Social Studies Through Inquiry: Two new Units

Social Studies Through Inquiry: Two new Units

My Social Studies through inquiry units are now out and ready to download.
Heritage and Identity: Early Societies from 500BC to 1500BCE
and
Heritage and Identity: First Nations and Early Europeans
Click on the pictures below to link to my TPT store to download your copy.
To celebrate I am giving away a copy of my 4/5 unit.
Please enter the contest at the end of the post.
Again I have created a A Grade 4 unit.

A Grade 5 unit

And a Combined 4/5 Unit.

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4/5 Canadian Physical Regions and Government: Social Studies Inquiry Unit

4/5 Canadian Physical Regions and Government: Social Studies Inquiry Unit

It is finally finished!!

My complete 4/5 Unit is finished and ready to be downloaded on my TPT store.

Focus on inquiry in your classroom with this Grade 4/5 split Canadian Physical Regions and Government unit! It's the perfect social studies inquiry unit.

The Canadian Physical Regions and Government Unit

To celebrate the completion of my Canadian Physical Regions and Government unit I am giving away a copy of it to one lucky winner.  Enter below to get if for free!! Contest is on for this weekend only!!
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his is a unit that is designed for a split grade classroom for Grade 4 and 5 students. 

These activities align with the new revised curriculum. Much of the focus in the new curriculum is inquiry based teaching and learning. This unit will give students both the basic understanding and background needed for further inquiry as well as scaffolded inquiry activites. 

There are two components

Teacher Directed Lessons

Although the focus in the new curriculum is on inquiry there is still a place for direct instruction. This unit is balanced between direct instruction and inquiry learning. Using a variety of lesson formats, teaching styles, and student activities the direct instruction component of this unit will help to give students the basis for understanding the complexities of their inquiry project. Lessons include shared/independent reading, student case study, discussions, task cards, game boards, video links, online links for flipped classrooms, and student reflections.

Inquiry Project

Students are more engaged in learning if they buy into what they are learning about. Through an inquiry booklet that has components geared specifically for this unit but can also be used for other inquiry studies. Students begin to explore environmental issues in Canada. Students are guided to discover a topic of interest through an interest inventory. Then are given some suggestions that relate to their various interests. With the other corresponding pages the inquiry process is scaffolded to help you guide students through their inquiry. 


This unit also works well with these resources in my TPT store. 

Use the vocabulary from this unit with my Character Traits Literacy Series of Lessons. Or with my upcoming Character Traits Unit: Respect. 

Check out how to piece all components together on my Long Range plans 

All of this and more can be found on my TPT store.

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Gr 5. Social Studies – Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Gr 5. Social Studies – Charter of Rights and Freedoms

This Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms lessons is actually a three part series that will set students up for an inquiry study! lesson plans | grade five | elementary | Ontario | Canada | task cards |

A full unit is on it’s way but I wanted to first post the group of lessons as I am working on it.  This way teachers that are struggling to figure out this new curriculum have somewhere to start.  This lesson covers the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

This three lesson series covers the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This content is necessary for students to understand prior to beginning their studies in inquiry. 

Lessons include

  • Original 3 pg reading about the charter of rights and freedoms
  • At a Glance Handout of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Discussion Prompts
  • Case Study Task Cards using some actual examples from challenges to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Answer Sheet
  • Reflection Page
  • Vocabulary
  • Lesson Plans – designed with use in both split classes and straight classes.
This Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms lesson is actually a three part series that will set students up for an inquiry study! Click through to check it out!


This lesson will correspond with a whole 4/5 unit that will be coming shortly

It also corresponds with my Long Range Plans 

Integrate vocabulary from this unit with my Character Traits Literacy Lesson

Stay Tuned for my Canadian Physical Regions Lessons coming soon and the Complete Unit coming by October


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