Are you a split-Grade 4/5 teacher looking for engaging activities for Strand B social studies? Need both in-class AND online resources to meet the needs of distance learning or to meet specific IEP expectations for accommodated students? Check out this digital and printable bundle, created to meet the 2018 Ontario Social Studies Curriculum expectations! The blended format of these lessons allow you to teach both grades with one lesson using the “big ideas” of the curriculum, with follow-up grade-specific student texts and tasks.
Strand B: Political & Physical Regions of Canada / The Role of Government and Responsible Citizenship
► Ontario Gr. 4/5 Social Studies: Strand B, People & Environments (Printable Version)
► Ontario Gr. 4/5 Social Studies: Strand B, People & Environments (Digital Version for Use with Google Slides™️)
These units were created using a “blended” format, which means they were specifically designed for a split grade 4/5 class. It is NOT a Grade 4 unit and a Grade 5 unit.
This unit includes:
✔ 3-part lesson plans, with specific curriculum expectations noted (in the printable version only)
✔ hyperlinks to relevant videos and websites
✔ assessment tools
✔ answer keys
✔ student-friendly texts and tasks
✔ examples of student projects
Teachers can instruct both grades at once, with each grade level having a slightly different focus:
✪ Grade 4: will look at how human activity affects the environment, and vice versa, in different regions, provinces, and territories.
✪ 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 unit 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 lessons included in this unit will assist students in building the knowledge they will require for that culminating project.
► Drag and Drop Slides
► Exit Tickets
► Culminating 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 Responsibility
11. Inquiry Groups
12. Environmental Stewardship
13. Interpreting & Analysing Information
14. Introduction of Culminating Activity
15. How Citizens Create Change
The digital versions of these units allow 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 The digital versions are companion pieces for the printable versions, making it seamless to move between the two resources!
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).