Era Research Project

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The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:

  1. Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
  2. Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
  3. Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
  4. DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
  5. DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
  6. Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)

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Era Research Project

Task: Produce a 6 panel brochure about significant Canadian events, people, music and fashion of the era you have selected. Answer this question: "Why was this era significant to Canadians?" Include photos and a bibliography. Keep a work log to record your progress.

Sources: Refer to your textbook, the books in the blue bin and the Internet links shown below. Record all sources you use in your bibliography

Topic Selected: ___/5 Thinking marks

Content: ___/30 Thinking marks

Layout: ___/10 Communication marks

Significance of your era: ___/10 Application marks

Photos and Images with references sourced: ___/10 Communication marks

Bibliography: ___/30 Communication marks

Work Log: ___/10 Communication marks

1950 research

Events in 1950 | Significant Dates in 1950 |Important Dates in CBC Television | TV Shows | Fashions from | Bata Shoe Museum | On this day in history

1960 research

Events in 1960 | Significant Dates in 1960 |Important Dates in CBC Television | Canadian Flag chosen | TV Shows | Fashions from | Bata Shoe Museum | On this day in history

1970 research

Events in 1970 | Significant Dates in 1970 |Important Dates in CBC Television | Fashions from | Bata Shoe Museum | On this day in history

1980 research

Events in 1980 | Significant Dates in 1980 |Important Dates in CBC Television | Fashions from | Bata Shoe Museum | On this day in history