First Nations and Early Settlers or Pioneer unit plan! Created for the NEW Ontario curriculum!
This unit is designed to supplement your teaching of the First Nations and Early Settlers/Pioneers portion of the new Ontario curriculum in grade 3.
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Included you will find:
Question prompts, partner talk cards and conversation ‘cootie-catcher’. I’ve also included information for a ‘time-line’ to help students create an understanding of when Early Settlers and First Nations people lived in relation to other major events
Journal Pages and Follow-Up activities:
These (fictional) journals help students understand the viewpoints of children in early Upper Canada. They are written in a variety of viewpoints and help shed light on some challenges and conflict people encountered. The follow up activities are designed to be fun and interactive to help students solidify their thinking and make connections. They are also used to model the journal style of writing students will do for their final project.
Early Settler Animated Shorts:
Using films created by the National Film Board (Free to watch) I have created a follow up activity for each video which focuses on comparing life in early settler times to life today as well as some key elements of daily life.
Questioning & Research:
With the inquiry focus of the new curriculum, students are expected to ask questions and research in a variety of ways to find answers and make connections. I have provided some anchor charts,a Q-chart, samples of our “Question” brainstorm sheets and ‘Big Questions”. Students will work in small groups (4 or 5 students) to research some of the question on their chart and the ‘big question’ associated with their topic.
Research Product- Kiosks & Brochure:
To share their research findings and connections, students will create a ‘kiosk’ in their groups using the foldable templates and create a brochure to go with their kiosk.
Pictures of artifacts and definitions to match are provided as well as a "what this may be" sheet and a "Comparison to now" activity to consolidate their learning after the activity.
Artifact Final Project
: Students ‘create’ an artifact and exhbiit for our ‘classroom museum’ and write a journal as person in Upper Canada. Planning sheets and a sample success criteria checklist is provided
I have included some Visual Arts connections. The first one is to create a First Nations Headdress using pastel, construction paper, and yarn. A choice of 6 reflection activities are provided.
The second art piece is based on the work of Norval Morrisseau. Introduce some of the works of Morrisseau and discuss his life (key details provided). Students choose which animal spirit would represent them based on the meanings provided and then create a ‘Morrisseau’ style piece, reflection sheet provided.
**Revised to include additional assessment samples- 5 checklists**
If you are looking for more grade 3 social studies for the new curriculum, check out my Living and Working in Ontario Unit
For a FRENCH version of this unit Click here!
Or for guided math activities, check out my Ontario guided math bundles for all strands!
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