This year my oldest son is in Grade 5. The focus this year in Social Studies is “Canada: The Land, Histories, and Stories.” As I was trying to figure out how best to start teaching about Canada – and where to find Canadian curriculum in a sea of American history – I came upon this link .
Just look at all of the stuff that I received!
Kids in Grade 1 – 3 can learn all about different symbols and how they relate to our country. Not only can you see activity pages, but there are videos as well.
Grade 4 – 6 learn about how Bills are made and how they can be passed or voted out. There is an easy to follow video that shows each of the steps as well as a glossary of terms. Kids are even able to role play so they can get a deeper understanding how parliament works.
Also for Grades 4-6 and 6-9 students can learn all about parliamentary committees. They can again role play and try to get one of two bills passed.
As the students get into the high school level they can delve deeper into the subject matter. Each resource book has so much information in it. I was so pleased to be able to have all this information straight from the source – and FREE!!
While looking for other resources I also found this website which has many children’s games and activities for learning about Canada.
And, of course YouTube has many different videos – however they are very biased depending on the political party that uploaded them.