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Primary Junior Social Studies Teacher Resources

Here you will find teacher and classroom resources to support The Ontario Curriculum: Social Studies, Grades 1 to 6 (2018).

Videos in the Library Collection

"Growing Responsible" - Auto B Good

Growing Responsible - Auto B Good

This video is in the Learn360 collection.  Faculty of Education students & staff: If you haven't set up your Learn360 account, go to the Education Library Password Page to do that. Can't get in to that site?  Email Brenda for a password reminder.

"Cali just loves shopping! She needs a job so she can shop more and comes up with a plan to 'let' her friends be responsible for her task instead."

Community Character: Rules & Responsibilities

Community Character: Rules and Responsibilities

This video is in the On-Core collection.

"As a citizen of a community, we all have rights and responsibilities.  In this program, students will join our hosts Kirstie and Sean to learn how and why communities make and enforce laws.  The program reveals how rules are linked to safety and designed to support fairness, and explains why there must be consequences for breaking community rules.  Students will also discover how rules in a classroom and at home are just as important as the rules in a town or city.  Students also hear from Coast Tsminshian First Nations Elder and Educator, Shannon Thunderbird who tells children of the Seven Sacred Teachings - love, respect, courage, honesty, wisdom, humility, and truth.  Shannon uses her storytelling ability in sharing with children how each of these rules from our First Nations culture can help us be better people."

Christopher, Please Clean Up Your Room!

Christopher, please clean up your room!

This film is from the National Film Board of Canada.

"This short animated film stars Christopher, a terrific kid with one major problem… he's messy! His shoes smell funky, his fish bowl stinks, and even the cockroaches can't stand it. In the chaos of Christopher's room, his fish rise up from their scummy bowl in protest. They enlist the help of a fastidious cockroach. Together, the fish and the roaches hatch a plan that will change Christopher's life and his cleaning habits forever. 
Part of the Talespinners collection, which uses vibrant animation to bring popular children’s stories from a wide range of cultural communities to the screen."

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I Love to Clean my Room!  CBC Kids

I Love to Clean my Room! CBC Kids

YouTube star Andrew Huang drops by to help two Kids clean their room and create an original song out of the sounds they make.

TVO Kids Help Zone

TVO Kids Help Zone

Join Duane as he helps kids deal with everyday problems.

Franklin Helps Out

Franklin video

"Explore ways to help out a community in this story of Franklin and his friends. Franklin tries to find a job he can do well and ends up finding jobs for his friends instead. He realizes that designating jobs was helping out everyone."