Grade 5 Social Studies - The Role of Government and Responsible Citizenship

Grade 5 students will assess responses of governments in Canada to some significant issues, and develop plans of action for governments and citizens to address social and environmental issues. Students will investigate Canadian social and/or environmental issues from various perspectives, including the perspective of the level (or levels) of government responsible for addressing the issues. They will demonstrate an understanding of the roles and key responsibilities of citizens and of the different levels of government in Canada.


Explora Canada Student Search 6-12


Web Sites

Parliament of Canada

How Canadians Govern Themselves

CanadaInfo: Government in Canada

Elections Canada

How to Become a Canadian Citizen

Books on Canadian Government Books on Citizenship "Governing Canada" series