sites will provide you with background information.
Click on the link below for
an answer key to the activity in the Student Centre:
This Web page offers links to a
series of brief chronological summaries of periods in PEI's history. The
site is an excellent resource for extending information in the student
text. To encourage students to compare sources of information, you could
ask them to identify facts on the Web site that are not included in the
This government Web page lists
milestones in PEI history from 11 000 bc to 1997. In addition to the activity
defined in the student centre, this Web site could be used for a compare-and-contrast
exercise using the dates in the student text.
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The value of this activity
comes from discussion opportunities generated by student reading
of Web page contents, as well as the development of thinking skills
required to discriminate between the importance of one event versus
another. Encourage the development of logical reasoning by
asking students to provide reasons for their selection of each event.
Evaluating the importance of one event in comparison with another
can be challenging for students. Completing this activity using
a Think-Pair-Share or other group structure can help. The activity
and Web page also offer the opportunity for a discussion on terminology:
pre- and post-Confederation, as well as bce and ce (commonly used),
or the abbreviation the Web page uses: bp (before present).
to view the student activity.
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