This Le Canada dans une communauté mondiale Cahier interactif
is a 200 page resource intended to support the Ontario Grade 6 Social Studies Curriculum. This unit supports an inquiry-based approach as students develop guiding questions and work in “Expert Groups” to investigate and develop their understanding of Canada’s role in the global community.
PLEASE NOTE: This French version of my original unit has been adapted with all student texts and organizers written in French, while teacher notes and some examples are in English.
This unit is structured so that the topic of International Trade is explored by both teacher and students together as the teacher also introduces the Concepts of Social Studies Thinking
and the Social Studies Inquiry Process
skills as outlined in the Ontario Curriculum. The students then apply these concepts and skills as they investigate other issues in their “Expert Groups”, with each group going in-depth with a particular issue:
HIV/AIDS in Africa
2010 Haiti Earthquake
Students participate in Knowledge Building Circles where groups share their learning with each other, challenging ideas and making connections between Canada’s responses to these various issues. Students exploring how our country has responded to the 2004 tsunami, for example, can see what, if anything had changed by the time Canada became involved with the 2010 response to the earthquake in Haiti. There is a strong social justice
component of this unit, as students learn about issues such as child labour and fair trade, and the role that Canada has played in addressing such global issues.
This unit allows students to organize their learning as they create an interactive notebook, which they will personalize in a manner that shows each student’s unique path through the inquiry process.
Included in Unit:
• 21 Complete 3-part lesson plans (Getting Started/Working on It/Reflecting and Connecting)
• Age-appropriate student texts
• QR Codes for related websites
• Interactive Notebook templates with student examples
• Assessment tools
• Mapping activities
• Extra tips for teachers
You may want to check out the French version of my other Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies unit for Strand A: Communities in Canada, Past and Present:
Ontario Grade 6 Social Studies: FRENCH Communities in Canada Bundle
BOTH of these Grade 6 units are available as a money-saving bundle! Check this out here: Ontario Grade 6 Social Studies Mega-Bundle: FRENCH Version
Check out my French Resources Custom Category here: