Grade 6 Month 8 The Wonder of North America
This block focuses on the continent you are living on. With ever-widening steps, you have now expanded to look broadly at an entire continent from region to country. Map-making, stories, themes of exploration and Indigenous values make up this investigation.
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Curriculum Areas/Learning Outcomes
Connection: Your child will gain an understanding and appreciation for the First People of the continent, as well as the perspective of the Settlers.
Social Studies: Concept: Economic self-interest can be a significant cause of conflict among peoples and governments.
Concept: Systems of government vary in their respect for human rights and freedoms.
Connection: Your child will learn how differing value systems around natural resources can lead to conflict. They will explore the mistreatment of the Indigenous population, as well as the role of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in the building of the economy in North America.
Math: Concept: Mixed numbers and decimal numbers represent quantities that can be decomposed into parts and wholes.
Connection: Computational fluency and flexibility with numbers extend to operations with whole numbers and decimals.
Concept & Connection: Your child will work in their Grade 6 math workbook, continuing to review and develop skills.
This unit will guide your child to gain a broad overview of the continent’s geographical landscape, the biomes, the Indigenous way of living in harmony with the land, and the conflict around differing values when it comes to natural resources.
This unit will also guide your child to consider the role of African slavery in the building of North America.
During this unit, your child will be encouraged to get curious and seek to inquire into a specific region or country of North America. They will create a written report or story, drawings of the region, a map of the area, and then present their project to an audience in the form of an oral presentation. This project will be guided between Day 7 (when the topic should be chosen) and Day 15 when it should be presented. Feel free to adjust the project and/or timelines to suit your child’s needs. The timeline can be extended into the Flex Week.