MSSTA PD DAY 2017

Manitoba Social Science Teachers’ Association 

Canada 150:

Looking Forward, Looking Back

Kildonan East Collegiate, 845 Concordia Avenue

Friday, October 20, 2017, 9am-3:30pm

General Program Outline

This year’s MSSTA MTS PD Day will feature keynote speaker Stephen Lewis and will look back on 150 years since Confederation as well as to the future. Participants can expect incredible sessions to help with the development of classroom pedagogy and resources.

9-1030 –   Opening and keynote
11-12 –      Session 1
12-1 –        Lunch
1-315 –     Double session
1-2 –          Session 2 – early afternoon
215-315 – Session 3 -late afternoon
315-330 – Wrap up in cafeteria and draws

9-10:30am Keynote

Canada 150: Looking Forward, Looking Back

Stephen Lewis is a Professor of Distinction at Ryerson University and a Professor of Practice in Global Governance at the Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University.  He is the co-founder and board chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, and he is co-founder and co-director of AIDS-Free World, an international advocacy organization.

Mr. Lewis is a Senior Fellow of the Enough Project.  He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, and Emeritus Board Member of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.  He served as a Commissioner on the Global Commission on HIV & the Law and in 2015 was appointed to the Lancet Commission on Drug Policy and Health.

Stephen Lewis’ work with the United Nations spanned more than two decades.  He was the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa from June 2001 until the end of 2006.   From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Lewis was Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF at the organization’s global headquarters in New York. From 1984 through 1988, he was Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations.   

From 1970-1978, Mr. Lewis was leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party, during which time he became leader of the Official Opposition.

Mr. Lewis is the author of the best-selling book, Race Against Time.  He holds 40 honorary doctorates: 38 from Canadian universities, plus degrees from Dartmouth College and Johns Hopkins University in the United States. 

In 2003, Stephen Lewis was appointed a Companion of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest honour for lifetime achievement.  In 2007, King Letsie III, monarch of the Kingdom of Lesotho (a small mountainous country in Southern Africa) invested Mr. Lewis as Knight Commander of the Most Dignified Order of Moshoeshoe.  The order is named for the founder of Lesotho; the knighthood is the country’s highest honour.  And in 2012, Mr. Lewis was an inaugural recipient of Canada’s Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Morning After Keynote

MS-1 Ecosystem Science in your backyard
Pauline Gerrard – IISD Experimental Lakes Area
Middle and Senior Years

This interactive session will provide an overview and teaching ideas based on the whole ecosystem research done at the IISD Experimental Lakes Area, a world renowned research facility in northwestern Ontario where scientists manipulate small lakes to examine how all aspects of the ecosystem—from the atmosphere to fish populations—respond.


MS-2  Your Power to Choose
Nan Fewchuk– Elections Manitoba
4-12

Your Power to Choose is Elections Manitoba’s curriculum-based education program that teaches citizenship, democracy and participation in elections.  This session shows educators how to bring the election experience into their classroom, by using the Your Power to Choose education guide or by booking and in-class workshop facilitated by Elections Manitoba.


MS-3 Information Literacy to Combat Fake News
Brianne Selman – University of Winnipeg Library
Middle Years

Learning to distinguish reliable news and information sources is an increasingly relevant – and difficult – skill! Exploring concepts like context, evidence for claims, and other critical information skills developed specifically for Middle Years, this session shows you how to use Librarian-developed tools including freely adaptable presentations, posters, and assignments.


MS-4 Preparing Students for the Rotary Model UN (SESSION CANCELLED)
Donna Alexander – Rotary MUNA retired teacher from Minnedosa Collegiate
Senior

This session will provide teachers with an overview of the Rotary Model United Nations and share tips on how to prepare students for the event. The focus will be on integrating the skills and knowledge in your existing classroom and hitting essential outcomes.


MS-5 Creating a Collaborative Field Study with ArcGIS Online
Angela Alexander – Esri Canada
7-10
In this hands-on session, teachers will learn how to create a collaborative field study using an interactive survey tool in ArcGIS Online.  We recommend that you bring a smartphone or tablet to this session.


