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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

Where in the World Are We?: Mapping Skills

Where in the world are we? Mapping skills

This video is in the On-Core collection.

"Young students need to have a frame of reference so they know exactly where they live in this big place.  In this program specifically, students learn that a globe is a spherical model of the earth.  Our two hosts introduce important terms such as country, hemisphere, continent, ocean, equator, North and South Pole and more.  Students will begin to recognize that the world is made up of countries, continents and regions including the fact that Canada is on the continent of North America.  The program will also give students an understanding of the relationship between climate and location."

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Ryan's Well

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"This is the inspirational tale of a small boy's mission to help those less fortunate than himself.  Ryan was just six years old when he learnt that not everybody in the world has access to clean water."

The Cardinal Directions Geography Song

The Cardinal Directions Geography Song

This song will help you remember the Cardinal Directions.  Includes a link to lyric sheets, maps, and extra learning activities.

7 Continents of the World

7 Continents of the World

"7 Continents of the world and more geography facts."

Communities: Around the World, Around the Corner

Communities: around the world, around the corner

Video from World Vision Canada Youth.

Children Just Like Me

Children just like me

Say hello to children from diverse backgrounds, from Japan to South Africa to Brazil to India.