The Ontario Curriculum: Elementary

Social Studies

Curriculum Documents by Grade

Curriculum Documents

The Ontario Curriculum, Social Studies, Grades 1-6; History and Geography, Grades 7-8, 2018 (revised)

Beginning in September 2018, all social studies, history, and geography programs for Grades 1 to 8 will be based on the expectations outlined in The Ontario Curriculum: Social Studies, Grades 1 to 6; History and Geography, Grades 7 and 8, 2018. The revisions in the 2018 curriculum support Ontario's commitment to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. These revisions were made in collaboration with Indigenous teachers, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Senators, Indigenous community representatives, and residential school survivors. The revisions focus on strengthening students' knowledge and understanding of Indigenous histories, cultures, perspectives, contributions, and ways of knowing, as well as of the history of the residential school system, treaties, and the Indian Act.

The Ontario Curriculum, Social Studies, Grades 1-6; History and Geography, Grades 7-8, 2013 (revised)

A list of Policy and Resource Documents for the Ontario Curriculum: Elementary are available. This page contains useful and current tools that apply to all publicly funded elementary and secondary English-language schools in Ontario.

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