Created by Manitoba teachers to support student learning at home.
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ARTIFACTS TELL OUR STORIES
English Language Arts and Social Studies
This learning experience draws on concepts of artifactual literacy. Students investigate how artifacts tell our stories and deepen our understandings of ourselves, others, and our relationship to history. Students have opportunities to explore multiple forms of texts including visual objects and artifacts that embody lived experiences, values, identities, and cultures. They are introduced to the role of artifacts in history to tell the stories of the past and how multiple perspectives enrich our shared histories. Students are challenged to gather a collection of personal artifacts that represent them, investigate the story of each artifact, and share their findings in an exhibit. This learning experience can be done online synchronously or asynchronously, or a combination of both.
How do artifacts tell our stories and deepen our understandings of ourselves, others, and our relationship to history?