Manitoba Grade 1 - Social Studies - Full Year Bundle

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Grade 1 – Manitoba Social Studies Curriculum – This bundle was created to cover the outcomes in all clusters of the Connecting and Belonging curriculum.


There are 390 activity sheets that cover the learning standards in the social studies curriculum. Each unit contains readings, colouring sheets, fill in the blanks, multiple choice, true/false, maps, and more!


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Cluster 1: I Belong

Some of the concepts that are covered:

  • Different types of families
  • Extended family
  • Generations
  • Differences between generations – technologies
  • Practicing reading a family tree
  • Writing a family tree
  • Learning about aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents
  • Ordering the births in a family
  • Ordering events in a story
  • Our own significant life events – weddings, births, moving to a new community, etc.
  • What communities do you belong to?
  • Canada – Before European Settlers
  • Indigenous groups in Manitoba
  • Treaties – Which treaty do we live on?
  • First Nations in your community
  • History of your community
  • Immigration to Canada – settlers
  • Métis in Manitoba
  • Story – Life as a Métis
  • Francophones – French in Manitoba
  • Francophone culture
  • Story – Pierre the Francophone
  • Immigrant families
  • German, Chinese, and Scottish families in Canada and their culture
  • Learning from other cultures – Bannock
  • Differences in communities and groups of people
  • Speaking different languages
  • Foods from other countries
  • Our heritage – artifacts, language, values, and traditions
  • Francophone heritage in Manitoba
  • My heritage story
  • Special days in Canada – Canada Day, Thanksgiving, Earth Day, National Aboriginal Day, etc.
  • Remembrance Day
  • Colouring sheet – Lest We Forget
  • Festivals in Canada – Winnipeg Folk Festival
  • Folk Music from Manitoba
  • Fall Festival, Canadian Tulip Festival
  • Monuments in my community
  • Activities – Word scramble and word search
  • Unit Test
  • Answer pages for all activities


Cluster 2: My Environment

Some of the concepts that are covered:

  • All about Canada
  • All about Manitoba
  • City/town, province, and country we live in
  • Oceans – water on a map
  • Continents – land masses on a map
  • What is a community?
  • Natural features in our environment
  • Natural features in our school and community
  • Natural resources – how we need the environment to survive
  • Natural resources in your community
  • Keeping our environment clean
  • Poster – making a poster with tips to keep our environment clean
  • Healthy environment – clean air
  • Clean air from trees and plants
  • Clean water in our environment
  • Urban and rural communities
  • Mapping my city in Manitoba
  • Address – where do I live?
  • Areas in my community
  • Mapping skills – scale
  • Drawing a map – my school, and my neighbourhood
  • Relative locations – near, far, up, down terms
  • Relative location – closer and further
  • Reading maps of cities and neighbourhoods
  • Map of my favourite park
  • Indigenous landmarks in Manitoba
  • Indigenous languages – Cree, Dene, and Ojibwe
  • Oh Canada national anthem in Cree and Ojibwe
  • Oh Canada national anthem in English and French – Activity
  • Francophone landmarks in Manitoba
  • Seasonal cycles
  • Best and worst seasons
  • How we deal with seasonal changes
  • Metis seasonal rounds
  • Creating our own seasonal round
  • Needs versus wants
  • Activity – what needs and wants we have
  • Advertisements – tricks used to get us to need things we want
  • Making an advertisement
  • Activities – Word scramble and word search
  • Unit Test
  • Answer pages for all activities


Cluster 3: Connecting with Others

Some of the concepts that are covered:

  • Your role as a student
  • Self-assessment – Your role as a student
  • Student responsibilities
  • School community – leader and decision makers
  • School responsibilities – rules
  • Matching activity – class rules
  • Responsibility and rules in school
  • Respectful behaviour at school
  • Impact of my behaviour on others
  • Good manners and table manners
  • Bullying survey – are you being bullied?
  • Bullying at school
  • Helping each other
  • Your role and responsibilities at home
  • Rules at home
  • Laws in the community
  • Activity - Laws or rules
  • Changing roles and responsibilities
  • Relationships at school and at home
  • Significant people and things in my life
  • Taking care of my things
  • Significant places in my community – school, church, grocery store, etc.
  • Services in my community
  • Community needs
  • Life without community workers
  • Helping workers in my community
  • Jobs in my community – doctor, nurse, mechanic, custodian, mail carrier, etc.
  • Local community – Mayor
  • Electing our leaders – decision making
  • Activity – Becoming Mayor
  • Making decisions in my community
  • Equality versus equity – treating others properly
  • Different ways of life around the world – Germany and India
  • Foods from other countries
  • Speaking different languages
  • How different communities are the same
  • Needs everyone has around the world
  • Where most people live – near water and where crops can grow
  • Global relationships – buying things from other countries
  • Unit Test
  • Answer pages for all activities


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