Grade 5ROSS Social Studies

This Day In History: This site is an excellent resource for T.U.S.C.

Grade 5: S.S. Research Project LINKS

The Canadian Encyclopedia: Interactive Map of Canada’s Native Peoples

Map of Pre-Contact Aboriginal groups

Canada’s First Peoples – This is an excellent site for native group research.

People of the Northwest Coast


Haida Housing

Haida Gambling Sticks

Haida: Yesterday & Today Comparison


People of the Plateau


Okanagan Nation Alliance

People of the Plains

Plains Cree:

People of the Arctic


The Inuit: The People

People of the Subarctic

The Innu:


Eastern Woodlands Farmers (Iroquoian languages)

Wendat (Huron):

The Huron

Eastern Woodlands Hunters (Algonquian languages)



Nova Scotia Museum’s Mi’kmaq People information


Social Studies Curriculum Manitoba Education and Training Social Studies Curriculum K – Grade 8.

TIME for Kids This site features current events from kids’ perspectives.

Canadian Geography

Ice Age

First Peoples

The archaeology of an Iroquoian longhouse From the Royal Ontario Museum, an interactive site that details the Iroquois homes and villages.

The Kids’ Site of Canadian Settlement Overview of early Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal settlement groups in Canada. Six interactive games–Grades 4 to 6. As well, great teaching suggestions.

Myths and Legends

Totem Poles

Totem Poles 2

Coastal Totem Poles

Symbols of Totem Poles

Types of Totem Poles

All About Totem Poles

North West Coast People

Pacific Coastal People

Algonquian and Great Lakes Tribes

Iroquois  Nations of the Northeast

Huron People

Inuit People

Canadian Inuit History

Mohawk People

Aboriginal People of Canada – Wikipedia

Exploring an Ancient Society

Ancient Egypt Discovery Case From the Royal Ontario Museum, timelines, maps, quiz, hieroglyphics and more.

L’Anse aux Meadows Parks Canada website about the oldest Norse settlement in North America.

Nova Online: The Vikings Video clips of a scale model of Birka, a recently-excavated medieval Viking village near Stockholm. Plus lots of other information, and a chance to see your name spelled out in runes.

Odyssey Egypt This site from the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, and the Dallas Museum of Art uses museum objects to explore ancient Egypt.

Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga This site from the Smithsonian features maps and video.

Vikings A STEM-NET site from Newfoundland and Labrador with great links on all aspects of the Vikings, plus many student worksheets.

Early European Colonization

1)Explorers of Canada Brief information on many explorers plus maps of their routes.

2)Explorers Hall Of Fame

3)The Canadian Encyclopedia Bilingual. For a multipage timeline that is hyperlinked to the maps and facts about exploration in Canada, click on Timeline–>Exploration.

 4)The Kids’ Site of Canadian Settlement Overview of early Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal settlement groups in Canada. Teaching unit; six interactive games–Grades 4 to 6.

5)Atlas of Canada: Exploration A terrific site for maps showing exploration in Canada from 1497-1760. Students may read the accompanying abstract or for more detailed information about the map and the exploration. Bilingual.

6) True Tales of Adventure for Young Explorers!

From British Colony to Confederation (1763 to 1867)

Confederation for Kids This site from the National Library of Canada and the National Archives presents the who, when, how and why of Confederation. Aimed at students 9 to 13.

Confederation for Kids Story of how each province and territory joined Confederation. Comprehensive teaching strategy; crossword puzzle–Grades 5 to 12.

New France

Louisbourg Fortress

Fur Trade

Exploration, the Fur Trade and Hudson’s Bay Company History, personalities, timeline and lesson plans.

Geography of Canada

National Atlas of Canada “A great resource for Social Studies or Geography teachers and students. Examples are: Carto Corner, Geographical Names, Earth Net, National Atlas of Canada, and many others. A search function and FAQ’s are also part of the site.” Annotation from School Libraries in Canada, Sources 1999. Also in French.

Natural Wonders of Canada From the Canadian Encyclopedia, lots of interactive resources including a clickable map of our natural wonders.

Living in Canada

CanadaInfo: Provinces & Territories Brief and basic facts on all the provinces with downloadable maps, symbols, and even sheets showing Canadian currency.

Canadian Directories: Who Was Where The social, commercial, cultural and historical aspects of Canadian communities since 1790. Classroom ideas–Grades4 to 6.

Canadian Symbols at Parliament Includes downloadable student activities as well as a fact and photo gallery. Also in French.

Choosing our Mascot An election simulation scenario designed to teach students about Canada’s electoral system.

Symbols of Canada From the Canadian Heritage website, all about our national symbols and emblems including tartans.

Living in Manitoba

Manitoba Community Profiles A clickable map that leads to comprehensive information and statistics about every community in the province.

Manitoba Museum Take a virtual tour of the exhibits at the Manitoba Museum.

Polar Bears of Churchill A photo essay about the polar bears in Churchill, Manitoba.

History of Manitoba

Louis Riel Brief biography plus a bibliography of books and websites.

Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of Canada This site from Parks Canada provides information on the history of Lower Fort Garry, as well as links to the Forks, Riel House and St. Andrews. Also in French.

Mennonite Heritage Village Website for the museum in Steinbach.

Canada’s North

Images Canada: Arctic 83 images of the Arctic from the website of various Canadian cultural institutions.

My Environment

CanadaInfo:Manitoba Basic facts about our province, plus downloadable symbols and maps.