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Identifying Family Memories

This modelling the tools is incorporated into critical challenges at grade 1, however, it can be adapted for use at all grade levels.



The detailed suggestions that follow help students explore the sources and feelings associated with family memories. Students are introduced to the concept of memory through physical objects and the story Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge. After establishing an understanding of "memories", students generate memories of various family events. By considering what makes some of these memories more powerful than others, students develop criteria for a powerful memory. Based on these criteria, students decide which of their family memories is the most powerful. Students portray their powerful memory through drawing or dramatization.





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