Are you teaching social studies in an Ontario Grade 6 French Immersion classroom? This Canada’s Interactions in the Global Community resource is a 213-page unit that supports the revised 2018 Ontario Grade 6 Social Studies Curriculum with an inquiry-based approach. Students develop guiding questions and work in “Expert Groups” to investigate and deepen their understanding of Canada’s role in the global community.
Please Note: All student texts and tasks are in French, while the teacher lesson plans are in English to cut down on translation costs for buyers.
This unit is structured so that the topic of International Trade is explored by both teacher and students together as the teacher also introduces the Concepts of Social Studies Thinking and the Social Studies Inquiry Process skills as outlined in the Ontario Curriculum. The students then apply these concepts and skills as they investigate other issues in their “Expert Groups”, with each group going in-depth with a particular issue. There are 7 issues included in this resource, although you could certainly have students explore other issues using the same format:
❶ Asian Tsunami
➁ Climate Change
❸ COVID-19 Pandemic
➃ Food Scarcity
❺ Haiti Earthquake
➅ HIV/AIDS in Africa
❼ Invasive Species
Students participate in Knowledge Building Circles where groups share their learning with each other, challenging ideas and making connections between Canada’s responses to these various issues. Students exploring how our country has responded to the 2004 tsunami, for example, can see what, if anything had changed by the time Canada became involved with the 2010 response to the earthquake in Haiti. There is a strong social justice component of this unit, as students learn about issues such as child labour and fair trade, and the role that Canada has played in addressing such global issues.
This unit allows students to organize their learning as they create a Global Issues Flipbook, which they will personalize in a manner that shows each student’s unique path through the inquiry process.
Included in Unit:
• 17 Complete 3-part lesson plans in English (Getting Started/Working on It/Reflecting and Connecting)
• Age-appropriate student texts and tasks in French
• QR Codes for related websites
• Global Issues Flipbook templates with student examples
• Assessment tools
• Mapping activities
• Extra tips for teachers
Would you love a free Canadian Government Flipbook for your students? Grab it HERE!