Web-Based Student Learning Activity

These web-based student learning activities are based on the Ontario curriculum and are formatted to be "printer -friendly" so they can be used as recording sheets by students as well as providing direct links to the web pages.
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 Pioneer Life in Upper Canada

Pioneer Life in Upper Canada Activity Booklet - 30 pages of activities all related to the www.pioneerlife.ca  website.
Thank you to the teachers of St. Albert of Jerusalem School for sharing!

This is a large file in Adobe Acrobat format. Teachers should right click on the link, save the document, and then print it for student use.

Making Maple Syrup           Le sirop d’érable
Read about how the Aboriginal peoples and the early settlers made maple syrup and compare their methods.

Using the Land
Learn about pioneer farming and try an on-line quiz about pioneer farm animals.

The Saw Mill           La scierie
What was the purpose of the saw mill and who ran it?

The Grist Mill          Le moulin à céréales
What was the purpose of the grist mill and who ran it?

The Blacksmith Shop         
Learn about the blacksmith, what he made, and the tools he used.

The General Store
This was an important place in the life of the pioneers. Find out why.

(These activities are based on contributions by M. Aldington.  French translations by A. Brouillet. Thanks for sharing!)

From the Grades 3 and 4 Social Studies Exemplars document
How the Aboriginal Peoples Contributed to the Survival of the Early Settlers 
Student recording sheet    Word format        PDF format        version française

Comparing Pioneer Times and Modern Days
Student recording sheet    Word format        PDF format        version française