MSSTA PD DAY 2018

Manitoba Social Science Teachers’ Association 

The Legacy of the First World War: Unearthing our Past

Miles Macdonell Collegiate, 757 Roch St. Winnipeg, MB

Friday, October 19, 2018, 9am-3:30pm

General Program Outline

This year’s MSSTA MTS PD Day will feature two very thought-provoking keynote speakers. Reflecting on the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War and its impact on today’s Canadian society, Dr. Sarah Lockyer and actor Phil Craig will provide two, very unique, and engaging perspectives. Participants can once again also expect incredible sessions to help with the development of classroom pedagogy and resources.

9-1030: 
Keynote Speakers
11-12:
AM Sessions
12-12:45:
Lunch
12:45-1:45: 
Afternoon Sessions
2-3:
Late Afternoon Sessions
300-330:
AGM and Prizes

Keynote Speakers

“Death and all his comrades: Bodies of Buddies”

Dr. Sarah Lockyer, Forensic Anthropologist

Dr. Sarah Lockyer, is a forensic anthropologist who is currently the Casualty Identification Coordinator for the Department of National Defence’s Directorate of History and Heritage. She has a BSc in Anthropology from the Université de Montréal, an MSc in Forensic Archaeological Science from University College London and a PhD in Bioarchaeology from Bournemouth University.

Dr. Lockyer will be speaking about recent experiences where her team used DNA profiles to identify the remains of three of the estimated 27 000 Canadian soldiers reported missing in action with no known grave. The remains of these Manitoban soldiers found at the site of the Battle of Hill 70 have since been laid to rest.

“Service and Sacrifice”

Phil Craig, Actor/Tour Operator

Phil Craig is Co-Founder and Lead Historian for Liberation Tours. He’s also a professional actor with numerous credits in film, television and stage including severa

l seasons with the prestigious Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, Canada. Film-goers will recognize Phil as Rachel McAdams’ father in the hit movie The Time Traveller’s Wife or recall seeing him with Russel Crowe in Cinderella Man, or alongside Ralph Fiennes in David Cronenburg’s Spider.

Phil has been leading battlefield tours for over 10 years where his combination of story-telling skills, knowledge and passion for history takes you inside the battle in a way that few battlefield historians can. Phil will be serving up an eclectic mix of history and stories that focus on the two world wars of the last century. He will speak personally about the men and women whose actions make up a hallowed history, a history that continues to feed our own personal stories. He will endeavor to take us back to the fields and towns, trenches and beaches where your forbears fought. He will touch on service and sacrifice – and remembering. (*** Please note: Phil has made a request that, if you have a picture of a family member who served – regardless which conflict, you bring it with you to his keynote. ***)

AM Sessions

MS-1 The New Winnipeg Gallery and the 100th Anniversary Strike Exhibition
Roland Sawatzky – The Manitoba Museum
All Years

This presentation is a preview of the Manitoba Museum’s brand-new Winnipeg Gallery (opening October 2019) and “Strike 1919” exhibition planned for the Urban Gallery (opening March 2019).


MS-2 Heart of Gold: Manitoba’s Rich and Diverse Music Heritage
John Einarson – Music Historian – Retired History Teacher, author and broadcaster
Middle and Sr. years

Manitobans have played a major role in the development of music in a variety of genres over the past 60 years. Join music historian John Einarson as he traces the history of our province’s greatest musical trailblazers and their contributions to music and popular culture in this multi-media presentation.


MS-3 Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals
Grace Van Mil – Manitoba Council for International Cooperation
Middle-Senior Years

MCIC works with teachers across the province to offer classroom workshops, learning resources, and Generating Momentum student conferences on global issues. In this session, teachers will learn about the Global Goals, including lesson plans and resources for immediate use. The session will also include hands-on activities for teachers to engage with and bring back to their classrooms, including a new resource – Sustainable Foundations: A Guide for Teaching the SDGs.


