Strand B

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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3 Tips for Teaching Ontario Grade 3/4 Social Studies (Strand B) Easily

I’ve spent most of my career as an Ontario teacher in split-grade classrooms, and I’m always looking for strategies and activities to make teaching two curriculums easier.   It doesn’t have to be a messy, time-consuming process….at least for social studies! Grade 3/4 Strand B:  People and Environments Strand B is generally the “geography and government”

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Create Social Studies Projects that Engage Your Grades 4 to 6 Students!

  At the end of a social studies units, teachers often find themselves struggling to design a “culminating task” that is engaging for students and provides teachers with an opportunity to assess overall curriculum expectations. What makes a great culminating project or task? A culminating task or project should: address the overall curriculum expectations for

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Ontario Grade 4/5 Blended Social Studies: Strand B

Teaching a split grade always has its challenges, but it can be done less painfully than some people think!  Let’s take a look at the 2018 Ontario Social Studies Curriculum Strand B foci for Grades 4 and 5!   Strand B is the People and Environments strand.  This strand asks students to explore the “geographic, social,

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