Are you a Grade 6 Ontario teacher looking for an engaging social studies resource for Strand B: Canada’s Interactions in the Global Community? This comprehensive low-prep unit included both printable AND digital versions, and is perfect solution for transitioning between in-class and distance learning, hybrid teaching, or for students needing extra accommodations. Teachers can have some students working with printable texts, while others can be using assistive technology to work on the very same tasks. The digital version was created for use with Google Slides™️, and includes clickable links, movable pieces, and can be used with Google Read and Write.™️ This unit intended to support the revised 2018 Ontario Grade 6 Social Studies Curriculum, and supports an inquiry-based approach as students develop guiding questions and work in “Expert Groups” to investigate and develop their understanding of Canada’s role in the global community.
NOTE: This bundle includes BOTH of the following:
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 3-part lessons
• Age-appropriate student texts
• Clickable links to videos and websites
• Global Issues Flipbook templates with student examples
• Assessment tools
• Mapping activities
• Extra tips for teachers
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Frequently Asked Questions:
What will I need to assign this resource to my students?
You will require:
❶ Access to the internet
❷ A Google Drive Account
Why should I purchase the bundle instead of just the original printable (PDF) version?
✔The digital resources completely align with the regular units. This makes it extremely easy to meet IEP accommodations for specific students with little effort on your part.
✔ The digital resources are paperless, which is perfect if your school administrator is asking you to cut down on photocopying!
✔ The saturated, full-colour interactive slides are engaging for students.
✔ It’s easy to implement with distance learning.
✔ It’s just fun to use!
Can I edit this resource?
The version of the unit has 95% of the texts in editable form for two reasons:
➀ to ensure that students are able to use Google Read & Write with the activities.
➁ to allow teachers to edit texts and tasks when they feel it suitable for their class or to address IEP accommodations for specific students.
How do I collect digital student work?
Your students will simply complete their own copies of the lessons, and turn it into your platform (ie. Google Classroom).
I have additional questions. Can I email you directly?
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