Content Area Learning Strategy Technology Focus Product Time Line
History of the Area

point form note taking

concept mapping

Word Processor (outlines) Time line and explanatory paragraph

2 weeks /
10 hours

Activity Description

The Citizenship and Immigration office should be a comfortable place where people are surrounded with images and information on their new home. Posters, brochures, signs, music, and other representations of the country and the region will contribute to the immigrant's comfort and understanding of their new situation.

In order to be granted citizenship, immigrants must demonstrate some knowledge of the country's history. Prepare a timeline that highlights major events and interesting facts from the arrival of the First Nations peoples, to today. Your product will hang on the wall in the office and help immigrants prepare for the history requirement of the citizenship test.


Use the numbered outline feature of a word processor or HTML editor to create your draft (and to help you keep track of how many items you have accumulated).

So the immigrants will understand their significance, select 5 events that you consider to be the most important and write a description of how that event helped make Canada what it is today. Show how it strengthened the nation, and speculate on what the country might be like if that event had not happened. Include this description with your poster display.

Your final product will be a visual display to place on the Immigration office wall where Immigrants will be able to view and read about their new home's history.

Research Process

The research emphasis for this component is Focus from the FLIP IT! research model. Specifying the focus of your topic will help make your project managable, and 'do-able'. Topics that are too large will overwhelm you. Topics that are too narrow will frustrate you.

You can use concept maps to help narrow your focus. Starting with your broad topic, brainstorm ideas related to that topic. Then, select one of those ideas and repeat the process with that sub topic.




In this way, you are better able to focus your search for information, and manage the information that you find.

Click here to see an example of how to FLIP your History project.

Curriculum Connections

Math: Read and Write SI notation for writing date and time.

ELA: Show respect for other people's language, history and culture.

Science: Access information using a variety of sources. (Examples: libraries, magazines, community resource people, outdoor experiences, videos, CD-ROMS, Internet). Review information to determine its usefulness using pre-determined criteria. Record information in own words and reference sources appropriately.

Social Studies: Time, Continuity and Change


Collection of Items 17 marks total
- items from specified time periods
1/5 mark each
Draft 10 marks total
- Numbered Outline Form
5 marks
- dates in SI notation
5 marks
Display 20 marks total
- Visually Attractive
5 marks

- Readability

5 marks

- Illustrations

5 marks

- Chronological Order

5 marks
Explanatory Paragraphs 40 marks total
- Spelling
5 marks
- Organization
5 marks
- Logical Arguments
10 marks
- Connection to life today
10 marks
- Speculation
10 marks
Bibliography 10 marks
Evaluation / Reflection 3 marks
100 marks


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