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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

Europeans on Turtle Island

Europeans on Turtle Island

This video is in the On-Core collection.

"The Anishinabek assisted European fur traders and surveyors to move through the Muskoka wilderness; David Thompson mapped the area, and the name Muskoka has origins in the native word for red rock."

Henry Settles in Upper Canada

nfb video henry settles in upper canada

This video is from the National Film Board of Canada.

"After a long, hard ocean voyage across the Atlantic, twelve-year-old Henry and his mother arrive in Upper Canada.  Uncle Ned meets them and takes them to rest up.  Homesick, Henry takes a turn around the village and discovers what village life is like in a well-established farming community.  He soon settles in and brings some good news to his mother."

Woolly's Gift

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This video is from the National Film Board of Canada.

"Set near Fredericton, New Brunswick around 1840, Woolly's Gift takes youngsters step by step through the making of fabric for Annie's new dress. Students see Annie and her family shear Wooly, a mother sheep, and wash the wool. They see the wool carded, spun into yarn, dyed and woven, how leftover wool was bartered, and the daily activities of a pioneer girl."

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Syrup | Heritage Minute

syrup heritage minute video

A family of Attikamek First Nations show a French Canadian family how to harvest the syrup of the sugar maple (1710).