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Grade 6 History: The Development of Early Canada.




Melissa E. Ramon

Teacher Contact Information:

Office location: Rogers Hall Rm. 107

Telephone: 905 727 3189 x 419


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Text:  Phyllis A. Arnold & Betty Gibbs.  Canada Revisited 6.  Toronto:  Arnold Publishing, 1999.


Requirements: Students are required to have a three-ring binder (dedicated to history class), textbook, pens, pencils, coloured pencils, lined paper, and a positive attitude.

In addition to class work, students will do regular current events presentations, on a rotational basis.  These will examine a news article with the purpose of relating the story to our study of Canadian history.  Students will be required to use to take part in online current events discussions.

Students will also be quizzed on course content.  These will comprise 10% of the overall grade.

Students will be required to use during our written project.  This website will be a necessary tool to help students understand the concept of plagiarism and develop their skill in writing original prose.




Students learn about the main characteristics of North American First Nation cultures, including the close relationship of the First Nation peoples with the natural environment.  They investigate the motivating factors for early European exploration and the prevailing attitudes of the explorers. They also examine the positive and negative effects of interactions between European and First Nation peoples, from first Viking contact to the time of permanent European settlement in the early seventeenth century.





Unit Title

In delivered sequence



Unit 1

The First Nations

 September - December

Unit 2

European Exploration

 December - April

Unit 3

First Contact

April - June





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Extra-help: During open classroom (after lunch) and/or before school on a request basis.




Evaluation is based on the four Ministry of Education achievement categories of knowledge and understanding, thinking/inquiry, communication, and application/creation.  A single evaluation may include one or more of the above categories.  Evaluation in this course will be continuous throughout the year and will include a variety of assessment methods (e.g. assignments, projects, practical exercises, presentations, discussions, unit tests, tests and an examination). The distribution of marks into a grade is based on the departmental assessment and evaluation guide for the course and will reflect the studentís most consistent level of achievement where appropriate.  Comments on the development of learning skills and contributions to the course will also be provided on reports.  Term work will be 100% of the overall grade for the course; there is no final examination for this course.












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Late Work:


Guided Learning Centre policies will apply for major projects that are overdue (see Parent & Student Handbook).