Canadian Grade 6 Social Studies Mega Unit

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Bogged down by how you are going to present the new Social Studies Curriculum? Canadian Perspectives and Global Community expectations seem overwhelming? No time to teach Social Studies with all the other expectations?Looking to split your social studies over two terms to get two different marks? No problem!

This is a grade 6 unit. It has focuses on the perspectives of First Nations peoples, Europeans, Chinese Railway Workers, Japanese Canadians and residential school survivors.

** This unit is currently completely revised.***
I have added an additional almost 40 pages including full and complete lesson plans for each activity and text as well as time estimates and tips. This means you can literally leave the lesson page for a supply teacher and not plan for a day you are away! Also included are many current events, video links and fun review games. Now also a full and complete vocabulary wall set of cards with fun activities to do with them.

This is the unit for you. This is designed for the new revised Social Studies curriculum.
This unit is primarily designed so that students can work through it independently without very much teacher assistance. It is designed as a ready to go curriculum so you can either use it on your Smartboard or photocopy the pages right from your download.

This inquiry-based unit, which meets the 2013 Ontario Ministry of Education Social Studies curriculum for Grade 6, provides a variety of activities meant to allow students to explore the perspectives of each group of people involved. This unit aligns beautifully with my grade 5 unit and if you are teaching a split class consider the combined unit I offer. (I will be updating the grade 5 unit and revising it Spring 2017 so if you buy it now you will get it at a discounted rate). Please note if you get the combined unit I have not uploaded this revised file to it - but you will receive it as part of the package and I will be doing that this week (10/2/2016).

There are many pages of text with interesting fact bubbles and pictures that kids will love to read. Students love this unit and it is teacher and student tested. Many of the questions also help prepare students for tests like EQAO or other standardized tests.
This will cover your entire social studies! It will also cover a great deal of art, reading, writing and current events and social justice issues.

If you like this unit you will love my Native Trading Game task:

Topics Covered Include:
- Perspectives of each group
- Trade in Early Canada
- Religion and Culture in Early Canada
- Government of Europeans and First Nations
- mapping and Geography of First Nations peoples
- The Various First Nations groups and interesting facts about them
- Homes and Family Life of both settlers and First Nations
- Women's rights in both First Nation and settler communities
- Differing perspectives on conservation and environmentalism
- - Research based inquiry topics
- Aboriginal art work and reflection
- Persuasive Writing (included is an anchor chart and list of possible persuasive resources to use as well as a rubric).
- word wall with relevant words.
- Recount Writing (anchor charts and feedback forms included)
- Japanese Interment
- Chinese Railway Worker Treatment and Head Tax
- Residential Schools
- Fun Culminating Activity that can be done with no further research if you like!

Included are several rubrics, checklists and self-evaluations for every larger activity students are asked to complete. This makes it very easy to get a mark for the unit and use those marks not only in Social Studies, but also art, media, reading and writing.

By no means are all the pages in the preview the entire bundle. Please understand there is so much more that you receive!

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Canadian Grade 6 Social Studies Mega Unit
Canadian Grade 6 Social Studies Mega Unit
Canadian Grade 6 Social Studies Mega Unit
Canadian Grade 6 Social Studies Mega Unit