MS-4 Lake Agassiz: The Rise and Demise of the World’s Greatest Lake
Bill Redekop – Author
Middle – Senior Years

Geology in layman’s language. Discussion of how the lake of 10,000 years ago shaped our landscape, with various Manitoba landforms explained; the history of the discovery of the lake and of the Ice Age; current research like whether Lake Agassiz altered the global climate.


MS-5 Nu-Ho-Ni-Yeh (Our Story)
Rob Schrofel – West Kildonan Collegiate
Middle – Senior Years

A look at the forced relocation of the Sayisi Dene in an interactive workshop. An excellent lesson that can be used to discuss issues of racism, government policy, and reconciliation. Activities can be adjusted for grade and ability levels and extension activities will be provided.

**Cap 25


MS-6 Social Justice/Human Rights Education
Larry Mikulcik– Voices into Action
Senior Years

Voices into Action is a free, award winning, bilingual, online resource. Easy to use, educators will satisfy curricula indicators in language arts, social studies, fine arts and 20 other subjects. Topics include: Indigenous rights, the Holodomor, the Holocaust, Gender and Transgender Rights, Islamophobia and many others.


MS-7 All About Water
Candi Bezte – Manitoba Eco-Network Water Program
K-12

We’ll run through some of our programs including Wonderful Watersheds using our watershed model, which is a great conversation starter and fantastic at showing how water can become contaminated and what we can do about that. Topics covered include the water cycle, defining what a watershed is, what point and on-point source pollution are, and the role we all play to help ensure that our water remains clean. We’ll also run through part of our Water Wise program – how much fresh water is there and where is it? How much water do we use locally and globally and what is our global water footprint? How much water can your class save in a week? A month? Come find out!


MS-8 Learning the Basics of Digital Mapping with ArcGIS Online
Rod Epp and Pat Adams – Map to Learn
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.

*Cap 20


MS-9 Triple E: Engaging, Exploring, Examining Canadian Students in Historical Inquiry including Model United Nations Assembly
Orysya Petryshyn (Sisler High School) and Kevin Lopuck (Lord Selkirk)
Senior Years

This session will include the Triple E: Engaging, Exploring, Examining Canadian students in Historical Inquiry participating in the Model United Nations Assembly, motivational method for students who experience historical events such as the Holodomor and Holocaust. Experience and attending the HMC (Holodomor Mobile Classroom) from Ontario.


MS-10 Be an Upstander – Project Based Learning with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Graham Lowes- Educator in Residence (CMHR); Teacher- Louis Riel School Division
Middle/Senior Years

This session will explore the new educational resources the Canadian Museum for Human Rights offers. Using a project-based learning approach these new, teacher developed and tested, resources encourage student-led inquiry and action on human rights issues. This session will familiarize participants with the resources, discuss implementation strategies and share student impact stories. Participants will also learn about the inaugural human rights fair, “The 180° Project”, hosted by the Museum in the spring of 2019.


MS-11 Pairing Global Citizenship with Science & Socials
Kathy Miller and Ian Roe – Kids Boost Immunity – BCCDC/PHABC
Middle Years

Kids Boost Immunity (KBI) is a free, online educational resource aimed at raising science and socials literacy. Lessons include the immune system, vaccines students receive in school, and the human rights issue of global inequality related to childhood immunization. KBI pairs learning with a global reward: the chance to earn vaccines for children in support of UNICEF.


MS-12 Holocaust Education Beyond the Walls of the Museum
Erica Fagen – Montreal Holocaust Museum
K-12

This session will introduce teachers to pedagogical tools created by the Montreal Holocaust Museum (MHM). As part of their Inter-Action: Beyond the Walls of the MHM project, the MHM worked with partners in Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan to adapt the tools for their respective provinces. This session will explore the tools adapted for the Manitoba and Saskatchewan school curricula.


