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Nominations for the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching are accepted all year round.
Shantelle's course gives students of African descent an opportunity to connect with their education and see their histories and cultures reflected. While Black students feel affirmed and empowered as they became aware of the contributions made by other Blacks in Canada and worldwide, non-Black students are also impacted as they gain a deeper cultural understanding and receive a balanced sense of global contributions, both past and present.
Over four-five weeks, students relive the Seven Years’ War by researching, learning military tactics, designing an intelligence report, creating props, role-playing, and learning marching techniques. They then simulate the battle on the Plains of Abraham with over 120 grade seven students.
For a time, Mr. Bédard's students take on the role of museum curators to assess the historical value of old objects.
Lesson plans and projects on WWI, The Winnipeg General Strike, as well as, a Hong Kong Commemoration Ceremony, the organizing of a History Conference and the 'Portraits of Valour' Writing Contest inspire Flora's students to be more involved.
"Reel History" is a grade 5 class project that looks at immigration yesterday and today. Students found out what it was like to come to Canada many years ago through Pier 21 in comparison to what it is like immigrating to Canada today.
Under Sylvia's guidance her students booked guest speakers, developed multimedia resources, and began decorating small wooden tiles that became meaningful artifacts, each one representing a young life lost to the depredations of the Indian Residential School system.
In order to explore the effects of the Second World War on Montreal, this project makers mobilized people, communities, and relevant experts to help re-envisage a lively, vital, but largely unknown local history.
The St. Joseph and Area Historical Society decided to commission and produce a theatrical play, drawing almost exclusively on the talents and skills of its own citizens to recount the story of Narcisse Cantin.The production took to a live outdoor stage where nine sold-out performances drew an attendance almost triple the community’s population.
What initially began as an oral history project blossomed into an extensive community-wide celebration of heritage with over 100 volunteers amassing a collection of over 4,000 photographic images and family documents.
In the delicious fashion of home movies, host Marcel Sabourin and well-known personalities have presented family moments ranging from marriages, making maple syrup, and watching Rocket Richard in Madison Square Garden.