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What are the stories of your heritage? Why are they important?

Many traditions from settlers in Canada are still part of our everyday lives. Come learn about the challenges and adventures settlers faced using dramatic tableaus and mock interviews. Examine Canada’s diverse heritage through symbols and celebrations that have sculpted our great nation! The exploration of our cultural mosaic begins “Once upon a time in Canada…”

Take-Home: Personal Cultural Craft

Highlights

  • Activities: Tableau storytelling activity, cultural mosaics, create postcard for a new Canadian, application of symbolism with personal puzzle pieces, create a group news-style interview, exploration of traditions from around the world.
  • Cross-curricular connections

I like that this field trip provided alternate interactive activities for Social Studies different than what was used in class this year.

P.H., Grade 5 TeacherSherwood School

It was both high interest and academically rigorous.

Grade 5 TeacherMenno Simons Christian School

I was impressed with how everything was thought out and how smoothly it ran in the classroom. The students were very engaged. No improvements needed. I loved the variety of stations that were set up. My volunteer parents were able to just step into them without much training. The students enjoyed them and there was a product left behind that they could place into their visual journals. As a teacher, there was very little that I needed to do. I also enjoyed watching the Presenters interact with the students. She quickly knew which students needed the additional support and she zeroed in on them and helped them along. Thank you for being fun in our class.

M.F., Grade 5 TeacherMaster’s Academy

There was no bus so this reduced the cost immensely for our students. The presenter was able to manage the kids. The puzzle pieces and Postcards they made were awesome and great to display for parents.

Grade 5 TeacherSt. Edmund School

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the people and the stories of Canada and their ways of life over time, and appreciate the diversity of Canada’s heritage.

5.2.1 Appreciate the complexity of identity in the Canadian context:

  • Recognize how an understanding of Canadian history and the stories of its people contributes to their sense of identity.
  • Acknowledge British influence and presence in Canada
  • Acknowledge the contributions made by diverse cultural groups to the  evolution of Canada.

5.2.6 Examine, critically, the ways of life of immigrants from the British Isles during the Great Migration by exploring the reflecting upon the following questions and issues:

  • What do stories of Irish and Scottish immigrants tell us about their heritage and presence in Canada?
  • What do stories of British peoples tell us about the British history, culture and presence in Canada?
  • Examine, critically, how European immigrants shaped ways of life

5.2.9 In western Canada by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues:

  • What do stories of immigrants from Ukraine, Poland, Russia and Germany tell us about their history and presence in western Canada?