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Social studies - Gr. 5.2 Histories and Stories of Ways of Life in Canada

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General Outcome: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the people and the stories of Canada and their ways of life over time, and appreciate the diversity of Canada’s heritage. (from Alberta Education)

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971 HUG People from every single country in the world call Canada home. From the very first arrivals as long as years ago—the ancestors of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples—right up until today, people have settled in this country to build a better life. New Books, Good Books, Canadian Identity, Good Introduction, Reading Club, Canadian History, Reading Levels, Social Studies, Book Design

Chronicles the country’s major waves of immigration, from welcoming early European arrivals to becoming a modern-day safe haven for refugees. The book also acknowledges times when Canada has not been especially welcoming. It explores how each period of immigration has shaped the laws, values, and face of Canada on the way to today’s multicultural society.

KIT: Beaver Activity Kit - The branches gnawed by beaver serve as fascinating tools for the study of beaver behavior and anatomy. Forest Ecosystem, Science Curriculum, Children's Literature, Student Learning, Forests, Social Studies, Branches, Behavior, Anatomy

KIT: Beaver Activity Kit - The branches gnawed by beaver serve as fascinating tools for the study of beaver behavior and anatomy."

Calgary's Oldest Buildings Old Building, Calgary, Documentary, Social Studies, Norman, School Ideas, Turning, Buildings, Teacher

Calgary's Oldest Buildings

Take a trip back to Calgary's early days, and explore some of the buildings that still exist from that time period.Check out these great links containing inf...

I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis & Kathy Kacer… from Second Story Press … When Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school, she is confused, frightened and. Aboriginal Education, Indigenous Education, Indigenous Art, How To Read People, Canadian History, American History, Teaching Social Studies, Teaching Tools, Teaching Ideas

Based on a true story about a young First Nations girl who was sent to a residential school. When eight-year-old Irene is removed from her First Nations family to live in a residential school she is confused, frightened, and terribly homesick. She tries to remember who she is and where she came from despite the efforts of the nuns to force her to do otherwise. Gr.4-6

Purchased with Book Fair credits. Explore with John Cabot (Travel with the Great Explorers) National Geographic Kids, Star Spangled Banner, Best Children Books, Fancy Nancy, Going Fishing, Book Format, This Book, Explore, Travel

This exciting book follows the travels of British explorer Sir John Franklin on his doomed expedition to the Arctic. Historical information and high-interest fact boxes are presented in an entertaining tabloid style that guides readers through major voyages, explorations, and discoveries. Topics include the search for a Northwest Passage through the Arctic, life stuck in the ice, contact with the native Inuit, Franklin's disappearance, and the long quest to discover the expedition's fate.

The Ultimate List of African-American Baby Girl Names Inspired by Children's Books from Abigail to Zulay - Here Wee Read African American Babies, American Baby, Black Canadians, Canadian History, Canadian Culture, Black Authors, History For Kids, Rosa Parks, Children's Picture Books

Ten-year-old Abigail Price is excited about spring in her new home in Birchtown. Spring means lots of things, like flower buds and fresh leaves and her Aunt Dinah’s new baby. She’s hoping it also means she’ll get a new dress to wear for the celebration, but new clothing, like many things, is hard to come by.

Randomly Reading: Africville by Shauntay Grant, pictured by Eva Campbell A lyrical tribute to a community of black Canadian and Americans in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a place they could freely call home but which sadly no longer exists. Black Canadians, Writing Programs, Canada, Boys Playing, Children's Picture Books, Black History Month, Nova Scotia, Book Publishing, Writing A Book

When a young girl visits the site of Africville, in Halifax, Nova Scotia...she imagines what the community was once like—the brightly painted houses nestled into the hillside, the field where boys played football, the pond where all the kids went rafting, the bountiful fishing, the huge bonfires. Coming out of her reverie, she visits the present-day park and the sundial where her great- grandmother’s name is carved in stone, and celebrates a summer day at the annual Africville…

KIT: Beaver Kind Fur - (fake fur) Beaver fur is thick, short, brown in color, and soft to the touch with a velvety appearance and texture. Fake Fur, Social Studies, Canada, Touch, Kit, Texture, History, Brown, People

KIT: Beaver Kind Fur - Beaver fur is thick, short, brown in color, and soft to the touch with a velvety appearance and texture.

In cheated of his family's farm by his uncle, fifteen-year-old Jeremy joins the British Army preparing for possible invasion of Upper Canada by America and becomes batman to Sir Isaac Brock. Suggested for grades 5 to Lead Soldiers, Toy Soldiers, American Revolutionary War, American War, Joining The British Army, British Uniforms, War Of 1812, Farm Boys, Canadian History

In 1812, cheated of his family's farm by his uncle, fifteen-year-old Jeremy joins the British Army preparing for possible invasion of Upper Canada by America and becomes batman to Sir Isaac Brock. Suggested for grades 5 to 8.

Joanne Schwartz, Sydney Smith: Stadt am Meer Meer Illustration, Promenade Sur La Plage, Cap Breton, Sous Le Vent, Sydney, Haunting Stories, Aladin, Illustrator, Le Cri

A young boy wakes up to the sound of the sea, visits his grandfather’s grave after lunch and comes home to a simple family dinner with his family, but all the while his mind strays to his father digging for coal deep down under the sea.With curriculum connections to communities and the history of mining, this beautifully understated and haunting story brings a piece of Canadian history to life.

Origins of Canada's Geographical Names Government Of Canada, Place Names, Natural Resources, Earth Science, Origins, Social Studies, Geography, Website, The Originals

Origins of Canada's Geographical Names | Natural Resources Canada

WEBSITE: Origins of Canada's Geographical Names | Natural Resources Canada from Government of Canada

Developed in a debate format, each side presents a different perspective on the Arctic sovereignty issue relevant to Canada today. Teaching Aids, Different Perspectives, Decision Making, Social Studies, Geography, Arctic, My Books, Canada, Activities

Developed in a debate format, each side presents a different perspective on the Arctic sovereignty issue relevant to Canada today.

Read "A Blinding Light" by Julie Lawson available from Rakuten Kobo. It's 1917 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The First World War is raging, and despite its distance from the conflict, the Halifa. Galveston Hurricane, Halifax Explosion, Teacher Magazine, Safe Harbor, Historical Fiction, Nova Scotia, Great Books, First World

NOVEL: It’s 1917 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The First World War is raging...On the morning of December 6... two ships collide. A flash of light, then thunder from underground: the Halifax Explosion hits. Instantly, the city is unrecognizable. Lost and separated in the dark, destroyed city, will the siblings find each other again? Where is their mother? And who is to blame for the catastrophe?

WEBSITE: HBC Heritage — Classroom: The Classroom is a digital space for teachers and students to engage with the history of Hudson Bay Company. Indigenous Education, Social Studies, Classroom, Hudson Bay, History, Students, Canada, Website, Space

Classroom

WEBSITE: HBC Heritage — Classroom: The Classroom is a digital space for teachers and students to engage with the history of Hudson Bay Company.