Grade 8 Literacy, History

In the Grade 8 History strand, students will explore the concept of historical significance through the analysis of coins and bank notes as a medium for commemorating famous Canadians. The historical inquiry process will be used to engage students in the study of a famous Canadian of their choice from the early 1900s. Students will apply the three categories of historical significance (prominence, consequence, and revealing), as developed by the Critically Thinking Consortium, to write a short report about their subject; they will then develop criteria for an effective coin or bank note design, and create their own commemorative currency.

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