This final unit is a bit different because of time constraints. Choose 2 of the lessons below to complete. Reflections are found in the lesson link and you complete only the reflections for the lessons you’ve chosen. Your 2 reflections will be due June 15th.
Reflection – Choose ONE of the following to write a reflection on.
(Significance) What does the Canadian flag symbolize? How accurate of a symbol for Canada is it?
(Significance) Watch Expo 67 – Canada Pavilion. With references to what you saw, how accurate of a depiction of Canada was it?
(Ethical Judgement) With reference to the terms above, how successful has Canada been in creating a multicultural nation? What further steps does Canada need to take to strengthen this element of multiculturalism?
(Significance) Watch Design Canada. How has design reflected and shaped our Canadian identity?
What does the story of LGBTQ2+ rights in Canada show us about its identity? What is the goal Canada is working towards?
Reflection – Write a reflection on the following:
(Ethical Judgement/Evidence) Watch Protests Over SOGI. What are your thoughts on what people in the news clip said? Take a look at some of the SOGI lessons recommended for the elementary and secondary levels, with specific reference to the lessons, what values are being conveyed by the SOGI curriculum? How would you respond to anti-SOGI or SOGI advocates?
How has Aboriginal education changed since residential schools? How effective has it been?
How would you describe Canada’s actions in working with Aboriginals since WWII?
Reflection – Choose ONE of the following to write a reflection on:
(Perspective/Ethical Judgement) Are Aboriginals treated like second class citizens in Canada? Use your understanding of history to explain why or why not.
(Cause & Consequence/ Ethical Judgement) Listen to Stephen Harper’s apology above. Write a new and improved version of it using what you’ve learned about Canada’s relationship with Aboriginals.
(Ethical Judgement) See 150 Acts of Reconciliation, what acts of Reconciliation have you already done? Which ones do you intend to do. How do these acts help to heal the relationship between Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals in Canada? Provide visual evidence of your acts of Reconciliation.
Choose ONE of the following to video record a discussion with a household member about (post video to your blog):
(Perspective/Ethical Judgement) Do some research about the arguments for and against using the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Ask a household member if they think the use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima was justified. Whatever they raise as their point of view, raise the counterpoints you’ve found. Record your discussion and post to your blog.
(Perspective/Ethical Judgement) Do some research about how a war crime is defined (look at 2a, 2b i-x, xv-xx). With a household member, go through each war crimes definition and discuss whether or not America is guilty of this in using the atomic bomb. Come to a consensus on whether America should be considered guilty of a war crime in using the atomic bomb?
*to post your video, either save it to your OneDrive and post a shared link on your blog, or upload to your MS Stream and post a shared link on your blog.
Choose ONE of the following to write a reflection on:
(Ethical Judgment) Should we hold those who perpetrated the Holocaust accountable for their actions if they were following orders from an authority figure? Explain your thoughts.
(Ethical Judgement) In what ways does Sally Kohn’s TED Talk apply to the Holocaust? In what ways can it be applied to the increase of hate crimes reported during Covid-19? Is there a dangerous element of hate in our society today? If so, where does it exist and how do we remedy it? If not, why isn’t it dangerous?
3. (Continuity and Change) Do some research about genocides that happened after the Holocaust. What similarities and differences are there? Is the Holocaust unique? Why hasn’t everyone around the world learned from the lessons of the Holocaust?