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Artifact Stories

  • Determine the stories that artifacts tell about life for early Albertans.
  • Write a persuasive letter to a curator explaining why a particular artifact deserves to be added to the museum's collection.

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Specific Outcomes

This critical challenge may address these outcomes:

Specific Outcome - Students will recognize the presence and influence of diverse Aboriginal peoples as inherent to Alberta's culture and identity
Specific Outcome - Students will recognize the history of the French language and the vitality of Francophone communities as integral parts of Alberta's heritage
Specific Outcome - Students will recognize British institutions and peoples as integral parts of Alberta's heritage
Specific Outcome - Students will recognize how the diversity of immigrants from Europe and other continents has enriched Alberta's rural and urban communities
Specific Outcome - Students will demonstrate respect for places and objects of historical significance
Specific Outcome - What do the stories of Aboriginal peoples tell us about their beliefs regarding the relationship between people and the land?
Specific Outcome - In what ways did Francophones establish their roots in urban and rural Alberta (i.e., voyageurs, missionary work, founding institutions, media, politics, commerce)?
Specific Outcome - How did the Métis Nation and Métis settlements contribute to Alberta's identity (i.e., languages, accomplishments)?
Specific Outcome - How did British institutions provide the structure for the settlement of newcomers in Alberta (i.e., North West Mounted Police, schools, lieutenant-governor, Assembly of the Northwest Territories )?
Specific Outcome - How did European immigration contribute to the establishment of communities in Alberta in the late 19th century and early 20th century?
Specific Outcome 4.S.1.3 - Students will re-evaluate opinions to broaden understanding of a topic or an issue
Specific Outcome 4.S.1.4 - Students will generate original ideas and strategies in individual and group activities
Specific Outcome 4.S.2.1 - Students will use photographs and interviews to make meaning of historical information
Specific Outcome 4.S.3.2 - Students will construct graphs, tables, charts and maps to interpret information
Specific Outcome 4.S.7.4 - Students will draw and support conclusions, based on information gathered, to answer a research question
Specific Outcome 4.S.8.1 - Students will organize and present information, taking particular audiences and purposes into consideration
C Citizenship
ER Economics and Resources
CC Culture and Community
I Identity
LPP The Land: Places and People
GC Global Connections
TCC Time, Continuity and Change
PADM Power, Authority, and Decision Making
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