British Columbia Museums Association - Teaching for Understanding



Social Studies Lesson Plans

Social Studies Lesson Plans

An Introduction to Teaching for Understanding (TFU) History

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Many people, both within the BC Heritage community and BC Education community, have helped create this resource. Thanks go to the BC Museums Association and its members, the BC Ministry of Education, the BC Heritage Branch, School Districts 53, 61, 62 , 63, 73, and 5, the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University Faculties of Education, the BC Social Studies Teachers’ Association, and all the teachers and museum professionals who provided the leadership and energy to create these TFU Lesson Plans.

In particular, the contributions of the following individuals and organizations should be noted:

TFU Steering Committee

• Jean Barman, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia
• Becky Burns, MSA Museum, Abbotsford
• Hoberly Hove, Principal, Kamloops/Thompson, SD 73
• Jennifer Iredale, Curator, Coastal Okanagan Region, Heritage Branch
• Rob Larson, Vice-Principal, Prince George, SD 57
• Lesley Moore, BC Museums Association
• Tom Morton, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
• Peter Seixas, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia
• Greg Smith, Teacher, Okanagan Similkameen, SD 53
• Stewart Wilson, Teacher, Southeast Kootenay, SD 5

TFU Regional Coordinators

• Rae-dene Lacey, teacher, Okanagan Similkameen, SD 53
• Diane McNay, teacher, Greater Victoria, SD 61
• Cam Murray, teacher, Kamloops/Thompson, SD 73
• Stewart Wilson, Teacher, Southeast Kootenay, SD 5
• Shirley Sutherland, North Vancouver Museum and Archives
• Bev Kennedy, Fraser Heritage Society

Thanks also to GT Publishing for writing, editing, and other publishing services (including cover design) required to create this resource.

Other Contributors (Teachers and Curators)

Lynn Allaire, Teacher, SD 61
Paramjit Bahniwal, student teacher, University of British Columbia
James Davies, Teacher, SD 62
Marie Elliot, Author & Historian
Gail Krickan, teacher, SD 62
Sherril Foster, Summerland Museum
Suzanne E. Haverkamp, Curator, Penticton Museum
Karin Kwan, Teacher on Call, SD 61
Lindsey Langill, SD 53
Chief Clarence Lewis, Inkameep Band
Daphne Louis – Teacher on Call, SD 61
Tina Lowery, Museum Intern
Ernie Millward, Teacher, SD 53
Diane Morgan, SD 67
Barry Morhart, Teacher, SD 53
Craig Newson, Teacher, SD 53
Cuyler Page, Manager, the Grist Mill at Keremeos Heritage Site
Sue Parfitt, Curatorial Intern, Heritage Branch.
Bob Parliament, Regional Manager, Kilby General Store Museum
Christine Pilgrim, Historical Interpreter
Leslie Plaskett, President, Osoyoos Museum Society
Tom Pound, Maritime Museum of BC, Victoria
Yvonne Sharpe, Executive Director, Maritime Museum of BC
Connie Thomson, SD 53
Marcy Thompson, teacher, SD 61
Deryll White, Curator, Fort Steele Heritage Town
Wayne Wilson, Director, Kelowna Museum
Stewart Wilson, Teacher, SD 5

Many thanks as well are extended to the Field Services Coordinators, School District Supervisors, Principals, Museum Directors etc. who provided release and professional development time for individual contributors to meet, brainstorm, conceive, gather content, write and re-write, edit, and review successive drafts in order to build these lessons.

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This lesson plan resource may only be used for educational, non commercial purposes, including any fair dealing for the purposes of private study or research or uses in schools.

The content providers as identified hold copyright to images, texts, and documents from their collections used as resources in these lesson plans. These images, texts and documents may not be reproduced without their permission, except as specified in the accompanying lesson plans.

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