Teaching Ontario social studies in a split grade can be challenging, especially with students on accommodated IEPs….but this Strand B social studies unit in both printable and digital versions saves the day! It IS possible to teach the Grade 3 Living and Working in Ontario AND the Grade 4 Political and Physical Regions of Canada 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.
What content is covered?
► Both grade levels will learn about the relationship between the physical environment, land use, employment opportunities, and human activities.
► Grade 3s will focus on the municipalities and physical regions of Ontario.
► Grade 4s will examine the provinces, territories, and physical regions of Canada.
✔ Printable Version: 200 pages
✔ Digital Version: 178 Slides + Instruction/Answer Key Booklet
✔ 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
1. Unit Provocation: Land Use Chat Stations
2. Different Types of Environments
3. Types of Maps
4. Political Maps
6. Regions of Ontario and Canada
7. Features of Physical Regions
8. Regions Flipbook
9. Water Use in Ontario and Canada
10. Where Do People Live?
12. Human Impact on the Environment
13. Environmental Stewardship
14. Comparing Communities, Provinces, and Territories
15. Culminating Task: Environmental Issues Flipbook
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 asks 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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