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Learning Module: Social Studies (PJ): People & Environments (Grade 1-6)

Learn how to identify and work with kits and electronic resources for teaching K-6 social studies in Ontario.

Group Work

The school librarian helped you find introductory material on the topic and you're now ready to build your lesson. As you're leaving the library you see your associate teacher in the hall. She would like to start showing online videos to the class. She gives you a list of streaming video sites that she would like to start using to teach the kids about People & Environments.

  1. Select a topic from the 2013 Ontario Social Studies curriculum

  2. Select one of the library databases that you will use to teach your lesson

  3. Answer the discussion questions

  4. Present the answers back to the class

(20 minutes)

People & Environments (Grades 1-6)

The following is a list of the topics covered for the People & Environments strand (Grades 1-6) of the 2013 Ontario Social Studies Curriculum.

Grade 1: The Local Community (p. 65, 69)

Grade 2: Global Communities (p. 75, 79)

Grade 3: Living & Working in Ontario (p. 85, 90)

Grade 4: Political & Physical Regions of Canada (p. 97, 102)

Grade 5: The Role of Government & Responsible Citizenship (p. 107, 112)

Grade 6: Canada’s Interactions with the Global Community (p. 119, 124)

See the 2013 Ontario Social Studies Curriculum for more information.

Discussion Questions

Discuss the following:

  1. Introduce the class to streaming websites.

  2. What were your reasons for selecting this streaming website?

  3. How might you build this streaming website into  your lesson and/or a student assignment?

  4. What facilities might you need to use this streaming website in the classroom?

  5. What are some of the pros and cons of using streaming website in the classroom?

Video Streaming Sites