Monday October 24th 9:00 am, our classes will get together to talk about stereotypes in Canada and how it negatively impacts people. There will also be a discussion about what we should expect from fellow Canadians. Students will also share inquiry questions they have for the next part of our project.
The video below will become live when we start today and will contain the recorded video after.
Gord Downie and Joseph Boyden are giving us lots to think about. Click on the padlet below to add your questions about their take on Canada's first 150 years or to answer some of the existing questions. Be sure to include the question number in your answer. AND maybe you will discover a question that you can add to our Dotstorming page!
Julie Balen tweeted a link to a CBC interview with Joseph Boyden yesterday with a great question that connects to our work here in #CDNcraft.
Joseph Boyden and Gord Downie both released artistic works this week to share the story of Chanie Wenjack. Joseph Boyden released a book titled Wenjack. Gord Downie worked with others to create the Secret Path project, including an album, graphic novel and animated film also telling Chanie Wenjack's story.
If we are investigating the question "What does being a great Canadian look like?" in our #CDNcraft project, how does Joseph Boydens perspective impact our work? In his interview, he states "we aren't really a country yet", due to a lack of understanding around our history and treatment of Indigenous peoples in Canada?
Please listen to the interview above. The Secret Path airs Sunday October 23rd at 9:00 pm and immediately after CBC will livestream the Road to Reconciliation. Join the conversation! Share your thoughts in our online D2L discussion forum or tweet them with the tag #CDNcraft.
UPDATE! Watch the live event here. Tweet your questions in with #CDNcraft or #scdsblive
Monday October 17th 2016, 9:00 am - 9:30 am
As part of our #CDNcraft project, Julie Balen from Wikwemikong High School has coordinated a live, virtual guest speaker. Jeanette Corbiere-Lavell will share her story about fighting for rights as a woman and as a First Nations person. She will reflect on her observations about how Canada has changed during her lifetime.
Dr. Corbiere-Lavell, a member of the Wikwemikong Unceded First Nation, is best known for the Lavell Case, which challenged the Indian Act before the Supreme Court of Canada after she lost her Indian status by marrying a non-Native in 1970. Her failed challenge inspired a later case with Mary Two-Axe Early that brought the issue of status removal to the United Nations International Human Rights Commission. In 1985, the Indian Act was amended to remove the discriminatory clauses against native women.
Source: Manitoulin Expositor Jul 13, 2016
Please read the article linked above for more information about Jeanette.
Jeanette will be in the Wikwemikong classes and we will join them by Google Hangout on Air (like a Skype call with video and audio). We have a limited number of extra spots within our Google Hangout for classes who want to join us. You just need a computer with microphone and webcam (they are usually built in). Please contact Jaclyn Calder, firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to participate. I will help you connect.
Classes can also join by just watching the event (not joining right in). On Monday morning this page will include a window to watch the event.
The event is targeted to grades 7 - 12.
Please contact Jaclyn Calder email@example.com if you have any questions.
Did you miss our Google Hangout on Air?
Please catch up here. And, for those classes who couldn't make it - please be sure to add your perspective in our online discussion (D2L). Lots of great conversation happening there!
Visitors to our blog: please add your perspective to the comments here. Are YOU proud of Canada? Why or why not?
We are using CBC's What is Your Canada as a model for this activity. Watch some Canadians share what "their Canada" is below.
Students are creating video or media to explain what their Canada is. You can view them here as they are posted.
In addition to this public site/blog, twitter and our media galleries, we are also sharing and collaborating in a private online forum. We are using the provincial VLE (which is D2L) to have these discussions. This week we had 150+ posts in our 'handshake' or introductions forum. Students all shared a bit about themselves using a variety of media formats (video, image, audio, text). Students strengths and passion truly came through in these posts. For students who haven't posted yet, please do when you can. Your next challenge is to ask a thoughtful question of a peer from another class, or make a connection with another student. Great work so far! Our next discussion is "Are you proud of Canada?". What a complicated question. It will be great to have so many different perspectives.
We had a great kick-off to our project with our first Google Hangout today. Thank you very much to elder Sandra Peltier from Wikwemikong for starting us off with a prayer and smudge. We all greatly appreciate the support, help and guidance.