As part of my Social Studies methodology course I am creating a blog post about how to incorporate and give student voice and choice to an experiential based model of Cause and Consequence.
The Grade 5 new ed plan lays out several content choices that could be used for this model including
• past discriminatory government policies and actions, such as the Head Tax, the Komagata Maru incident, residential schools, and internments
• resources and economic development in different regions of Canada
• levels of government, their main functions, and sources of funding
However the one that I am choosing to build upon is: the changing nature of Canadian immigration over time
As we know, Immigration can be the cause and/or consequence of circumstances, needs, and demands both domestic and foreign. In our experiential class, I'd give 5 "provinces" and let students build a list of needs for the inhabitants of each province. Then we would discuss how each province only had so many people and the needs for a growing country would require more people. How could we get those people? Where would they come from? How would we integrate them?
So how do we use our Blog?
I'm excited to try some experiential learning in my humanities class. It'll be interesting to see how the students lead their own learning and make that thinking visible!
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