Putting Toronto in Perspective

Putting Toronto in Perspective


Curriculum Connections:

  • Social Studies - Heritage and Identity: First Nations and Europeans in New France and Early Canada

Character Development:

  • 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.

Program Length: two virtual sessions of 60-75 minutes offered on different days. 
                              OR WHEN AVAILABLE  one day (9:30 am - 2:00 pm)
Availability: fall (November to December), winter (January to mid-March), spring (mid-March to April)
Location: Virtual  OR at your school
Fee: Please find information on the fee structure here.

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.

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.