This Communities in Canada, Past and Present: Part 3 – Important Events in Community Development resource is intended to support the for Grade 6. This digital unit has been created for use with Google Slides/Classroom™️, and is perfect for distance learning and/or students with accommodated IEPs.
Students are able to use Google Read & Write to listen to text and assist with written tasks if needed. Most text is editable, allowing teachers to make changes to better meet the needs of their particular students for many tasks.
❶ Important Events in Winnipeg’s History
❷ Important Events in Attawapiskat’s History
❸ Cause & Consequences in Community Development
❹ Imporant Events in a Cultural Community
❺ Treaty Land
❻ Citizenship: Making Our Community Stronger
❼ Inquiry Task Menu
Students will explore what makes an event significant in both historical and contemporary Canadian communities, using the following “Concepts of Social Studies Thinking” from the curriculum.
☑ Cause & Consequence
☑ Historical Significance
Students will continue to explore Winnipeg and Attawapiskat, following up from Parts 1 and 2, but will also look at the “boom and bust” community of Elliot Lake, Ontario, and a cultural community, Indigenous Peoples in Canada. (This will build upon their Strand A learning from Grade 5.)
Students are also given the opportunity to use their citizenship skills as they explore communities that were challenged by environmental issues, and asked to find out if their own communities have faced similar issues.
The final task allows students to choose from a variety of menu activities as they identify the two most significant events in a community of their choice.
★★★Answer keys and an inquiry task rubric are included with this unit.★★★
This unit was created as a companion resource for our original unit in pdf form:
Communities in Canada Part 3: Important Events in Community Development
NOTE: Parts 1 and 2 of my unit are now available in Google format. You can check them out here:
•Communities in Canada, Part 1: for Use with Google Slides/Classroom™️