MS-6 Journey 2050 – Exploring how to sustainably feed the world.
Karen Hill and Tenesha Lawson – Agriculture in the Classroom – MB
Middle (gr. 7) Sr. Years (Gr. 10, 12)

Journey 2050 is a free resource that lets students explore the question, ‘How will we sustainably feed 9 billion people in 2050?’, through the use of video games based on real-life farmers from Kenya, India and Canada, videos, activities and teacher ready PowerPoints. Please bring an Ipad or laptop.


MS-7 Heart Of Gold: Manitoba’s Rich and Vibrant Music Heritage (SESSION FULL)
John Einarson – Music Historian – Retired History Teacher
Middle – Senior Years

60 years of Manitoba music history, the great variety of genres, and the many success stories from our province including Bob Nolan, Lucille Starr, the Guess Who, Terry Jacks, Loreena McKennitt, Neil Young and Sierra Noble among others. Manitobans account for over 100 million records sold worldwide.


MS-8 So It’s the Sesquicentennial – what did they really wear in 1867? (SESSION CANCELLED)
Judy McPherson and Marie Zorniak
K-12

A look into the many layers of society of the time as well as the Victorian influences on clothing.


MS-9 Holodomor: Genocide from a Middle Years Perspective
Jeff Kozak – Springfield Middle School
Middle Years

Genocide and Human Rights are core values of the grade 7 Social Studies curriculum. With an eye to addressing the needs of middle years students, this session will focus on historical, demographic, contemporary and cross-curricular perspectives of analysing one of the twentieth century’s most brutal genocides.


MS-10 Dancing Backwards: Students Discover and Document Political Women in Leadership in Canada
Alexa Lewis – Dancing Backwards
Grades 5-8

A personalized guided tour of the dancingbackwards.ca program—an exciting free online program for grades 5-8 celebrating Canadian women in political leadership and promoting gender parity in governance! Discover the hidden videos and tools available to you, and the curriculum criteria Dancing Backwards satisfies!


MS-11 Supporting Refugee Children & Youth
Kirby Borgardt – N.E.E.D.S. Inc.
K-12

For some newcomer children and youth, pre-migration experiences combined with the stress of settling in a new city is overwhelming; many of these children and youth require high levels of support to assist their settlement and integration. Newcomers Employment & Education Development Services (N.E.E.D.S.) Inc. is a non-profit organization working to provide accessible services and programs to newcomer children, youth and their families during their first years in Manitoba. In this session, information on N.E.E.D.S. Inc. programs will be provided, with particular focus on the Introduction to Canadian Education (INTRO) Program. The INTRO Program is a unique program designed to provide a safe and welcoming environment to children and youth from a refugee background as they begin to adjust to life in Canada, learn valuable orientation information, prepare to enter the Canadian school system, build their English language skills and connect with other newcomer youth. Psychosocial support and pro-social skill development are also incorporated into the program to increase the success of participants.


MS-12 Uniforms and Equipment of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (SESSION CANCELLED)
Frederick Carsted
Middle-Senior

A presentation on the development of what Canadian soldiers
wore at the front, from the Ross rifle and Oliver equipment to the Brodie helmet and Small Box Respirator. It will cover the trials and tribulations of Canada’s efforts to “kit out” her fighting men as the Canadian Army expanded from a pre-war strength of 3200 Regulars and 55,000 militiamen to a total enlistment of over 600,000 by war’s end.


MS-13 Canada’s ‘Other War’ – Students Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Spanish Flu Pandemic 1918-2018 – The Digital Historian Project TM
Neil Orford – Digital Historian Project Program Leader (Presenter TBD)
Middle-Senior Years

The Digital Historian Project (TM)  is a Canada-wide ‘digital commons’ platform designed by Testaments.ca to enable students (in all subjects) to commemorate national historic events by using primary data & research, self-curating rich & authentic multi-media displays in this unique creative digital space. This year’s Project is to honour the 100th Anniversary of the Spanish Flu Pandemic and the extraordinary efforts of Canadians to fight Canada’s ‘other war’  in 1918-19. What can this experience teach us about our past and future?


