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Choose Your Voice

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Activity
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
VoicesintoAction - one year ago
Description
Choose Your Voice offers four action-packed units…
Resource Type
Activity
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Unit Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
5
6
7
8
Submitted By
VoicesintoAction - one year ago
Description
Choose Your Voice offers four action-packed units that comprehensively explore prejudice, stereotypes and historical oppression. Students will learn from a variety of media, lessons, activities and discussions, with opportunities to brainstorm, share and compare, participate in class discussions and create graphic organizers. In original five-minute documentary videos, narratives of historical events are described first-hand by survivors. Written by teachers for teachers, the lessons are easy to use, thought-provoking and powerful. Minority groups such as Jews, Muslims, Sikhs and First Nations are represented in the resource to offer students a wide range of perspectives and well-rounded education on the topics presented. Students are encouraged to speak up against all injustices and not be bystanders. Teachers register for free (always).
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
English Language Arts
Social Studies
History
Keywords
racism
gender issues
Bullying
equality
antisemitism
minority groups
homophobia
URLs
http://www.chooseyourvoice.ca
http://www.choisissezvotrevoix.ca
Learning Standards
Choose Your Voices aligns with the New BC Curriculum including its Core Competencies. It links to curriculum requirements for grades 6, 7 and 8 in every province and territory. It meets objectives for: Social Sciences, Language Arts (English/French), Physical Education (Health unit), Religion, The Arts – Drama, Music, Visual Art, and more. It is adaptable for second-language learners and LD students, exceptional students, grades 4 and 5 and secondary Applied level. It can be used for Safe Schools Programs, anti-bullying programs, Holocaust education, character education, human rights and social justice education.
Duration
60-240 mins
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 1, 2018
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The Echo Project

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
10
11
Submitted By
Glen Thielmann - 4 years ago
Description
The Echo Project is about exploring an aspect of …
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
10
11
Submitted By
Glen Thielmann - 4 years ago
Description
The Echo Project is about exploring an aspect of 20th century Canadian history through a generational lens. This is done by making a personal connection to the past through interviews and scouring intimate primary documents such as family journals, letters, and photographs as well as what students find with broader research. Students think critically about sources and patterns, develop historical empathy, and get creative with how they represent the past. While many students choose topics related to the World War II era, they may discover they have ties to stories and events before or after the war such as the Great Depression of the 1930s or the Postwar era of the 1950s and 60s.
Subject
Social Studies
History
Keywords
heritage
inquiry
Canada
immigration
culture
storytelling
identity
URLs
http://www.thielmann.ca/echo-project.html
Learning Standards
numerous -- best fit is new SS10 (old SS11)
Duration
Project - requires steps over a number of weeks
Language
English
Date Created
Oct 5, 2015
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Settling the West

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
5
Submitted By
Erin Fields - one year ago
Description
This activity will involve analyzing three advert…
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
5
Submitted By
Erin Fields - one year ago
Description
This activity will involve analyzing three advertisements from the Canadian Pacific Railway Company encouraging settlement in Manitoba. The purpose of this activity is to give your students practice in analyzing digital primary sources and to understand the context in which it was made. Incorporating sources from UBC Library’s Open Collections into your classroom can help students build their historical thinking through analyzing, contextualizing, and inferring using historical texts.
Subject
Social Studies
History
Keywords
Primary Sources
Settlement
Canada
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Canadian Pacific Railway
Manitoba
Learning Standards
Take stakeholders’ perspectives on issues, developments, or events by making inferences about their beliefs, values, and motivations (perspective) Ask questions, corroborate inferences, and draw conclusions about the content and origins of a variety of sources, including mass media (evidence)
Duration
60 minutes+
Language
English
Date Created
Jan 10, 2018