Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies resources can be a challenge to find. No matter how excited you are about it, teaching a new subject or a new grade can sometimes be a little overwhelming. Not only do you have all the prep work and grading of a typical year, but you often are also tasked with creating from scratch everything from your overall long range plans to your daily lessons.
All of this takes a huge amount of both mental and physical energy. For those of you who are new to teaching Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies or are looking for new ideas, I want to share some great resources with you.
Resource One: Free Long Range Plans for Ontario Curriculum
One of the biggest helps when beginning to plan a year of teaching is to begin by figuring out what to teach, how long it will to take teach to each unit, and how to order the subject matter.
These free Grade 6 Long Range Plans for Ontario Curriculum are a great place to start. This resource not only outlines basic plans and resources for Social Studies but also includes several other suggested subjects. Use it exactly as written or strictly as a jumping-off point for long-range plans of your own design.
Resource Two: Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies Bundle Strand A and B
Directly aligned with Ontario Social Studies Curriculum 2018 Grade 6 Strand A and B, this bundle contains twenty-nine in-depth, engaging, and cross-curricular lessons to help students explore and understand Communities in Canada, Past and Present and Canada’s Interactions with The Global Community.
- 29 Lessons
- MP3 Audio Files of Student Readings
- Google Slides™ of Student Pages
- Daily Lesson Plans
- Student Choice
- Differentiated Tasks
- Inquiry Learning
- Graphic Organizers
- Summative Assessments
- Assessment Rubrics
- Answer Keys
- Individual PDFs of student pages to post to Google Classroom™
Strand A Lesson Outline
- Introduction: Building Vocabulary & Map Creation
- What Shapes Our Canadian Identity?
- Canadian Identity: Fundamentals
- Canadian Identity: Indigenous Canadians
- Canadian Identity: Settler Communities
- Canadian Identity: Inclusiveness
- Historical Perspectives: Communities Inquiry
- Traditional Territories
- Migration Reasons
- Settler Life in Canada
- Economic Development
- Creation of Nunavut, Nunavik, and Nunatsiavut
- Community Developments
- Interactions Between Settler Communities
- Differences Between Communities
- How Did You Get Here?
Strand B Lesson Outline
- Introduction: Key Vocabulary
- Canadian Government and Global Interactions
- International Accords and Organizations
- Canada’s Role in International Programs
- Canada’s Role in International Non-Government Organizations
- Canada’s Crisis Response: H1N1 and Ebola
- Canada’s Role in International Peace
- Canada’s Global Relationships
- Canada’s Trading Partners
- Canada’s Economy
- Environmental Issues: Overfishing
- Environmental Issues: Canada’s Impact
- Global Issues Inquiry
These complete lessons will integrate directly with your curriculum. They are well-planned, interactive, and ready to use in your classroom. Learn more about this resource in my Shopify CAD store or my Teachers Pay Teachers USD store.
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Resource Three: Blog Posts
I have written two detailed blog posts with links to a variety of resources on how to make teaching history and geography engaging and how to plan lessons without relying on a textbook.
- 10 Ways To Make History Class Engaging For Students – 2 Peas and a Dog
- 14 Ways To Make Geography Class Fun – 2 Peas and a Dog
Resource Four: Free Canadian History Sub Plans
Whether you are new to Grade 6 Ontario social studies or have many years of experience with it, take a few minutes to check out these resources. They are well worth your time and will improve your curriculum.