Canada, Oh Canada! Unit Lesson Plans & Interactive Notebook & STEM MEGA Bundle

Canada, Oh Canada! Unit Lesson Plans & Interactive Notebook & STEM MEGA Bundle
Canada, Oh Canada! Unit Lesson Plans & Interactive Notebook & STEM MEGA Bundle
Canada, Oh Canada! Unit Lesson Plans & Interactive Notebook & STEM MEGA Bundle
Canada, Oh Canada! Unit Lesson Plans & Interactive Notebook & STEM MEGA Bundle
Canada, Oh Canada! Unit Lesson Plans & Interactive Notebook & STEM MEGA Bundle
Canada, Oh Canada! Unit Lesson Plans & Interactive Notebook & STEM MEGA Bundle
Canada, Oh Canada! Unit Lesson Plans & Interactive Notebook & STEM MEGA Bundle
Canada, Oh Canada! Unit Lesson Plans & Interactive Notebook & STEM MEGA Bundle
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Canada, Oh Canada! unit Lesson Plan MEGA Bundle COMPLETE UNIT with Thematic Components, Test Prep, STEM Activities, and more!

BONUS!! Now includes our Social Studies Themed STEM: The Iroquois Longhouse and Canoe! Over 100 pages of differentiated STEM activities and our Indigenous Peoples of Canada STEM bundle with content-based vocabulary, graphic organizers, and web links for background information!

Double BONUS!! Now also includes our Hiawatha and The Peacemaker and our I Am Not A Number Interactive Notebook and Lapbook Reading Activities, Annotation Assistant Student Worksheets, Vocabulary Focus, & Exit Tickets Multi Pack!

Triple BONUS!!! Now includes our (1) Louis Riel Interactive Notebook Extension Activities with Extended Response Test Prep and Jeopardy! Review (Canada's Provinces) PowerPoint Games and (2) Canada: North America's Neighbor Informational Text Small Group Differentiated Rotations with Exit Tickets, Homework Extension, and Rubric!


• Social Studies Learning Menu (Oh Canada!)

• Social Studies Learning Menu Rubric

• 3 TO 1 Classwork and Homework

• End-of-Unit Assessment

• Social Studies Folder Checklist

• ELA Informational Text Test Prep Passage - Canada: America's Northern Neighbor and Samuel De Champlain ELA Informational Text Test Prep Passage!

• Primary Source Document Depot: Canada (32-page mini-bundle)

I Am Not A Number readaloud! (52 page interactive notebook teaching resource!)

Hiawatha and The Peacemaker Interactive Notebook and Lapbook Readaloud Activities (76 page interactive notebook teaching resource!)

★ ☆ ★ This bundle requires absolutely NO PREPARATION! ★ ☆ ★

Author's Note:This product can be used very effectively by teachers in The United States and Canada and offers extensive opportunities for students to engage in investigating past societies, which is a centerpiece of 5th grade social studies curriculum in both The United States and Canada. In The United States, comparative country case studies are also an important piece of the curriculum, but if that aspect of the unit is not something you may be interested in exploring, you can by all means leave it out. Nothing in our lesson plans or interactive notebook/lapbook activities is etched in stone. Simply pick and choose depending on your differentiated needs. You might also consider simply using the case study as a differentiated small group extension and/or individual enrichment option. In addition, most upper grade students in the United States are well versed in American history, so the focus of this unit is overwhelmingly geared towards learning about Canada. We try to include a wide array of ideas and options and the teacher can most certainly use his/her discretion regarding which parts are most useful, applicable, and worthwhile for their individual student groups. That being said, most essential social studies themes coincide and overlap in both countries. For example, political, cultural, and citizenship conflicts and resolutions both then and now, can be found throughout the bundle with primary and secondary sources (great for resource-based learning) as well as links to many useful websites. Some examples of these are the Quebec Act, the Constitution of 1867, Hudson's Bay Charter, the Nunavut Act, the Treaty of Ghent, the Metis Bill of Rights, the French and Indian War, the Quebec Referendum, and the Red River Rebellion, to name just a few. These are all created for teaching specifically about Canada and have been used by American and Canadian teachers alike. We also include an array of information and options relating to Canada's geographical features, important places, famous figures, inventions and innovations, and meaningful issues facing Canadians both past and present. More themes of Canadian curriculum that are explored in this unit are First Nations, Europeans in early Canada, New France, and origins of the country. There are activities relating to political and physical regions for both provinces and territories as well as Canadians interacting with the global community (touching upon interdependence). Also, Canadian environmental issues, economic decisions, and controversial issues are introduced for the students to discuss, debate, clarify and defend their positions and opinions. Multiple Canadian-based informational test prep passages were created to support and enhance literacy through social studies, as well as to consider continuity and change in Canada. Another important aspect of the curriculum in both America and Canada is the integration of technology which is present throughout our activities. Students absolutely love the diverse variety of options and activities, which allow them to pick and choose among their favorite individual areas of interest. They then are given the technological and artistic tools to create their own amazing interactive displays to present to the class. We are confident you and your students will find many informative, interesting, and useful applications with this bundle!