MS-13 Fake News – Why the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike Matters Today
Harriet Zaidman – Children’s Writer, Retired Teacher-Librarian
Middle-Senior Years

Fake news is not a new phenomenon. Hysteria (alternate facts!) generated by the Citizens Committee of 1000 helped defeat the Winnipeg General Strike in 1919, ensuring maximum profits for the business elite. Learn about key elements in that event and how it relates today to journalistic standards and evaluating information.


MS-14 Simple Tech for Meaningful Formative Assessment
Darcy Bakkegard – Prairie Public
K-12

Tap into tech to maximize your educational impact. Simple tools and how-tos to make formative assessments easy and integrated into any lesson. Test out Socrative, PadLet, FlipGrid, and more and share your favorite assessment tools with the group. Bring your own device (laptop, iPad, etc) to maximize these resources.


MS-15 Meet the new Elections Canada suite of resources
June Creelman – Elections Canada – Civic Education
Senior Years

Meet the new Elections Canada suite of free, bilingual, inquiry-based learning activities! Participants will explore new classroom-ready activities: Does Voting Matter? Voting Rights Through Time, Elections by the Numbers, Civic Action, Then and Now, and more. All of the activities for students are hands-on, inquiry-based, take only one class period, use disciplinary thinking concepts, and are designed to engage students in civic discourse and active citizenship. These resources have been piloted in schools across the country, and have been developed in collaboration with Canadian educators to fit your needs for high-quality, well-researched, non-partisan, inquiry-based materials. Participants will experience some of the activities in this workshop, and there will be time for discussion with colleagues about how and when they might be used in your history or civics classroom.


MS-16 Caring for Our Watersheds
Amanda Benson – Oak Hammock March
Middle-Senior Years

The Caring for our Watersheds program is an environmental educational competition that encourages creativity and rewards students for the solutions they identify. It hits many curriculum links and is a great way to incorporate ESD in your classroom!


MS-17 FLIGHT: Mennonites facing the Soviet Empire in 1929/30, from the pages of the Mennonitische Rundschau.
Harold Jantz – Eden Echoes Publishing
Senior Years

This workshop will introduce primary materials in translation from a Winnipeg-based paper, which will tell the story from letters, reports, interpretive articles, and much else, of how a community experienced Stalin’s first Five Year Plan in Soviet Russia.


MS-18 “We Forgot to Remember” – Commemorating the Centenary of the Spanish Flu Pandemic in your School
Neil Orford – Defining Moments Canada
Middle-Senior Years

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of the Spanish Flu Pandemic that swept Canada – Defining Moments Canada will help your class to participate in our national commemoration contest and acquire dozens of free lesson plans and educational resources to complete exemplary digital research projects. Defining Moments Canada is a digital storytelling platform that commemorates events and individuals of national importance with / for young Canadians. Sponsored by the Ministry of Canadian Heritage and many partner institutions across Canada, DMC will provide innovative educational tools/lesson plans/support for teachers to conduct interdisciplinary research in their classes to complete projects for our National Contest on the Flu Pandemic in 2018-19.


MS – 19 Student Pilgrimage to VE 75th May 2020
David Robinson – Explorica
Middle – Senior Years

In the spring of 2020, Canadian History Teachers will focus on the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Holland. It will be a truly special time of commemoration and celebration. The liberation of Holland was brought about primarily by the Canadians, a monumental effort of service and sacrifice in the pursuit of democracy & freedom. The Dutch have never forgotten all that Canada did to restore their freedom, and 75 years later you and your students have the opportunity to become part of this enduring connection between our two nations. Your students will accept the “Torch of Remembrance” as it is passed to them from the last of our WW II veterans who make their final pilgrimage to Holland. This is the educational experiential opportunity of a lifetime for you and your students, ideal for those making their first trek to the battlefields. If you were to make only one Canadian battlefield tour in your educational career, this is it.

