This Ontario Grade 5/6 Social Studies: Strand A Heritage and Identity inquiry-based unit is meant to support the 2018 Ontario Social Studies Curriculum. This is a COMBINED grade unit, meaning that it has been carefully created to blend the key expectations so that teachers are able to teach one lesson to both grades.
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Ontario Grade 5/6 Strand A Social Studies for Use with Google Slides/Classroom
The two topics covered are:
: Interactions of Indigenous Peoples and Europeans Prior to 1713
: Communities in Canada, Past and Present
Fourteen detailed 3-part lessons are included in this resource, with each lesson taking either 1 or 2 class periods to complete. Particular attention has been paid to Canada’s First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities, to reflect the recommendations in the . In addition, the culminating event for the unit is a series of debates, and a full implementation plan has been provided for this event.
Altogether, this resource provides up to 22 days of lessons, depending upon how you decide to implement the unit. Students will be exploring:
Included in this resource are:
• Full lesson plans
• Grade-Level Appropriate Student Text Pages
• Learning Goals
• Assessment Tools
• Students Tasks and Templates
* Answer Keys
1. What is the Canadian Identity?
2. How Do the Features of a Community Contribute to Its Identity?
3. Why Do People Live in Certain Communities?
4. Where Have Canada’s Indigenous Peoples Lived?
5. What Are Treaty Territories?
6. What Are Primary and Secondary Sources?
7. How Do Maps Show Patterns & Trends?
8. What Are Interrelationships?
9. How Have Canadians Solved Problems?
10. What Makes an Event Significant?
11. What are Causes and Consequences?
12. Why Do People Have Different Perspectives?
13. Whose Perspectives Are Loudest?
14. Metis and Inuit Peoples
Culminating Activity: Debates
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• “This resource has been a life saver for my split grade! I love that it finds a way to merge the two different curriculum expectations into parallel tasks.” (Thanks, Miss Fergusson)
• “This split unit is amazing! I love the shared Big Idea and that the students can all work simultaneously on something relevant to them. Everyone is engaged and learning. Thanks so much!” (Thanks, Leslie K.)
• “Excellent unit which allows me to easily teach both the grade 5s and 6s at the same time! Has definitely made life much easier. Students are highly engaged. Thank you!” (Thanks, Teresa C.)
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Would you love a free Canadian Government Flipbook for your students? Grab it HERE!
• Canadian Mapping – Types of Maps Chat Stations
• Communities in Canada Bundle – Ontario Social Studies Grade 6
• Interactions of Indigenous Peoples and Europeans Word Wall
• Ontario Gr. 5 Social Studies Strand A: Heritage and Identity Bundle
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