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Immigration to Ontario: New Home

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.

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How to Make Stone Tools

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.

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Fossils

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).

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Shells

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.

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Skulls

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.

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Tools

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.

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World Music

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!

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