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Middle Years: Grade 5 - 8

This page is the gateway to Grade 5 - 8 SS/NS resources that can be integrated into the provincial Social Studies curricula. They may consist of material with an Aboriginal focus or relevant new information not available in existing texts. The inclusion of culturally-sensitive materials is based on the belief that affirmation of one's culture and history can promote confidence and self-esteem, and lead ultimately to greater success in life. This is especially critical for Aboriginal students (defined here as Status and Non-Status Indians, Metis, and Inuit) within Frontier School Division.

Thus, one of the SS/NS Department's main roles is the creation/acquisition of materials with an Aboriginal focus. Not only can such materials have a positive impact on Aboriginal students, they can also help non-Aboriginal students become aware of and sensitive to Aboriginal concerns.

  • See Curricula Gr. 5-8, for grade-appropriate Middle Years student activities/lessons and teachers' guides, which include resources created by FSD and other sources.

  • See the Heritage Fairs section for information on how to prepare for and conduct a successful heritage fair. This section also contains reports on successful projects and fairs from within Frontier School Division.

  • See the Aboriginal Education section for general information including lists of books, CDROMs and other media pertaining to the teaching of Aboriginal cultures, history, and languages.

  • Occasionally we find SS/NS-related resources, information, and outside links that do not easily fit within the above sections. These can be found on the Other page.

  • Although listed under Grade 11 Canadian History, our Remembrance Day page has information and resources suitable for use at every grade level, including a database of biographies for approximately 400 Canadian WWI soldiers. See also Vimy 2017.

  • Also, be sure to check our new FSD Photo Archive for historical images of northern Manitoba!




Last Updated: November 19, 2010



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