MS-14 STANDING ON GUARD (SESSION CANCELLED)
Jon Ted Wynne – The King’s Players, Inc.
9-12

STANDING ON GUARD is a series of half hour documentaries about Manitoba military regiments.  A DVD set of the films is available in every high school in Manitoba, with a teachers’ study guide available for download on The King’s Players web site.  Filmmaker Jon Ted Wynne will talk about the making of the series, how it might contribute to learning outcomes in current high school curricula and show excerpts to help illustrate the impact of the films.


MS-15 Implementing Inquiry Based Learning in the Canadian History Classroom
Kathryn Slovinsky – Vincent Massey Collegiate
Senior Years

This session will walk you through one way to organize and implement Inquiry Based Learning into your Grade 11 Canadian History classroom.  Please come with one unit in mind that you would like to work with.


MS-16 McGregor Armoury High School Visit
Chris Rankin and David Szczerski – DND
Senior Years

This session is designed to provide information with regards to the McGregor Armoury High School Visit Program.  This Program is designed to allow students and teachers to gain an understanding of the history and activities of the Canadian Armed Forces through the Fort Garry Horse and 38 Combat Engineer Regiment. 


MS-17 Broken Promise – Broken Democracy? The Last Unfair Election? (CANCELLED)
Alon Weinberg and Evan Krosney – Fair Vote Manitoba
Senior Years

Our democracy has been stuck in a 150 year pattern based on the British Westminster system. Constructed for two parties, is our first-past-the-post system suitable for a diverse, modern democracy like Canada? What could other options look like and how would their implementation change the way we view our national politics?


MS-18 Vimy – Normandy
Scott Powers – Gimli High School
Senior Years

An overview of the appropriateness of teacher and student visits to the Canadian Battlefields of WW 1/2 and their benefits for classroom learning and student awareness.


MS-19 SDGs from Global to Local (CANCELLED)
Jennifer Temmer and Jason Granger – International Institute for Sustainable Development
Senior Years

This presentation explains how IISD’s SDG Knowledge Hub and and Peg Community Indicator System are used as tools to teach the SDGs at the global and local level.

Teachings:

1.  An overview of the SDG Knowledge Hub and Peg

2. How the SDG Knowledge Hub and Peg connect global and local issues


MS-20 Contemporary Global Issues and Our Role as Canadians
Naomi Johnson – Canadian Foodgrains Bank
Senior Years

This interactive presentation, co-hosted by Canadian Foodgrains Bank and Mennonite Central Committee, is focused on a refugee simulation activity, “Forced to Flee”, which has been used in classrooms and communities across Canada to improve understanding of refugee experiences and global issues. Educators will learn how to facilitate this activity in the classroom, which can be used with middle-years to adult groups, and discuss curriculum connections and opportunities to build from the learnings. This activity includes stories, facts, vocabulary and discussion questions. Other free resources from these organizations will also be available!


MS-21 Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) (CANCELLED)
James Feldman – Transatlantic Outreach Program

Ever been to Germany?  Would you be interested in an all expenses paid summer study of Germany?  Come to my session to find out more information on the program and how to apply! 


MS-22 Holodomor Genocide
Orysya Petryshyn and Kevin Lopuck– Sisler High School/Selkirk High School
High School

Increase the international awareness of the famine genocide Holodomor. What is Holodomor? Why is it important to educate the nation about the Holodomor? The Holodomor: based on two Ukrainian words: hold- “hunger”, starvation, famine, and moryty – to include suffering, to kill” was an act of genocide against Ukranians, Mennonites people, committed by the Soviet Communist regime in 1932-1933. Lesson plan, quizzes, test, class discussion, power point and more educational resources will be provided during the Holodomor Session including the Holodomor Mobile Classroom from Ontario.


MS-23 Impact of AIDs in Africa (CANCELLED)
Beverly Suek and Frances Morena – Grands ‘N’ More
Grade 12

Global Citizenship/Social Justice. The session will focus on Africa, related to the AIDs epidemic where there are 17 million children orphaned by AIDs.  Grandmothers in Africa are at the forefront of change. How can we as global citizens appropriately support change and the work of grandmothers in Africa?


MS-24 The Evolution of Terrorism into the Trump Era
Peter St. John
Grades 11-12

How to teach terrorism in the 21st Century.  Topics include: ISIS, North Korea, city attacks, and loan wolves.


