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The Past Is Present in Our Community

How is our community’s past with us today?


Many of the specific outcomes related to:

General Outcome 1.2, "Moving Forward with the Past: My Family, My History and My Community," can be addressed by comparing characteristics of their community’s past with those of the present. Historical images, picture books and the community itself are rich resources to help students get a feel for life 50 or more years ago and to recognize the links between the past and present.

Critical Challenges

Students might explore this overarching theme by completing these challenges:

Help Documents

Embedding Critical Thinking Into Teaching and Learning PDF
This document provides a definition of critical thinking, and discusses how to embed critical thinking into teaching and learning.

Definitions of Terms Used in Overarching Critical Inquiries
This document provides definitions of Overarching Critical Inquiry, Critical Challenge, Modelling the Tools, Support Material, Graphic Organizer, Assessment, and Background Information.

Meeting the Diverse Learning Needs of All Students PDF
This document provides suggestions to help teachers plan for diverse learning needs.

Reference Charts

The following charts provide a quick overview of correlations, references, and summaries for all the Critical Challenges. In the charts, the Critical Challenges are organized according to which Overarching Critical Inquiry they address.

Last updated: July 1, 2014 | (Revision History)
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