SNC-Social Studies-Grade 5




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  • Citizenship


  • Digital Citizenship


  • Human Rights


  • Diversity and Tolerance


  • Peace and conflict management


  • Common etiquettes


  • Identify Civic Rights and responsibilities and reasons why they may change over time.

Digital Citizenship

  • Recognize the ethics of being digital citizens when connected online, how to deal with difference of opinion.

Human Rights

  • Identify the fundamental human rights as stated by UN Charter.

Diversity and Tolerance

  • Understand that all individuals have equal rights, irrespective of religious and ethnic differences, and learn to respect individual differences in opinion.
  • Explain the importance of freedom of speech.

Peace and conflict management

  • Understand the importance of discussion and negotiation as tools for resolving conflicts at home and school.
  • Propose ways to create peace and harmony.

Common etiquettes

  • Recognize and practice common etiquettes in the civilized world of today.

Activity 1:

Mind map: Make a mind map of the qualities of good citizens on notebooks with a title “Good citizens are responsible”. List all the ways in which a student can act responsibly, respectfully and ethically in their community.

Activity 2:

Prepare a simulation through role-play to show peaceful conflict management amongst students based on real life experiences of students. Students will recognize what they could do wrong and what the correct approach entails.

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Activity 3:

Enlist the principles to be followed while using the internet



Activity 4:

Make a mind map of the basic rights of all human beings.

Discuss how students can contribute in upholding these rights in their daily lives.




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Activity 5:

Research the various ways in people around the world greet each other and express their gratitude. eaching resource/rights-and-r esponsibilities-pairs- game-11038401

Activity 6:

Students can also explore and note the commonalities and differences in body language of people during such interaction.




  • The way we live together



  • Communication



  • Culture of Pakistan

The way we live together

  • Define and describe the concept of nationalism, and the ways people get along with one another.



  • Define mass media, social media and differentiate between them.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of various means of information


Culture of Pakistan

  • Identify the diverse cultural groups living in Pakistan.
  • Describe the cultural diversity of Pakistan (religion, crafts, languages, festival, clothing, popular events, folk songs, foods, and art)
  • Identify the advantages of a multicultural society.

Activity 1: Make a class newspaper

(informative articles, advertisements, editorials, news items, weather reports, cartoons, jobs etc.)


Activity 2:

Create a public service message on a current social or environmental issue through poster cards/ flash cards.

Activity 3: Celebrating cultural day (showing cultures from all provinces of Pakistan).


Activity 4:

Sing folk songs of your regions to become familiar with them.





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State and Government


  • Federal Government


  • Rights and responsibilities of citizens


  • Leader, community, citizens

Federal Government

  • Give reasons for the need of a federal government.
  • Compare the formation of government at federal, provincial and local levels.

Rights   and responsibilities of citizens

  • Analyze the importance of Constitution.
  • Discuss the rights and responsibilities of a Pakistani citizen according to the 1973 Constitution.
  • Describe the Importance of Rule of law against unjust and illegal activities.

Activity 1: Construct a flow chart to show different levels of government and courts (Supreme

Courts, High Courts, Local Courts) that exist in Pakistan.


Activity 2: Select a class representative following the

democratic way of election by conducting election campaign. Ask the candidates to make a plan they will implement if elected. com/government of Pakistan com/government of Pakistan structure


Leader, community, citizens

  • Describe the functions of political parties in a democratic system.
  • Explain the interdependence between federal, provincial and local governments in Pakistan.





  • The beginning of civilizations

The beginning of civilizations

  • Describe the salient features of Greek, Roman and Gandhara Civilizations.

Contribution of Federating Units in the making of Pakistan

  • Identify the contribution of provinces in the creation of Pakistan

Historical personalities of Pakistan

  • Recognize the services of the national heroes: Quaid-e-Azam, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Begum Rana Liaquat Ali, Begum Jahan Ara Shahnawaz

Activity 1:

Model making: Divide the class into groups and ask them to make models of unique features of civilization.

Activity    2: Construct a timeline by examples from Greeks and Roman Civilizations


Activity: 3

Make a biography of social heroes known for their charitable work. For example: Abdul Sattar Edhi.