MS-25 ArcGIS online, Learning the Basics of Digital Mapping
Pat Adams and Rod Epp – Map to Learn and Manitoba Education
K-12

In this hands-on workshop learn the basics of Esri’s ArcGIS online digital mapping tool, creating maps that can be used for inquiry and analysis. This workshop is designed for teachers new to digital mapping and those with some experience wishing to review and practice their mapping skills.


MS-26 Peace Literacy
Paul Chappell – Nuclear Age Peace Foundation – Santa Barbara, California
5-12

This workshop will focus on three main areas of peace literacy: understanding and healing aggression; resolving conflict; and understanding and applying the power of respect.

MS-31 Education for Social Justice
David Katzman – Voices into Action
5-8

Voices into Action is a free, award winning, bilingual online program for secondary students.  Easy to use, teachers will find that investing just one hour in exploring this resource will result in ten or more hours of outstanding classroom material. 

12-1 Lunch
Double Session

MS-27 (Double Session) Speak Truth to Power Canada
Mireille Lamontagne – Canadian Museum for Human Rights
5-12

Explore this amazing tool for teaching about Human Rights.  Developed by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in partnership with the Canadian Teachers’ Federation and others, this innovative resource will introduce 12 Canadian and 51 International Defenders of Human Rights.  The tool includes issues ranging from crimes against humanity and children’s rights activism to Indigenous self-determination and enhancing citizen participation.


MS-28 Residential Schools & Free Verse Poetry
Amy Arsenault – River East Transcona School Divison
Grade 6 specific SS, ELA free verse poetry

An age appropriate study of residential schools, assimilation, systemic racism in Canada’s history, intergenerational trauma and the resilience of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples with an ELA connection to free verse poetry, in which students demonstrate their learning and comprehension. Great for those who want to teach about residential schools, but are not sure where to begin.


MS-29 Storytelling with Story Maps
Angela Alexander – Esri Canada
7-10

Story Maps let you combine authoritative maps with narrative text, images, and multimedia content. They make it easy to harness the power of maps and geography to tell your story. In this session, you will learn how to build your own story map and leave with the resources you need for students to build story maps, too.


MS-30 Indigenous Innovations
Pauline Broderick and Barbara Bowen – ENGAP/Manitoba Aerospace
5-12

Teachers are invited to learn about a new video and teachers’ guide that celebrates Indigenous engineering and innovation contributions to food and farming techniques in North America.   The package will also help teachers ensure that Aboriginal Perspectives are integrated into Manitoba classrooms. 


MS-32 Never Again: A Broken Promise – Encouraging Students to Participate
Yolanda Papini-Pollock and Erol Meryl – Never Again Productions Inc.

Exploring challenges of teaching about genocide through screening of the film, Never Again: A Broken Promise. The films seeks to raise awareness while educating viewers about the characteristics and parallels of genocide.

Participants will discuss issues, approaches and  resources to enhance outcomes and provoke students to  raise their voices against oppression.


MS-33 Creating Story Maps Online
Pat Adams and Rod Epp – Map to Learn and Manitoba Education
K-12

Using ArcGIS online, a web based mapping tool by Esri, participants will create a map and then use the map to build a Story Map. As all Manitoba teachers and students can hold accounts with Esri, this workshop will provide first time users with a hands on opportunity to learn the basic skills and explore the galleries of maps and Story Maps.

Off-Campus

MS-34 WW1 – Changes in Women’s Roles
Greg Thomas – Friends of the Ralph Connor House with Living History Program
Grade 6. Adaptable to grades 9 and 11.

This is a demonstration of a field trip for grade 6 students – an interactive presentation of the changing roles of women during WW1. Meet eight women in 1917 period costumes in various roles staged in Ralph Connor House, a national historical site, 54 West Gate, Winnipeg.

Early Afternoon

MS-35 Teaching Global Competencies in Social Studies
Linda Connor – Manitoba Education and Training
Middle and Senior Years

In preparation for PISA 2018, this session will highlight how to teach and assess Global Competencies in Social Studies.


MS-36 Ancient what? A look at something for the Mummy in all of you.
Marie Zorniak
Grade 8

A make and take activity. Bring scissors and glue and a large freezer bag.


