History in the Making
History in the making challenges students to create an e-learning unit on any topic covered by Canadian History curriculum in grades 7, 8 or 10. The material for the unit should include a variety of text resources, primary material, maps, video, slides, games and other activities that will help this aspect of history come alive for your students.
We will use this Google Site as a depository for your materials where it will remain as a resource for all of you in the years to come. Each of the units created will be a new page.
As an additional component, your team will present aspects of this unit to the class. (45 minutes)
- What do I want the students to know? (content)
- What do I want them to do, how do I want them to think? (thinking concept demonstrated)
- How will I get them to show it? (activity)
- How will I evaluate? (how will I know what they know?)
How to Add a page
- On a computer, open a site in new Google Sites.
- At the right, click Pages.
- Point to Add .
- Click New page .
- Enter the page name.
- Click Done.
- To publish your changes, at the top right, click Publish.
Your page must focus on one of the Big Six concepts:
- Historical Significance
- Evidence and Interpretation
- Continuity and Change
- Cause and Consequence
- Historical Perspective
- Ethical Judgement
You will be expected to engage the class in a 20-minute selection of activities from your unit
Archives of primary sources
The History Education Network offers a collection of archives, websites and databases on significant topics in Canadian history.
Canadian history maps
Early European exploration in North America
Early settlement in North America
The fur trade
Pioneers and immigration
Canadian conflicts: Internal and external
Politics and government
TEACHER RESOURCE COMPONENT
1. Curriculum Documents Connections
a) Grade or Course
b) Specific Expectations