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Our 95-page in-depth thematic lesson plan bundle includes:

• Teacher notes

• 19 detailed lesson plans (Microsoft Word; editable)

• Common Core State Standards

• Next Generation Science Standards

• Math Standards

• Higher Level Thinking Prompts

• Differentiated Instruction Suggestions

• Thematic Unit Component / Integration (ELA, Math, Science, Technology, Visual Art, Physical Education, Music)

• Extension / Homework

• Assessment Suggestions

• Depth of Knowledge Skills

Lessons Overview: Oh Canada

Lesson Plan #1: Setting Up Your SS Notebook: Students will set up their SS notebooks for successful note-taking during a unit on Canada

Lesson Plan #2: The Geography of Canada

Lesson Plan #3: The First Peoples of Canada

Lesson Plan #4: Inuksuit and Totem Poles

Lesson Plan #5: New France

Lesson Plan #6: Je me souviens

Lesson Plan #7: Louis Riel and the Metis

Lesson Plan #8: Learning Menu Distribution

Lesson Plan #9: Westward Expansion

Lesson Plan #10: Quebec Separatism

Lesson Plan #11: The Government of Canada

Lesson Plan #12: British Columbia and Alberta

Lesson Plan #13: Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Lesson Plan #14: Ontario and Quebec

Lesson Plan #15: Canada’s Maritime Provinces

Lesson Plan #16: Canada’s Territories

Lesson Plan #17: Oh Canada 3 TO 1 Assignment

Lesson Plan #18: Edit/Revise/Publish Notebooks/Learning Menus

Lesson Plan #19: Present Oh Canada Notebooks/Learning Menus


Common Core State Standards Addressed: Social Studies: 4.8.a, 4.8.b, 4.8.c, 4.8.d, 4.8.e, 4.8.f, 4.8.g, 4.8.h, 4.9.a, 4.9.b, 4.9.c, 4.9.d, Math: 4.NF.2, 4.MD.2

ISTE Standards Supported: Creativity & Innovation: 1.a., 1.b. Communication & Collaboration: 2.b. Research & Information Fluency: 3.b., 3.c. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, & Decision Making: 4.b., Digital Citizenship: 5.a., 5.b., 5.c., 5.d. Technology Operations & Concepts: 6.a., 6.b., 6.c., 6.d.

Next Generation Science Standards:

4-ESS2-1, 4-EESS2-2, 4-EESS2-A, B, E, 4-ESS2-1, 4-ESS2-2


Oh Canada!

Canada Interactive Notebook and Lapbook Activities allows students to think on a higher level by virtue of collaborative and imaginative work. Students will create their lapbooks and/or use the templates for an interactive notebook for differentiated, self-directed learning!

Lapbooks are a type of portfolio or collection of student work on a variety of topics using flaps and/or folded displays. Most lapbooks are created out of office file folders which are then folded in half. Lapbooks allow students to showcase their work by providing them an interactive space for sketches and drawings, story summaries, graphical information, timelines, charts, and other forms of written work. Best of all, they can range from any topic or unit study. They truly let students creatively display their work in a way that interests them the most, which allows for a multitude of differentiation for each individual student.

This 134-page MEGA packet includes:

• How to create a lapbook

• Using Composition Notebooks

• How to use the Vocabulary Cards Effectively Through Differentiation and Diverse Learners

• Uncommon Learning: Customized Activities Options

• Pre-selected technology integration interactive website links provided

• 'Work in Progress' interactive notebook pocket folder for easy storage of work that has not been completed

• Vocabulary Cards Pocket with 33 pre-made, no-prep cards

• Notebook Vocabulary Fold Cards

• Vocabulary Cards Homework / Classwork / Group Activities

• The 8 Strands of Canada Graphic Organizer

• Oh Canada! Accordion Timeline

• Informational Diamond

• Compare & Contrast Venn (The United States and Canada)

• Compare & Contrast Venn (American Baseball Hall of Fame and The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto)

• Compare & Contrast Venn (The California Gold Rush and The Yukon / Klondike Goldrush)

• Compare & Contrast Bracket (Samuel de Champlain and Henry Hudson)

• Compare & Contrast Bracket (The Inuit and The Northwest Coast Indigenous People)

• Compare & Contrast Bracket (Inuksuit and Totem Poles)

• Compare & Contrast Bracket (The Inuit and The Northwest Coast Indigenous People)

• Compare & Contrast Bracket (Anne of Green Gables and Little Orphan Annie)

• Compare & Contrast Bracket (The Inuit and The Northwest Coast Indigenous People)

• Compare & Contrast Enrichment Matrix: Viola Davis Desmond with Rosa Parks

• Compare & Contrast Bracket (Bigfoot and The Ogopogo Monster)

• Say What? Create your own English to French Dictionary Cards and English to Inuktitut Vocabulary Play on Words Envelopes and no-prep, pre-made cards

• The French & Indian War Informational Diamond

• Canada Chain Link Facts (British Columbia / Alberta / Quebec / Ontario)

• Canada Map Skills

• Character Traits Focus: What were some of the causes and effects of The Red River Rebellion of 1869-1870?