MS-37 Treaty Education Initiative: Updates 2017
Connie Wyatt Anderson – Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba

Since 2013-2014, the Treaty Education Initiative (TEI) has reached thousands of students in Manitoba, with the overarching learning outcome being that all students gain an understanding of Treaties and the Treaty relationship. This session will provide updates, offer new teaching strategies, and provide tips on incorporating Indigenous perspectives in the classroom.


MS-38 Dancing Backwards: Students Discover and Document Political Women in Leadership in Canada (CANCELLED)
Alexa Lewis – Dancing Backwards
Grades 5-8

A personalized guided tour of the dancingbackwards.ca program—an exciting free online program for grades 5-8 celebrating Canadian women in political leadership and promoting gender parity in governance! Discover the hidden videos and tools available to you, and the curriculum criteria Dancing Backwards satisfies! 


MS-39 What affects Attendance
Darcy Paul and Rory Friesen- A.C.E.S. Attendance Counselling Education Services
K-12

Our presentation will focus on how socio-economic issues impact the behavior of the child as well as the family, and how these influences can get in the way of students achieving great things in school.


MS-40 Teaching the Global Goals
Grace Van Mil – Manitoba Council for International Cooperation
Middle and Senior Years

Come and learn more about the United Nation’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development! MCIC works with teachers to offer classroom workshops, learning resources and Generating Momentum student conferences around global issues. In this session teachers will learn about the Global Goals, including lesson plans and resources for immediate use. The session will include hands-on activities for teachers to engage with and bring back to their classrooms.


MS-41 Nu Ho Ni Yeh (Our Story)
Rob Schrofel – West Kildonan Collegiate
5-12

The Sayisi Dene were the victims of a government forced relocation. This session will present a theme study of their story. This is a local story that can be used to teach about many topics related to Indigenous studies.


MS-42 Journeys to York Factory (CANCELLED)
Kevin Nikkel – Five Door Films
5-12

This session offers suggestions on how to introduce students to York Factory, the HBC post on Hudson Bay’s.  Help students understand the historic significance to Canada’s history, importance to First Nations, and the threat to the site from erosion.  Includes a preview of a new documentary on York Factory.


MS-43 Let’s Talk Climate Change
Susan Linsday – Climate Change Connection
Grades 5-12

This session will assist Manitoba teachers in engaging their students in the topic of climate change.  We will discuss current hot topics and how they fit into the curriculum, how climate change can be a year long theme, and new activities you can use in your classroom.  


MS-44 Built on Agriculture – a MB documentary series
Karen Hill, Rob Tisdale, and Mike McAndless – Agriculture in the Classroom
Grade 10-11

Built on Agriculture, a four-part Prairie Public TV documentary series about the people who settled the plains of Manitoba and their achievements, was created for the Bicentenary Committee of the Selkirk Settlement. It chronicles MB agriculture’s past, present and future. Classroom package with curriculum connections and activities provided.


MS-45 Active Learning in the Social Studies Classroom (SESSION FULL)
Elana Spence – Edward Schreyer School
Middle and Senior Years

Participants will be introduced to a number of different engaging activities that can be adapted and used in any Social Studies classroom.  


MS-46 The History of Rock n Roll – a Manitoba High School course
Steven Peers – Shaftesbury High School
Grade 10

This presentation gives a overview of the course currently being offered: the History of Rock 20F.  Its main purpose is to inspire other teachers throughout the province to consider adding the course to your list of school courses. If you are interested in popular music; and its impact on our society in the past 60 years, then this presentation is for you.


MS-47 A World of Religions 40S
Michael Zwaagstra – Hanover School Division
Senior Years

This session will inform teachers about a new Grade 12 elective (A World of Religions: The Canadian Perspective 40S) being piloted in some Manitoba schools. Participants will learn how they can implement this provincial 40S course in their classrooms. Resources will be shared with all participants.


MS-48 Canadian History – local history research
Markus Hofer – Netley School
Senior Years

I will share a project idea that I have been using for several years – local & Canadian History projects where I incorporate the ‘big 6’ historical thinking concepts. I will also share other ideas and resources that I find useful for assessment purposes.


