Teaching Grade 5 students about The Role of Government and Responsible Citizenship in Canada does NOT have to be a dry, boring chore! Make this social studies strand come alive with an inquiry-based unit that has your students exploring social and environmental issues of interest to them and learning how federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments affect these issues. Students will be recording their new knowledge in an Action Plan flipbook, while also working towards a culminating task that allows students to explain how they feel different levels of government should handle an important issue.
- French Immersion teachers, I’ve created a version of this unit for you!! Ontario Grade 5 Social Studies: Canadian Government & Citizenship FI Version
- There is a “companion” digital version of this unit, available here: Canadian Government and Citizenship Unit for Use with Google Slides
- 3-Part Lesson Plans
- Student-Friendly Texts
- Flipbook Templates
- Learning Goal Posters
- Links to Relevant Websites
- Assessment Tools
- Rights and Responsibilities
- Local, Regional, and National Issues
- Levels of Government
- First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Governance Structures
- Asking Good Questions
- Perspectives on Issues
- How Citizens Affect Change
- Action Project Timelines
- Government Representatives
- Government Actions
- Creating Success Criteria to Assess Government Action
- Government Action Report Card
- Action Plan Presentations
PLEASE NOTE: This unit is the 3rd in a series of Grade 5 Social Studies Government Units, each for a different year’s version of the curriculum. Because I want previous buyers to have access to the units that they originally purchased, I have included them here in a zipped folder for convenience.
Also, teachers from across the country purchase my government unit, so if you are a teacher from outside Ontario, please know that there is a full unit bundled in here for you!