Activity Overview

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)

Template and Class Instructions

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Objective: Research a famous or notable person from Canadian history. Create a Biography Poster that highlights their major accomplishments.

Student Instructions:

  1. Choose a person.
  2. Using school resources, conduct some research and learn more about your chosen person.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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