MS-49 Bringing Canadian History to Life
Greg and Ben Shedden – Sisler High School
Grade 11

A presentation that combines a little theatre with a whole lot of resources and some helpful hints on how to engage students. Proof that history is definitely not boring. Brought to you by a former Provincial High School teacher of the year and Prime Minister’s Certificate of Excellence award winner with many years of experience.


MS-50 Canada’s ‘Other War’ – Students Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Spanish Flu Pandemic 1918-2018 – The Digital Historian Project TM
Neil Orford – Digital Historian Project Program Leader (Presenter TBD)
Middle-Senior Years

The Digital Historian Project (TM)  is a Canada-wide ‘digital commons’ platform designed by Testaments.ca to enable students (in all subjects) to commemorate national historic events by using primary data & research, self-curating rich & authentic multi-media displays in this unique creative digital space. This year’s Project is to honour the 100th Anniversary of the Spanish Flu Pandemic and the extraordinary efforts of Canadians to fight Canada’s ‘other war’  in 1918-19. What can this experience teach us about our past and future?


MS-51 University of Manitoba’s Farm and food Discovery Centre offers curriculum based field trips for students to learn about agriculture, food, sustainability and the environment  (SESSION CANCELLED)                                                                                                                                            Myrna Grahn  – University of Manitoba’s Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre
Senior Years

The Farm and Food Discovery Centre (FFDC) offers full day, hands-on workshops, where students follow their food from farm to table. FFDC’s 10 curriculum based programs offer science based activities and lessons on agriculture, food, sustainability and the environment. Discover the topics students learn during their field trip to the farm.


MS-52 Remembrance Day Planning – Keeping it Meaningful
Kevin Szajkowski and Tim Parker – Dakota Collegiate / Louis Riel School Divison
Senior Years

Social Studies teachers are often called upon to lead or help organize school – wide Remembrance Day ceremonies.  This session will provide a forum for participants to share ideas and past practices with the goal of providing logistical and creative ways of organizing meaningful and educational assemblies.  The presenters have designed a series of Remembrance Day presentations  over the years and will be sharing one of their favorite ones with participants.  (Bring a memory stick!)


MS-53 “I Declare War”
Samantha Luczenczyn – Sunrise School Division
Grade 11

In this activity, students are each given a role to play and act out the alliance system that led to the outbreak of the First World War.


MS-54 Canada on the Global Human Rights Stage: A Challenging Scenario (CANCELLED)
Anamika Anwesha
Middle Years

The session deals with the Canada’s role in the evolution, implementation and improvement of the human rights framework on the global stage. Despite being an active human rights proponent on the world forum, Canada is battling with several challenges locally as well as globally and the changing international politics is complicating this situation furthermore. The session concludes by highlighting what this changing human rights scenario entails for Canada and how it affects its position in the global politics as well as for the field of the international development.


MS-55 Canada, MB and the World (CANCELLED)
Susannah Mueller – R.D.Parker Collegiate, School District of Mystery Lake
9-12

This PD would be about CTF Project Overseas. It would include the process for application, what the experience entails, and ways to incorporate it into our Social classroom for Canada’s involvement with global issues and responsibilities like education. It would also be an opportunity for anyone who has been in the project with MTS to share their experiences and the resulting effects or continued professional development or follow-up that resulted.


Last Session

MS-56 Interactive Notebooks in the K-4 Classroom
Angela Kuhnle – Louis Riel School Divison
K-4

Interactive notebooks are a great way to engage young learners, teach researching skills, and incorporate Art! You will leave this session with strategies for introducing Interactive Notebooks in your K-4 classroom, new and exciting ideas, and ready-to-print resources (including some in French)!


MS-57 Bring an Escape Room into Your Classroom
Shannon Campbell – Grafton Colony School
Middle Years

Ever been to an escape room? Bring that hands-on fun into your classroom. This session will have the participants doing a classroom escape room and the participants will learn how to set up one themselves.


MS-58 Treaty Education Initiative: Updates 2017
Connie Wyatt Anderson – Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba

Since 2013-2014, the Treaty Education Initiative (TEI) has reached thousands of students in Manitoba, with the overarching learning outcome being that all students gain an understanding of Treaties and the Treaty relationship. This session will provide updates, offer new teaching strategies, and provide tips on incorporating Indigenous perspectives in the classroom.


