Looking for a DIGITAL Grade 4/5 Canadian social studies unit that allows you to teach both grades at the same time? No more hopping back and forth between grades? Check out this blended unit, created for use with Google Slides™️ to meet expectations for the 2018 Ontario Social Studies Curriculum for Strand B: People and Environments:
· Grade 4: Political and Physical Regions of Canada
· Grade 5: The Role of Responsible Citizenship and Government
Teachers can instruct both grades at once, with each grade level having a slightly different focus:
Ø Grade 4: will look at how human activity affects the environment, and vice versa, in different regions, provinces, and territories.
Ø Grade 5: will explore how various levels of governments are involved in these environmental issues.
This unit was created using a “backward-design” model, with students finishing the units with projects that reflect the big ideas of the curriculum. In the original PDF version of this unit, there are four Grade 4 project choices: Poster, Scrapbook, Brochure or Cube, while Grade 5 choices are: Poster, Scrapbook, Report, or Cube. In this digital version of the unit, the choices have been reduced to 2, due to the project formats: Poster or Scrapbook (There are appropriate slides for these projects included directly in this digital resource.)
All 16 sections of this unit will assist students in building the knowledge they will require for that culminating project.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: The lessons in this digital resource completely align with the lessons in the original PDF/Printable version of this Grade 4/5 unit. That resource is available as a separate purchase by clicking HERE .
NOTE: This Strand B resource is also available as part of two bundles:
- Ontario Grade 4/5 Social Studies Digital Bundle
- Ontario Grade 4/5 Social Studies Printable & Digital Bundle
This online version of the unit allows students to:
•use Google Read and Write to listen to texts
•type responses directly into the file
•access hyperlinks to relevant websites and videos
•copy and paste when applicable
•build upon existing tech skills
This unit includes:
✔ hyperlinks to relevant videos and websites
✔ assessment tools
✔ answer keys
✔ student-friendly texts and tasks
✔ examples of student projects
2. Features of Maps
3. Political Map of Canada (1)
4. Political Map of Canada (2)
5. Physical Regions of Canada
6. Canada’s Environmental Resources
7. Levels of Government
8. How the Environment Affects Industry
9. How Humans Affect the Environment
10. Canada’s Economic Sectors | Levels of Government Responsibility
11. Inquiry Groups
12. Environmental Stewardship
13. Interpreting and Analysing Information
14. Introduction of Culminating Activity
15. How Citizens Create Change
► Drag and Drop Slides
► Exit Tickets
► Chat Stations
► Culminating Projects
Frequently Asked Questions:
What will I need to assign this resource to my students?
You will require:
❶ Access to the internet
❷ A Google Drive Account
I already own your original Grade 4/5 Strand B Social Studies unit. Why should I consider purchasing this digital version?
✔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 it into your platform (ie. Google Classroom).
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