Experiences Canada has created guides, lesson plans, and classroom activities for elementary, secondary, and even post-secondary level classrooms. These resources discuss six key themes that young people should start thinking about now as we head to Canada’s sesquicentennial. These themes are: Environment; Human Rights; Relationship with Indigenous Communities; Canada’s Place in the World; Immigration, Diversity and Canadian Identity; Education and Innovation. Head over to Experiences Canada to explore these resources and select which ones are right for your classroom.
Attention: For young people between the ages of 14 and 19, and their teachers!
Experiences Canada 150&Me is a Canada 150 Signature Initiative and your students have the opportunity to get involved. From Experiences Canada:
“Experiences Canada 150&Me is a unique multi-destination youth event and series of regional forums for young people between the ages of 14 and 19, to be held across Canada over a three-month period culminating in Ottawa the week before Canada Day. 150&Me will involve thousands of young Canadians in a conversation about Canada’s future, encouraging young people to take a leadership role in celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday. The topics covered at each forum will vary from place to place, allowing for a more in-depth discussion of the key themes as identified by our youth. These themes may include: Environment; Human Rights; Relationship with Indigenous Communities; Canada’s Place in the World; Immigration, Diversity and Canadian Identity; Education and Innovation. A leadership group of 150 students representing all of the regional forums will travel to Ottawa from June 27-July 2, 2017 to present their findings to government, business, and community leaders and to participate as volunteers throughout the week in Canada’s 150th celebrations.”
Submissions open June 17, 2016.
Read more details on Experiences Canada 150&Me and learn how to register.