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Canada's Diverse Heritage

Over time, how have Canada's people, their stories and their ways of life shaped Canada's heritage?


Many of the specific outcomes related to:

General Outcome 5.2 "Histories and Stories of Ways of Life in Canada" may be addressed by inviting students to consider how the stories of Canada's people contribute to an understanding of Canada's history and diverse contemporary society. In particular, students examine the stories of Aboriginal peoples, Francophones across Canada, immigrants and other groups to learn how the identity and presence of these people shape Canada's heritage.

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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