There are many interesting and influential people throughout Canadian history that students can research to gain a deeper understanding of Canada's past and present. Researching real people helps students to get a more concrete and compassionate understanding of the culture, lives and diverse perspectives of different people. Students will research a person and then create a Biography Poster highlighting their accomplishments or notable moments.
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Notable Figures in Canadian History
- John Cabot (1449-1499)
- Jacques Cartier (1491-1557)
- Samuel de Champlain (1567-1635)
- The Count de Frontenac (1622-1698)
- Kateri Tekakwitha (1656–1680)
- Thanadelthur (1697–1717)
- Marquis de Montcalm (1712-1759)
- James Wolfe (1727-1759)
- Isaac Brock (1769-1812)
Objective: Research a famous or notable person from Canadian history. Create a Biography Poster that highlights their major accomplishments.
- Choose a person.
- Using school resources, conduct some research and learn more about your chosen person.
- On the poster, include your person’s name and dates of birth (and death if applicable). Choose a character that resembles your person. Add words and images to describe your person’s accomplishments.
- Save and submit your storyboard.
Requirements: Person’s image, name, dates of birth/death, accomplishments.
Lesson Plan Reference
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment Individual
Type of Activity: Biographies
Common Core Standards
[ELA-Literacy/RH/9-10/3] Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
[ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/1] Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
[ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/7] Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
[ELA-LITERACY/CCRA/R/9] Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
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