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Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies Resources

Use these three resources to help you plan out your Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies lessons for your students.

Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies resources can be a challenge to find. Teaching a new subject or grade can sometimes be overwhelming, no matter how excited you are about it. 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. I want to share some great resources with those who are new to teaching Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies or looking for new ideas.

Resource One: Free Long Range Plans for Ontario Curriculum

One of the biggest bits of help when planning a year of teaching is to begin by figuring out what to teach, how long it will take to teach 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 outlines basic plans and resources for Social Studies and 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 2023 Grade 6 Strand A and B, this Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies Bundle contains thirty-two 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.  

Resource Includes:

  • 32 Engaging Lessons
  • 642 Pages
  • 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

  1. Introduction: Building Vocabulary & Map Creation
  2. What Shapes Our Canadian Identity?
  3. Canadian Identity: Fundamentals
  4. Canadian Identity: Indigenous Canadians
  5. Canadian Identity: Settler Communities
  6. Canadian Identity: Inclusiveness
  7. Historical Perspectives: Communities Inquiry
  8. Traditional Territories
  9. Migration Reasons
  10. Settler Life in Canada
  11. Economic Development
  12. Creation of Nunavut, Nunavik, and Nunatsiavut
  13. Community Developments
  14. Interactions Between Settler Communities
  15. Differences Between Communities
  16. How Did You Get Here?

Strand B Lesson Outline

  1. Introduction: Key Vocabulary
  2. Canadian Government and Global Interactions
  3. International Accords and Organizations
  4. Canada’s Role in International Programs
  5. Canada’s Role in International Non-Government Organizations
  6. Canada’s Crisis Response: H1N1 and Ebola
  7. Canada’s Role in International Peace
  8. Canada’s Global Relationships
  9. Canada’s Trading Partners
  10. Canada’s Economy
  11. Environmental Issues: Overfishing
  12. Environmental Issues: Canada’s Impact
  13. Global Issues Inquiry

These complete lessons will integrate directly with your curriculum. They are well-planned, interactive, and ready to use in your classroom.  

What teachers have said about this Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies Bundle:

“I just love your products! This resource is amazing, comprehensive lessons that perfectly align with the curriculum, great student-appropriate resources, and readings. I am so looking forward to using this! Thank YOU!”

Learn more about the Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies Bundle (Strand A and B) in my Shopify CAD store or on Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Resource Three:  Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies Modified Bundle Strand A and B

In this Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies Modified Bundle, teachers are equipped with 34 engaging lessons. These lessons will help teachers immerse their modified Grade 6 students in learning about communities in Canada and Canada’s interactions with the global community. 

Each of the 34 lessons aligns with a critical concept in the Ontario Grade 6 Social Studies Curriculum but has significantly reduced reading and writing expectations within the lesson.

Unit Includes:

  • 34 Detailed Lesson Plans: These lessons will keep students engaged throughout the unit.
  • Modified Lesson Content: Lessons have been modified with reduced reading and writing expectations. 
  • MP3 Audio Files of Articles: Use the provided audio recordings of the student readings.
  • Answer Keys: Streamline your grading process with readily available answer keys.
  • Lesson Variety: Student activities utilize a variety of formats – cut & match, fill in the blanks, guided inquiry, assignments, graphic organizers
  • Self-Marking Google Forms: Streamline your assessment process by automating your marking.
  • Print and Digital Formats: Access materials in both print and digital formats.

Strand A Lesson Outline

1. Building Vocabulary & Map Creation – (Reading + Map Creation)
2. What Shapes Our Canadian Identity? – (Reading + Cut & Match Activity)
3. Canadian Identity: Fundamentals – (Reading + Cut & Match Activity)
4. Canadian Identity: Indigenous Peoples – (Reading + Fill in the Blanks Activity)
5. Canadian Identity: Settler Communities – (Reading + Cut & Match Activity)
6. Canadian Identity: Inclusiveness – (Reading + Cut & Match Activity)
7. Historical Perspectives: Communities Inquiry – (Guided Inquiry Activities)
8. Traditional Territories – (Graphic Organizer)
9. Migration Reasons – (Reading + Cut & Match and Fill in the Blanks Activities)
10. Settler Life in Canada – (Reading + Interactive Notes)
11. Economic Development –  (Reading + Fill in the Blanks Activities and Cut & Match)
12. Creation of Nunavut, Nunavik, and Nunatsiavut – (Reading + Fill in the Blank)
13A. Community Developments – (Reading + Primary Source Analysis)
13B. Community Developments – (Reading + Timeline Activity)
14. Interactions Between Settler Communities – (Reading + Graphic Organizer)
15. Differences Between Communities – (Reading + True/False Questions)
16. How Did We Get Here Assignment? – (Guided Slideshow Creation)

