How are we connected through our stories? (Library School) (Essential…
How are we connected through our stories? (Library School)
Social Studies Connections
Social Studies GLO 7.1
We connect together through the history we share as a nation. This history is told through the stories we create and share. This connects to Library School through sharing and better understanding how our stories shape the world around us while we create, share, and learn about them both while we are here and after we are gone.
We build empathy and understanding for other human beings through stories. By sharing the stories of diverse peoples and their worldview we can come to better understand and appreciate the diversity that we see in our nation.
appreciate the influence of diverse Aboriginal, French and British peoples on events leading to Confederation
Stories are also useful for sharing times of challenge and struggle. By learning about the stories we share we can better appreciate the necessity of coexistence and the avoidance of conflict between ourselves and others.
appreciate the challenges of co-existence among peoples
Stories are the critical element that allows us to see the similarities and differences between our personal ways of life and those of others. By learning about stories, we are able to better understand how they can be used to understand the viewpoints of others.
compare and contrast diverse social and economic structures within the societies of Aboriginal, French and British peoples in pre-Confederation Canada by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues
We can learn to use the past as a tool by looking at how we are connected through our history to help better the future. By understanding the North American Fur Trade we can come to learn about the importance of ethics in business, how the pursuit of natural resources cannot go unchecked, and how to effectively build economic systems that will benefit all peoples.
assess, critically, the economic competition related to the control of the North American fur trade by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues
assess, critically, the political competition between the French and the British in attempting to control North America by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues
By learning to understand the stories and history of both sides through personal accounts, information about artifacts, and research students will be better able to understand the multiple perspectives of competition and conflict. This skill should also prove useful in their personal lives in a social and career capacity.
assess, critically, how political, economic and military events contributed to the foundations of Canada by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues
By exploring the accounts and stories of these events, students will learn about how to uncover statements about the lives, concerns, and values of the people who create, live, and share the stories
Communities and Citizenship
By learning about how our stories connect us, we are able to learn about how we are similar and different from others in our community. Students will learn to appreciate differences and assist others where they may struggle. This focus on connection through stories allows students to build empathy for others and encourages good citizenship in their homes, schools, and communities.
Learning about the stories can assist students in understanding their own identity and the identity of others. By learning about our personal connections through stories, students can build on their ability to understand themselves better and what comprises their own identity as well as how the identity of others may be different and valid simultaneously.
Main Components of Library School
Expert historians and storytellers allow students to learn the importance of interconnectivity through written and oral history. By learning about the ways in which we create and share information and stories, students will be able to create new and important bonds between the curriculum and their own individual lives.
Learning how to use books as a resource allows students to build, grow, and learn independently from more reliable sources of information. In the digital age, quality of information has been devalued in the face of quantity and immediacy of information. Students today would benefit greatly from learning how to use more traditional methods of research and understanding with a higher bar for entry of new information. Learning how to find and read quality written works serves to improve student research abilities as well as their ability to find entertainment through reading and learning.
As mentioned, in the digital age information is everywhere and easy to access. By learning how to sift through the sea of information we are able to better understand how we are connected through technology. Students will also gain access to use these technologies in an environment which shows them how to responsibly and positively engage with others in their own lives.
English Language Arts Connections
GLO 2 Forms and Media
Students will learn about different storytelling methods and how we connect differently through different media and methods of storytelling. How do we connect differently through webcomics than through novels? How can we create different kinds of bonds and connections through different and unique methods of storytelling.
GLO 1 Vocabulary and Writing
The more available literature that students are able to work towards the more likely students will be able to read. This will help them find a motivation to read and explore through stories. By consistently reading, students will improve their vocabulary, writing, and reading skills.
GLO 1 Preference and Choice in Literature
Coming to understand our library system allows students to express their identity and choice in the literature they read. Many students in school are limited by the available literature due to budget issues outside of their control.
GLO 5 Respecting Others
By learning about the differences in stories we are able to learn the individuals and cultures that are similar and different to our own. This will help lead students down the path of respecting others and celebrating the differences in culture, community, and values.
How are stories a way to create empathy and understanding between different people?
How can our stories help build our future?
How can stories change based on who is telling them?
How can we learn about our history through the stories we choose to tell?
How do our stories help us overcome and celebrate our differences?
How are our stories changed by how we connect?