Are you teaching Ontario Grade 4/5 social studies this year, in a French Immersion classroom? Check out this Grade 4/5 Social Studies Bundle, written to meet the expectations of the 2018 Ontario Curriculum. This full-year unit contains tons of engaging activities for your students, and it allows you to teach just ONE lesson to BOTH grades, using the big ideas of the curriculum.
****PLEASE NOTE: This full-year bundle contains all student texts and tasks in French, while the teacher lesson plans were kept in English to keep the cost of translating down.****
► Grade 4: Early Societies to 1500 CE
► Grade 5: Indigenous Peoples and Europeans Prior to 1713
► Grade 4: Political and Physical Regions of Canada
► Grade 5: The Role of Responsible Citizenship and Government
This blended bundle includes
• full 3-part lesson plans
• student-friendly engaging texts & tasks
• mapping activities
• hyperlinks to relevant websites and videos
• chat stations
• assessment tools
• answer keys
While I have provided a preview file for this bundle above, I also encourage you to visit both Strand A and Strand B product pages to see the individual preview files and full descriptions before purchasing.
What does “blended learning” mean?
I have used the term blended learning to indicate that my resource has blended the overall expectations and big ideas of the Ontario social studies curriculum, finding the commonalities and building a unit from there. Teachers are able to teach ONE lesson to both grades, with each grade focusing on a different aspect of the blended big ideas.
Are the curriculum expectations included?
I have used the specific social studies expectation codes (ie. A2.3) to ensure that teachers understand which expectations are being focused on for each lesson.
What assessment tools are used?
I have included rubrics, success criteria, exit tickets and quizzes to help teachers assess student progress.
Will this bundle require a lot of photocopying?
While 392 pages likely seems a bit daunting, there’s no need to worry. Every student does NOT require a copy of every student text, as students work on different tasks. For example, when exploring the 7 physical regions of Canada in Strand B, the regions are divided amongst the class. After students have learned about their regions, they share their learning with the rest of the class.