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Point of View Activities | Pipelines | Paper and Digital

Point of View Activities | Pipelines | Paper and Digital

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Teach your students about listening to and investigating the viewpoints or points of view of others through this set of activities that focus on whether or not pipelines should be built in Canada. This activity will teach students how to form an opinion based on facts and then how to express their opinion in a respectful way.

This product is part of our Grade 5 Alberta Social Studies Bundle.

This engaging product includes:

  • lesson plans with options to modify for your students.
  • a Google Slides version for most of the reading and writing activities.
  • activities to learn about how different viewpoints are formed.
  • activities to address facts and opinions, pro/con arguments and finding quotes in support of viewpoint.
  • activities to learn to form an opinion based on information.
  • a reference page about pipeline terminology.
  • student pages.
  • photographs of student examples.
  • 32 quote cards on various viewpoints about building pipelines in Canada.
  • persuasive writing activity.
  • graphic organizers.
  • student examples.
  • Canadian/British spellings.

The lessons include:

  • listening to and understanding multiple points of view.
  • quotes about pipelines in Canada from both real and imaginary figures who have been involved with the debate. It does not focus on specific pipelines or projects in the news but uses the viewpoints of many well-known public figures and their quotes from the media.
  • a Google Slides version for some of the activities (not all activities are written or can be done digitally).
  • activities to analyze the quotes looking for facts and opinions.
  • activities to understand choosing a stance.
  • activities to practice researching a point of view further.
  • activities to find quotes to persuade a stance or point of view.
  • activities to write a persuasive piece to outline their side of the issue. Graphic organizers are included to help your students organize their ideas during the planning process.
  • activities to learn to disagree with respect.

This task aligns with:

  • the Alberta Program of Studies for Grade 5 as one of the general outcomes for all Social Studies programs: multiple perspectives and current events.

Ninja Note: To access the digital version, download the PDF and use the link in that file.

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