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Grade 4: First Peoples and European Contact (MM)

Grade 4: First Peoples and European Contact (MM)

This Grade 4 Socials and English course focuses on First Peoples and European Contact. It meets the majority of the standards and big ideas for British Columbia Socials and English 4 standards with cross curricular aspects between grades 3 & 5. The main resources, Courage and Conquest andThe Kid’s Book of Canadian History, lead the timetable while all other resources integrate into the schedule. 

The course is dependent on the resources in the associated bundle. You must acquire the resources by purchase or the library in order to properly use this course. 

Students with challenges can do the course through more discussion and less writing of answers to the lesson questions. The Canada A People’s History DVD series is highly recommended (though out of print) as a visual/audio experience that will complement the learning but alternatively there are online videos linked into the course schedule.

All courses in this series can be used multi-grade as activities can be adjusted for various ages. 

This is an online product. The course pages are online and are not downloadable or printable. This allows you to easily access links to workpages or third party sites. Your access code will be emailed to you in approximately 1-2 business days. It may take a little longer in our busy conference season (April-May) or back-to-school season (August-September). The course is available for 16 months after activation.

Course includes: read-aloud suggested titles, oral discussion, grade appropriate writing activities, art fun and online links.

Students will experience all 3 core competencies throughout each prepared course: communication, thinking, and personal/social skills.

The Mitchell Made Courses have a quality literature base and are designed from a Biblical perspective to meet the modernized BC curriculum standards and is suitable for students of all provinces. 

Grade 4 Sample PageGrade 4 Sample Page

See bundle for use with course.

Grade 4 Inclusive Bundle


  • Month 1 (September) Canada’s Beginnings
  • Month 2 (October) New France & the First Nations
  • Month 3 (November) Novel Study Madeleine Takes Command
  • Month 4 (December) Growth Pains in our Nation
  • Month 5 (January) War and Economic Growth
  • Month 6 (February) BC, Confederation, Rebellion
  • Month 7 & 8 (March-April) First Peoples & European Contact Novel Study


  • Course Learning Samples Summary
  • Tracking the Learning Outcomes – Code Page

Mitchell FamilyHolly Mitchell lives in the beautiful Okanagan with her four sons, ages 19, 16, 14 & 10. She’s homeschooled each of her precious arrows, with the oldest graduated and now serving in ministry. Holly started working as a Christian DL teacher in 2005 and has over 12 years of experience navigating and mentoring families through the Ministry of Education’s expectations. She’s now Principal of a small DL school in the province of BC and has a passion for course development using literature rich resources. Mitchell Made K-6 Socials is her initial project which offers flexible grade appropriate instructions for meeting Ministry learning standards across the grades and subjects. Courses are designed with a Biblical perspective and are light and doable with flexible adaptive assignments.

“At my DL school I saw a real need for flexible grade appropriate learning packages in the area of Social Studies and Science. So often families didn’t know what to choose that would meet Ministry expectations but at the same time be light and doable for their situation. I therefore developed learning packages that eventually became known as “Mitchell Made” courses. My goal was to choose literature rich appealing material and design assignments that met the Ministry expectations with ease. With the onset of the New BC Curriculum I changed my old curriculum course designs to match the new standards and therefore Mitchell Made K-6 Socials is now available!”  Holly

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