This curriculum policy replaces The Ontario Curriculum: Social Studies, Grades 1 to 6; History and Geography, Grades 7 and 8, 2018. Beginning in September 2023, 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, 2023. The revisions for the 2023 curriculum policy focused on learning in Grades 1 to 3 and Grade 6 social studies.
The revisions to the social studies and history curriculum were developed in collaboration with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit educators, community members, and organizations. The revisions were undertaken in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s calls to action numbers 62 and 63.
The revision of Grade 6 social studies was done in collaboration with the Jewish community, education organizations, and educator stakeholders.
In addition to the considerations outlined in this curriculum context, all of the general “Program Planning” sections on this site apply to this curriculum. Educators should review and implement these general sections, as well as the components that appear below.