History: Family Tree (follow-up)

This comes from Aoife, a teacher at GETNS Inclusion: Circle time: Finish the statement “My favourite thing to do with my family is……” Objective: to build inclusion and promote awareness of how other family members feel. This is a follow on activity from compiling and presenting their family trees, a History content objective as per […]

Jigsaw – Influential Women in Canadian History

1. PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION: A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy Energizer: Bubble Gum – Page 382. The bubblegum energizer has students race to open a pack of bubblegum with mittens on. It ties into the topic of Influential Women in that all the women we would be learning about in the Jigsaw had to […]

American Revolution Live Wire

Title American Revolution Live Wire Grade 5 or 8 Materials / Time Required 24″ bendable wire that holds it shape; 1 piece per student Provide For Inclusion – A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy Think-pair-share or invite statements in full community: What has been a high point in your day/week/year? How has that high […]

Multiple Intelligence: Johnny Tremain

TITLE:  Multiple Intelligence (Circular Curriculum) for any short story **note:  This learning experience is specifically about the novel Johnny Tremain. This activity is designed during the reading of the novel.  Students must know something about multiple intelligences, including their own. GRADE:  7 MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED:  poster paper; at least one class period of 90 minutes PROVIDE […]


TITLE:  Feudalism – Reason to Roam GRADE:  7 MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED:  30-40 min. Prepared questions for discussion, either written on paper or posted on the board. PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION – A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy: Pose a question, then have students model/walk through the strategy described below. Example:  If you were given a million […]

Why Study History?

TITLE:  Why Study History? GRADE:  4 – 7 MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED:  construction paper or card stock, cut into 4 ¼ x 11 strips, markers; 30 – 40 minutes PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION – A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy:  Ask students, what would our life be like if there were no maps? IDENTIFY THE OBJECTIVES: Content […]

Historical People Poems

TITLE:  Historical People Poems GRADE:  4 – 8 MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED:  Technology!?  This learning experience is all about desktop publishing, graphic design, accessing the www.  40 minutes – several days, depending on the grade level, level of difficulty PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION – A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy: Ask students, “When I say ‘name poem’, […]

Reflective Practice Ancient History Egypt

GRADE: any (This one is grade 6) MATERIALS/TIME REQUIRED: 30-40 minutes, 3×5 or 4×6 index cards PROVIDE FOR INCLUSION – A You Question, Energizer, or Linking Strategy: If you could time travel to Ancient Egypt, would you? Why/why not? IDENTIFY THE OBJECTIVES: Content Standard: Understand the major characteristics of civilization and how civilizations emerged in […]