Social Studies Resources

School District #59 Resource Centre Print, Media & Digital Resources for Social Studies


• Subscribed Digital Resources for use in classrooms including: World Book Online, KnowBC, Curio, National Geographic Kids & Learn360. 

• The following links (in blue) will highlight resources and connect you to our vast Alexandria database. From there you will need to log in and will then have the ability to reserve materials for classroom use. 

All Socials Kits at the DRC: Books, Media & Hands-On Materials All First Nations Resources at the DRC


Click on the BLUE topic themes below to search for materials available at the Resource Centre. To reserve items from the Resource Centre, follow these instructions. Email for novels & textbook reserves. 

 Focus   Big Ideas    


Identity and Families

Our communities are diverse and made of individuals who have a lot in common.

Stories and traditions about ourselves and our families reflect who we are and where we are from.

Rights, roles, and responsibilities shape our identity and help us build healthy relationships with others.


Grade 1

Local Communities

We shape the local environment, and the local environment shapes who we are and how we live.

Our rights, roles, and responsibilities are important for building strong communities.

Healthy communities recognize and respect the diversity of individuals and care for the local environment.


Grade 2

Regional and Global

Local actions have global consequences, and global actions have local consequences.

Canada is made up of many diverse regions and communities.

Individuals have rights and responsibilities as global citizens.


Grade 3

Global Indigenous People

Learning about indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity.

People from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life.

Indigenous knowledge is passed down through oral history, traditions, and collective memory.

Indigenous societies throughout the world value the well-being of the self, the land, spirits, and ancestors.

Grade 4

First People and
European Contact

The pursuit of valuable natural resources has played a key role in changing the land, people, and communities of Canada.

Interactions between First Peoples and Europeans lead to conflict and cooperation, which continues to shape Canada’s identity.

Demographic changes in North America created shifts in economic and political power.

British Columbia followed a unique path in becoming a part of Canada.

Grade 5

Canadian Issues and Governance

Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies.

Natural resources continue to shape the economy and identity of different regions of Canada.

Immigration and multiculturalism continue to shape Canadian society and identity.

Canadian institutions and government reflect the challenge of our regional diversity.

Grade 6

Global Issues and Governance

Economic self-interest can be a significant cause of conflict among peoples and governments.

Complex global problems require international cooperation to make difficult choices for the future.

Systems of government vary in their respect for human rights and freedoms.

Media sources can both positively and negatively affect our understanding of important events and issues.

Grade 7

Ancient World to 7th Century

Geographic conditions shaped the emergence of civilizations.

Religious and cultural practices that emerged during this period have endured and continue to influence people.

Increasingly complex societies required new systems of laws and government.

Economic specialization and trade networks can lead to conflict and cooperation between societies.

• Link to the BC Curriculum


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