BC Social Studies Grade 5 Full Year Bundle

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Grade 5 – British Columbia (BC) Social Studies Curriculum – Canadian Issues and Governance. This product was created to cover the elaborations and big ideas in the British Columbia (BC) Social Studies Grade 5 Curriculum – Canadian Issues and Governance.


There are 256 activity sheets that cover the learning standards in the social studies curriculum. This unit contains readings, assignments, hands-on activities, fill in the blanks, multiple choice, true/false, and more!


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Some of the concepts that are covered:

  • Canada’s changing identity
  • Multiculturalism in Canada
  • Canada – A Peacekeeping Nation
  • Immigration to Canada – Push and Pull Factors
  • Clifford Sifton – Immigration to Canada
  • Immigration Act – 1905
  • Chinese Head Tax and the Chinese Railroad Workers – The Last Spike
  • Anti-Asian Riots
  • Canada – Changing Populations in Provinces and Cities
  • Activity – Graphing population changes
  • The Numbered Treaties
  • First Nations loss of land
  • Indian Act – Indian Status and the impact of the Indian Act
  • Residential Schools – Impact on survivors
  • Activity – Role play about Residential Schools
  • Intergenerational trauma from Residential Schools
  • What is reconciliation?
  • Discrimination – Komagata Maru, Japanese internments and Doukhobours in Canada
  • Citizenship and mock citizenship test
  • Rights and responsibilities in Canada
  • Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Collective rights – Indigenous rights and Language rights
  • Metis National Council
  • Representative Democracy versus Direct Democracy
  • Activity – acting out representative versus direct democracy
  • Participation in democracy
  • Levels of government
  • Activity – sorting responsibilities
  • Activity – plan of action: letter to the municipal government
  • Provincial government – leaders and their responsibilities
  • Federal government – leaders and their responsibilities
  • Election process – federal and provincial
  • Political parties in Canada
  • Indigenous self-governments
  • Governments wanting input from citizens
  • Taking action – protest movements
  • Land-use claims – Indigenous issues
  • Coastal GasLink Pipeline
  • Natural resources in Canada and BC
  • Resource towns in Alberta and in BC
  • Economic sectors – primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary sectors
  • 3 Unit Tests
  • Answer pages for all activities


This is a comprehensive unit that will save you hours of planning! It has been tested and found effective in helping students achieve the learning standards in the social studies curriculum.