Have you ever wanted to make your own Heritage Minute? We’re inviting Canadian students and educators to explore the legacy of the Fathers of Confederation and Sir John A., through the creation of their own Heritage Minute-style video.
The contest is open to Canadian students in grades 5-12 and grade 5 to secondary V in Québec.
Submissions are due November 30, 2015.
Looking for inspiration before making your video? Take a look at the Sir John A. Macdonald Heritage Minute, or browse the Minutes other students from across Canada have already submitted.
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
To enter the Make Your Own Heritage Minute: Stories of Sir John A. and the Fathers of Confederation Student Contest.
Get some tips and tricks to help engaged your class by downloading our free junior-intermediate and senior learning tools or check out the student resource section and the Sir John A. Macdonald Timeline.
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Drawing upon the work of The Historical Thinking Project framework, these learning tools offer students an introduction to the history and legacy of Macdonald and the founding Fathers of Confederation. While completing activities found in the tools, students will be asked to think critically about Canadian Confederation by examining cause and consequence as well as the importance of evidence in order to draw meaningful conclusions. Students will also be asked to exercise their creativity and knowledge of Sir John A. Macdonald and the Fathers of Confederation by creating their own Heritage Minute.
The Make Your Own Heritage Minute: Stories of Sir John A. and the Fathers of Confederation is a project of Historica Canada.
Historica Canada is the country's largest organization dedicated to enhancing awareness of Canada's history and citizenship. For more information, visit www.historicacanada.ca. This program is made possible with the generous support of the Government of Canada.