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Grade 6: Social Studies: Heritage and Identity
Exploration of the experiences and perspectives of diverse communities in historical and contemporary Canada and how they contributed to the development of Canadian identity.
Britannica Elementary School EditionThis link opens in a new windowGeneral encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary and thesaurus covering a wide range of topics. Information is presented using text, audio, videos and images. Each article also contains links to explore more on the topic
Britannica Middle School EditionThis link opens in a new windowReference articles, journals, magazines, websites, multimedia, and curriculum content for intermediate students. Includes dictionary, atlas and student workspace.
Canada in ContextThis link opens in a new windowOnline experience of contextual information on a broad range of Canadian topics, people, places and events.
Canadian EncyclopediaThis link opens in a new windowFrench/English. A comprehensive and authoritative general Canadian reference work. Also includes quizzes, games, multimedia, and links to other resources.
Gale in Context: Middle School (formerly Research in Context)This link opens in a new windowFor students Gr. 6-10, this visual database provides information, videos, and more on world cultures, science, politics, famous people (biographies), governments, world history, social issues, technology, literature, and more!
DK Find Out!This link opens in a new windowThis is a free visual encyclopaedia with videos, quizzes, activities, and teacher lesson planning tools. Subjects include: animals, nature, computer coding, Earth, English/Language, world history, the human body, math, art, music, art, literature, science, space, sports, transportation and more!
"The films in our Legacies 150 playlist explore themes closely related to our Legacies 150 interactive photo essays, which reflect on legacy and inheritance a century and a half into Canadian Confederation."
Historica Canada Learning Tools. Develop the concept of citizenship and immigration by requiring students to explore, reflect, and empathize with the situations and feelings that new immigrants experience.
A BOOK OF Poems: Expressions from our YouthA collection of the winning poems and honourable mentions from the 2009 Refugees and Human Rights Child and Youth Poetry Contest. Written by children and youth from grades 4 to 12 living in the Greater Toronto Area.
Connecting Canadians: Canada's Multicultural Newspapers"Connecting Canadians provides an opportunity for individuals to connect with their heritage by exploring early newspapers and engaging in learning activities. The collection includes Croatian, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Polish, Serbian, Ukrainian, Serbo-Croatian, Latvian, and Lithuanian newspapers." [quoted from the website]
The English to Canada Website"The information on this site is provided by Dr. Lucille H. Campey - a recognised authority on emigration from Britain to Canada. It is based on her detailed research of English emigration to Canada which has been documented in three books. The first book, Planters, Paupers and Pioneers - English settlers in Atlantic Canada, was published in 2010. The second book, Seeking a Better Future: The English settlers of Ontario and Quebec was published in 2012. The third book, Ignored but not Forgotten: Canada's English Immigrants was published in 2014 and covers English emigration to the Prairie Provinces and British Columbia.." [quote from website]