Susan Anderson and Susan Earles

Recipients of the 2003 Governor General's Award for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History

June 3, 2010

Beach Grove Elementary, Delta (British Columbia)

Susan Anderson and Susan Earles have been collaborating on an integrated grade 4/5 local history resource for several years: “The History of Tsawwassen” and “Local Pioneer Study.” These units unearth and focus on the numerous layers of local history to be found in the Delta region. Through simulated archaeological digs, storytelling, recreating myths, designing quilts, analysis of local heritage sites, hands–on work and comparisons with the present, students have a chance to both discover history and gain an appreciation of their place in history.