Jean–François Bélanger

Recipient of the 2005 Governor General's Award for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History

June 2, 2010

École Primaire King George, Calgary (Alberta)

Mr. Bélanger's approach to teaching focuses on having students transform knowledge into something new and relevant. From recreating a voyage to New France to designing Utopia, students are engaged in a process that allows them to use and understand their newly acquired knowledge. Through the questions of the week and the school involvement with a Japanese Arctic expedition, students debate issues that are framed by our history and current events. Students are encouraged to go beyond dates and people so they can elicit causal relationships between significant events.

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