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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.
Jul 23, 2012
Postmedia News: Re-enactors stage the War of 1812, one battle at a time
Jul 22, 2012
CTV News: Honouring the soldiers of Operation Husky
Jul 21, 2012
Postmedia News: War of 1812 symbol of friendship returns to First Nations home
Aug 30, 2014
Pop-Up Museum "Massey-Harris: Building The Machines That Fed The World"
Aug 31, 2014
New Canada Conference
Nov 21, 2014
(Re)Making Confederation: (Re)Imagining Canada
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.
Culture can tell us so much about the people and events of history. In this lesson plan, students look at novels, art and music to understand how Canadians shaped, and were shaped by, culture during wartime.
Students explore the relationship between symbols and identity, while making a heritage quilt.
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.
This unit explores the lives of early Canadians through the folk songs they sang in their daily lives.
Help your students understand the the enormous loss of Buffalo that once roamed the western plains.
Students use storytelling and inquiry to explore the history of Canada's Inuit people and discover how culture shapes our past and present communities. The use of artifacts helps students connect with history.
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