Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Social Studies Grade 6

Big Ideas 

  • Complex global problems require international co-operation to make difficult choices for the future.
  • Media sources can both positively and negatively affect our understanding of important events and issues.

Overall Expectations:

  • Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
  • Develop a plan of action to address a selected problem or issue
  • Construct arguments defending the significance of individuals/groups, places, events, or developments (significance)
  • Ask questions, corroborate inferences, and draw conclusions about the content and origins of a variety of sources, including mass media (evidence)
  • Differentiate between short- and long-term causes, and intended and unintended consequences, of events, decisions, or developments (cause and consequence)
  • Take stakeholders’ perspectives on issues, developments, or events by making inferences about their beliefs, values, and motivations (perspective)
  • Make ethical judgments about events, decisions, or actions that consider the conditions of a particular time and place, and assess appropriate ways to respond (ethical judgment)

Specific Expectations

Students are expected to know the following:

  • global poverty and inequality issues, including class structure and gender
  • different systems of government
  • globalization and economic interdependence
  • international co-operation and responses to global issues
  • regional and international conflict
  • media technologies and coverage of current events

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