Sunday, April 24, 2016

Paragraphing on the theme of Resilience, finally framing the famous Stephen Harper quotation on Canada's history of Colonialism and an example of "historical perspective"

This work was first handed out before we began to focus on our coding and app development, but I am glad to say that we are back to it.  Not only is it an important theme to discuss on a regular basis, it is always good to practice and develop our paragraphing skills.

Before this paragraph is typed, I wanted the ideas to be "jotted" down, handed in to me, and then handed back, with some descriptive feedback and direction from me.  Here is the sample I used, and shared, with Reid.

It has never been quite the right time to show this video.  I have had it cued up, and even posted on the blog, but it has not fit into the lesson.  Today's lesson will capture our former PM denying a key component of this country's establishment.  It occurs at about 10 minutes into the video.

Interesting, this speech happens in 2009.  In 2008, this was the same Prime Minister who apologized for the legacy of the Residential Schools on First Nations people in Canada (  What Historical Concepts is this Prime Minister missing out on?

In preparing for this lesson, I looked some more reading on Cartier and the cross raising and came across this really cool website:
Within the site, you will come across an example of a historical perspective that is not acknowledged, or explored, in our present textbook.

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