Grade 4 Physical Regions of Canada Unit – ONTARIO SOCIAL STUDIES:


Teach Grade 4 physical regions of Canada with our comprehensive unit. It meets Ontario curriculum expectations, covering mapping, political and physical regions, economic sectors, and sustainability. Engage students with detailed lesson plans, task cards, student reflections, and a final inquiry project. Perfect for exploring Canada’s diverse environments and their impacts.


Complete unit for Grade 4 Physical Regions of Canada. This unit covers everything that you will need to meet the expectations for the People and Environments strand of the updated Ontario curriculum.


This unit focuses on the big idea concepts of the curriculum. It allows students to dig deeper into topics explored. Students will learn about how Canada is divided in different ways and how the different environments in different regions affect Canadians. 


Grade 4 Physical Regions Lessons Focus on Big Idea Concepts of:

  • Mapping Canada
  • Differentiating between 13 political and 6 physical regions
  • Understanding Physical Characteristics of 6 influential physical regions
  • Understanding Economic Sectors
  • Explore the relationship between economic sectors, settlement and physical environment


The lessons and corresponding materials will show you how to get your students to explore the physical environments of Canada through a variety of lessons with…

★Detailed lesson plans

★ Task Cards

★ Notes for the Teacher

★ Student reflection

★ Original Non Fiction Texts to support student learning written at student reading level.

★ Final Inquiry Project

★ Student Research links


The Frade 4 Physical Regions culminating activity allows students to

→ identify the key physical features of a region

→ identify major industries in the region

→ compare the positive and negative consequences of these industries on the physical environment

→ take different stakeholder perspectives into account

→ identify and describe actions taken towards sustainability


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What teachers are saying about my this Grade 4 Physical Regions Unit?

“This is a great unit to help students learn what they can about Canada, while providing options for inquiry and self learning.”


“Love this! Very easy to use and the kids are enjoying it! Thanks”


“I am very excited and relieved to have found this. With the new curriculum resources are very scarce.



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Grade 4 Physical Regions of Canada Unit – ONTARIO SOCIAL STUDIES: