Anyone else find Social Studies vocabulary to be daunting? I am constantly looking for easy definitions for challenging vocabulary words, a task that led me to create this poster set. Included in this 65 poster set are kid friendly definitions to the following words:
Aboriginal, baggataway, Beothuk, Canadian Pacific Railway, cavalry, Chief Crowfoot, Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Confderation, coureurs des bois, cultural heritage, David Thompson, drought, Etienne Brule, factory workers, famous five, filles du roi, francophone, The Great Depression, The Great Migration, habitants, head tax, Henry Hudson, Hudson's Bay Company, immigration, Jacques Carter, Japanese internment, Joseph Brant, klondike, longhouse, Lower Canada, Metis, Mounties, Nelly McClung, New France, North West company, official languages, patriotism, Persons Case, Quebec Act, reserve, residential schools, Samuel de Champlain, scurvy, scrip, seigneurs, Shawnadithit, suffragists, treaty, Upper Canada, United Empire Loyalists, Underground Railroad, voyageurs, wigwams, York Factory and zed.
Along with each poster, there are some double of posters when I could find a visual that I felt would enhance the understanding for the learner- there is a copy of the poster with the visual and a copy without to provide flexiblity in your class.
These posters would be great to hang up all year or to use selectively as you tackle specific sections of Canadian history. Students who need extra support could have their own copy for easy reference. Providing your students with easy to read definitions takes the guess work out of their learning and provides them a clear path to understanding the challenging concepts related to Canadian history.
Looking for a poster set dedicated to the Regions of Canada? Stay tuned- it's in the works!