Canadian History: Part 1

Melanie Wiancko
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,220)
In this eight-week course, students will learn about the key moments that shaped Canadian history.

Class experience

US Grade 5 - 8
Students will use historical thinking concepts to analyze Canadian history.
Students will be able to understand the key events which shaped Canadian society. 
I have a degree in History and I am a certified teacher in the province of Ontario, Canada. I am qualified to teach intermediate and senior divisions of History.  I have specifically studied Canadian history from pre-contact to the 20th century. My lessons will be factually based using a variety of trusted sources that I have acquired through my research. 
Here are some specific areas of study that I have completed: Colonial Canada, Post-Confederation Canada, Money and Power in the Atlantic World, 1400-1850; Native-Newcomer Relations in Canada
Homework Offered
Each week there will be an optional task assigned to the students. The task will be explained in class to go over expectations and answer any questions students may have. The tasks will vary in activities and length of time but should take on average 30 minutes to 2 hours (depending on the task and the length of time the student wants to spend). Types of tasks: Exit Tickets: Google Form questionnaire Short Videos and Handouts Short Readings Interview Task Write a Letter Individual Kahoots Accommodations can be made for individual students based on their learning needs and abilities. Please feel free to reach out to me and share your student's learning experience and if they have an IEP or any learning skills they are working on or need assistance with.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Individual Google Docs ('Progress Sheets') will be shared with the students to help students track their progress in completing weekly tasks and to get weekly feedback on their tasks. Students will complete their tasks outside of class time and submit them to the teacher as completed for feedback.
Grades Offered
Students will be given individual marks and feedback on each task they complete throughout the course. This will be updated on their progress sheet as the course progresses. Students will be given a percentage grade at the end of the course which will be a reflection of their weekly tasks. They will also be given written feedback on their overall participation and effort in the course at the end of the course. If students opt out of the optional tasks, students will be provided with written feedback on their participation at the end of the course. If students do not complete the tasks and do not participate in class, or leave the course early for whatever reason, no final assessment will be given.
Students are encouraged to take notes if that helps their learning.
Worksheets to help students follow along with the lessons will also be provided prior to each class which students can either print or have open on another device. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
This course will at times deal with sensitive matters such as wars, colonization and the wrongful treatment of Indigenous peoples, and other material that is relevant to Canadian history. To help students understand these difficult topics, I will be using first-hand accounts when possible to help tell the stories of those impacted by these events. 
'The Peoples of Canada - A Post-Confederation History' - J.M. Bumsted
'A Concise History of Canada's First Nations' - Second Edition
'The Canadian Letters & Images Project' -
'Visions: The Canadian History Modules Project Pre-Confederation' - P.E. Bryden, Maureen Lux, Marcel Martel, Colin Coates, Lynne Marks, & Daniel Samson
'Strange Visitors: Documents in Indigenous-Settler Relations in Canada from 1876' - edited by Keith D. Smith

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(1,220)
Hello Outschool families,

My name is Melanie Wiancko, but you can call me Mrs. Mel! I am a Canadian teacher who loves solving puzzles, hiking, jogging, reading, and playing games! I hope to offer courses that spark your interest in history,... 
Group Class


for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
55 min

Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(10)
Completed by 22 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 10-14
4-12 learners per class

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