Grade 6 Social Studies

In Grade 6 social studies, students will explore the experiences and perspectives of diverse communities in historical and contemporary Canada and examine how they have contributed to the development of identities in Canada. In addition to developing their understanding of different communities in Canada, students will explore the global community and Canada’s role in it. They will investigate current social, political, economic, and environmental issues, and develop their understanding of the importance of international action and cooperation. In conducting their investigations, students will enhance their graphing and mapping skills and develop their ability to extract, interpret, and analyse information from a variety of sources, and using various technologies. 

The Grade 6 social studies expectations provide opportunities for students to explore a number of concepts connected to the citizenship education framework, including beliefs and values, collaboration, cooperation, culture, equity, freedom, identity, relationships, and respect.