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Students will explore history through different writing exercises. They'll learn poetry styles, practice descriptive writing, write a biography after interviewing a family member, and write and send thank you letters to guest speakers.
Jun 25, 2010
Canwest News Service: War of 1812 ship scheme challenge relies on 1934 Beaver magazine article
Jun 25, 2010
Ottawa Citizen: Wellington Street name change a tough sell at City Hall
Jun 23, 2010
Canwest News Service: Canada remembers veterans of ‘forgotten war’
Nov 21, 2014
(Re)Making Confederation: (Re)Imagining Canada
Dec 06, 2014
“A Queenston Holiday” at the Laura Secord Homestead
Students create a visual essay to explore the unique qualities and characteristics found within each of Canada's 3 founding nations, and how they were affected differently by key events in Canadian history.
This lesson is designed to introduce high school students to the essential "skills of the historian," using the sinking of RMS Lusitania in 1915, as well as Victoria's resulting anti-German riots, as a case study.
In “Walking on the Lands of Our Ancestors,” students are immersed in the history of First Nations people from the area. Students learn how First Nations people lived in the past and the issues they face in the present day.
Send your students on a secret mission from Sir John A. MacDonald. Their task is to travel to the Red River Settlement and report back to the government on the new Métis government established by Louis Riel. Includes a PPT and several handout temp...
2007 GG Recipient Susan Haynes provides a great activity for the first history class of the year. Students come up with a definition of history, and explore the concepts of narrative and perspective.
Send your students back in time to the days of Champlain. Students write scripts, design sets and costumes, and prepare food to recreate a 17th century feast.
Students use their information from an interview of an elder in their family to create a page of a book patterned after the book, "We Are All Related," by George Littlechild and the students of GT Cunningham Elementary School
Delve into family history with your students. Explore their family history and bring it to life through live acting. Joan Andersen teaches Inuit and settler ancestry to students at JC Erhardt Memorial School in Makkovik, Labrador
Help your students understand the broader picture of Canada’s settlement and provide them with a personal link to your community. Students will use different inquiry and research activities to trace the movement of a particular family or group.
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