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Arrival to Canada: First Contact

Strategic Instruction: Humanities 9

I had the opportunity to collaborate with Linda Watson, a Humanities 9 teacher, and together we planned the unit: Arrival to Canada: First Contact.

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The Essential Questions for the class were:

  • Who were the major players of early settlement in Canada
  • Where did they come from and where did they go? and
  • What were the consequences of their arrival?

Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 1.06.17 PMFor Lisa and Jack, the 2 student who were modified in the class, their goals were to answer the first 2 questions. As a part of a text set, I wrote a book for these 2 students with the information they need to answer the questions.

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To incorporate literacy, as an extension activity, the class also had to prepare a mind map of the information. A scaffold was made for students, as well as a template built into the book for Jack and Lisa.

Goal Area(s): social studies- terms and vocabulary, Literacy- main idea and details/mind mapping

Literacy Level(s): Emergent (red print), Transitional (Black print)

Text: Arrival to Canada

Extension Activities: Mind Map (Emergent)Mind Map (Conventional)

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Manitoba

Strategic Instruction: Social Studies 10

Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 10.34.55 PMWe learn about many different people in our schooling lives. An easy way to make this accessible for students with disabilities is to explore where these important people are from. This Social Studies class was learning about Louis Riel, for Dustin, his goal was to learn about where Louis Reil was from…Manitoba!!!

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There are fascinating facts about Manitoba that could also help other students connect with, that are engaging and a great hook, like hockey, Winnie the Pooh and polar bears!

This could be done for many people: Shakespeare, Stuart McClean, Lois Lowry or even Obama! Everyone is from somewhere, and this book can be used for any province or city. A great template to use for students who are modified in content classes. 

Goal Areas: Social Studies- Canada, literacy-main idea and details

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