Grade 6 Social Studies
Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
Supporting the Troops. Episode 6
The video investigates the importance of supporting the fighting forces through the merchant marine that transported many resources required to fight the enemy in the Second World War.
Soldiers Return Home. Episode 7
In the video, Reg Harrison, a boy from the prairies, shares his personal story of challenges, risks and dangers faced while serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a pilot with the Bomber Command during the Second World War.
Prisoners of War. Episode 4
In the video, Philip Favel recounts his experience as a veteran First Nations soldier, and describes the role played by Canada's First Nations men during the Second World War by joining the military without the support of their home communities.
Aboriginal War Experiences. Episode 5
In the video, Henry Beaudry describes his experience as an imprisoned soldier and illustrates the bravery and contributions of First Nations soldiers in the Second World War.
HMCS Regina. Episode 3
In the video, Donald MacIntosh, veteran and survivor of the HMCS Regina sinking, explores the role the Canadian Navy played in the Second World War and that of the corvettes in protecting convoys while experiencing great personal risks.
Training and Preparing for War. Episode 1
The video explores the challenges, sense of duty and loyalty that veterans experienced as they trained and prepared for the Second World War.
The Dark Side of Chocolate
This video investigates how human trafficking, child labour and slavery fuel the chocolate industry. Southern Mali and cocoa plantations in Cote d'Ivoire are featured. Hidden cameras capture traffickers selling children to plantations for labour. In 2001, major chocolate manufacturers signed a si...
Our Mother Earth
Mother Earth has been neglected and is in desperate need of care and attention. In this DVD program, young people from around the world bring Earth's plight to the forefront. The Earth is emitting a silent scream and humans are not listening to the language of nature. The young people in the prog...
North to Freedom: The Underground Railroad to Canada
In this video, students learn about the "passengers" and "conductors" of the underground railroad system. In the U.S., the end to slavery was gradual. Sometimes children would be declared free, while their parents were still slaves. Canada did not have fugitive slaves laws, which made the country...
Series: Great Hearts of Courage
This video provides an overview of Nelson Mandela's activism and struggles for equality. Nelson pays a heavy price to become the first Black president of South Africa. He is imprisoned for 27 years for fighting against apartheid. After his release from prison, Nelson leads his political party in ...
Circle of Friends
This video examines the story of five children who have been affected by AIDS. The five children, Jessie, Chimwemwe, Lute, Benson, and Benwell, reside in Malawi. Each child has lost one or more parents to death from AIDS. The children live in poverty and need to take on more responsibility and pr...
Series: Traditions and Special Events
This video examines the history of Remembrance Day. The first Remembrance Day was held in 1919 to commemorate the end of the First World War. This video includes footage of scenes in the air, at sea and in the trenches. There are voice excerpts from Churchill and Hitler, a reading from the poem I...
If the World Were a Village
This video invites readers to imagine the world as a village of 100 people. It compares the villagers using quantitative data on their religion, language, nationality, population growth and access to resources. The statistics challenge the viewer to analyze the numerical comparisons and relate th...
The Great Lakes
Series: Geologic Journey
This episode tells the story of the changes in the geology and landscape of the vast central area of North America. In recent geologic history, five interconnected freshwater lakes are formed. We explore a long vanished mountain range, the remains of a tropical salt-water sea and trace the story ...