Strand B Lesson Outline

1. Introduction: Key Vocabulary (QR Code Vocabulary)
2. Canadian Government and Global Interactions (Reading + Cut & Match Activity)
3A. International Accords and Organizations (Video + Cut & Match Activity)
3B. International Accords and Organizations (Video + Quiz)
3C. International Accords and Organizations (Video + Fill in the Blanks Activity)
4. Canada’s Role in International Programs (Reading + Sorting Activity)
5. Canada’s Role in International Non-Government Organizations (Reading + Quiz)
6. Canada’s Crisis Response: H1N1 and Ebola (Reading + Cut & Match Activity)
7A. Canada’s Role in International Peace (Guided Inquiry Activities)
7B. Canada’s Role in International Peace (Timeline Activity & Videos)
8. Canada’s Global Relationships (Reading, Graphic Organizer & Map Activity)
9. Canada’s Trading Partners (Tally Activity, Reading and Multiple Choice)
10. Canada’s Economy (Reading, Multiple Choice and Cut & Match)
11. Environmental Issues: Overfishing (Reading + Cut & Match)
12A. Environmental Issues: Invasive Species (Reading, True/False Questions & Folding Notes)
12B. Environmental Issues: Canada’s Impact (Reading & Newspaper Article)
13. Plastics in the Ocean Inquiry (Guided Inquiry) 

This Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies Modified Bundle is specifically tailored to accommodate the unique needs of classroom teachers who have students performing significantly below grade level in reading, writing, and comprehension. It directly aligns with the Ontario Social Studies Curriculum 2023 Grade 6. 

Learn more about the Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies Modified Bundle (Strand A and B) in my Shopify CAD store or on Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Resource Four: Blog Posts

I have written two detailed blog posts with links to various resources on making teaching history and geography engaging and planning lessons without relying on a textbook. 

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Resource Five: Free Canadian History Sub Plans

Everyone loves getting some free resources, and these Canadian History Sub Plans are perfect for those days when you’ll be out of the classroom! These sub plans are free if you are on the 2 Peas and a Dog email list. Just click the image below to sign up and get your copy. 

Resource Six: Even More Canadian History Sub Plans

If you need even more Canadian History Sub Plans for teaching grade 6 Ontario social studies, try out this Canadian History Sub Plans Bundle, which includes six sub plans to help your students learn about various Canadian historical places and events. Save time and grab this no-prep Canadian History Sub Plans Bundle for when you are away from school.

Included Resources:

  • Significant Moments in Canadian History
  • The Avro Arrow
  • Parliament Hill Cat Colony
  • Parliament Hill
  • All About Canada – Canadian Alphabet Activity
  • Prime Ministers of Canada Research Assignment

Learn more about the Canadian History Sub Plans Bundle in my Shopify CAD store or on Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Resource Seven: Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies Report Card Comments

Use these 100% editable Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies report card comments for the 2023 Ontario Social Studies Curriculum and include comments for Strands A & B. The comments are sorted by Levels 1 – 4, strengths, and next steps. These are 100% editable and available in Google Doc™ format.

Here’s what teachers are saying about the Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies Report Card Comments:

“This resource is great for helping with report cards. Such a time saver!”

Learn more about the Grade 6 Social Studies Ontario Report Card Comments in my Shopify CAD store or on Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

Whether you are new to Grade 6 Ontario social studies or have many years of experience, take a few minutes to check out these resources.  They are well worth your time and will improve your curriculum.

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