First Nations in Canada (Government of Canada site)- provides background information for educators spanning from Pre-Contact to present day.

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Discover Canada (Government of Canada site)-"The arrival of European traders, missionaries, soldiers and colonists changed the native way of life forever. Large numbers of Aboriginals died of European diseases to which they lacked immunity. However, Aboriginals and Europeans formed strong economic, religious and military bonds in the first 200 years of coexistence which laid the foundations of Canada." (**You may also listen to this chapter or download an MP3 of it.)

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This Bundle of 4 Government of Canada Plays or Readers' Theatre covers the 3 tiers of Canadian Government.

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Canada's Three Levels of Government Freebie is intended to acquaint students with the federal, provincial/territorial, and municipal governments which govern Canada, as well as the various responsibilities and government officials of each level. This 2 page resource includes a chart for students to record their research about the names of the officials and their local representatives for each level.

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Types of Government (TERMS) of Canada - Play or Readers' Theatre is a 7 page intro of government terms. It can be accompanied by the Canadian Federal Government and Canadian Provincial and Territorial Government and by the Canadian Municipal Play or Readers' Theatre. Employing humour and simple props, it can be used to introduce government in an engaging, palatable way to our grade 5-8 students. It can also be used to introduce the new Gr. 5, Ontario Social Studies' Inquiry-based…

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Canada’s history might not be as long or as colourful as some other countries, but it does include some interesting tidbits of excitement and, as part of the New World, has had some unique adventures in exploration. This timeline tries … Continue reading →

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GRADE 5: SOCIAL STUDIES: People and Environments: Teaching Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Government Charter of Me Activity (charter of rights and freedoms) Lesson plans, handouts, unit plans. Would use these as a basis for planning unit.

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