This EduKit is one of three cases focusing on cultural diversity in Ontario. In this EduKit, students examine schooling for English immigrants at the turn of the century, and the schooling experiences of three families from a Korean, Armenian and Indian background.
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This cross-cultural EduKit is one of three cases focusing on four families who came to settle in Ontario from England (1900s), Armenia (1920s), the Indian sub-continent (1960s), and Korea (1970s). Students examine objects relating to everyday home life to become acquainted with the customs, institutions, and historical backgrounds of the four families. A special board game "Destination Ontario" is included to introduce students to the concepts of immigration, cultural & racial diversity and racism.
This EduKit is one of three cases focusing on cultural diversity in Ontario. Using a variety of hands-on activities, students examine how four families from English, Korean, Armenian and Indian backgrounds use their leisure time.
Through a series of hands-on exercises, students learn how Ontario's First Peoples made tools such as hunting points, chopping tools and scrapers. Other exercises include: hafting or fastening points to sticks, and examining the technique of percussion flaking.
Through a variety of fossil specimens, charts and written materials, students explore areas such as fossil classification, the process of fossilization and the study of biostratigraphy (aging rocks with fossils).
Using a selection of shells, students examine the three main groups of molluscs (gastropods, cephalopods and pelecypods). Other activities include the study of shell surface texture, colour patterns, composition and growth lines.
Using "Mystery Skull Booklets", students attempt to uncover the identity of six different skulls. This investigation includes an examination of one's own skull, along with understanding the important features on the skull, such as the nasal passage, dentition and eye orbits.
Students examine authentic tools used by Ontario's First Peoples. Objects such as an adze, bone awl, spear points, and a clay effigy pipe are used to construct a picture of what Ontario life was like thousands of years ago.
Students study the customs, ceremonies, and artistic heritage of the traditional culture of the Northwest Coast People. From food gathering to transportation, housing to fibre technology students grow their understanding of the people and culture.
Explore the science of sound, discover musical instruments from around the world, and climb the musical family tree! This diverse EduKit allows students the opportunity to create musical instruments out of everyday objects and perform their own compositions. Mozart, look out!