Ontario Grade 4/5 Strand A Social Studies Early Societies and Indigenous Peoples

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.

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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 4: Early Societies, 3000 BCE-1500 CE

•Grade 5: Interactions of Indigenous Peoples and Europeans Prior to 1713

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 teach one lesson to both grades, 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.

NOTE: You may want to check out the companion piece for this bundle, perfect for distance learning:

Ontario Grade 4/5 Social Studies Strand A: for Use with Google Slides/Classroom (TM)

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Part 1
Part 1: How Do Societies Grow? 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
  • Haudenosaunee
  • Anishinaabe
  • Mi’kmaq.

Topics:
►Cause & Consequence
►Primary Evidence
►How to Ask Good Questions
►Environmental Features
►Beliefs and Religions
►Daily Life
►Social Organization
►Geography & Mapping

Part 1 includes a “flipbook” in which students record their learning as the unit progresses.

Part 2

Part 2: How Do Societies Change? addresses the specific expectations that were included in the 2018 curriculum honouring the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. 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:

►Interrelationships

►Continuity and Change

►Significance

►Perspectives

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