Outcome Chart - Nova Scotia - Social Studies Grade 6


Outcome 1: Students will explore the concept of culture and demonstrate an understanding of its role in their lives, inclusive of Acadians, African Nova Scotians, Gaels, Mi’kmaq, and additional cultures

  • Classify elements of culture as material or non-material.
  • Explore the role of culture in their lives.
  • Identify factors that shape culture.
  • Investigate how culture is passed on from generation to generation.

MediaSmarts Resources

Outcome 2: Students will analyze the importance of cross-cultural understanding inclusive of Acadians, African Nova Scotians, Gaels, Mi’kmaq, and additional cultures.

  • Discuss the importance of cross-cultural understanding, and the consequences of its absence.
  • Examine the concept of stereotypes and the extent to which the mass media stereotype different cultural groups
  • Identify actions that are being taken to improve cross-cultural understanding (national, global) and begin to explore actions that can be and are being taken at the local level.

MediaSmarts Resources

Outcome 4: Students will examine how traditions relate to culture in a region, inclusive of the traditions of the Acadians, African Nova Scotians, Gaels, Mi’kmaq, and additional cultures

  • Explore how traditions, customs, and rituals influence a region`s culture
  • Investigate to infer how cultural traditions are affected by change factors
  • Explore how cultural values and beliefs are reflected and preserved through language, literature and oral tradition

MediaSmarts Resources


Outcome 5: Students will examine selected examples of child rights issues around the world inclusive of Aboriginal human rights issues in Canada. 

  • Explore and give examples of the rights included in the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child and UN Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
  • Form questions about and investigate selected child rights issues, inclusive of Aboriginal human rights issues.

MediaSmarts Resources

Outcome 6: Students will take age-appropriate actions to demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities as global citizens

  • Examine the importance of the rights and responsibilities of being an active global citizen.
  • Examine various perspectives to support a position on a local/national/international issue.
  • Plan and take age-appropriate actions to address local/national/international problems or issues

MediaSmarts Resources