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Think Like a Historian – Virtual Program

Think Like a Historian - Full Program Information (PDF)

What is history? How do we know what really happened in the past? What questions should be asked to determine whether a source is credible or not? These are some of the questions students will explore as they learn about and compare how Saskatchewan people experienced Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 with their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grades

Grade 10 | Grade 11 | Grade 12 | Grade 9 | High School 10-20-30

Locations

Moose Jaw | North Battleford | Saskatoon | Virtual | Yorkton

Date

October 8, 2021 - June 24, 2022 | Virtual

Subjects

ELA | History | Social Studies

Program Cost

School Classrooms: $150/class
Home School Groups: $40/household

Length

Depending on Modules Used

Program Type

Virtual Program

Program Details

What is history? How do we know what really happened in the past? What questions should be asked to determine whether a source is credible or not? These are some of the questions students will explore as they learn about and compare how Saskatchewan people experienced Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 with their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. This program includes material from the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society, historian Bill Waiser, as well as other historians and cultural organizations. Students build their analytical thinking skills by making inferences from historical texts and photographs asking insightful questions about when, why, and by whom these historical sources were created.

Students will demonstrate what they have learned by composing and creating photographs documenting their unique COVID-19 experience and perspective. The program also discusses with students the importance of documenting current events and the impact this has on future historians’ view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Module 1: What is History? Looking at Comparing Historical Events: Pandemics in Saskatchewan
Module 2: Evidence, Primary Sources and History
Module 3: Creating and Analyzing Primary Sources
Module 4: Secondary Sources, Exhibits and Bibliographies
Module 5: Next Step – What Do We Do Now?
Module 6: Final Analysis

Modules include videos, activities, reflective discussions, student projects, and additional resources for teachers.

Think Like a Historian – Virtual Program Details (PDF)

 

Photo courtesy Courtney Tuck-Goetz, taken at the Library of the British School at Rome.

 

Curriculum Connections

Social Studies 9: IN9.3, IN9.4, DR9.1, DR9.4
English Language Arts 9: CR 9.1a, CR9.5

Social Studies 10: Unit 1 Foundational Objectives – Social Organizations
English Language Arts 10: CCA10.1, CCB10.1, CRA10.4

English Language Arts 20: CC20.1, CR20.4

Social Studies 30: Unit 1 Social Change

 

How to book or inquire

Applications for this virtual program will be accepted from October 8, 2021 to May 27, 2022.

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Once you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email within three business days with information on how to access the virtual program materials. You will have access to these materials until June 24, 2022.

If you have questions please email Kristine at kflynn@wdm.ca.

 

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