MS-59 Canadian Geographic Education Resources (SESSION FULL)
John Thompson – CanGeo Education
K-10

Find out what Canadian Geographic Education has to offer you! In this session you will find resources, as well as lesson plans, as well as a number of freebies!


MS-60 To have or not to have: do we all have privilege?
Jordyn Sheldon and Amy Roberston – Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties
Senior Years

Helping students understand how privilege and oppression manifest in our society can lead to more compassionate young people. This workshop will examine various forms of discrimination and how the intersectionality of oppressions impacts people differently. The workshop includes developing skills to reflect on one’s own privilege and harness it as an active ally.


MS-61 Western Canada At War: New Teaching Resources
Esyllt Jones and Bob Coutts – University of Manitoba, with co-presenters Matt Henderson and Andrea Smorang
Senior

This session will ‘workshop’ new materials for teaching the WWI ‘home front’ in Western Canada, including readings, primary documents, visuals and study questions/projects, developed by UM historians and teachers. Presented by the editors of Manitoba History.


MS-62 Education for Social Justice
David Katzman – Voice into Action
9-12
Voices into Action (www.voicesintoaction.com) is a free, award winning, bilingual online social justice program for secondary students.  Easy to use, teachers will find that investing an hour exploring this resource will provide many, many hours of instruction that will satisfy indicator requirements in language arts, social studies, fine arts and 20 other subjects.


MS-63 The Canadian Climate Advantage Diet
Myrna Grahn – Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre
Senior Years

Aimed at Foods and Nutrition and Home Economics teachers, the Canadian Climate Advantage Diet presentation takes a look at the nutritional benefits of foods grown right here in Manitoba. This is an example of the types of presentations given to students when they tour the Farm and Food Discovery Centre.


MS-64 Relevance of Peace and Conflict Studies to the Global Economy of Liberal Democratic Peace (CANCELLED)
Anamika Anwesha
Senior Years

Globalization of economy and liberalization of politics have been the prominent features of the changing context of the human civilization in the post-Cold War era. The emerging field of Critical and Emancipatory Peacebuilding focuses on analyzing the impact of these key events on our contemporary society and proposes why the idea of “moral imagination” is critical for some innovative solutions to deal with the current conflicts. The session would focus on highlighting the role of Peace and Conflict Studies in the future process of peacebuilding.


MS-65 Trivia
Hosted by Kevin Lopuck – MSSTA President

Head to the cafeteria and bring your knowledge – no phones allowed! We’ll break up into teams and test your knowledge.


MS-66 Lake Agassiz – The Rise and Fall of our Greatest Lake (SESSION CANCELLED)
Bill Redekop – Media
Middle-Senior

I will be talking about the story of Lake Agassiz and how it shaped our landscape and ancient climates.  A book has recently been written about this topic and will be available for sale at this session.


MS-67 Wonderful Watersheds! (CANCELLED)
Candi Bezte – Manitoba Eco-Network
Middle-Senior

We’ll use an interactive Enviroscape watershed model to talk about where water comes from, where it goes, what can happen to it along the way, and how we can all work to keep it clean. We’ll also discuss our own Lake Winnipeg watershed and some of the water quality challenges we face on a more local level. 

Registration

Register online here: https://memberlink.mbteach.org/Event.axd?e=744

Conference Fees:

MSSTA Membership Purchase + Full Day Registration – $79.00 (After October 6th – $104.00)
MSSTA Membership Purchase + Half Day Registration (AM or PM) – $64.00 (After October 6th – $89.00)

Non-Member Full Day Registration – $99.00 (After October 6th – $124.00)
Non-Member Half Day Registration (AM or PM) – $69.00 (after October 6th – $94.00)

Student Membership with Waived Registration – $20.00 (After October 6th – $45.00)
*Must be a registered full-time student to be eligible for this offer. Conference fee is waived; please present your valid Student ID at the conference check-in desk to activate your registration

PRESENTERS ONLY – Membership and Conference Fee – $20

*Lunch is included in conference fee.

*All registrations submitted after October 6th will be charged a $25.00 late fee.

Contacts:

Conference Information: John Thompson – info@mssta.org

Registration Infortmation: Katie Williams – registrar@mssta.org