Historical Thinking Walking Tour 2015!

About to enter Upper Fort Garry, the birthplace of Manitoba.

About to enter Upper Fort Garry, the birthplace of Manitoba.

Yesterday, we had an amazing and hopefully educative experience where we were able to walk throughout downtown Winnipeg and engage in the pursuit of several important questions. The first question we are tackling has two parts: firstly, who were the Métis, and secondly, who are the Métis in 2015? To help us with this, we have been reading Joseph Boyden’s Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont and Katherena Vermette’s North End Love Songs. She will be joining us in person on Thursday.

Our next line of questioning has to do with two of the historical thinking concepts; that of historical significance an continuity and change. Throughout your walk, where we visited the Forks, Upper Fort Garry, the St. Boniface Museum, and the Winnipeg Railway Museum, what has changed? What has remained the same? How fast was this change and why?

Who were the Métis? At the St. Boniface Museum

Who were the Métis? At the St. Boniface Museum

As well, we saw several plaques and interpretive signs. How did the creators of these signs establish historical significance and do you agree?

Use photos, video, and evidence you gathered from our tour to help you out and be sure to post your WordPress link in Edmodo and under this thread.

Be precise and clear, as your post will be visible to the entire world, via WordPress. Please check out the work of your colleagues and offer insight and praise. Can you determine your colleague’s argument? Are they being clear? What evidence are they using?

The Countess of Dufferin -- The first steam locomotive in the Northwest, circa 1877.

The Countess of Dufferin — The first steam locomotive in the Northwest, circa 1877.

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Welcome Back 2015/16

How I spent a great deal of my summer! Refreshed and ready to go!

How I spent a great deal of my summer! Refreshed and ready to go! I snapped this photo on the north end of Elk Island on Lake Winnipeg.

Welcome back, everyone! I am incredibly excited for the upcoming year as we have a couple of new courses to offer. Ms. Ragot and I have been doing some great planning to make this a truly rigorous and rewarding year.

Our planning centres heavily on the notion of experience and we continually attempt to develop educative experiences whereby learners can grow and fundamentally where they can create new knowledge. I look forward to a successful year where we can really investigate human existence, our purpose, and our relationship to all systems on this planet. Let’s go!

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