Canadian Government and Citizenship Unit | Grade 5 Social Studies Ontario Curriculum | Strand B


Social Studies doesn’t have to be boring! Comprehensive Canadian Government and Citizenship Unit for Social Studies Ontario Curriculum Strand B


Social Studies doesn’t have to be boring! With our comprehensive Grade 5 Social Studies Unit on Canadian Government and Citizenship. This unit meets the current Social Studies Ontario Curriculum expectations for strand B.
This unit has been designed to engage students in learning about government. It uses a wide variety of instructional strategies that will help students learn the content being studied and enjoy and retain it.
This isn’t just another TPT worksheet package…this is a comprehensive unit that supports high-impact teacher strategies that allow for real engaged learning to happen.

Throughout the Canadian Government and Citizenship Unit, Grade 5 students will participate in learning activities such as:

  1. The Rights of Citizens: Students will explore vocabulary and concepts related to human rights. This lesson will lay the groundwork for understanding citizenship and responsibility.
  2. Canadian Government and Citizenship Grade 5 Social Studies Ontario CurriculumThe Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Students will learn about the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a crucial aspect of our society. They will discover how it is practically applied to various case studies that have been argued in front of the Supreme Court.
  3. Understanding How Decisions are Made: Students will engage in a decision-making simulation, a practical application of their learning. They will learn to consider various stakeholder perspectives, crucial in personal and governmental decision-making processes.
  4. Political Parties of Canada: Students will learn more about the major political parties in Canada and how they align along the political spectrum. They will gain an unbiased view of all political parties and learn their core values and how these impact issues such as the economy, social services, rights and freedoms, and the environment.
  5. Politics in Canada – Students will explore how Canadian government works. they will begin to understand in a simple way how a government is formed at the federal and provincial levels. They will be introduced to the major political parties of Canada.
  6. Responsibilities of Government Focusing on four levels of government (Federal, Provincial, Indigenous Governance, Municipal, and School Boards) students will begin to understand the responsibilities of each level of government and how they work together to make Canada work.
  7. Structure of Government Students will explore the key structure of government at the Federal and Provincial levels of government. They will learn who holds key roles in government at these levels and the structure and hierarchy that allows them to work.
  8. Government and the People – Students will explore real life case studies from across Canada and explore important divisive issues from various stakeholder perspectives. Students will explore why an important role of government involves considering the perspectives of many stakeholder groups before making decisions that impact Canadians.
  9. How Elections Work: Learn how a prime minister gets elected by dramatizing a skit all about calling an election.
  10. How the Senate Works: Learn the important advisory role that the senate plays in making laws and representing stakeholders by creating a student senate in your classroom to discuss an upcoming event or rule change in your classroom.
  11. Indigenous GovernmentLearn about how Indigenous communities govern themselves and their journey to working with the federal government towards self-government. Learn how the Indian Act shaped the way Indigenous communities were governed and the lasting impact this has had on
  12. Scaffolded Inquiry Project: Students will work through a guided inquiry to self select topics that interest them and explore how government works to support stakeholders

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”This is an excellent resource for Grade 5 social studies. Very easy to print and use. Ready made. Students were engaged and enjoyed completing the activities.” – Michelle C.
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”First time teaching this grade, and this was extremely helpful. Students learned so much and were engaged (especially the level of government game)! Going to get the other ss unit because this was such a success! Thank you!” – Grace Y.

Features that Support the Grade 5 Social Studies Canadian Government and Citizenship Ontario Curriculum:

  • Election Dramatizations
  • Original student-friendly texts that allow for cross-curricular learning and vocabulary building.
  • Hands-on Learning
  • Case Studies
  • Universal Design Based Learning Tasks
  • Scaffolded Learning Tasks
  • Exit Cards
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Tests
  • Interactive Learning Tasks
  • Inquiry Projects
  • Real Life Examples
  • Constructivist Approach to Learning
  • Collaborative Learning

Why Choose This To Help You Cover Social Studies Curriculum?

Our Government of Canada Complete Unit is the perfect solution for any Ontario Grade 5 Social Studies teacher who wants to simplify their curriculum, engage their students, and save time on lesson planning and resource gathering. With comprehensive lesson plans, interactive activities, and assessments, you can ensure your students understand complex topics like the government of Canada and its branches. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your teaching and engage your students in social studies!

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Canadian Government and Citizenship Unit | Grade 5 Social Studies Ontario Curriculum | Strand B