The Famous Five - Canadian History Research Project

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The Famous Five Rapid Research and Presentation Project

This project was designed to teach my students about Canada’s Famous Five Women: Nellie McClung, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney and Emily Murphy.

Students will first work in small groups, using the websites provided, to research one of the Famous Five. After organizing their research on a Google Document (or on paper), students will display their knowledge in a Google Slides presentation. Finally, each group will present to the class and the audience members will take notes on the provided organizer. In this manner, each student will learn about one member of the Famous Five in detail and will get an overview of the other four.

What is Included?
• Teacher Guide
• Student instructions
• Research Questions
• A list of websites
• Two Rubrics (one to assess the research and one to assess the presentation)
• One self assessment (to assess the Social Studies objectives listed below)
• Note organizer

The following outcomes from the Grade 5 Alberta Program of Studies are assessed:

Social Studies:
5.3.3 assess, critically, how the Famous Five brought about change in Canada by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues:
• Who were the Famous Five? (LPP, TCC)
• How did they identify the need for change in Canadian laws? (C, I, PADM)
• How did the changes brought on by their actions affect individual rights in Canada?

English Language Arts:

• Summarize important ideas in oral, print and other media texts and express opinions about them
• Develop and follow own plan for gathering and recording ideas and information
• Locate information to answer research questions
• Use a variety of tools, such as chapter headings, glossaries and encyclopedia guide words, to access information
• Skim, scan and listen for key words and phrases
• Determine the usefulness and relevance of information for research purpose and focus, using pre-established criteria
• Use clear organizational structures, such as chronological order, and cause and effect, to link ideas and information and to assist audience understanding
• Organize ideas and information to emphasize key points for the audience
• Add, delete or combine ideas to communicate more effectively
• Record information in own words
• Combine ideas and information from several sources
• Record ideas and information in relevant categories, according to a research plan
• Communicate ideas and information in a variety of oral, print and other media texts, such as illustrated reports, charts, graphic displays and travelogues
• Select visuals, print and/or other media to inform and engage the audience
• Assess personal research skills, using pre-established criteria

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The Famous Five - Canadian History Research Project
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