Social Studies | Heritage and Citizenship

    Grade 6: First nation Peoples and European Explorers
    Early settlements and Native population in and around Toronto Harbour.


    Canada and World Connections

    Grade 4: The Provinces and Territories of Canada
    The chief natural resources of Ontario compared to the rest of Canada.

    Grade 6: Canada and its Trading Partners
    International shipping in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway.


    Mathematics | Measurement

    Grade 4: Estimate time, distance and length to determine the speed of the ship. Using the lines of latitude and longitude as a grid system to determine location on a chart.

    Grade 7 & 8: Advanced chart work such as course plotting determining speed, location and estimated time of arrival at a set destination.


    Patterning and Algebra

    Grade 5: Using the variables D, S, and T to determine the distance, speed, and elapsed time traveled.

    Grade 6: The importance of the different scales used on charts. Learn the solution to a simple equation with one variable.

    Physical Education

    Pirates and explorers K-4

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