Engaging in the Past

Last week students in our Junior and Intermediate grades participated in our first History Fair. It was exciting to see our students engaged and excited about their topics, and sharing what they learned with parents, their peers, and younger students.

history fair

Grade 7 & 8 students focused on the history and significance of early Loyalists, Black Loyalists, Natives or Patriots, such as Sir Isaac Brock, Mary Ann Shadd, Tecumseh and Jean Louis Papineau. Grade 5 & 6 students shared their learning about early Egypt, on topics ranging from mummification, communication and tools. Learning culminated in a history fair shared with parents, peers and younger students.
history fair2Here are some comments from Grade 7 & 8 students about the fair:

  • “I really thought it was cool how students of all ages could learn about Canada’s past in a fun way.“
  • “I enjoyed having kids play our game. They were learning things about Canada’s past and had a desire to learn.”
history fair project

It’s fantastic to see our students engaged in their learning, and willing and excited to share it with a broader audience. Thanks to the students, teachers and parents who all came to enjoy our history fair!

This is another fantastic example of our students developing creativity, collaborating and communicating with others!

Visit our school Facebook page to enjoy many more photos from our History Fair! https://www.facebook.com/LaurentianHills


Ian Timmerman

Ian Timmerman is principal of Laurentian Hills Christian School.

One Response to “Engaging in the Past”

  1. Shirley Huinink says:

    Actually, LHCS has had at least three history fairs previous to this one, all held by all students in grades 7 and 8. We held a “First Nations Fair” (2001) a “Renaissance Explorers Fair,” and also a “Canadian History Fair.” All students from grades 3 to 8 toured these fairs and participated in hands-on activities, crafts, games and taste tests.

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