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  • Contribution of Federating Units in the making of Pakistan


  • Historical personalities (Pakistan)

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  • Sir Syed Ahmed Khan


  • Begum Rana Liaquat Ali


  • Begum Jahan Ara Shahnawaz





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  • Globe and map skills


  • Physical region of Pakistan


  • Interaction between the land and people


  • Weather and climate


  • Natural disasters and safety measures


  • Population

Globe and Map skills

  • Explain map and the term BOLTS to read a map
  • Recognize different types of maps e.g. Road map, Tourist map, Weather map, Political map, Topographical map
  • Recognize the characteristics of latitudes, longitudes and Time Zone with the help of diagrams.
  • Use latitudes and longitudes in determining location through Grid Reference.
  • Define Scale in reading maps and its types with the help of diagrams.

Physical Regions of Pakistan

  • Identify the main physical regions of Pakistan.
  • Briefly describe the distinctive characteristics / features of each physical region of Pakistan.

Interaction between the land and people

  • Compare the life of people living in different regions of Pakistan

Weather and climate

  • Explain difference in the terms ‘Weather and Climate’.
  • Describe the factors affecting climate and the impact of Global Warming on climate change.

Activity 1a: Identify location of Pakistan with the

help of grid by using globe.

Activity   1b: Identify time zones and relate them to longitudinal and latitudinal scales.


Activity 2:

On a tourist guide map of any area show various locations of tourist attraction, hotels and names of roads.


Activity 3:

Use given information to calculate the average temperature and monthly rainfall of different places.


Activity 4: Construct line and bar graphs from given climatic data.


Activity 5:

Make a chart and write daily weather temperature of your city in notebook.


Activity 6:

Students will suggest ways to reduce damage caused by natural disasters e.g. floods, earthquakes. com/Day and night explanation, causes science for kids


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Natural disasters and safety measures

  • Identify the major natural disasters and their effect on human life.
  • Suggest   safety measures that can be adopted in case of Floods and Earthquakes.

Activity 7: Students develop posters/charts to raise awareness against global

warming and climate change. demy/lesson/how-we ather-patterns-affect- the climate of a region.html


  • Define the term Growth Rate and Population Density
  • Describe the factors affecting population increase in Pakistan.
  • Describe the impact of population increase on quality of daily life in the students’ community.





  • Goods and services

Goods and services

  • Define the terms Goods and Services.
  • Differentiate between public and private goods and services.

Consumers and producers

  • Identify the function of consumers and producers


  • Enumerate different causes, types of inflation and scarcity.
  • Identify the importance of taxes and government loans to pay for goods and services (roads, hospitals, schools, electricity etc.)


  • Define trade, export

and imports.

  • Describe the importance of International Trade for the development of Pakistan.
  • Identify major means of Transportation.

Activity 1:

Facilitate students in brainstorming and identifying occupations that fall within the ambit of services. Make a list and let individual students choose which service they would like to be in and why?


Activity    2: Students should ponder on and suggest activities in

their own lives which they could extend to others as producers of services (for example, doing groceries for neighbours, delivering items, cleaning community members’ houses or backyards, etc)

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  • Consumers and producers


  • Inflation


  • Trade


  • Entrepreneurship



  • Evolution of money


  • Bank




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  • Describe the entrepreneurial mindset
  • Define and differentiate among types of entrepreneurial businesses.
  • Explain the different behaviors related to entrepreneurship and its usefulness


Evolution of Money

  • Trace the history of coins and paper money in the sub-continent
  • Narrate with examples the evolution of money, trade via barter system before money was introduced
  • Identify the currencies of different countries.
  • Describe the role and importance of money in peoples’ lives.



  • Explain the role of Commercial Banks in the lives of individuals and businesses.
  • Identify the role of The State Bank of Pakistan.

Activity 3:

Students compile a list of 3 export items and 3 items that are imported to Pakistan. Ask them to find out why the Exports and Imports mechanisms exist?

Activity 4: (entrepreneurship): talk about simple innovations around students. Like the bicycle vendor who has a radio on his bike etc. Have the students come up with their own examples.


Activity 5:

Ask students to find out who creates money (i.e. prints the currency notes). Also ask them where people keep their money?


Activity 6:

Make a dummy bank and through role play show how transactions is are made in a bank. com/thehistoryofmo ney(combined) com/The history of Money