This The Role of Government and Responsible Citizenship resource supports the revised Ontario Social Studies Curriculum for Grade 5, Strand B. While lesson plans are in the original English, all student texts and graphic organizers are in French.
PLEASE NOTE: On April 23, 2021 a “Community Mapping Action Project” was added to this resource. Please re-download if you purchased this product before this date.
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This inquiry based unit has been fully updated to meet all curriculum expectations, and allows students to work on social and environmental issues of interest to them. Along the way they will be recording their new learning in an, while also working towards a culminating task that allows students to explain how they feel different levels of government should handle an important issue.
Teachers are provided with three-part lesson plans, student-friendly texts, flipbook templates, and assessment tools.
Components of Revised Resource (2018 Ontario Social Studies Curriculum):
- Levels of Government
- Local, Regional and National Issues
- First Nations, Metis & Inuit Governance Structures
- Creating Powerful Inquiry Questions
- Perspectives on Social and Environmental Issues
- Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship
- Creating an Action Plan
- Assessing Governmental Actions