Resources for Grades Four to Six

Below is our library of new, ready-to-use activities and lesson plans designed specifically for the Online Classroom. These resources are best suited for students in grades four to six. This list will expand as the Online Classroom grows, therefore we encourage you to visit regularly to browse the latest additions. To visit our archive of existing resources, please click here

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This collection of lesson plans and activities, shared in partnership with The Great Trail, AdventureSmart, and Come Walk With Us, promotes outdoor exploration and skill development for budding geographers. 

A scavenger hunt for citizen scientists!

The Great Trail: Canada’s treasure

Trash, recycle, compost quiz

Hug-A-Tree and Survive!

The Great Trail Biokit

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The Siha Tooskin Knows book series, written by Charlene and Wilson Bearhead and illustrated by Chloe Bluebird Mustooch, follows the adventures of an 11-year-old Nakota boy who learns many valuable lessons from his closest family members. The resources below can be used in conjunction with the books, and include video-recorded book readings and suggested sources of additional information. 

Siha Tooskin Knows The Gifts of His People 

Siha Tooskin Knows The Love of the Dance

Siha Tooskin Knows The Offering of Tobacco

Siha Tooskin Knows The Best Medicine

Siha Tooskin Knows The Nature of Life

Siha Tooskin Knows The Catcher of Dreams

Siha Tooskin Knows The Strength of His Hair

Siha Tooskin Knows The Sacred Eagle Feather

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Exploration in the 21st century

Use the list of resources to see how explorer’s toolkits can include things like cameras, archaeological tools, diving equipment, rappelling gear, writing supplies, canoes and kayaks, GPS technology, and so much more!

Subjects:

Geography, exploration, mapping, geolocations

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Travelling the world with a team of explorers 

With this activity, you will meet the Royal Canadian Geographical Society explorers and discover some of the breathtaking locations they have visited around the world by following a trail of clues!

Subjects:

Geography, exploration, mapping, geolocations

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Exploring Earth from a distance!

A worksheet that uses the human footprint and miscellaneous categories on the Exploring Earth map. Note: students will require assistance using the map.

Subjects:

Space exploration, planet Earth, human footprint

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Exploring Earth from a distance!

A worksheet that uses the cryosphere and natural disasters categories on the Exploring Earth map. Note: students will require assistance using the map.

Subjects:

Space exploration, planet Earth, cryosphere, natural disasters

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My nature photo essay

An activity that can be modified for all ages that guides students through the process of identifying aspects of nature that they want to preserve and cataloging them through photography. 

Subjects:

Biodiversity, conservation, photography

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Exploring Earth from a distance!

A worksheet that uses the Biomes and Bird Migrations categories on the Exploring Earth map. Note: students will require assistance using the map.

Subjects:

Space exploration, planet Earth, biomes, bird migrations

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Exploring Earth from a distance!

A worksheet that uses the Landforms and Waterbodies categories on the Exploring Earth map. Note: students will require assistance using the map.

Subjects:

Space exploration, planet Earth, landforms, water

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Exploring Canada’s energy story

Interactive energy map 

Glossary of energy terms 

Quiz: how much do you know about energy in Canada?

Subjects:

Renewable and non-renewable energy, energy production and transmission in Canada

 

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Understanding relocation using stories and photos

Explore an interactive map of stories and photographs that cover different community relocations in Canada’s past.

Subjects:

Social justice, Canada’s history, cultural identity 

 

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Biodiversity in your backyard

Make connections between endangered species and biodiversity in your backyard using augmented reality.

Subjects:

Biodiversity, conservation, data collection, species identification

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Indigenous cultural heritage

Follow a Google Voyager Story that celebrates the cultures and traditions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit.  

Subjects:

Indigenous peoples, culture, tradition, historic sites

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The water you eat

Explore how ‘virtual water’ is moving around and crossing borders in the food and products Canadians produce.

Subjects:

Water issues, climate change, population growth