BC Social Studies Lesson Plans
Grade 5

Which level of government has the most effect on your daily life?

  • I can summarize the responsibilities of government.
  • I can distinguish between key roles within provincial, territorial, and federal governments in Canada.
  • I can recognize and appreciate the impact of government in my daily life.

What were the most significant turning points for gaining rights for women in Canada?

  • I can identify Canadian women who were trailblazers for women’s rights.
  • I can analyze significant turning points in women’s rights in Canada.
  • I can explain why it’s important for women to have equal rights.

How fair has BC’s treaty process been?

  • I can explain what a treaty is and why nations sign treaties.
  • I can consider the impact of the fact that BC has very few treaties.
  • I can reflect on the importance of treaty negotiations to First Nations and British Columbia as a whole.

How does the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protect Canadians?

  • I can name rights and freedoms that every Canadian has.
  • I can analyze how the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects Canadians and reflects our values.
  • I can suggest an additional right or freedom that would make Canada a better place.

How have past governments of Canada used laws to discriminate against Canadian citizens?

  • I can describe ways that laws were used to exclude Asian people from entering Canada.
  • I can evaluate how Canadian immigration policies have changed over time.
  • I can explain why it is important to apologize for past wrongs.

Is Canada fair to everyone who wants to come?

  • I can explain how immigration to Canada has changed over time.
  • I can analyze whether Canadian immigration laws are fair.
  • I can recommend changes to Canada’s immigration policy.

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