Grade 5 Social Studies

The magazine "Time" is presented for Grades K-6 teachers.
"Time" for Kids

A to Z Teacher Stuff is a teacher-created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily. Find lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion forums for teachers, downloadable teaching materials & eBooks, printable worksheets and blacklines, emergent reader books, themes, and more.

A to Z Teacher Stuff

Grades 3-8 students will have a blast playing these math, geography and language arts games!  They can choose to play alone or online with students around the world.

Academic Skill Builders
Contains a collection of lesson plans, articles, visuals, and multimedia resources to support social studies teachers in all parts of Canada. Teachers can build their own libraries of resources to support their teaching.

A 4-page pdf assignment for students to create a photo album with fictionalized text, based on late 19th and early 20th century photos from Library and Archives Canada.  Students are required to include copyright/credit information.

An Early Canadian Photo Album

These web-based student learning activities are based on the Ontario curriculum and are formatted to be "printer -friendly" so they can be used as recording sheets by students as well as providing direct links to the web pages.

Aspects of Government in Canada

A thematic unit that is geared towards the grade 5 student.

Beginning Holocaust Studies

Bubbabrain is a question and answer review game that would work very well on an interactive whiteboard.  You can either choose from user-created questions or create your own.  Both words and images are supported.


This site has activities and daily news.

CBC for Kids

Direct from the Prime Minister's Office, these colouring pages can be either printed to colour at home or coloured online.

Canada Colouring Book
Bison, RCMP, flags, and more for you to print and colour.

Canada Colouring Pages

Lots and lots of information on Canada.  Neat crossword puzzles and quizzes, too!  A list of topics is just over 2/3 of the way down the page.

An interactive table with the provinces and territories' official symbols.

Flags, Crests and Official Symbols

A super site for students to discover geography of places all around the world.

Canadian Geographic for Kids

Students will learn more about the people who have made Canada one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. They will use a variety of organizers (student handouts) to help them collect and organize data from a number of primary and secondary documents.

Canadian Settlement

Select over 100 city or country destinations anywhere on these Global Sites and you'll be sent on an exciting interactive journey. When you return check out the vast selection of travel related information. This includes Traveling Tips, World Maps, World Times, Travelers Warnings, Health Information, World Weather Forecasts, World Restaurant Guides, Hostels, Specialized Travel Newsgroups plus additional sources of information.

City & Country Tours around the World

A national collection of Canadian books, historical documents, government records, maps, films, and photos.  Go into "The Learning Centre" for a searchable database of grade-appropriate lesson plans, with resources from the Library and Archives Canada.

Collections Canada

Flags from around the world are available in 3 sizes for you to print and use with your students.

Colouring Book of Flags

This site was written for young people ages 9 to 13 who are learning about how Canada came to be a country. It is also for anyone else who wants to learn more about Confederation.

Confederation for Kids

Eduweb develops award-winning digital learning games and interactives about art, history, science, and technology.  Their mission is to "create exciting and effective learning experiences that hit the sweet spot where learning theory, digital technology, and fun meet." 


Eduweb Interactive Learning Games

This site is about the fur trade in Canada and how it led to the exploration of the country and the formation of the oldest and largest company in Canadian history: Hudson's Bay Company. In fact, the history of the fur trade, Hudson's Bay Company and the exploration of Canada are so intertwined that they can not be separated.

Exploration: The Fur Trade and Hudson's Bay Company

A research-based activity that has students learn about an explorer's lfe and adventures.

Exploring for Explorers

From the CIA's World Factbook, this site shows the flags of the world and has descriptions of the flat and the country.

Flags of the World
Choose your grade level and subject to access flashcards to test your knowledge of that area.  This is an American website so you may have visit other grade levels for any Saskatchewan subjects that are not listed for your grade level.

Select the appropriate age of your students and choose from a variety of Mathematics, Geography, Art, Science, Language Arts, etc. games.

FunBrain Game Finder

GeoDart is a geography trivia game where users answer geographical questions by placing darts in the correct locations on the map.  You can build your own GeoDart game and use any questions on any map with this site.

GeoDart Game Maker

Welcome to The Historica-Dominion Institute, the largest, independent organization dedicated to Canadian history, identity and citizenship.  The Historica-Dominion Institute's mandate is to build active and informed citizens through a greater knowledge and appreciation of the history, heritage and stories of Canada.  Lesson plans, brief videos, games and more!

Historica-Dominion Institute

Listed on this site are fun history games and animations organized around broad historical periods.  Most of the games are for students ages 10-16.

History Games and Animations

Activities for every grade level that deals with the Holocaust.

Holocaust Activities

Here are some links that can be powerful whole-group instructional tools when used on an interactive whiteboard.  These are grouped by subject area and subdivided by grade levels.

Interactive Whiteboard Links
KidsPast is the fun way to explore history.  We are who we are today, because of those who have gone before us.  There is an online history textbook, games and quotes from your favourite historical figures!
No matter what your grade level or subject area, Learn Alberta's website has many resources for you.  You can find resources by grade, subject, keyword, media type, audience, language or learning resource type. 


An online quiz for students to test their knowledge about the map of Canada.

Map of Canada Quiz

Blank maps of Canada and its provinces that you can print.

