This Ontario Grade 4/5 Social Studies Strand A unit was created to meet the expectations of the revised 2018 Ontario Social Studies Curriculum for Strand A:
•Grade 5: I
FRENCH IMMERSION TEACHERS: Please note that this resource is also available in an immersion version. All student texts and tasks are in French, while lesson plans themselves remain in English. You can check it out here:
The blended format of this resource allows teachers to while still meeting the curriculum expectations in a structured manner. The societies looked at for each grade level are different, but are explored in similar manners. While you may want to use a variety of supplemental materials, this resource contains student-friendly texts for each lesson.
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Part 1: focuses on the big ideas of the curriculum, with the Early Aztecs being the main focus for Grade 4, while the early Haudenosaunee are explored by Grade 5. It explores:
What Societies Are Included?
- Early Aztecs
- Ancient Rome
- Ancient China
- Ancient Greece
►Cause & Consequence
►How to Ask Good Questions
►Beliefs and Religions
►Geography & Mapping
Part 1 includes a “flipbook” in which students record their learning as the unit progresses.
Part 2: addresses the specific expectations that were included in the 2018 curriculum honouring the recommendations of the With that focus in mind, this unit concentrates on the experiences of the First Nation, Inuit and Metis cultures in the area of what would eventually become Canada. The Grade 4 curriculum now asks students to learn about “at least one First Nation and one Inuit society” while the Grade 5 curriculum includes the experiences of the Metis society.
This resource allows students to develop their understanding of the following Concepts of Social Studies Thinking:
►Continuity and Change