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Vancouver Island University Faculty of Education
YEAR 5 B. Ed- FRAMEWORK PLANNING MATRIX
Grade: 5 Title of Unit: Social Studies- Ch 8 Transportation/Communication, Ch 9 Resources/Settlement

Overview of Unit Topic/Theme:
a) In this unit of study we will cover the topic of Resources and Settlement as well as Transportation and Communication in Canada. The
students have previously been learning about Canadian history and this is a continuation of the history of Canada. Students will be engaged
in learning about these 2 topics through reading and writing as well as watching a few short video clips.
b) 1. Transportation and Communication
1a) Define transportation.
1b) Identify the 5 types of transportation that contributed to Canadas history.
1c) Identify and describe the major aspects of the Canadian Railway.
1d) Define communication.
1e) Identify and compare types of communication then to types of communication now.
2. Resources and Settlement
2a) Describe the difference between exports and imports.
2b) Indentify the uses of 5 resources used in Canada (water, trees, minerals, oil/natural gas and soil)
2c) Identify the pros and cons of electric cars.
2d) Describe the importance of the Fur Trade in Canada.
2e) Describe the importance of the Gold Rush in Canada.
3. Apply their knowledge of Transportation and communication in Canada by completing a chapter summary sheet.
4. Apply their knowledge of Resources and Settlement in Canada by completing a chapter summary sheet

Rationale for Unit:

Students will be learning about the importance of transportation and communication as well as learning about resources and settlement in Canadian
history. This is an important unit because we live in Canada and it is imperative that students know their history and how Canada came to be.
Students will also be comparing the difference of transportation and communication between then and now as well comparing the uses of our
resources between then and now. We will connect the students learning through multi-disciplinary teaching, comparison charts and video clips.

List the Provincial Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

Social Studies Grade 5
Skills and Processes
A1- apply critical thinking skills including hypothesizing, comparing, imagining, inferring, identifying patterns, and summarizing
to a range of problems and issues

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Identity, Society and Culture
B1- describe the significance of key events and factors in the development of BC and Canada, including: the fur trade, the railroad and
the Fraser/Cariboo gold rush

Economy and Technology
D2- analyse the relationship between the economic development of communities and their available resources
D2 - analyse the development of transportation systems in BC and Canada
Human and Physical Environment
E2- describe the location of natural resources within BC and Canada, including: fish and marine resources, forests, minerals and
energy resources

Culminating Task(s):

This is a short unit and will be culminated with a worksheet summarizing each topic. Each student will complete 2 question and answer worksheets
that summarize what they have learned in each chapter.
Ch 8- Transportation and Communication
Ch 9- Resources and Settlement

Resources:

Connections Canada (Outlook 5) text book
Ch 8- Transportation and Communication worksheet
Ch 9- Resources and Settlement worksheet














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Learning Outcomes Description of Learning
Activities & Strategies
Assessment Method/Tool Assessment Criteria
Students will be able to

1. Transportation and
Communication
1a) Define transportation.
1b) Identify the 5 types of
transportation that contributed to
Canadas history.
1c) Identify and describe the major
aspects of the Canadian Railway.
1d) Define communication.
1e) Identify and compare types of
communication then to types of
communication now.

2. Resources and Settlement
2a) Describe the difference between
exports and imports.
2b) Indentify the uses of 5 resources
used in Canada (water, trees,
minerals, oil/natural gas and soil)
2c) Identify the pros and cons of
electric cars.
2d) Describe the importance of the
Fur Trade in Canada.
2e) Describe the importance of the
Gold Rush in Canada.

3. Apply their knowledge of
Transportation and communication in
Canada by completing a chapter
summary sheet.

4. Apply their knowledge of
Resources and Settlement in Canada
by completing a chapter summary
sheet




Lesson 1: Transportation
LO # 1a, 1b, 3

I will introduce the topic of Transportation
in Canadian history by reading pg 115 of
the text book.

We will read 116-121 as a class, stopping
after each important passage to have a
discussion.



They will complete section 8.1 of their
chapter summary question sheet.



Lesson 2: Canadian Railway
LO #1c, 3

I will introduce the topic of the Canadian
Railway by reading pg 122 of the text book.

We will read 123-125 as a class, stopping
after each important passage to have a
discussion.



They will complete section 8.2 of their
chapter summary question sheet



Lesson 3: Communication
LO #1d, 1e, 3

I will introduce the topic of the
Communication in Canadian history by
reading pg 127 of the text book.







Say: take turns reading passages





Do/Write: answers to questions










Say: take turns reading passages





Do/Write: answers to questions

















Students will be cooperatively take turns
reading the passages from the text out
loud. Students will be engaged in class
discussion and want to share the
important aspects of what was just read.

Students will correctly complete section
8.1 of their chapter summary question
sheet name, title underlined, all
questions answered in complete
sentences.






Students will be cooperatively take turns
reading the passages from the text out
loud. Students will be engaged in class
discussion and want to share the
important aspects of what was just read.

Students will correctly complete section
8.2 of their chapter summary question
sheet name, title underlined, all
questions answered in complete
sentences.







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Students will be able to

1. Transportation and
Communication
1a) Define transportation.
1b) Identify the 5 types of
transportation that contributed to
Canadas history.
1c) Identify and describe the major
aspects of the Canadian Railway.
1d) Define communication.
1e) Identify and compare types of
communication then to types of
communication now.

2. Resources and Settlement
2a) Describe the difference between
exports and imports.
2b) Indentify the uses of 5 resources
used in Canada (water, trees,
minerals, oil/natural gas and soil)
2c) Identify the pros and cons of
electric cars.
2d) Describe the importance of the
Fur Trade in Canada.
2e) Describe the importance of the
Gold Rush in Canada.

