On the Homefront: Wartime in the Kitchen
This lesson introduces students to the impact that war overseas has had on those in Canada, particularly in kitchens across the nation. Rationing, recycling, and “Victory Gardens” will be presented, and the lesson will finish with the students making, baking, and eating jam tarts. (This lesson will take at least 1 hour).
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Peacekeeping: Making a Peacekeeper Doll
Peacekeeping’s purpose, guiding principles, and possible problems its missions might face will be discussed. Following that, the United Nations’ (and Canada’s) 2018 mission to Mali is introduced before the students are told the captivating and heartwarming story of Mark Isfeld’s “Izzy Dolls”. The lesson finishes with the students designing and creating their own Peacekeeper Doll using textiles, paper, or pencil crayons. (This lesson/activity will take at least 1 hour assuming some work with textiles).
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