March 23rd, 2017
Today the students and I started an activity that we are going to be doing every few days for the next little while. It's called, "Today in History!" Today we watched a video that aired on March 23rd, 1976. It was about water contamination in Grassy Narrows, Ontario. The students had some very interesting discussions and debates about the video: who was responsible to clean up pollution, what about people who work at the paper plant, is it dangerous to not warn people or stop recreational fishing in the river, how are first nations groups' culture affected by not being able to eat the fish, etc. This activity is meant to engage students with history and to also broaden our understanding of Canadian identity - how is it formed, how has it changed over time.
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