3. Apply their knowledge of
Transportation and communication in
Canada by completing a chapter
summary sheet.

4. Apply their knowledge of
Resources and Settlement in Canada
by completing a chapter summary
sheet






We will read 128-130 as a class, stopping
after each important passage to have a
discussion.



They will complete section 8.3 of their
chapter summary question sheet


Lesson 4 : Computer Lab
LO #3

I will tell the students that today they will
be going to the computer lab to type up the
first part of their chapter summary
questions.

We will go over the expectations of what
the assignment should look like.





They will go to the computer lab and type
up their chapter summary questions.



Lesson 5: Resources
LO #2a, 2b, 4

I will introduce the topic of Resources in
Canadian history by reading pg 133 of the
text book.

We will read 134-137 as a class, stopping
after each important passage to have a
discussion.



Say: take turns reading passages





Do/Write: answers to questions











Say: word processing expectations






Do: chapter summary questions











Say: take turns reading passages





Students will be cooperatively take turns
reading the passages from the text out
loud. Students will be engaged in class
discussion and want to share the
important aspects of what was just read.

Students will correctly complete section
8.3 of their chapter summary question
sheet name, title underlined, all
questions answered in complete
sentences.







Students will raise their hands and
explain the golden rules of word
processing name in the footer, 14 font,
times new roman, double spaced,
headings underlined, answers in full
sentences, cops

Students will individually type up the
first section of their chapter summary
questions (chapter 8- 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3)









Students will be cooperatively take turns
reading the passages from the text out
loud. Students will be engaged in class
discussion and want to share the
important aspects of what was just read.


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Students will be able to

1. Transportation and
Communication
1a) Define transportation.
1b) Identify the 5 types of
transportation that contributed to
Canadas history.
1c) Identify and describe the major
aspects of the Canadian Railway.
1d) Define communication.
1e) Identify and compare types of
communication then to types of
communication now.

2. Resources and Settlement
2a) Describe the difference between
exports and imports.
2b) Indentify the uses of 5 resources
used in Canada (water, trees,
minerals, oil/natural gas and soil)
2c) Identify the pros and cons of
electric cars.
2d) Describe the importance of the
Fur Trade in Canada.
2e) Describe the importance of the
Gold Rush in Canada.

3. Apply their knowledge of
Transportation and communication in
Canada by completing a chapter
summary sheet.

4. Apply their knowledge of
Resources and Settlement in Canada
by completing a chapter summary
sheet






They will complete section 9.1 of their
chapter summary question sheet.



Lesson 6: Electric cars
LO #2c, 4

I will introduce the topic of electric cars by
reading pg 138 of the text book.

We will read 139 as a class, stopping after
each important passage to have a
discussion.



They will complete question 5 of section
9.1 of their chapter summary question sheet.



Lesson 7: Canadian Fur Trade
LO #2d, 4

I will introduce the topic of The Fur Trade
in Canada by reading pg 140 of the text
book.

We will read 141-146 as a class, stopping
after each important passage to have a
discussion.



They will complete section 9.2 of their
chapter summary question sheet.






Do/Write: answers to questions










Say: take turns reading passages





Do/Write: answers to question 5











Say: take turns reading passages





Do/Write: answers to questions







Students will correctly complete section
9.1 of their chapter summary question
sheet name, title underlined, all
questions answered in complete
sentences.






Students will be cooperatively take turns
reading the passages from the text out
loud. Students will be engaged in class
discussion and want to share the
important aspects of what was just read.

Students will correctly complete
question 5 of section 9.1










Students will be cooperatively take turns
reading the passages from the text out
loud. Students will be engaged in class
discussion and want to share the
important aspects of what was just read.

Students will correctly complete section
9.2 of their chapter summary question
sheet name, title underlined, all
questions answered in complete
sentences.




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Students will be able to

1. Transportation and
Communication
1a) Define transportation.
1b) Identify the 5 types of
transportation that contributed to
Canadas history.
1c) Identify and describe the major
aspects of the Canadian Railway.
1d) Define communication.
1e) Identify and compare types of
communication then to types of
communication now.

2. Resources and Settlement
2a) Describe the difference between
exports and imports.
2b) Indentify the uses of 5 resources
used in Canada (water, trees,
minerals, oil/natural gas and soil)
2c) Identify the pros and cons of
electric cars.
2d) Describe the importance of the
Fur Trade in Canada.
2e) Describe the importance of the
Gold Rush in Canada.

3. Apply their knowledge of
Transportation and communication in
Canada by completing a chapter
summary sheet.

4. Apply their knowledge of
Resources and Settlement in Canada
by completing a chapter summary
sheet


Lesson 8: Computer Lab
LO #4

I will tell the students that today they will
be going to the computer lab to type up the
second part of their chapter summary
questions.

We will go over the expectations of what
the assignment should look like.





They will go to the computer lab and type
up their chapter summary questions.




Lesson 9: Canadian Gold Rush
LO #2e, 4

I will introduce the topic of the Gold Rush
in Canada by reading pg 147 of the text
book.

We will read 148-152 as a class, stopping
after each important passage to have a
discussion.



They will complete section 9.3 of their
chapter summary question sheet.









Say: word processing expectations






Do: chapter summary questions












Say: take turns reading passages





Do/Write: answers to questions








Students will raise their hands and
explain the golden rules of word
processing name in the footer, 14 font,
times new roman, double spaced,
headings underlined, answers in full
sentences, cops

Students will individually type up the
second section of their chapter summary
questions (chapter 9- 9.1, 9.2 and 9.3)










Students will be cooperatively take turns
reading the passages from the text out
loud. Students will be engaged in class
discussion and want to share the
important aspects of what was just read.

Students will correctly complete section
9.3 of their chapter summary question
sheet name, title underlined, all
questions answered in complete
sentences.