To address the Grade 7 History strand, teachers will share with students the picture book The Rabbits by Shaun Tan to introduce two groups of people in conflict over land and residence. The illustrations will be analyzed for the stylistic elements that suggest mood, point of view and a sense of continuity and change.
With a knowledge-building circle, students will review their learning in the History strand to consider the expulsion of the Acadians and the relocation of First Nations peoples to reservations. Teachers will introduce the students to a variety of fiction texts with the theme of displacement, displaced peoples and political relocation, and engage the students in the reading of excerpts from the different stories. The students will exercise ‘voice and choice’ as they move in Literature Circles with these novels.
Grade 7 Literacy, History.pdf