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Primary Junior Social Studies

Here you will find teacher and classroom resources to support The Ontario Curriculum: Social Studies, Grades 1 to 6 (2013).

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Queen's University, Kingston, ON, K7M 5R7
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Social Studies Resources for K-6 Teachers

The Ontario Curriculum: Social Studies, Grades 1 to 6, History & Geography, Grades 7 and 8, 2013.

The vision of The Ontario Curriculum, Social Studies, Grades 1 to 6, is to "enable students to become responsible, active citizens within the diverse communities to which they belong" (p. 6).

Through the purchase and curation of print, digital, and hands-on resources, the Education Library supports the vision of the Ontario Curriculum to "enable students to become responsible, active citizens within the diverse communities to which they belong" (p.6).  This guide will help you gain access to the tools and strategies Ontario teachers use in their Social Studies classrooms:

  • the citizenship education framework
  • the concepts of disciplinary thinking
  • the inquiry process
  • big ideas
  • framing questions
  • spatial skills

(pp. 7-8, The Ontario Curriculum, Social Studies, Grades 1 to 6).

 

This guide offers teachers starting points for developing units that incorporate the inquiry process. Recommended children's books, videos, and web sites to support the development of student's inquiry skills are included.

Where you will find our resources:

Floor 1:  Children's fiction and information books

Floor 2:  Teacher resources:  kits, posters, big books, puppets, DVDs, audiobooks, student textbooks with accompanying teacher guides

Floor 3:  Professional resources for teachers including lesson plans, instructional strategies, and more.

More Online:  ebooks for children & teachers, video from curio.ca at the CBC, Campus at the NFB, On-Core, Learn360, and more.

 

New Books for Social Studies, 1-6