Atlantic Provinces - Outcome Chart - Social Studies Grade 4-6

Citizenship, Power and Governance

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the origins, functions and sources of power, authority and governance.

  • identify and critically examine the rights and responsibilities of individual citizens in a local, national and global context
  • identify types of prejudice and stereotyping and its social and individual consequences

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Educational Games

Culture and Cultural Diversity

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the concept of culture, the diversity of culture, and views of the world, recognizing the similarities and differences resulting in various cultural perspectives.

  • describe how culture is preserved and transmitted

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Global Connections

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of global connections and the causes, consequences and possible solutions to global issues.

  • explore how decisions made in one country can impact on other countries around the world
  • identify concerns, standards, issues and conflicts related to universal human rights
  • examine and describe the effects of changing technologies on the global economy
  • demonstrate how thinking globally and acting locally can impact on global issues

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Groups and Institutions

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of how groups and institutions are formed, what controls and influences them, how they interact with individuals and cultures, and how they are maintained and changed.

  • describe how groups and institutions influence people and society
  • describe how people influence groups and institutions

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Individual Development and Identity

Students will be expected to demonstrate how personal development and identity are shaped by society and how individuals help shape society.

  • describe ways in which advertising and the media can influence an individual’s perception of self, the world, and consequent behavior
  • examine the influence of peers on one’s individual actions
  • discuss why and how stereotyping, discrimination, and pressures to conform can emerge and how that affects an individual

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Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

Individuals, Societies and Economic Choices

Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to make economic choices as individuals and as members of society based on their understanding of economic concepts, principles and systems.

  • identify various factors that influence consumer choice

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Student Tutorial (Licensed Resource)

People, Place and Environment

Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the interactions among people, places and the environment.

  • identify the communication and transportation systems in their province used to move goods, people and ideas, within their communities and beyond
  • value maps, globes, and other geographic representations as valuable sources of information and learning
  • use maps, globes, and pictures to describe location and place
  • use maps, globes, pictures, models, and technology to represent and describe physical and human systems

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Essential Graduation Learnings

Overall Expectations

Communication: Graduates will be able to use the listening, viewing, speaking, reading, and writing modes of language(s), as well as mathematical and scientific concepts and symbols, to think, learn, and communicate effectively.

Specific Expectations

By the end of grade 6, students will be expected to:

use maps, globes, pictures, models, and technologies to represent and describe physical and human systems.

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