Putting Toronto in Perspective
- Social Studies - Heritage and Identity: First Nations and Europeans in New France and Early Canada
- program emphasizes respect, responsibility, teamwork, co-operation and fairness
Indigenous peoples have a long connection to Toronto that was established well before the arrival of Europeans. Through various morning activities, students investigate aspects of interactions among and between the Mississauga, French and British in the early 1600s from various perspectives (Strands A2, A3). Students then theorize the consequences of these interactions and analyze the positive and negative impacts (Strand A1).
The afternoon explores the connection between early interactions and present-day issues in Ontario through a hands-on activity that focuses on the distribution of land and the decision-making process with reference to the recently resolved Toronto Purchase land claim.
This program does not have an outdoor component.
Please Note: the TUSC Hub (at Danforth CTI) is fully accessible for students in wheelchairs; contact TUSC for more information
Program Length: one day (9:30 am - 2:00 pm)
Availability: late fall and winter
Location: am & pm: TUSC Hub;
Fee: $300.00 per class
User fees help ensure the continuation of these learning experiences through partial cost recovery; fee schedule reflect rates subsidized by the Toronto District School Board.
TTC: students require 2 TTC tickets, if over 12 years
Maximum: 32 students
This program is designed specifically to fit grade 5 curriculum requirements and best suits a grade 5 or 5/6 split class.