The Grade 4 classes recently wrapped up their Heritage Inquiry Unit
. Throughout the unit, students worked with the guidance of Mrs. Sarah McLeod, Teacher Librarian, as they researched and learned about primary and secondary sources and the difference between an archive, a library and a museum.
Students focused on Canadian heritage and chose a photo or online image as their primary source of information. With the help of Mrs. McLeod, students used print and non-print sources to find out more about their topic of interest. The final result was a Google slide that included their citations and five interesting facts that they learned.
Here is a sample of some of the fun historical facts the Grade 4 students learned through their research:
Eryn: The Chinese Cemetery at Harling Point
Rivka: The Cariboo Gold Rush
Kamilah: First Nations
Ethan: The Klondike Gold Rush
Ainsley: The Kinsol Trestle
Liam: Early Explorers
Way to go Grade 4s on diving deep into Canadian heritage, learning how to research using community resources such as libraries, museums and archives and as well the importance of citing sources of information!