Category Archives: Humanities 6

Living with Natural Hazards: Gr 6 I&S NEW UNIT!

As we start our next unit, Earth and Man, we need to learn a LOT about this amazing planet we live on – what are some of the dangers and the benefits of where humans choose to settle?

Go through these, take notes in your notebooks, draw the diagrams where it seem appropriate, do the activities and answer the questions!

Plate Tectonics




Rivers and Flooding

Tropical Storms


Help Curate the New Museum: Grade 6 I&S

Now that you have spent time learning about, researching, and presenting on Early Humans, we thought we would give you a chance to display some researched knowledge on a discovery of your choosing!

Open this document to take a look at the assignment.

You will, as a class, create a museum with displays and we will do a ‘gallery walk’ and check out the displays when they are done!

You will have 3 double-blocks to complete it! Work hard, work smart!

6M: Due Friday November 10th

6E: Due Monday November 13th

End of Year Reflection – Change

Goal: To create a self-portrait of you, showing how you have been impacted by your learning, within the context of one of 3 Global Contexts.

You will answer the following:

How did your learning this year CHANGE?IMPACT?:

  1. What and how you THINK
  2. What you SAY
  3. What you FEEL
  4. What you SHOW in your actions
  5. What you WANT to CHANGE

What will this look like?

YOU – with a

  1. Thought bubble
  2. Speech bubble
  3. A HEART
  4. Something in your hand
  5. Something under your foot



  1. Take a picture of yourself.
  2. Put it in the middle of a page – not too big, not too small.
  3. Now THINK – what were the themes this year, what were the big ideas? The SoIs? The concepts? The Life Lessons? How has what YOU have learned CHANGED how and who you are?
  4. Title the page with one of the following Global Contexts that best fits your reflection:
    1. Identities and Relationships:Who we are: an inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends, communities and cultures; rights and responsibilities; what it means to be human.
    2. Fairness and Development:  Sharing the planet: an inquiry into rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other people and with other living things; communities and the relationships within and between them; access to equal opportunities; peace and conflict resolution.
    3. Personal and Cultural Expression: How we express ourselves: an inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values; the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity; our appreciation of the aesthetic.
  5. Print it out! Hang it up in the class!

The Story of Economics: The T-Shirt Gr6 I&S

Have you ever thought about how a simple cotton t-shirt gets to you?

We are going to watch and read the 5 little videos on this NPR site. (Check out the chapters.)

Then, using it as a template (the 5 chapters), you are going to make a COPY of this GoogleSlides and complete it. INDIVIDUALLY.

You should make all your notes and preparation in your I&S Journals – only use y our laptop for research and the final product.

You will choose a SIMPLE and COMMON product that YOU use. And then you will research the same parts –

  1. WHAT it is
  2. HOW it’s made (check out the How it’s Made video on YouTube – they might help!)
  3. WHO makes it
  4. How it is MOVED around the world
  5. how the production etc effects YOU

Make sure that you use as many relevant economics terms as possible. And we know you have a lot of them now!

Start with Encyclopedia Britannica.

You will have 3 or 4 double periods to work on this.

If you aren’t sure what to do, watch the NPR videos and read the site again for inspiration!

It will be assessed using Criteria A and Criteria B



Rivers Geography: Grade 6 I&S

We are going to do something a little different – we’re going to learn a bit from a text and answer some questions.

Please read through the PDF. You can print it out if you want, and when you are done, I would like you to work through the questions on Page 232, and Part 3 on Page 233 (the questions on the Nile).

You can use a googleDoc to write your responses, or paper. It’s up to you.

River Text – New Wider World-1kimdms