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The Story behind the Name

  • Present the story behind the name of a local site.
  • Select a historically meaningful name for an unnamed site in the community.

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Specific Outcomes

This critical challenge may address these outcomes:

Specific Outcome - Students will recognize how stories of people and events provide multiple perspectives on past and present events
Specific Outcome - Students will recognize oral traditions, narratives and stories as valid sources of knowledge about the land, culture and history
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 - Which First Nations originally inhabited the different areas of the province?
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 European immigration contribute to the establishment of communities in Alberta in the late 19th century and early 20th century?
Specific Outcome - How did the arrival of diverse groups of people determine the establishment and continued growth of rural and urban communities?
Specific Outcome - How are agriculture and the establishment of communities interconnected?
Specific Outcome 4.S.2.1 - Students will use photographs and interviews to make meaning of historical information
Specific Outcome 4.S.2.2 - Students will use historical and community resources to understand and organize the sequence of local historical events
Specific Outcome 4.S.5.4 - Students will work collaboratively with others to complete a group task
Specific Outcome 4.S.5.5 - Students will share information collected from electronic sources to add to a group task
Specific Outcome 4.S.7.2 - Students will organize and synthesize information gathered from a variety of sources
Specific Outcome 4.S.7.3 - Students will use graphic organizers, such as webbing or Venn diagrams, to make meaning of 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.7.6 - Students will cite references as part of research
Specific Outcome 4.S.7.7 - Students will access and retrieve appropriate information from the Internet by using a specific search path or from given uniform resource locations (URLs)
Specific Outcome 4.S.8.1 - Students will organize and present information, taking particular audiences and purposes into consideration
Specific Outcome 4.S.8.6 - Students will communicate effectively through appropriate forms, such as speeches, reports and multimedia presentations, applying information technologies that serve particular audiences and purposes
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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