Lesson Plan

Creating Interested, Inquiring, Independent Learners in Grade 10 Applied History

This is a series of lessons using differentiated instruction that focus on the neglected post-World War II unit (1945-1968 time period) in the Grade 10 Applied history course (CHC 2P). It includes active, hands-on lessons for the Cold War, the culture of the time period, a Think-Tac-Toe activity and Canadian Demographics Learning Centres. The Cold War scenario is supported by a PowerPoint and handouts on the major events that included Canadians. The culture of the time period is covered with an interactive lesson which includes a TV dinner, rock and roll music and a placemat with pictures, slang and trivia. There is also an activity which allows students to hold their own 1960s sit-in protest. The Think-Tac-Toe activity focuses on the political and economic history of the time period as well as Canada’s changing national identity. The Canadian Demographic Learning Centres include worksheets on the baby boom, immigrants, war brides and their associated vocabulary.