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In this project by Amy Park, 2010 Governor General's History Award recipient, grade 2 students use storytelling, inquiry, and technology to explore the history of Canada's Inuit people.
Jul 17, 2013
Calgary Herald: New smartphone app to help users explore Canadian history
Jun 11, 2013
The Globe and Mail: Dilapidated, ‘spooky’ Toronto landmark is getting a $50-million facelift
Jun 11, 2013
The Globe and Mail: Ottawa boosts funding for Canadian history programs
Dec 06, 2013
A McFarland Christmas: Annual Rotary Holiday House Tour and Open House
Dec 07, 2013
Pirates or Privateers?
Dec 14, 2013
December 1813 – Holiday Tours of McFarland House
In the course overview unit, students are introduced to the 6 historical thinking concepts using activities that correspond to six events/topics of the 20th century. For each activity, the students must complete a product and a reflection.
Students learn about the War of 1812, historical significance, and historical perspective through the lens of poetry of art. Students are then tasked with creating their own work for a public exhibition.
The mainspring for this lesson is the perennial challenge to help students see connections between the past, present and future and to appreciate the relevance of history in general, and Canadian history in particular, to our lives.
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.
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