Family Artifact Inquiry- Grade 7
This project was designed as a way to share the personal connection the students have to Canadian history and to engage them in the process of curating a historical narrative of their own family's history.
Inquiry Stage #1: Choose an Artifact - Is there some thing in your home that you have always wondered about? - The goal is to choose an artifact that has a rich history and means a great deal to you and your family. - It should have a story and you should have access to that story. - The artifact doesn’t need to be in your family’s possession.
Inquiry Stage #2: Research the Artifact - Learn as much as you possibly can about the artifact's history. - Ask the big questions: - Where did it come from? - How did it come to be in your family’s possession? - What is its significance? - You will conduct one personal interview with a member of the family that has important information about the artifact and the story it tells. - Explore the historical links between your artifact and World History.
Inquiry Stage #3: Present Your Learning - Using your creative iMovie skills, put your learning into a powerful 2-3 minute presentation that celebrates the artifact and the story it represents.