During the Inquiry on themselves, my students discovered where their ancestors came from. They explored their ancestral countries by using the Google App, looked through the atlas to see the shape of the country, and touched the country and its neighbours on an old-fashioned globe.
With each child I tracked the countries of their ancestors on a world map. When looking at the map afterwards, we noticed that we were a group of people who had history from all over the world.
The next step in the inquiry was for the children to find out more about one of their ancestral counrties. This they did by interviewing one of their family members. Their results were presented to me last week on poster boards and in an oral presentation.
What I noted, as I was reading the work, that many families had come to Canada for the same reason:
Many families left their countries of birth in the hopes of finding a better life for their families. One hopes that their optimism bore fruit.
What are the countries of your ancestors?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016
(This post is linked to the weekly WordPress photo challenge. The prompt this week is optimistic)