Are you a Grade 6 Ontario teacher searching for a way to engage ALL students in your Strand A social studies unit? This Communities in Canada Past and Present Printable and Digital Bundle is a comprehensive resource addressing the revised 2018 Ontario Social Studies Curriculum for Grade 6, Strand A. Students apply the “concepts of social studies thinking” while learning about a wide range of communities.
This “printable + digital bundle” contains the following resources:
•Communities in Canada, Past and Present (Printable PDF)
Students are provided with many opportunities to explore the experiences and perspectives of diverse communities in historical and contemporary Canada, and how they contributed to the development of Canadian identity. Particular attention is paid to the issues and perspectives of Canada’s Indigenous community, which is emphasized heavily in the revised curriculum. I have worked with an experienced teacher in the area of Indigenous education as I revised these units.
This unit is composed of 5 parts:
Part 1: Moving From One Community to Another
Part 2: Settler Communities and the Environment
Part 3: Important Events in Community Development
Part 4: Life in a Settler Community
Part 5: Canada – A Land of Many Perspectives
Included in each part:
►3-Part Lesson Plans
►Learning Goal/s Tied to the Ontario Curriculum
►Inquiry Task, with Assessment Tools
Students look at the communities of:
- Winnipeg, Manitoba
- Attawapiskat, Ontario
- Europeans in New France
- Early Black Communities
- Quebec City
- Fort McMurray, Alberta
- Indigenous Peoples of Canada
- Elliot Lake, Ontario
- Ottawa, Ontario
- Africville, Nova Scotia
- Japanese-Canadians of WWII
★ Text that is 95% editable
☆ Movable pieces
★ Works with
☆ Colourful slides
★ Completely aligns with the texts and tasks from the printable version!
Frequently Asked Questions About the Digital Component:
What will I need to assign these resources to my students?
You will require:
➀ Access to the internet
➁ a Google Drive account
The instruction booklet that is included with this resource contains to help you assign specific lessons to students; you do not need to assign a whole resource at once!
Why should I consider buying this digital version, rather than just the printable version?
✔ The digital resource completely aligns with the regular unit. This makes it extremely easy to meet IEP accommodations for specific students with little effort on your part.
✔ The digital resource is 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?
I have left 95% of the text 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 student work?
Your students will simply their own copies of the lessons, and turn it into your platform (ie. Google Classroom).