Full Afternoon Sessions 12:45pm-3pm

MS-20 Know Thyself Dialogue
Karen Proctor
Grade 4 and up

Know Thyself dialogue will be offered as a teacher might offer it to his or her students (ages nine upward). Through the inquiry response exercise, one is describing one’s character. One awakens to the significance of character for life and a confidence in one’s own character begins to arise.

**Cap 25


MS-21 Creating Story Maps with ArcGIS Online
Rod Epp and Pat Adams – Map to Learn
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.

**Cap 20


MS-22 Journey 2050 – Exploring How to Sustainably Feed the World
Karen Hill and Tenesha Lawson – Agriculture in the Classroom, MB
Grade 7, 10, 12

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


MS-23 Collaborative field study: Collect, Analyze and communicate your data with ArcGIS
Angela Alexander – Esri Canada
Middle – Senior Years

In this hands-on session, teachers will learn how to create a collaborative field study using a free, interactive survey tool in ArcGIS Online. Survey123 allows you to create quick surveys that will engage your students and get them outside. A survey can be a tree inventory, a community exploration, or a conservation study. Teachers will also learn how to collect, view, analyze and communicate the results of the survey in ArcGIS Online. Bring your own survey ideas and we can help get you started
**Cap 20

PM After Lunch – First Slot

MS-24 Think Big! New Strategies for Teaching Social Studies
Middle and Senior Years (Early years welcome)
Linda Connor – Manitoba Education and Training

Learn new strategies to meet the Big Ideas in Social Studies. This session will offer hands-on ways to save time to address Social Studies outcomes!

**Cap 25


MS-25 What Canadian History Could Be
Greg Shedden and Ben Shedden
All Levels

A veteran teacher provides an outline of possible approaches to teaching Canadian history. Lots of free resources.


MS-26 Remembrance Day Planning – Keeping it Meaningful
Kevin Szajkowski and Tim Parker – Dakota Collegiate
Sr 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 favorites with participants (different than last years). Bring a memory stick!

**Cap 20


MS-27 History of Rock ‘n Roll – A High School Course
Steven Peers – Shaftesbury High School
Sr. Year

The History of Rock n Roll is a highly interesting course that engages all High School students. This fully operational course will be shared with other teachers who have an interest in bringing such a course to their respective schools. Want to start up a History of RnR course at your school, then attend this session to see what it will take, and to see the many shared materials that will make up the course.


MS-28 Try Judging / Essayez de Juger
John Gann – Canadian Superior Courts Judges Association
Sr Years

To cover the reasons why this resource has been created by judges, then ways through which this resource is presented to teachers and students, and lastly, and engagingly, an on-line opportunity to put teachers into the shoes of judges by investigating one or two of the resource’s five case studies.

**Cap 20


MS-29 Content Knowledge is Key to Learning
Michael Zwaagstra – Hanover School Division
All Grades

For all students, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to succeed, we must ensure that students acquire the knowledge they need to be successful. This session will examine the research and show why a focus on content, including in social studies, is essential to learning.


MS-30 Local History Projects
Markus Hofer
Senior Years

I will present an open – ended Canadian History project that I use with my grade 11 class every year. The project is based on their locale, which can be as small as their family or community, or as big as their country. I will also share other history assessment ideas that I have found useful.

**Cap of 20


MS-31 Three Sisters: Renewing the World
Barbara Bowen – Birch Bark Productions
Elementary-Middle Years

Workshop will showcase a video/teachers’ guide which highlights how First Nations developed innovative and sustainable agricultural processes such as planting corn, beans and squash together and how these “Three Sisters” work jointly to support a bountiful harvest. These concepts can help teachers incorporate the Indigenous perspective into the classroom.


