In Grade 6 students learn about the following four themes:
Building a Nation (1867 to 1914)
Canada from 1914 to 1945
Canada from 1945 to the Present
Canada Today: Democracy, Diversity and the Influence of the Past
Learning experiences help students to respect diversity and collaborate with others. Students formulate questions, conduct research, and draw conclusions based on information and evidence. They learn about the enduring importance of the past as they explore what it means to be a citizen in their community, Canada, and the world.
To find out more about what you child is learning, we encourage you to talk to the teacher. The department has also developed Curriculum Essentials posters that provide an overview of the knowledge, processes and skills for this subject area. You may also wish to refer to the Manitoba Curriculum Framework of Outcomes.
Assessment in Social Studies is based on the themes and topics in the tab WHAT MY CHILD IS LEARNING. Your child’s progress will be reported under three areas of learning:
Activities to do with your children in the community
Visit art galleries, museums and historic sites. Here are just a few examples:
Participate in cultural events such as:
Make travel a learning experience.
If you have opportunities for family travel near or far, prepare in advance using maps, pictures, stories and other types of research. While travelling, explore local sites and culture, take pictures, talk or write about experiences, share observations and memories.
Activities to do with your children in the home
Talk to your children about current events, look at maps and globes, look at artwork from various times and places, share stories of family and community history, read historical fiction, watch historical films.
Books and prints
Canada, a Country of Change, student textbook, Portage and Main Press
For additional print resources, consult the Bibliographies by grade level.
Kayak, Canada’s History Magazine for Kids
History Trek, McGill University (links to other history websites)
The Canadian Encyclopedia
Historica Canada, Heritage Minutes
Kids’ Stop, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
Canadian Museum of History (formerly of Canadian Museum of Civilization)
How do Grade 6 students demonstrate citizenship?
Grade 6 students demonstrate citizenship when they
How do Grade 6 students demonstrate critical thinking?
Grade 6 students use critical thinking skills when they