This is a comprehensive India Unit!
I've made it to correspond with the Alberta Grade 3 Social Studies program of studies. It would be useful for any Grade 3-5 student studying this amazing country!
This pack is perfect if you're tired of teaching using disengaging and outdated textbooks. This unit not only includes a unit plan(based on the Alberta Grade 3 program of studies) and unit test with answer key, but also highly engaging information pages, response pages, research projects, and fun learning activities.
I like to approach each of my lessons with a mini-lesson, followed by active engagement. The information pages allow you to incorporate an engaging mini-lesson and the corresponding activities allow the kids to fully participate in their learning! I can't wait to teach India next year with all these resources ready to implement!
Topics studied: Geography and Lanscape, Quality of Life (homes, electricity, water, technology, pollution, healthcare, transportation), Education, Beliefs, Food, Music, Clothing, Stories, Celebrations, Leadership and Gender Roles, Economy.
Page 2-5: Unit Plan
Page 6-7: intro activity
Page 8-19: Geography and Landscape (4 map posters, student map activity, 2 landscape and environment journal prompts, animal research activity, pollution info page, Flag info poster)
Page 20-48: Quality of Life (3 worksheets, quote poster, homes info sheet, homes video links and discussion questions, diorama project with rubric, planning, and publishing page, doctors info sheet and response page, transportation info sheet, environment journal prompt, technology info sheet and discussion starters, response page, debate template, review board game and cards)
Page 49-65: Education (whole group true/false activity, info sheet, response sheet)
Page 66-88: Beliefs (Hinduism info sheet and response, Caste System poster, caste system info and response sheets, Hindu Monologue project with rubric, planning and publishing page, gods and goddesses info sheet, Facebook project with rubric and planning page, cultural diversity info page and journal prompt)
Page 89-117: Food and Dining Customs (whole group true/false activity, restaurant menu project, whole class activity)
Page 118-126: Music (info pages on 6 instruments, science project)
Page 127-138: Clothing (note pages, clothing advertisement project)
Page 139-157: Stories (6 reader's theatres created from traditional Indian folktales with response page and rubric)
Page 158-167: Celebrations (weddings and Diwali info pages, research links for research project, script templates)
Page 168-186: Leadership and Gender Roles (home leadership info page, treatment of men/women info page, history of leadership info page, response pages, hot seat activity, cut and sort for journals, election class project with ballots and rubric)
Page 187-198: Economy (mini booklet for goods, services, imports, and exports, class economy activity with rubric and bills)
Page 199-201: Early Finisher Activity (research architecture)
Page 202-215: Review and Unit Test (make your own review game activity, unit test, answer key for unit test)