Scholastic Canada has a new series of classroom resources for grades 4–6 that focuses on ethical citizenship, social justice, and sustainability in Canadian society. These inquiry-based, magazine-style books are designed for whole class study and students working in small groups.
The “Take Action” series is based on inquiry and project-based learning and features cross-curricular connections in literacy, social studies, math, and other subject areas, as well as teaching strategies and educator resources.
Suzanne Methot of Dragonfly has provided Indigenous-focused content for three of the books in the series. Community Cares focuses on creating strong communities; Activist Art allows students to consider how art is used to create social change; and Are You Hungry? examines what it will take to feed the world.
These and other titles in the series are coming in Summer 2016. For more information and to order, go to Scholastic’s website.