Our overall task:
Over the next few weeks we are going to look at the events of our lives and write interesting memoirs about ourselves. We will also look at some memoirs created by other people to learn how to take our stories and make them interesting for all to read.
Today’s task is to read the memoir “The Meaning of Freedom to My Family” by Phuong, a Grade 7 student.
We are learning how to organize our memoirs into multiple paragraphs
I can use a ‘personal memoir organizer’ to organize the paragraphs of my memoir
Please review the Voice Thread and provide feedback based on the ‘sharing norms’ we have discussed in class.
What a day we had today. A special thanks to Mr. Pheasant for coming in to give us a first hand account of the First Nations perspective and our collective histories. Over the next few weeks we are going to be going back in time to immerse ourselves in how life would have been during the War of 1812 in the Niagara Peninsula. What would it have been like to be a young person in Winona during the period of the early 1800s?
Please review our talk that we had today. Pay particular attention to the question: What perspective are we missing when we talk about history? As a historian, who can we fill in the gaps of the missing historical perspectives?
Please take a look at the youtube video and slide show below.