September 5

Socials: Grade Six

Beyond the Textbook: Samples of Vanier ‘in house’ print and DVD resources to support new socials curriculum. 09/16 Bold= First Nations Content

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Urbanization and Migration of People. Land usage, water, pollution, density, transit, transportation

Pedal It: How Bicycles are changing the World
Green Homes
Reducing your Foodprint

Reducing your carbon Footprint Numerous books on pollution and sustainable green living
Crisis of homelessness – DVD

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Global poverty and Inequality: minorities, poverty, women’s rights, social justice, indigenous people, class structure and gender.

Roles of individuals, government organizations including groups representing indigenous peoples. U.N. International aid, activists.

Every Last Drop: Bringing clean water home
Pedal It: How Bicycles are changing the World The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind – Picture book and Read aloud novel.

Because I am a Girl
One Hen , How one small loan made a difference – Milway
Factory Girl – Greenwood
Take Action – Kielburger
How to Build Your own country – Wyatt Craig Kielburger – Pezzi
Dreams of Freedom
One Peace – Young Activists
We Are All Born Free
Every Human Has Rights
Civil Rights activists – eBook
Our Rights
It Takes a Child – Kielburger
Every Human Has Rights
A well in Africa – Shoveller
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist makers Strike of 1909
Picture book stories: Most Loved in all the world – slavery –
Henry’s Freedom Box
Lady in the Box Maddies Fridge, Those Shoes, One sandal, Sammy and the Time of the Troubles, Gleam and Glow, Everyday is Malala Day
I am Malala, Ghandi, Aung San Suu Kyi

See Also Gender Equity, Right to Marry, The Case For Loving – Interracial marriage

The Secret of Your name – Bouchard Nokum is My Teacher – Bouchard Long PowWow nights – Bouchard Aboriginal Carol – Bouchard +CD No Time to Say Goodbye – Olsen

A Stranger at Home – Jordan-Fenton Fatty Legs – Jordan-Fenton Shi-shi-etko – Campbell
Shin-chi’s Canoe – Campbell

Secret of the Dance – Campbell When I was Eight – Jordan Fenton and sequel

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Different systems of Government, globalization and economic interdependence – trade, imports / exports, E.U., G20, NAFTA international cooperation and responses to global issues i.e. environment, child labour

Numerous Country and Environmental Sustainability books.
Water: Information on sustainability Water Supply – Hunter

Trash Talk: A zero waste world
Brilliant: Sustainable energy around the world
14 Cows for America
Living as a Child Labourer
We need to go to school
Oil disaster – Green
Oil Spills – Powell

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Regional and International Conflict war, genocide, boundary disputes, religious and ethnic violence, terrorism

Librarian of Basra – True story from Iraq The Enemy – Cali
Off to War – the voices of Soldier’s children – Ellis

The Sky of Afghanistan
Azzi in Between
Children Growing up with War – Matthews Why War is never a good idea – Walker Highway of Heroes
The UnKnown soldier around the world Growing up Behind the Iron Curtain
My Hiroshima
Shin’s Tricycle
Hana’s Suitcase / The Choice / Anne Frank

Several books on World Wars and Canada at War and many good read aloud novels

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Media Technologies and Coverage of current events. Ownership of media, propaganda, bias, sensationalism, freedom of the press, social media uses and abuses. (Digital Citizenship)

Lots online but few print resources. Good opportunity to touch on cyber bullying, creative commons, plagiarism and Digital Citizenship.