Your cart is empty.

Hands-On Social Studies for Ontario, Grade 5

An Inquiry Approach

New Edition, Updated & Revised

By Jennifer E. Lawson
Series: Hands-On Social Studies for Ontario
Imprint: Portage & Main Press

Categories: Education, Social Science
Softcover, coil bound : 9781553798033, 244 pages, August 2020
Ebook (PDF) : 9781553799542, 244 pages, June 2021

A custom-written social studies resource for Ontario's grade 5 curriculum.


Filled with a year’s worth of classroom-tested hands-on, minds-on activities, this resource conveniently includes everything both teachers and students need.

The grade 5 book is divided into two units:

First Nations and Europeans in New France and Early Canada
The Role of Government and Responsible Citizenship


  • focuses on the goals of the Ontario Social Studies curriculum
  • adheres to the Growing Success document for assessment, evaluating, and reporting in Ontario schools
  • builds understanding of Indigenous knowledge and perspectives


  • includes the five components of the inquiry model
  • opportunities for self-reflection and activating prior knowledge
  • authentic assessment for, as, and of learning
  • social studies thinking concepts, guided inquiry questions, and learning goals
  • support for developing historical thinking skills
  • access to digital image banks and digital reproducibles (Find download instructions in the Appendix of the book)