Grade Six – Social Studies

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Grade Six – Social Studies2018-07-26T11:34:45+00:00

Learning Commons Resources

Gr. 6 Social Studies eBooks

We have a wide variety of books, curriculum and DVDs that cover this topic.

Curriculum Examples

  • Unit studies
  • Human rights
  • Immigration
  • Righting Canada’s Wrongs
  • Preserving Human Rights around the World
  • Lily and the Paper Man
  • I am Malala
  • Fatty Legs
  • Displacement of Native Peoples
  • From Time Immemorial
  • Global issues, media
  • Urbanization & Migration
  • World Government

Search Term

Use the following keywords to search for resources:

  • Core competencies
  • Social responsibility
  • Refugees
  • Land use
  • Residential Schools
  • Minorities
  • Immigration
  • Racism, Slavery
  • Conflict & War G.6.
  • World government
  • War
  • Social justice
  • Environmentalism
  • Human rights
  • Global issues
  • Climate change

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HCOS Gr. 6 Social Studies Online Course

Subscriptions

Log in to BrainPOP to find the Social Studies videos available.

OR

Go to BrainPOP Educators (no username/password required) which has the option to choose BC curriculum standards.

In BrainPOP you will find short animated movies, to creatively engage students in learning.  (Gr. K-8 and some high school content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to The Canadian Reader or go to LesPlan – Subscribers for the latest issues and student resource links.

The Canadian Reader is a current events news magazine for students in Gr. 3-5.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Curio.ca and search among the many social studies-related topics for the age 9-12 range.  This subscription is a very strong resource for Canadian history and you will find videos such as:  The Four Faces of the MoonWhen Climate Change Hits HomeThis Igloo Greenhouse Could Revolutionize Food Production in the NorthAttawapiskat’s New SchoolOur Games: The Arctic Winter GamesAnother Kind of Circus (Cirque du Soleil)Words of the Elders: Saving Aboriginal LanguagesTown at the Top of the World; the series:  Canada: A People’s History; the series:  The Canadian Experience (not all episodes are for the 9-12 age range); the series:  We Are the BestHelping through Social MediaWhen You Say Merry Christmas, You’re Pouring out Your CompassionReporting from Inside North Korea; the series:  National Geographic Documentaries (not all episodes are for the 9-12 age range); Canadian Parliamentary DemocracyMajority vs. Minority GovernmentMPTV: An Introduction to the House of CommonsHow Canada’s Government Really Works; and many more.

You can also check under Resources for the curriculum of Social Studies 6:  Global Issues and Governance.

Curio.ca offers the audio and video content from CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) and Radio-Canada for unique Canadian content.  (K-12, but mostly high school content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Discovery Education Streaming (Canada) and search for social studies topics.  There will be topics such as:  Civics, Canadian Studies, United States History, Geography, Ancient Civilizations and World History.

Discovery Education Streaming Plus offers students award-winning digital or multimedia content.  (K-12 content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Explora Primary.

EBSCOhost’s Explora is a site to encourage student research with extensive, reliable content and ease of use.  (K-12 content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to EverFi to find the courses:   Vault (Understanding Money – Gr. 4-6); FutureSmart (becoming stewards of your financial future  Gr. 6-8) Demo videoIgnition (using technology safely – Gr. 6-9) Demo video, and Healthier Me: Wellness Fundamentals for Middle School  (Gr. 6-8) Demo video..

.EverFi produces digital courses, such as: financial literacy, STEM, diversity and inclusion, student loan management, digital citizenship, civic awareness, entrepreneurial thinking, alcohol and substance abuse, and sexual assault prevention.  (Gr. 1-12)  Look for a full description (and a list of all courses available) under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to KnowBC and search by going to an encyclopedia or book and searching it.

KnowBC is the leading general reference site for British Columbia, including such resources as the Encyclopedia of British Columbia and other reference works.  (Gr. K-12)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Learn360 and then search for Social Studies topics, such as Geography, Government, Social Studies or World Cultures.

Learn360 is a media-on-demand service or digital video library for Gr. K-12, with digital, audio and other support materials.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to SAS® Curriculum Pathways  to look for Social Studies resources in Grade 6-8.

SAS® Curriculum Pathways provides interactive tools, resources, and apps for grades K-12.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to “What in the World?” (Level 1 – Gr. 5-7) at LesPlan – Subscribers for current affairs.

What in the World? is a current events newsmagazine for students in grades 5-7 (Level 1) and 8-10 (level 2).  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to World Book, which offers very good Social Studies sites on their home page:  World Book Timelines (Gr. 5 to 12) and World Book Student (Gr. 5-8).

World Book is our online encyclopedia with research sites for all ages from K to 12.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

 

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