This is a comprehensive teacher resource with student activities aligned with the Saskatchewan Social Studies curriculum for Grade 5 for the Outcome DR5.3 :
Identify the European influence on pre-Confederation society.
The following indicators are addressed in this unit are:
a. Plot the principal voyages and experiences of the first European explorers who came to what is now Canada and discuss the impact of voyages on the societies encountered (Cabot, Cartier, Champlain, Hudson, Kelsey, Fraser, Hearn, Matthieu Da Costa)
b. Identify the social and cultural characteristics of New France (the influence of missionaries and of the Catholic Church; music; dance)
c. Recount the major events during the transition from French to British rule in what is now Canada.
d. Describe the life of Acadians in early Canada and describe the reasons for and the results of the Acadian deportation
e. Show how trade influenced the establishment of the first communities in Canada
f. Explore the relationship between the British, First Nations and the French in what is now Canada between 1760 and 1867, including the influence of culture, governance and the imperial relationship with Britain
g. Determine how the British Empire affected the lives of British settlers, French Canadians, First Nations, Inuit and Metis in pre-Confederation society.
h. Describe the influence of the United Empire Loyalists on Canadian society and reasons for the Loyalist migration to Canada
i. Undertake an inquiry to determine how the fur trade affected the peoples of Canada
There are several occasions throughout this lesson where teachers can integrate Treaty Education and issues confronting First Nations people that can be brought to the students' attention.
Inquiry oriented activities are outlined as well as activities involving group work and comprehension activities.
Other units available for Grade 5 Social Studies available in my store are:
I Can Statement Posters for Grade 5 Social Studies
Aboriginal Heritage of Canada
Evolution of Canada as a Multicultural Nation
Relationship of the People to the Land in Canada
Effect of the Environment on People Living in Canada
Functions of Governance Structures in Canada
Resources and Wealth
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