Grade 6 Social Studies Ontario Communities in Canada, Past and Present



Total Pages: 305 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 1 Semester
File Size: 8 MB
File Type: PDF

Grade 6 Social Studies Strand A: Teachers are provided with 16 in-depth, engaging, and cross-curricular lessons to help their students explore and understand Heritage and Identity: Communities in Canada, Past and Present. This resource includes answer keys and individual PDFs of student pages to support online learning such as Google Classroom.

Curriculum Alignment: Ontario Social Studies Curriculum 2018 Grade 6 Strand A.

Lesson Overview

  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?


  • Regular and reliable internet is required for this unit.
  • Research is not included for inquiry stations. Students must gather the research themselves from a textbook, non-fiction books or online sources.

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Resource Includes:

  • Individual PDFs of all student pages for online learning i.e. Google Classroom
  • Detailed unit plan and daily lesson plans
  • 16 Lessons
  • Answer keys
  • Differentiated lesson and assessment formats
  • Lessons divided up with title pages for easy access
  • Lots of variety and student choice on assignments
  • Detailed teacher and student directions
  • Q Chart to help students formulate good questions
  • Inquiry stations research folder cover pages
  • Inquiry station cards with detailed instructions
  • Inquiry station graphic organizers to help students with their research
  • Oral presentation assessment rubric
  • Historical content assessment rubric
  • Quizzes to check for understanding

Teacher Feedback

  1. “Very thorough resource! I love the guided inquiry options that will support my students perfectly. The readings provided are plentiful and appropriate for my student’s grade level. So much to choose from and a great balance of inquiry and teacher-led materials. Very happy with this purchase.”
  2. “Love everything about this! Especially happy that it is Google Classroom-friendly with all the student pages being individual PDFs.”
  3. “Great resource! Engaging with lots of great visuals and video links. Age-appropriate readings and engaging student activities. I am looking forward to trying this in class next year.”
  4. “Amazing resource! Everything you need is right there and very well put together. My students enjoyed the videos that are included (really helps reinforce concepts). I would also highly recommend the digital pack that goes with this. Such a huge time saver and paper saver too!! Thank you.”

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