Ontario Grade 3/4 teachers, are you looking for an engaging Strand A social studies unit in both printable and digital versions? It IS possible to teach the Grade 3 Communities in Canada, 1780-1850 AND the Grade 4 Early Societies to 1500 units using lessons and activities without having to jump back and forth between grades!
This printable + digital resource meets the expectations from the , using the big ideas to blend both units together. That means you can teach one lesson to both grades, and then each grade can explore the big ideas using parallel texts and tasks! By having both the printable AND digital versions, you can survive in a hybrid learning situation or transition easily between in-class and distance learning. It also allows students with IEP accommodations to access the same contact digitally that their classmates are doing using paper and pencil.
There is a FRENCH version of this printable + digital bundle available, perfect for FI teachers. Check it out here:
What content is covered?
► Both grade levels will learn about early First Nations groups in Canada.
► Grade 3s will also learn about the Metis and early European settlers to Canada.
► Grade 4s will also explore Canada’s early Inuit population, as well as life in Medieval England.
✔ Printable Version: 157 pages
✔ Digital Version: 147 Slides
✔ Parallel Texts and Tasks Between Printable and Digital Versions
✔ Parallel Texts and Tasks Between Grades
✔ Full 3-part lesson plans
✔ Blended “Big Ideas” posters
✔ Grade-Level Appropriate Student Text Pages
✔ Student Tasks and Templates
✔ Links to Appropriate Websites and Videos
✔ Answer Keys
✔ Assessment Tools
✔ Culminating Task with Success Criteria, Rubric, and Sample
The digital version also includes:
✔ Editable Student Tasks and Templates (Can Be Use with Google Read & Write)
✔ Clickable Links to Appropriate Websites and Videos
✔ Movable Pieces
✔ Instruction Booklet
What Lessons are Included?
1. Unit Provocations
2. Maps and Globes
3. World Maps
5. First Nations Communities
6. Natural Resources
7. Metis & Inuit
8. Community Locations
9. Social Organization
10. Shelter/Asking Questions
11. Food/Role of Men, Women, and Children
12. Introduction of Diorama Culminating Task
13. Environmental Challenges to Survival
14. Cooperation and Conflict
16. Clothing Chat Stations
17. Technology and Tools
Read my blog post about using this social studies strand here .
What will I need to assign this resource to my students?
You will require:
❶ Access to the internet
❷ A Google Drive Account
Why should I consider purchasing a bundle with both printable and digital versions?
✔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 them into your platform (ie. Google Classroom).
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