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Grade 6 Social Studies Strand A Modified Ontario Curriculum

Grade 6 Social Studies Strand A Modified Ontario Curriculum

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Total Pages: 152 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 1 Semester
File Size: 40.9MB
File Type: PDF (Zip)

In this modified Grade 6 Social Studies Strand A Unit, teachers are equipped with 17 engaging lessons. These lessons will help teachers to immerse their modified Grade 6 students in the fascinating world of Canada’s past and present. Each of the 17 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. 

This modified history unit is for classroom teachers who are required to teach the Grade 6 Ontario Social Studies Curriculum but have students working significantly below grade level in reading, writing, and comprehension. An MP3 audio file of each student reading has been provided. This resource was designed to meet the needs of ELL students and/or students on a modified IEP.

Curriculum Alignment: Ontario Social Studies Curriculum 2023 Grade 6 Strand A

Please review the provided sample lesson in the preview PDF and watch the overview video for this resource here

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Unit Includes:

  • 17 Detailed Lesson Plans: Immerse your students in lessons that will keep them fully engaged throughout the unit.
  • Modified Lesson Content: Lessons have been modified with reduced reading and writing expectations. 
  • MP3 Audio Files of Articles: Elevate student learning and accessibility through audio recordings of the student readings.
  • Answer Keys: Streamline your grading process with readily available answer keys.
  • Lesson Variety: Follow-up 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 grading.
  • Print and Digital Formats: Embrace the convenience of accessing materials in both print and digital formats.

Do you have students working at grade level? Check out this unit - Grade 6 Social Studies Strand A

Lesson Overview & Modifications

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

This Grade 6 Social Studies Strand A Modified Unit resource is specifically tailored to accommodate the unique needs of classroom teachers faced with students performing significantly below grade level in reading, writing, and comprehension. This adaptable and accessible resource empowers teachers to provide engaging social studies lessons while ensuring students can participate actively in their learning journey.

Additional Grade 6 Social Studies Resources

Notes: The internet is required to access videos in this unit. 

Teacher Feedback

  1. “Excellent resource! It was clear, engaging, and effective. It was helpful for my ESL students.”
  2. “I teach a class with a wide range of abilities and this resource was fantastic! It helped me to differentiate as needed and get through the content efficiently and effectively. Thanks so much!”
  3. “This is a wonderful ready to use resource with different activities to engage any classroom learner! I would highly recommend this resource.”

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