Communities in Canada, Past and Present
Here you will find lesson plans written specifically for the Ontario Social Studies Curriculum, Grade 6, Strand A, Heritage and Identity:Communities in Canada, Past and Present.
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This guide includes a timeline of key moments in Indigenous history, activities, and worksheets. For a comprehensive understanding of Canada’s history, it is important to examine it from Indigenous perspectives. Doing so requires students to explore the depth, breadth, diversity, and regional variation of experiences of Indigenous peoples in the land that is now Canada. It is also necessary to examine the legacy and consequences of colonialism and the repressive policies to which Indigenous peoples have been subjected. This guide aims to engage students in thinking critically about our historical narratives, and help them consider how both individual and collective worldviews shape — and are shaped by — history.
A sample lesson plan, "Contributions of Indigenous Peoples" is available on the Portage & Main Press website.