Grade 5/6

The Book of Us 

 

Page 1How Old is the Earth 

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cFYPYaD4zQ 

The age of the Earth: 

Write that in just numbers: 

Scientists know how old the Earth is because they study:  

One other thing you learned from the video: 

One question you have about this idea: 

 

Page 2Humans Come into the Picture 

Read the Overview: Homo sapiens come into existence: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/world-history/world-history-beginnings/origin-humans-early-societies/a/where-did-humans-come-from 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r9eeV1Ca7E&t=4s 

Homo Sapiens appeared: 

The first humans (homo sapiens) came to North America: 

There was a land bridge between: 

The bridge was also called: 

Important facts about the land bridge: 

 

Page 3: Indigenous People of Canada Pre-Contact 

Watch from 11:40 to 13 minutes: https://vimeo.com/204048014 

Watch from to : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULyRPpYHxdo 

 

Page 4: Arrival of Europeans, the Vikings 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgAZyxe7rJs 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX2KTkgo2Lk 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b43Ofy3yX68 

 

 

 

 

 

Media Literacy:

Feed For Thought

Fakeout

Online Verification Skills (3 videos)

 

Deconstructing Websites:

Evaluating websites.

Sample Fake Sites

Dog Island

Dogs and More Dogs

Dr. Mercola’s Aspartame article

Health Canada

National Multiple Sclerosis Association

American Cancer Society

 

Ms. Newton’s Canada Timeline Project:

Beringia:

http://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Beringia – Encyclopedia article

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3kmVZGGaHg – Video

Vikings:

http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-leif-eriksson-viking-explorer/

Vikings in Canada article

 

– video

John Cabot:

http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/article-9273435/John-Cabot – Encyclopedia article

http://www.biography.com/people/john-cabot-9234057#synopsis – another article

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJOvmicAGjw – Video

Jacques Cartier:

Encyclopedia article with video

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/jacques-cartier/

Samuel de Champlain:

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/samuel-de-champlain/ – Encyclopedia article

http://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Habitation_at_Port-Royal – Port Royal and Habitation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv3XSSFcD38 – video

Etienne Brule:

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/etienne-brule/ – Encyclopedia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axWbuxlGevw  – video

Fur Trade: Beaver Felt Hats

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/beaver-pelts/ – Encyclopedia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGoVlgcT6tM – video

 

Henry Hudson:

http://www.biography.com/people/henry-hudson-9346049#synopsis – Article with video

Hudson Bay Company:

http://firstpeoplesofcanada.com/fp_furtrade/fp_furtrade3.html

Plains  of Abraham:

http://encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/ba/Battle_of_the_Plains_of_Abraham

http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1851761601  – video

Treaty of Paris

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/treaty-of-paris-1763/  – article

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ31VuyTWB4 – video

James Cook:

http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/article-9273794/James-Cook – article

Northwest Company

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/north-west-company/ – article

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs_LsiBrAqg – video

The War of 1812

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/war-of-1812/ – article

http://www.eighteentwelve.ca/?q=eng/Topic/2 – video

John Franklin

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/sir-john-franklin/

 

Revelstoke

http://www.revelstokemuseum.ca/the-history-of-revelstoke/

Fraser River Gold Rush

Gold was discovered on the Thompson River near Lytton and later north of Lillooet.

Miners came from the California gold rush.

Caribou Gold Rush

Took place in central interior BC – Lytton, Clinton, 100 Mile House, Wiliams Lake…

Over 10,000 people came to the area.

The main town was Barkerville.

The Caribou Wagon Road  was needed to bring law and order to the gold rush area.  Enabled government to establish itself in the area – to assert authority and control the money being generated (instead of it going back to the US).  Also to make BC more competitive with other gold rushes.

$50 million worth of gold.

Confederation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Confederation

“Canada” (Ontario and Quebec today) liked the idea of Confederation because it had the most people and could therefore maintain control.

Newfoundland and PEI didn’t like representation by population because they had so few people it would mean they had no voice.

The provinces that were created were Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Signed July 1st 1867.

Northwest Mounted Police

Created in 1874 to restore order in the vast, lawless prairies.  To combat American whisky traders and outlaws that were “ruling” the land.

Revelstoke

http://www.revelstokemuseum.ca/the-history-of-revelstoke/

The Last Spike

http://www.touristattractionsrevelstokebc.com/man-made-wonders/craigellachie – article

 

 

Klondike Gold Rush

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/klondike-gold-rush/  – article

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwIBTpl17lY -video

 

 

The Constitution of Canada

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees that all  people are equal before the law, whatever their race, sex or religion.

With the Constitution, Canada no longer needed approval from England to add or change Canadian laws.

Queen Elizabeth and Pierre Elliott Trudeau (the prime minister) signed the Charter in 1982.

 

 

School District #19 (Revelstoke) – Begbie View Elementary School