This Powerpoint will help cover the Alberta Grade 2 Social Studies outcomes based around Saskatoon's landscape and water. I use this with my grade twos. The language is simple and there are plenty of visuals, so students can get a feeling for independent "research". It can easily be differentiated by pre-teacing the vocabulary they may not know, and pairing the words with visuals on the board for them to reference while they are working. This could also be used as an introduction to research skills for Language Arts or Computer classes in Canada. There is also FNMI aspects, and the Cree words for Saskatchewan and it's river are included.
Afterwards, my students were asked to record their learning after going through the slides with a partner.