Div 5 is participating in the Heritage Fair 2017! Dates, details and timeline for the project will be coming soon. For now, students should be exploring a topic of interest and seeking reliable sources of information. They should have both primary (photos, sketches, interviews, journal entries) and secondary sources (from encyclopedias, websites, books, magazines). Time will be given in class, but this is a project that requires time and support at home. The project will be written in French and presented to judges in both languages.
Our theme is “Canada and the World” – any subject of interest to the students is encouraged, as long as they can compare to another country, or show a link between Canada and another country.
Examples of topic areas:
Conflict and War – Canada’s contribution to a war or peacekeeping mission.
Immigration – Family story of immigrating to Canada, comparing life in old country and new. Canada’s role in accepting refugees from conflicts through history (e.g. Europe, Vietnam, Korea, Syria).
Sport – Canada’s athletes and teams that are world-leaders in their sport. History of a Canadian sport (e.g. lacrosse, basketball, hockey).
Symbols of Canada – e.g. flags, animals, landscapes, plants, money. Be sure to make a connection or compare to other countries.
Organizations and Heroes – Canadian people and groups who make a difference around the world (e.g. Terry Fox, Free the Children, David Suzuki)
Art – Musicians, Artists, Writers, Actors who are world-famous.
First Nations – Comparing current issues, history or culture of Canadian First Nations, Inuit or Métis to other aboriginal groups around the world.
Please ask if you need any help or have questions!