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Social Studies (Grade 3) - Living and Working in Ontario
Grade 3 students will investigate aspects of the interrelationship between the natural environment, land use, employment opportunities, and the development of municipal regions in Ontario. Students will investigate some of the environmental effects of different types of land and/ or resource use in Ontario municipal regions, as well as some of the measures taken to reduce the negative impact of that use. Students will describe major landform regions and types of land use in Ontario and some of the ways in which land use in various Ontario municipalities addresses human needs and wants, including the need for jobs.
Reference Sources
Books
  • Explore Ontario! (J 917.13 OBR)
  • Ontario: Yours to Discover (J 917.13 ONT)
  • Ontario (J FRENCH 971.3 MOR)
    Ce livre présente l’Ontario, une province au visage multiculturel qui est remplie de trésors à découvrir, dont les chutes du Niagara, les Grands Lacs et la tour CN. On y raconte aussi les événements importants qui ont marqué son histoire,comme la guerre de 1812 et la rébellion de 1837.
  • Ontario (J 971.3 MOR)
    Niagara Falls and the Great Lakes; the War of 1812 and the Rebellion of 1837; Algonquin Park and the CN Tower; manufacturing and multiculturalism: Ontario really is “yours to discover!” 
  • Ontario (J 971.3 BEC)
  • Ontario (J 917.13 FER )
    Examines the history, geography, climate, industries, people, and culture of what is by far the most populous of Canada’s provinces. -
  • Ontario (J 929.609713 CRA)
  • Ontario (J 971.3 BAR 2001 )
    Ontario is an insightful and entertaining introduction to its people, culture, geography, history, and economy. The easy-to-read text - by Ontario native Michael Barnes - is complimented with beautiful colour photography, taking readers on a fascinating tour of the province.
  • Great Lakes & Rugged Ground : Imagining Ontario (J 819.16 HARVE )
  • L’Ontario: a` vous de de´couvrir (J FRENCH 971.3 CUT)
  • À la découverte de l’Ontario français  (J FRENCH 971.30041 POU )
  • Lake Ontario  (J 974.79 YLV )
Databases
  • Kids InfoBits
    Go to “Geography” then “Canadian Provinces” and search for Ontario
  • Britannica Library Children
    Go to “Canada in Focus” then “Provinces and Territories” and look for Ontario
  • Brainfuse
    Go to Expert Help, then SkillSurfer, followed by Elementary-Ontario, Grade 3 Social Studies
Web Sites
  • Ontario (www.ontario.ca/travel-and-recreation/about-ontario)
  • Kidzone (www.kidzone.ws/geography/ontario/)
  • Ontario (www.ontario.ca/welcome-ontario)
  • Tourism in Ontario (www.ontariotravel.net/en/home)
  • Ontario, Canada (www.ontarioimmigration.ca/OI/en/living/OI_HOW_LIVE_CITIES.html)