Maps of Canada and Provinces

This method of research is used to walk an entire class through the research process at the beginning of the year.

Micro-Research Model

Activities, Experiments,Games, Stories, News, Animals, Pictures ~ all are found on this site.

National Geographic Kids

This site has been categorized by grade to make your search easier. The lessons are online based and weave nicely with the curriculum in both science and social studies.

Lesson Plans and Activities

Printable maps of any location.  You can choose detailed or basic maps, with country borders on or off.

Printable Maps from National Geographic
This website displays daily newspapers' front pages in their original, unedited form.  This is a terrific site to get the local "scoop" on the happenings in the world!

The Office of the Treaty Commissioner has excellent resources to assist teachers with teaching about treaties to their students.  There are Make n' Take lesson plans, SMART board activities, PowerPoint games and more!

Office of the Treaty Commissioner

Interesting facts about Canadian and world events.  There is also a "For Teachers" section that has education materials for Grades 6-12. 

On This Day in History

Busy teachers are always looking for new teaching ideas and ways to save time. The Saskatoon Public Schools OLC has compiled a list of online resources that their teachers have created or recommended. 

Online Learning Centre Resources 

High-quality world and historical maps designed for educational use.  With some maps, you can choose a blank edition or one with labels.

Outline Maps

Pics4Learning is a copyright-friendly image library for teachers and students. The Pics4Learning collection consists of thousands of images that have been donated by students, teachers, and amateur photographers. Unlike many Internet sites, permission has been granted for teachers and students to use all of the images donated to the Pics4Learning collection.

Pics4Learning - Tech4Learning

Free lesson plans, activity ideas and resources for primary teachers.  Math, science, art, ELA, P.E., music and more are available here!

Primary Resources

A 5-page pdf document from Library and Archives Canada that has students researching three of Canada's prime ministers.

Prime Ministers of Canada

Browse and download lessons and demonstrations made for the Smartboard!

SMART Exchange
This series of webpages was created by a retired teacher in Regina.  It includes pages on Canada, Space, The Arctic, Animals, Winter, Pioneers, Saskatchewan, Plains Indians, and more.

Saskatchewan and Canada Information

The StarPhoenix, your online source for Saskatoon news, sports, business, crime, entertainment, classifieds, horoscopes, weather, and more.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Teaching Resources, Student Activities, Reproducibles, and more! | Teachers

The Science Learning Network (SLN) is an online community of educators, students, schools, science museums and other institutions demonstrating a new model for inquiry science education.  There is a list of resources developed by SLN museums.

Science Learning Network: Home

Modules pour le patrimoine
Sciences humaines 1 - 5

Hundreds of lesson plan ideas for all ages of learners.

Lesson Plans

Stat Planet can be used to create thematic maps based on a variety of development indicators from the fields of education, health care, and economics. Stat Planet can be used online in your browser or you can download Stat Planet. Stat Planet can also be used by students to make inferences as to the reason for inequities between countries and regions of the world. After making those inferences students can conduct research to investigate whether or not they were correct.

Stat Planet

Great for Smartboard users!  Create seating plans, make jeopardy-style review games, make board games and more.

This teacher has gathered some Notebook 10 games and demonstrations for a variety of upper elementary classrooms.

Teachers Love Smart Boards
Choose an area of the world and test your knowledge of capitals, countries, etc.

Test Your Geography Knowledge

This is a limited annotated list of quality websites for Canadian social studies educators, and those interested in Canada, carefully examined for their quality and use.

The Canadian Social Studies Super Site

The Geography Zone has been created to help spread geographical awareness and an understanding of the places and cultures across our world in an exciting and dynamic atmosphere. Here you can find The Geography Challenge, the world's largest online geography contest, as well as tons of the geography tools and facts to help make you a geography expert.

The Geography Zone

A 'must do activity' for any grade 5 student.

Travel Canda WebQuest

A 4-page pdf file that challenges students to make generalizations about life in Canada in the late 19th or early 20th century by searching the Library and Archives Canada site for appropriate pictures.

Using Pictures to Read the Past

Take a Virtual Field Trip to one of many locations. A great enhancer to any classroom.

Virtual Classroom Field Trips

Just as the title suggests, this is a site to narrow down the search for webquests.  There are a variety of webquests, all categorized to correlate with the Ontario Curriculum in 2007.

Webquest Locator
"What Kind of World...?" is an education programme designed to teach youth about the United Nations System and global issues from a Canadian perspective.  It draws links between local and global issues, and highlights the role of Canada in the UN and the UN in daily life.

What Kind of World...? programme

Great one class lesson on directions and listening.

Where Am I? mapping activity

Welcome to the "Who Wants to Be a Pioneer" Web Quest!  Using information obtained from the Internet, your student team, known as a Colony, will write questions in a style similar to those found on the television program "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Once the questions are completed, your Colony will participate in a trial run of their own game show. With this experience behind you, your team will improve your questions and answers and begin playing the game show again with a real audience, complete with commercials that you have created and produced.

Who Wants to be a Pioneer?

Welcome to The World Almanac for Kids Online!

Millions of kids read The World Almanac For Kids every year. Now the bestselling book has a companion Web Site -- The World Almanac For Kids Online. So dive in and explore. You might even get smarter.

World Almanac for Kids

GSCS Global Resources Search

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