Social Studies Grades 1 to 3 - some online interactives to help support your curriculum

This page is organized by grade, then topic. Scroll down to find your grade, then browse for the topic you're looking for.


Grade 1

My World

Community Club - Books for students to read and/or listen to introduce them to several members of the community. (a veterinarian, a pediatrician, a librarian, a utility worker, a pizza maker, a firefighter, a mayor, and a police officer)

Types of Communities - Students can choose between rural, urban or suburban to see what kinds of buildings can be found in each community.

Communities - What They Provide for Us - Students are asked to match people to the tools they use to do their jobs.

Lead the Way - a game where students are asked to match occupations with the tools required.

North American Jigsaw Puzzle - students are asked to place each country in its correct place.

Let's Find a Deal - students are asked to sort the people by dragging them to the correct column - are they consumers or producers?

Workers and their hats - students are asked to drag the names of the workers to their correct hats

Franny's Feet - students can click on the globe to explore the world with Franny

Build a Neighborhood - students can click to create their own farm, town neighborhood, construction site or castle

Our Global Garden - students are invited to explore gardens around the world with the help of Gordon Gnome

Nina Loves to Name Things - students are asked to choose a place to visit with Nina where they're asked to find all the objects that belong in that place

Moving Forward with the Past

Log Cabin Scavenger Hunt - students use their problem-solving skills to help a girl from 100 years ago find some objects she lost

Camp Out - students help to set up a pioneer camp site

Design Your Own Tipi - students have the opportunity to design their own tipi using traditional materials

Build a Longhouse - students get to build a longhouse and learn more about these homes

From Learn Alberta: Long Ago - students are invited to look at the everyday lives of pioneers who settled in the prairie provinces

Grade 2
Canada's Dynamic Communities
Wumpa's World - Students can explore in Wumpa's world of Inuit traditions and practices using stories, legends and many other activities.

Canadian Geographic Kids Atlas - Culture Club - tons of activities to help students learn more about the culture of Canada.

Viking Word Hunt: Ontario - word puzzles help students learn about places in Ontario.

Acadian Village Picture Gallery - pictures to help students learn about the Acadian way of life.

Community in the Past
Journey to Kitgaaryuk - Jack and Roy travel from Tuktoyaktuk to Kitigaaryuk

Sod House Living - students can learn what it was like to live in a sod house

Log Cabin Scavenger Hunt - students use their problem-solving skills to help a girl from 100 years ago find some objects she lost

Camp Out - students help to set up a pioneer camp site

Design Your Own Tipi - students have the opportunity to design their own tipi using traditional materials

Build a Longhouse - students get to build a longhouse and learn more about these homes

From Learn Alberta: Long Ago - students are invited to look at the everyday lives of pioneers who settled in the prairie provinces


Grade 3

Global Citizenship

Ayiti: The Cost of Life - students try to help a family of five in Haiti survive

The World Languages Map - students can learn more about the languages of the world and for some they can even hear a native speaker

Human Footprint (from National Geographic) - students compare what they consume with what other countries consume.

Flags of the World - a multiple choice game of identifying flags - there are also links to more information on the countries

Don't Gross Out the World - information about food-related customs around the world

Cowsequences - find out which random events will affect your herd of dairy cows

Sim Sweatshop - how many shoes can you make in a day under difficult conditions? Play the Sim Sweatshop game to learn more about what it is like to work in a sweatshop.

Webonauts - the Webonauts Internet Academy is a PBS game that gives 8 to 10 year old students an opportunity to have some fun while exploring what it means to be a citizen in a web-infused, information-rich world.

Planetfesto - a living ribbon of images and pledges of love and devotion to the Planet Earth. Find out how you can make your own contribution to the ribbon, stretching around the globe.

Global Trade and Environment Quiz - how well do you understand global trade?

Child Labour - The International Labour Organization presents this engaging video about child labour.

An Introduction to the United Nations - students can learn about the history and work of the UN

Rainforest Alliance Treehouse - students can explore the plants, animals and people that live in the rainforest. There are games students can play, for example, to see how coffee, chocolate and bananas go from the rainforest to our table, students can play 'Track it Back'.

League of Super Citizens - Civil City - students can create their own superhero and complete missions

Postcards sent to Buster - students can watch fun postcard video clips from all over the world

Poverty Quiz - how much do you know about child and family poverty in Canada?

The Right to Food - A Window on the World - students explore different areas of the world and the challenges of eating the right quantity and quality of healthy food

You're the Farmer - find out more about the dairy business in Wales and Jamaica

Kids for Saving Earth - giving students the power to help make positive changes to the environment

Canada

Flag Finish Line Game - students put missing emblems on to provincial and territorial flags

Canadian Geographic Kids - Culture Club - tons of activities to help students learn more about the culture of Canada

Canadian Geographic Kids - Marketplace - interactive site allows students to learn more about Canada's economy

'Big Things' - The Monuments of Canada - photos and information about roadside attractions and monuments all over Canada

Tunisia

Map of Tunisia - from the Tunisian Tourism Office

Tunisia - Fact Monster

Canadian Embassy in Tunisia

Peru

Time for Kids: Peru Sightseeing Guide

Time for Kids: Peru - Native Lingo

Time for Kids: Peru - History Timeline

Tiki the Penguin Visits Peru

Peru - Fact Monster

Peru - Earthy Family

Photos of Carnival in Pisac, Cusco, Peru

Children of Peru

Mama Lisa's World - Children's Songs and Nursery Rhymes from Peru

Descendants of the Incas - loads of information about the family, making and dyeing yarn, the weaving and the looms, the village market in Chinchero and Inca ruins

TrekEarth Peru - photo gallery of images of Peru

Tribal Eye Peru - photo gallery of images of Peru

India

Time for Kids: India - Sightseeing Guide

Time for Kids: India - Native Lingo

India - Fact Monster

India Flag - description and explanation of the flag of India

The World Factbook - India

India for Kids

Languages and Music of India

Ukraine

Make a Pysanky - students can create a virtual pysanky

Canadian Settlement: Ukrainians - students can experience the history, daily life and culture of early Ukrainian settlers to Canada

Ukraine - Fact Monster

Symbols & Colours used on Pysanky - a summary of the symbols and colours used on pysanky which is easy to print on one double-sided page