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The Echo Project

Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
10
11
Submitted By
Glen Thielmann - 3 years ago
Description
The Echo Project is about exploring an aspect of …
Resource Type
Activity
Grade Level
10
11
Submitted By
Glen Thielmann - 3 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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Listening to Sugar Man

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Folk musician Sixto Rodriguez (aka Rodriguez, Jes…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
9
Submitted By
Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research - one year ago
Description
Folk musician Sixto Rodriguez (aka Rodriguez, Jesus Rodriguez, and Sugar Man) is the sixth son of Mexican immigrants who moved to the American midwest for work in the 1920s. Many of Rodriguez’s songs, including “Cause” (the last song he ever recorded before being dropped from his record label in December 1971), reflect the struggles of the marginalized inner-city poor who often used alcohol and other drugs to cope with harsh conditions. This lesson plan invites students to listen to two of his songs and reflect on some of the themes that are talked about in the songs, including the challenges of immigrating to a new country as well as the use of drugs and alcohol.
Subject
English Language Arts
Keywords
iMinds
alcohol
drug use
substance use
immigration
URLs
www.iminds.ca
Learning Standards
Links to Curriculum First Peoples’ principles of learning • Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place) • Learning is embedded in memory, history and story English Language Arts 9 Big ideas • Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy • Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and the world • Questioning what we hear, read and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens Competencies • Apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral and visual texts, guide inquiry, and extend thinking • Think critically, creatively and reflectively to explore ideas within, between and beyond texts • Recognize and identify the role of personal, social and cultural contexts, values and perspectives in texts • Construct meaningful personal connections between self, text and world • Respond to text in personal, creative and critical ways
Duration
60-120 minutes with potential for more
Language
English
Date Created
Mar 29, 2017
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Won Alexander Cumyow: Working People: A History of Labour in BC- Labour History Project Lesson Materials 6

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
11
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 4 years ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Won …
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Worksheet
Grade Level
10
11
Submitted By
Labour History Project - 4 years ago
Description
Lesson activities to accompany the vignette "Won Alexander Cumyow" from the acclaimed Knowledge Network series; Working People: A History of Labour in British Columbia produced by Landrock Entertainment. The vignette explores the prejudices and racism experienced by Chinese Canadians in the late 19th-early 20th century. Trained as a lawyer but unable to practice law, Won Alexander Cumyow becomes an advocate for the rights of Chinese immigrants in British Columbia. This material can also be used as a background resource for the topic of the Head Tax and the Asiatic Exclusion laws in early 20th Century Canada found in the Social Studies 11 course. This is a unit created by the Labour History Project, a group of retired and current British Columbia teachers collaborating to develop a series of lesson plans, activities, and workshops focused on labour studies and labour history. See: http://www.labourheritagecentre.ca/education/lesson-plans/
Subject
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Social Studies
History
Labour History
Keywords
British Columbia
Chinese Canadians
immigration
minority rights
voting rights
1907 Riots
Learning Standards
The materials address aspects of the key learning standards of the current social studies 10 curriculum. Critical thinking skills are applied throughout as well as research and writing skills as described in the “skills and processes of social studies”. Aspects of “Identity, Society and Culture” are addressed in the materials including gender roles, ethnicity and daily life of Chinese immigrants in early British Columbia. Additionally the limitations and advancements in democratic principles are explored in this lesson. In Social Studies 11 for the Politics and Government learning outcome, students can examine how Canadians can effect change at the federal and provincial levels. Under the society and Identity learning outcome students will also be able to assess the development and impact of Canadian social policies and programs related to immigration and minority rights.
Duration
Varies from 15 minutes to 75 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Nov 8, 2014