Our Unit Study Kits are for HCOS students only and are now password protected. See the Unit Study Kit Overview page for details regarding how to access the password.
Fifth graders have an exciting, challenging, and thought-provoking year ahead of them as they explore issues within Canada, and in the wider world. The fifth grade Social Studies Kits are carefully designed to leave students well-prepared for the equally exciting sixth-grade social studies program! As they work through each kit, fifth graders will be able to read, view, research, ask driving questions, design projects and learning activities, use technology-based tools, share their learning with others, and explore content areas of interest, all within the framework of the kit.
Each fifth-grade social studies kit is designed to integrate the Modernized BC Curriculum Core Competencies: Communication, Creative and Critical Thinking, and Personal and Social Skills/Knowledge. Topics explored in our fifth-grade social studies kits include: Human Rights, Immigration, and Discrimination, the Canadian Government, and First Peoples Land Use. Each kit also integrates concepts in numeracy, literacy, art, technology, and design thinking! Kits can be completed in any order based on student interest and availability of materials.
Social Studies kits are designed to be completed over a period of 6-8 weeks depending on the number of activities selected. Each fifth-grade social studies kit is divided into sections based on driving questions. You will work through each kit section by choosing your own materials, projects and activities to create a unique learning experience for your child.
We have worked diligently to choose an array of exciting learning opportunities for every learner! The materials, projects, and activities contained in the kit have been carefully selected to address the big ideas, competencies, and content of BC’s Modernized Curriculum.