• Cause and Effect Trifold: The Creation of New France

• Cause and Effect Trifold: The Quebec Separatist Movement

• Important Figures Pocket with 32 pre-made, no-prep figure cards

• The French & Indian War Enrichment Diamond Fold Activity - Ben Franklin

• Enrichment Famous Figure Spotlight Options (Sir John Macdonald / Samuel de Champlain / Wayne Gretzky)

• Pros & Cons Higher Level Thinking Activities (1) What were the pros and cons of Great Britain winning the French and Indian War? (2) What are the pros and cons of Canada gaining its independence through evolution instead of revolution? (3) What are the pros and cons of Quebec Separatism?

• Thought Bubble Activities: (1) What would a member of the Iroquois Confederacy who fought in the French and Indian War say if he could see North America today? (2) What would Samuel de Champlain say if he could see Quebec today?

• All About…Canada Book-Style Flapbook

• 5-Point Pentagon Activity: Historical Facts of Ice Hockey

• Fun and Games: Lacrosse

• Too Cold for Baseball? Famous Canadian-Born Baseball Players – Baseball Card Activity

• Political Cartoon Focus

• All About…The Mounties Trapezoid Foldable

• Canadian Animal Fact Pocket with 24 pre-made cut-out cards

• Top 10 Canadian Tourist Spots envelope with 10 pre-made, no-prep cards

• Art Focus: Create your own Indigenous (Aboriginal) art piece (Option ‘A’)….. Design your own Totem Pole (Option ‘B’)….. Design your own Inuksuk (Option ‘C’).

• Create A symbolic Canadian Flag

• 4 sides of a Battle: What are four key features of the War of 1812?

• The Flavors of Canada: What are four special “tastes” from Canadian cuisine?

• Travel Brochure - Create a travel brochure describing some of the most interesting and unique aspects of Canada to potential tourists.

• Canada Science Connection: The Native Trees of Canada

• Science and Technology Connection (1) The Blanket Toss (2) The Invention of the Snowmobile (3) The Invention of The Zipper

• Journal Entry - Write a journal entry as if you were a tourist vacationing in Canada.

• What If...? Activity: What Souvenirs Would You Take With You?

• Canada: Then & Now

• Canada Unit 3-2-1 Student Self-Assessment

...and much more!

Common Core aligned thematic unit; 134 engaging pages.

Also included: The Cold War Cross Czech The Story of the Stastny Brothers ELA Informational Text Test Prep Passage as well as our The Halifax Explosion of 1917: The Tragedy that Forged an Enduring Friendship ELA Informational Text Test Prep Passage!

Perfect for a whole-unit review with in-depth, higher order thinking questions practice for state tests!

Test Prep, Common Core aligned, 14 pages.

Answer Key included.

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Groundhog Day by Gail Gibbons Differentiated Interactive Notebook Activities Bundle is perfect for Groundhog Day in February (North America - The United States and Canada)!

Makes a GREAT Groundhog Day-related and student-created bulletin board!

This Product is Designed to:

• includes a link to YouTube to view Groundhog Day by Gail Gibbons

• engage students using social studies based resources

• help students understand what was read through the use of graphic organizers

• utilize digital resources for interactive learning and discovery through technology integration

• use multiple resources for comparison purposes

• promote discussion on different ways people celebrate winter holidays

• motivate student learning and promote higher order thinking

This resource includes:

• How to make an interactive notebook/lapbook

• Interactive Notebook pocket envelope for storage of work that is not yet completed

• Vocabulary Word Work

• Vocabulary Word Search

• Author's purpose

• Cause and Effect

• Create a Travel Brochure (Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania and Toronto, Ontario)

• Science Connection: Groundhog Burrows with Enrichment Option

• Create a Groundhog Pop-Up with Fun Facts

• Differentiated Comparing/Contrasting using multiple graphic organizers for specific teacher targets

• Create your own groundhog Activity

• Map Skills

• Create an Acrostic Poem Activity

• Higher Level thinking Questions Homework component

• Enrichment activities for high fliers

• 3-2-1 Student Self Assessment

...and much, much more!

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