Lessons > Birth of Manitoba: grade 4
Birth of Manitoba: grade 4
Curriculum Outcomes: Cluster 4: History of Manitoba
4-KI-010 Give examples of the contributions of diverse ethnic and cultural
communities to the history of Manitoba.
4-KI-011 Give examples of Aboriginal contributions to the history of Manitoba.
4-KI-012 Give examples of francophone contributions to the history of Manitoba.
4-KL-026 Describe the influence of the natural environment on settlement in Manitoba.
4-KL-027 Relate stories of interactions between the Selkirk settlers and Aboriginal
4-KH-033 Relate stories of people and events that shaped Manitoba.
Materials: (Activating student interest and Acquiring information)
Vocabulary : to promote the use of language in oral discussion, reading, and written work
|negotiate||Rupert’s Land||Louis Riel|
|Fort Garry||Hudson’s Bay||opposed|
Suggestions for Instruction: (Applying)
Have students discuss the contributions made by the diverse cultural groups within the Red River Settlement. Have the students examine the geographical changes in terms of settlement, using the historical maps provided with this theme. Students may also see the differences made in comparison to Manitoba’s environment today.
Discuss the reasons behind the conflict the people of Manitoba were experiencing. After relating the events that resulted from the conflict, have students question or inquire into other possible ways these issues could have been resolved.
Further questions the students may explore are:
Suggestions for Assessment
Students will demonstrate their understanding through various activities such as