Unit Plan: Orange Shirt Day
Social Studies / Grade K-7
Stories and traditions about ourselves and our families reflect who we are and where we are from.
Our rights, roles, and responsibilities are important for building strong communities.
Local actions have global consequences, and global actions have local consequences.
Learning about indigenous peoples nurtures multicultural awareness and respect for diversity.
Interactions between First Peoples and Europeans lead to conflict and cooperation, which continues to shape Canada’s identity.
Canada’s policies and treatment of minority peoples have negative and positive legacies.
Systems of government vary in their respect for human rights and freedoms.
- Identity and Human Rights
- Why does it matter to learn about Orange Shirt Day?
Teachers can monitor progress through ongoing formative assessment including but not limited to:
- Class discussion
- Engagement with material
- What aspects of the unit went well?
- What did students struggle with?
- What did you struggle with?
- What would you add/revise the next time you taught this unit?
- Were there any unintended outcomes?
- Were students engaged?
Stage 2 – Evidence
Authentic Performance Tasks
Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding by:
What is a GRASPS task?
> GRASPS not available for this unit.
Students will show they have acquired Stage 1 knowledge and skills by:
The Big Ideas consist of generalizations and principles and the key concepts important in an area of learning. The Big Ideas represent what students will understand at the completion of the curriculum for their grade. They are intended to endure beyond a single grade and contribute to future understanding.
The set of abilities that students use to impart and exchange information, experiences and ideas, to explore the world around them, and to understand and effectively engage in the use of digital media
The knowledge, skills and processes we associate with intellectual development
The set of abilities that relate to students’ identity in the world, both as individuals and as members of their community and society
Curricular Competencies & Content
Curricular Competencies are the skills, strategies, and processes that students develop over time. They reflect the “Do” in the Know-Do-Understand model of curriculum. The Curricular Competencies are built on the thinking, communicating, and personal and social competencies relevant to disciplines that make up an area of learning.