Indigenous Peoples and Europeans: Before the Explorers – For Use with Google Classroom™️ is a digital resource intended to support the 2018 Ontario Social Studies Curriculum. (This Strand A unit used to be called First Nations and Europeans. ) This unit is perfect for distance learning or for meeting the needs of students with IEP accommodations. Created in full colour with movable pieces, clickable links, and text which is 95% editable, this resource is engaging for students, and no-prep for teachers!
NOTE: This unit is also available as part of a bundle, which you can check out here:
FRENCH IMMERSION TEACHERS: Check out the French version of this `Part 1` resource here:
This digital resource allows students to:
- use Google Read & Write to listen to texts
- type responses directly into the file
- access hyperlinks to relevant websites
•Lesson 1: Learning About the Past
•Lesson 2: Before the Explorers
•Lesson 3: Indigenous Peoples at a Glance
•Lesson 4: Indigenous Peoples of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Region
•Lesson 5: Indigenous Alliances and Conflicts
•Lesson 6: Performance Task Menu Board
Students will be engaged in:
✔learning about physical and written evidence
✔comparing and contrasting Indigenous groups
✔identifying items from the environment used by Indigenous Peoples
✔designing wampum belts
✔choosing and completing a performance task
Frequently Asked Questions:
What will I need to assign this resource to my students?
You will require:
❶ Access to the internet
❷ A Google Drive Account
I already own your original Grade 5 Strand A Social Studies bundle. Why should I consider purchasing this digital version?
✔The digital resources completely align with the regular units. This makes it extremely easy to meet IEP accommodations for specific students with little effort on your part.
✔ The digital resources are paperless, which is perfect if your school administrator is asking you to cut down on photocopying!
✔ The saturated, full-colour interactive slides are engaging for students.
✔ It’s easy to implement with distance learning.
✔ It’s just fun to use!
Can I edit this resource?
I have left 95% of the texts in editable form for two reasons:
➀ to ensure that students are able to use Google Read & Write with the activities.
➁ to allow teachers to edit texts and tasks when they feel it suitable for their class or to address IEP accommodations for specific students.
How do I collect student work?
Your students will simply complete their own copies of the lessons, and turn it into your platform (ie. Google Classroom).
Digital AND Printable: