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Communities in Canada: Ontario Grade 3 and 6 Social Studies Comparison

I’m so glad you’re here! You may have noticed that there are two “Communities in Canada” units in the 2023 Ontario Social Studies Curriculum, and be wondering why. In this blog post, we’ll explore the theme of “Communities in Canada” in both Grade 3 and Grade 6 so we are clear on the focus of […]

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Community Mapping: A Grade 5 Social Studies Activity

What is Community Mapping? Community Mapping is an activity that results in a map drawn to show the features of a specific community (area). In a small town the map might show the entire area. In a large city, the map is more likely to show only the local neighbourhood. A community map shows the

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Tips for Teaching the Concepts of Social Studies Thinking

Understanding Social Studies Thinking Concepts: A Guide for Teachers Based on Ontario’s Social Studies Curriculum If you’re not sure how to teach the “Concepts of Social Studies Thinking” to your junior-level class, you’re not alone. The key thing to remember is that Social Studies is more than just remembering dates and facts! Students need to

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