Category: Primary


Ministry of Education, Social Studies, History, Geography Grades 1-8 Curriculum

People and Environments: Living and Working in Ontario – cursor down to page 92 of the curriculum to review the expectations for this strand.

Students can determine land use in cities. Then they can design and build their own city using the building templates provided by the British architect studio, Foster + Partners. The templates included are for skyscrapers and a variety of houses.

Have the students brainstorm what is found in a city. (Include: street names, traffic signs, roads, ponds, parks, government buildings, homes, etc)

Students can alternatively create their own city using boxes, Lego, other building blocks, or found material.


Printable Paper Buildings Design your own streetscape from the templates at KraftTrains.com



Complete the booklet below. Use the following sites, books, and atlases to research a country.
Research Booklet for Student Use (Google Slides)

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National Geography for Kids

A great site to find primary level reading about for 68 countries to choose from. You will find information about their:

  • Geography
  • People & Culture
  • Nature
  • Flag
  • Government
  • History
  • A slide show is included for each country

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Factmonster Countries of the World

Each Country Profile provides information on: Geography · Maps · Flag · History · Current ruler · Area · Population · Capital · Largest cities · Languages · Ethnicity/race · Religion · Literacy rate · Economy · Government

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Duckster Geography- U.S. and by Continents

Click on a continent, then cursor down to select a country. Facts, maps, and flag can be found. (You might find too many advertisements on this site.)

Rating: 2 out of 5.

World Flag Database
Click on the country’s flag to read some fast facts and see the different flags of the country.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Homeschool Helper Online

Teachers and parents, signup to download free research lapbooks to guide student learning. You will see lots of activity ideas. Look for the Country Lapbook to support your student’s research.

Rating: 3 out of 5.