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Hands-On Social Studies for Ontario, Grade 6

An Inquiry Approach

New Edition, Updated & Revised

By Jennifer E. Lawson
Series: Hands-On Social Studies for Ontario
Imprint: Portage & Main Press

Categories: Education, Social Science
Softcover, coil bound : 9781553798040, 228 pages, January 2020
Ebook (PDF) : 9781553799559, 228 pages, June 2021

A custom-written social studies resource for Ontario's grade 6 curriculum.


Filled with a year’s worth of classroom-tested activities, this resource conveniently includes everything both teachers and students need.
The grade 6 book is divided into two units:

Communities in Canada, Past and Present
Canada’s Interactions with the Global Community


  • focuses on the goals of the Ontario Social Studies curriculum
  • adheres to the Growing Success document for assessment, evaluating, and reporting in Ontario schools
  • builds understanding of Indigenous knowledge and perspectives


  • includes the five components of the inquiry model
  • opportunities for self-reflection and activating prior knowledge
  • authentic assessment for, as, and of learning
  • social studies thinking concepts, guided inquiry questions, and learning goals
  • support for developing historical thinking skills
  • access to digital image banks and digital reproducibles (Find download instructions in the Appendix of the book)