Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Social Studies Grade 5

Big Ideas

  • Natural resources continue to shape the economy and identity of different regions of Canada.
  • Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity.
  • Canadian institutions and government reflect the challenge of our regional diversity.

Overall Expectations:

  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
  •  Develop a plan of action to address a selected problem or issue
  • Construct arguments defending the significance of individuals/groups, places, events, or developments (significance)
  • Ask questions, corroborate inferences, and draw conclusions about the content and origins of a variety of sources, including mass media (evidence)
  • Differentiate between intended and unintended consequences of events, decisions, or developments, and speculate about alternative outcomes (cause and consequence)
  • Take stakeholders’ perspectives on issues, developments, or events by making inferences about their beliefs, values, and motivations (perspective)
  • Make ethical judgments about events, decisions, or actions that consider the conditions of a particular time and place, and assess appropriate ways to respond (ethical judgment)

Specific Expectations

Students are expected to know the following:

  • the development and evolution of Canadian identity over time
  •  the changing nature of Canadian immigration over time
  • human rights and responses to discrimination in Canadian society
  • participation and representation in Canada’s system of government
  • resources and economic development in different regions of Canada

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