To demonstrate the six essential “Global Competencies” of a 21st century learner identified by CMEC (The Council of Ministers of Education Canada), Defining Moments Canada has designed multiple entry points for teachers to engage their students in learning tasks that encourage proficiency in:
- Primary research
- Digital storytelling
- Critical thinking (utilizing the Historical Thinking Concepts)
- Differentiated inquiry
- Interdisciplinary perspectives
All of our Defining Moments are prepared by scholars and leading educators with an ‘Inquiry Toolkit’ rich with teacher resources for students Grades 6-11. These Lessons are easily achievable within a Unit of Inquiry and reflect expectations common to all provincial curricula. However, the Lessons are also designed to be stand-alone for teachers who may wish to explore each special ‘moment’ in Canadian History, within the scope of 1-2 classroom periods.
Working with our education partners, Defining Moments Canada is proud to present these lessons which place students in the ‘driver’s seat’ of their own learning, emphasizing collaboration, communication and creativity.