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Nova Scotia: History  Teacher Centre

 

Web Links

These Web sites will provide you with background information.

Answer Key

Click on the link below for an answer key to the activity in the Student Centre:

?_Geography Timeline

 

 

Web Links

Halifax Pictures, 1749-1997

The artwork, photos, and maps on the Web page provide students with the opportunity to see first-hand how the city of Halifax developed over time. With images ranging from 1749 to 1997, this Web site offers an opportunity to reinforce the concept that images can be valuable sources of historical information.

The Bluenose

This site, based on the televised series of Canadian "Heritage Minutes," gives background information about the development of the Bluenose and it's racing career. Interesting narrative text presents information chronologically, and provides an opportunity for students to extract information to create a timeline. Some students may need assistance with vocabulary in the article.

 

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Answer Key

?_Geography Timeline

You may wish to use or adapt the following criteria to evaluate students' timelines:

  • The student uses an appropriate format for a timeline, with dates and events of descriptions clearly labelled and marked on the timeline.
  • The student includes an appropriate number of dates/events on the timeline.
  • The information is accurate and events are concisely described.
  • The student's explanation of choices made in creating the timeline show an ability to focus the topic and include only the most relevant information.

You may wish to use or adapt the following criteria to evaluate students' news articles:

  • The student organizes information in a manner appropriate for the format.
  • The article does not omit any of the most relevant information.
  • Information in the article is accurate.
  • Style and diction are appropriate for a news article.
                   Click here to view the student activity.

 

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