Social Studies - Class V Resources

The following list of online resources are provided as a sample of curated resources. New resources shall be added as we come across interesting and relevant online materials.

1. The Earth (Shape)

Description: Explain the shape and size of the Earth and differentiate latitudes and longitudes based on their importance.

Core Concepts: Strand 1: My World, Chapter: The Earth, Topic 1.1 The Earth (Shape).

Link: Video on formation of the earth

2. Continents and Oceans

Description: About continents and oceans.

Core Concepts: Topic 1.2 Continents and Oceans.

Link: Video on continents and oceans

3. Location of Bhutan

Description: To locate Bhutan on the outline map of Asia.

Core Concepts: Strand 1: My World, Chapter 2: Our Country, Topic 2.1 Location of Bhutan.

Link: Video on map of Asia continent

Description: To explore the location of twenty dzongkhags.

Core Concepts: Strand 1: My World, Chapter 2: Our Country, Topic 2.1 Location of Bhutan.

Link: Video on map of Bhutan

4. Neighbouring Countries of Bhutan

Description: To learn about the neighbouring countries and their importance to Bhutan.

Core Concepts: Topic 2.3 Neighbouring Countries of Bhutan.

Link: Video on location of SAARC countries

5. River and Its Sources

Description: What is a river? What are the sources of the river?

Core Concepts: Strand 1: My world, Chapter 3: River, Topic 3.1 River and its sources.

Link: Video on what is a river

Description: A teacher and learners can use a link for more information on importance of rivers.

Core Concepts: Strand 1: My world, Chapter 3: River, Topic 3.1 River and its sources.

Link: Webpage on river system

6. Importance of Rivers

Description: Learners can use links for more information on importance of rivers and build skills for application to preserve rivers.

Core Concepts: Topic 3.2 Importance of rivers.

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7. Community Forests

Description: To learn about community forests, their benefits and ways to conserve forests.

Core Concepts: Chapter 4: Forests, Topic: 4.1 Community Forests

Link: Video on community forest in Bhutan

8. Protected Areas

Description: To learn about National Parks and Protected forests, their benefits and ways to conserve them and conduct a survey on traditional ways of protecting forests.

Core Concepts: Topic 4.2 Protected Areas

Link: Video on national park and protected areas in Bhutan

9. Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal

Description: States the importance of national day, national symbols, and important events and holidays for the sovereignty and national identity of the country. Compare and contrast status of Bhutan before Zhabdrung’s arrival.

Core Concepts: Chapter 6: National Symbols, 6.1 National Symbols.

Link: Link missing

10. National Symbols

Description: Narrate life history of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

Core Concepts: Strand 2: History, Civics and Culture, Chapter 5, Topic 5.1 Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

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11. Holidays

Description: List and discuss the values of important events and holidays.

Core Concepts: Strand 2: History, Civics and Culture, Chapter 5, Topic 5.1 Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

Link: Weblink on national holidays

12. Child Abuse

Description: Identify good and bad touch.

Core Concepts: Chapter 9 People and the Society, Topic 9.1 Child Abuse.

Link: Video on good touch and bad touch

13. Teenage Pregnancy

Description: Discuss ways to prevent teenage pregnancy.

Core Concepts: Topic 9.2 Teenage Pregnancy.

Link: Video on teenage pregnancy

14. Human Activities

Description: Explain the causes of the environmental degradation.

Core Concepts: Chapter 10 People and the Environment, Topic 10.1 Human Activities.

Link: Weblink on environmental degradation

Description: Discuss effective ways of executing human activities to reduce degradation of environment.

Core Concepts: Chapter 10 People and the Environment, Topic 10.1 Human Activities.

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15. Conservation of Environment

Description: Discuss ways to conserve the environment.

Core Concepts: Topic 10.2 Conservation of Environment.

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16. Windstorm

Description: Explain windstorm.

Core Concepts: Chapter 11 Hazards and Disasters, Topic 11.1 Windstorm.

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Description: Discuss the measures to minimize the impacts of windstorm.

Core Concepts: Chapter 11 Hazards and Disasters, Topic 11.1 Windstorm.

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17. Food

Description: Explain flood, assess the damages caused by flood and discuss the measures to minimize the impacts of flood.

Core Concepts: Topic 11.2 Flood.

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18. Landslide

Description: Explain landslide, assess the damages caused by landslide and discuss the measures to minimize the impacts of landslide.

Core Concepts: Topic 11.3 Landslide.

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19. Goods and Services

Description: Describe goods and services and list the goods and services produced in Bhutan. Analyse the importance of producing our own goods and services.

Core Concepts: Strand 4 Economy and Living, Chapter 12 Goods and Services, Topic 12.1 Goods and Services.

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20. Money

Description: Explain the concept of money and discuss the uses of money.

Core Concepts: Chapter 13 Money and Banks, Topic 13.1 Money.

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21. Saving Money

Description: Explore ways of saving.

Core Concepts: Topic 13.2 Saving Money.

Link: Video on saving money

22. Banks

Description: Explain purposes of bank and discuss benefits of banking in an economy.

Core Concepts: Topic 13.3 Banks.

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