We all know teaching social studies to combined grades can be really challenging. Why not make life a little easier?
This resource is designed to work in a combined classroom as the tasks are similar, parallel and should take about the same amount of time to complete, making it easier to teach to two grades in one room.
Are you stuck trying to dream out the best way to tackle the social studies units? Do you want to use student inquiry to drive the direction of your lessons, but you aren't sure how? Let me help! I created this resource to help you jump right in to the social studies units by starting you off with a title page to get students previewing the material and finding reliable resources, Big Ideas posters aligned with the Ontario curriculum and ready to print and hang and an introductory lesson/activity to get kids using their critical thinking skills.
That's not it! I don't leave you hanging for what to do next. I have included many possible next steps for lesson ideas, field trips, research topics, projects and assessment ideas.
Units focused on:
* First Nations and Early Europeans in New France and Early Canada
* The Role of Government and Responsible Citizenship
* Canada’s Interactions with the Global Community
* Communities in Canada Past and Present
This resource is intended to use at the start of your social studies unit. It is not intended to be a stand-alone resource but instead a jump start to get students thinking and to inspire research questions that can be used to map out the rest of the unit.
In this resource you will find:
*Teacher Notes: with suggested uses and suggestions for possible next steps
*Title Pages: with the task outlines and success criteria included
*Big Idea Posters: to keep students focused on the learning goals
*Diagnostic / Introductory Activities: to help kick-off each of units of study.
Just press print and you are off to a great start!