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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

Let's Learn about the Electoral Process: Votes Count

Let's learn about the electoral process: Votes count

This video is in the On-Core collection.

"Why vote? What does it mean? Our hosts learn why voting is so important and why it is the right and responsibility of all eligible Canadian citizens. Students learn about: the current and historical election process; polling stations; voters; who is eligible to vote; how and when elections are called; election campaigns; citizenship; majority and minority governments; candidates."

Jewel on the Hill

Jewel on the Hill video

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.

"There is no greater Canadian symbol than the Parliament Buildings. The three magnificent Gothic structures, set high above the rugged cliffs along the Jewel On The Hill tells the remarkable story of how Canada's most symbolic Gothic structures came to be built, traces their reconstruction, expansion and continuous evolution and reveals the architectural beauty and history of their vaulted corridors, glorious chambers and famous rooms of power."

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: the danger of a single story

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

The Levels of Government

The levels of government

Student Vote created a series of videos to illustrate the basics of government and democracy, the right to vote, our three levels of government and how the Canadian electoral system works.

Who Does What? | TVO

Who does what?  TVO

It can be pretty confusing trying to figure out which level of government is responsible for providing which programs and services. Take a closer look at the responsibilities of the federal, provincial and municipal governments and find out who does what.