GUEST SPEAKER ON NOVEMBER 12 WILL DISCUSS TEACHING REMEMBRANCE TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

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The South Dumfries Historical Society presents A Public Talk in honour of Remembrance Day in St. George Saturday, November 12th 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (with time for questions and time for refreshments) At the Memorial Hall, 32 Main Street South FREE ADMISSION Our guest speaker will be LINDSAY HALL Winner of Governor General’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History Lindsay Hall sought new ways to connect with her students while teaching them about significant Canadian World War Two battles and contributions. She worked on an approach where students progressed through a variety of lessons and work stations, completing a series of tasks designed to hone their research and historical inquiry skills. Using video games (such as Medal of Honor: Frontline), movies (like Saving Private Ryan and Swing Kids), graphic novels, newsreels and slide presentations students learned about the battles of the Second World War, studied the role that Canadians played in Hong Kong, The Dieppe Raid, The Battle of Britain, The Italian Campaign, the war in the air and at sea, D-Day and The Liberation of the Netherlands. By using media that today’s youth are familiar and adept at, Lindsay Hall builds on these competencies to teach her students how to evaluate the reliability, accuracy and historical authenticity of sources. Her efforts earned her a Governor’s General Award for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History. Please join us as Mrs. Hall tells the story of her teaching breakthroughs. For more information, please call the St. George Museum at (519) 448-3265. “Make remembrance more than something you feel. Make it something you do.”

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