Canadian Government and Citizenship

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4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
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This Canadian Government and Citizenship resource was created to work with the Ontario Ministry of Education's Social Studies curriculum unit for Grade 5, The Role of Government and Responsible Citizenship . However, it will work with all provincial and territorial curriculums, and has been presented in a manner that will work well for Grades 4-7 students.

This resource contains BOTH my original Canadian Government and Citizenship unit AS WELL AS my newer "Community Mapping" supplementary unit created after the revised Ontario Social Studies Curriculum was introduced in 2013.

Buyers who purchased the original product are now able to receive the updated file by simply go to their "My Purchases" page and look for the flashing note that says "Newly Revised Re-Download". Simply download the new file - you do NOT need to re-purchase the product! If you have any questions about this please feel free to contact me at:

ALSO: Please note that upon purchase the revised section of this zipped resource may show up first before the original section!
Components of Original Resource:
Topics include:
- Levels of Government
- How Levels of Government Work Together
- Rights and Responsibilities
- Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
- Voting Rights
- Elections
- Mapping
- Citizenship and Immigration
- Ceremonies and Celebrations
- Buildings and Symbols
- Criminal Justice System

Topics are presented in an engaging manner meant to develop critical thinking skills in our students. Some activities include:
- Scrapbook assignment
- letter writing
- timeline
- role plays
- survey
- student created quiz
- test
- research project
- play (The Trial of Dayan)
- Jeopardy-style trivia game

Components of Community Mapping Unit include:
- Mapping Our Community
- Creating Action Plan Groups
- Asking Good Questions
- Exploring Perspectives
- Oral History Interviews
- Assessing Government Action
- Creating a Timeline
- Creating an Action Plan
The Community Mapping unit involves students putting together a large “lapbook” to document the journey their inquiry unit has taken them.

Do You Have Students on Modified Programs? The following small units have been modified from some of the content from this original large unit in order to meet the needs of struggling readers and ESL/ELL learners:
Canadian Levels of Government: Simply Stated for Differentiated Instruction

Canadian Citizenship: Simply Stated for Differentiated Instruction

Note: If you have already purchased "The Trial of Dayan", my "Canadian Government & Citizenship Trivia Game" OR "Canadian Government: Our Court System", please be aware that these products have been incorporated as part of this larger resource.

Customer Tips:

Please Note:
You may want to check out some of my other social studies resources:

Canadian Government and Citizenship Word Wall Resource

Canadian Government Scoot

Canadian Government Smartboard Trivia Game Round 1.

Canadian Government Smartboard Trivia Game Round 1

First Nations and Europeans in New France and Early Canada BUNDLE PLEASE NOTE: This bundle has also been divided into 5 separate parts available for purchase separately!

First Nations and Europeans in New France & Early Canada Word Wall

First Nations and Europeans in New France Trivia Game

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