In this lesson, students will: • learn all about the design of Canadian bank notes, using the Canada 150 bank note—aspecial $10 note issued to celebrate 150 years of Confederation—as a guide; • brainstorm which symbols they think should represent Canada; • design their own bank note to illustrate what they feel best represents Canada at 150 yearssince Confederation; • compare their design with the Canada 150 bank note and think critically about the ways ourcountry can be represented.
Demonstrates knowledge of the push-pull factors involved in European immigration to Canada at the turn of the 20th century. Includes an understanding of the diversity of experiences according to country of origin, gender, religion, government, climate, occupation, and social class.
Time Allowance: One class for set up and introduction. One class for beginning poster production. Specified homework time for homework.
Objective: Demonstrates knowledge of the push-pull factors...
Early graveyards offer the educator a unique opportunity to employ primary historical information to engage and excite students as they learn about their local history. Information gained from the stones relating to birth and death dates, surnames, and family relationships have a practical application in the study of history. Gravestones should also be viewed as a form of expression capable of providing insight into aspects of eighteenth and nineteenth century life. The visual...
This lesson is based on viewing the Stewart James biography from The Canadians series. This Ontario born trickster made a name for himself around the world as the greatest inventor of magical tricks and puzzles that ever lived. His name lives on in magical circles years after his death and is spoken of with the greatest possible respect.
In a variety of activities, students will study the life of Stewart James and his world of magic. Students will also look at the strange genius...
This lesson focuses on understanding what Margaret Mead meant by her famous quote: "Never doubt that a small group of committed individuals can change the world: indeed, it's the only thing that ever does."
The aim of this lesson is to teach the students the following:
to be able to research successfully using the Internet establishing authority of source.
to be able to define and provide examples of change.
to be able to glean important statistics and quotes.
This lesson offers students an opportunity to explore Canada's regional treasures and heritage. They will compare their own life in their own community and province to life in another province. This activity could also serve to offer opportunties for art and geography lessons.
This project is designed as a vehicle that will be applicable to any grade level or expectation within the Social Studies Curricula.
Students will develop the following skills: • Research • Presentation •...
This lesson is based on viewing the Wilf Carter biography from The Canadiansseries. It explores the long and successful career of Carter, who was one of the founders of Canadian country music. He was born in Nova Scotia, but he got his start yodeling for tourists in Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta.
Students will examine Wilf Carter's life and consider the connections between the lives of individuals and historic events. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss Western...
This lesson is based on viewing the Louis Cyr biography from The Canadians series. At the end of the nineteenth century, Louis Cyr - the strong man from Canada - was arguably the best-known Canadian in the world, but an unhealthy lifestyle resulted in his early death at age 49 from overeating.
In a variety of activities, students will consider the life and accomplishments of Louis Cyr within historical context and in relationship to other athletes. Cyr's story also provides an...
Students should: - Know that democracy depends on the participation of the citizens - Participate appropriately and effectively in groups - Research for specific information - Demonstrate an attitude of acceptance of diverse values - Read, view and listen effectively to gather ideas and information - Classify and present pertinent information in logical order.
Students should be able to : - Present ideas clearly and at a rate that enables others to follow - Explain personal viewpoint clearly -...