Outcome Chart - Alberta - Social Studies Grade 5

Canada: Shaping an Identity

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the events and factors that have changed the ways of life in Canada over time and appreciate the impact of these changes on citizenship and identity.

Lessons that meet grade Five expectations

Skills and Processes

Dimensions of Thinking

Students will develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking to:

  • analyze significant local and current affairs from a variety of sources, distinguishing between fact and opinion
  • evaluate ideas, information and positions from multiple perspectives
  • seek responses to inquiries from various authorities through electronic media and recognize that information serves different purposes and that data from electronic sources may need to be verified to determine accuracy or relevance for the purpose used


Students will apply the research process to:

  • cite references as part of research
  • access and retrieve appropriate information from the Internet by using a specific search path or from given uniform resource locators (URLs)


Students will demonstrate skills of oral, written and visual literacy:

  • identify and distinguish points of view expressed in electronic sources on a particular topic

extend the scope of a project beyond classroom collaboration by using communication technologies, such as the telephone and e-mail

Citizenship Learning

It is expected that students will:

  • Demonstrate fairness and respect in their interactions with others

Respect the rights, opinions, and perspectives of others

Dimensions of Thinking

Overall Expectations

5.S.3 develop skills of geographic thinking

Specific Expectations

construct graphs, tables, charts and maps to display geographic information

use historical maps to make meaning of historical events and issues

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