Teaching Resources: Grade 5 Social Studies

Social Studies – Grade 5 - Learning Standards

​​​​​​ Curricular Competencies:


  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to:  ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions.
  • ​Sequence objects, images and events and recognize the positive and negative aspects of continuities and changes in the past and present (continuity and change).
  • Differentiate between intended and unintended consequences of events, decisions, and developments, and speculate about alternative outcomes (cause and consequence).

  • Levels of government (First Peoples, federal, provincial and local), their main functions and sources of funding.
  • Participation and representation in Canada's system of government.

Discover Your Legislature allows students to interact with a variety of information pertaining to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia that might not otherwise be available in other traditional resources. 

There is a description provided of citizens’ participation in both the Legislative Assembly and the provincial government helping students learn how they can have direct access to Members of the Legislative Assembly, Parliamentary Committees and provincial government representatives.

Students will be able to follow British Columbia’s history through the History link as well as researching significant individuals. An in-depth analysis is provided regarding the division of powers with the federal government and the purpose of the Legislative Assembly. Key terminology is dealt with at an appropriate level in the Glossary. The Interactive Games section dealing with the Word Search would work well with students in this grade level. Supporting visuals enhance students understanding.