MS-32 Choose Your Voice
Larry Mikulcik– Choose Your Voice
Middle Years

Choose Your Voice is a free, award winning, bilingual, online resource. Easy to use, educators satisfy curricula indicators in language arts, social studies, fine arts. Topics include: Stereotypes and Racism, Residential Schools, Japanese internment, Chinese head tax, 2017 Quebec City Mosque murders, racial profiling in Nova Scotia and more. www.chooseyourvoice.ca


MS-33 History of the UEL in Canada
Peter Rogers – United Empire Loyalists Association of Manitoba
Elementary and Middle Years

Overview of the history of United Empire Loyalists in Canada with specific reference to Manitoban’s of Loyalist ancestry.


MS-34 Power, Privilege and Knowing Your Rights
Jordyn Sheldon – Manitoba Association of Rights and Liberties
Middle-Senior Years

One 60-minute workshop will provide students with a general understanding of terms surrounding privilege, oppression, and various forms of isms: racism, sexism, classism, etc. The intersectionality of oppressions will be briefly explored, providing a fuller explanation of how various forms of discrimination and oppression interact. Students will be encouraged to consider their own privilege and understand what it means to harness it as active allies.


MS-35 Engaging your student in Climate Change
Susan Linsday and Rebecca Kingdon – Climate Change Connections
Grade 5-12

Our climate is change. This poses a particular challenge to Manitoba due to the diversity, magnitude and volatility of its impacts. It is difficult to engage students in this overwhelming issue. Let’s discuss the current science, Manitoba specific activities, lesson plans you can easily use in your classroom, and how we can engage students from K-12.


MS-36 Built on Agriculture
Rob Tisdale – Built on Agriculture Documentary
Middle -Senior Years

The session will summarize the PBS/PPTV 2015 four-part 2-hour documentary and present the lesson plan as developed by Ag in the Classroom. Teachers will be able to introduce to high school students the local 200+ years of ag history in the province and have a close look inside present-day farming practices, R&D and what the future holds for the Ag industry both regionally and worldwide.


MS-37 Power-Up Social Studies with PBS
Darcy Bakkegard – Prairie Public
Middle-Senior Years

Explore the myriad FREE resources for middle and high school social studies that help you tap into the trusted knowledge and expertise of PBS programs. With videos, lesson ideas, and tech tools to bring it all together, there is something for every classroom. Social Studies resource sheets provided. Bring your favorite device and come ready to launch the power of PBS in your classroom!


MS-38 Radicalism Driven Violent Extremism: In Search of a Pedagogical Model for Conflict Transformation
Ahmed Kawser – University of Winnipeg
Middle – Senior Years

The radicalism that leads to violent extremism is rooted in social conflict. In this context, what is the best method for sharing knowledge about the nature and dangers of radicalism-driven violent extremism within educational settings that significantly impacts youth and what is the most suitable pedagogical approach to counter it?


MS-39 Forced to Flee – Share Tweet Plus 1 Forced to Flee: A refugee simulation
David Turner and Darryl Lowen – MCC
Middle-Senior Years

Forced to Flee is an interactive simulation on conflict and migration. Work together with a “family” as conflict strikes your peaceful community. How will you maintain your supply of food, money, and health and secure your family’s future? Experience the free resource, then take it to your classroom.


MS-40 Developing the Global Classroom: Taking your Curriculum Abroad
Ted Reynolds – EF Tours
Middle -Senior Years

Learn how an international experiential learning program can help engage your students, expand their horizons and elevate your impact on their learning outcomes. We will highlight educators that have helped institutionalize these opportunities in their schools, and have seen the impact for them as educators, and for their entire communities.


MS-41 How to Conduct a Mock Trial
Sandi Wagner – Windsor Park Collegiate
Senior Years

This session will walk you through how to conduct a Mock Trial for a Law or Social Studies class. Other resources for teaching Law 40S or the Law Unit in Grade 9 Social Studies will also be touched on.


MS-42 Educating for a More Humane World
Cat Ross and Nicholas Kotecki – Winnipeg Humane Society
Senior Years

Through interactive presentations the Winnipeg Humane Society informs students on current Animal Welfare issues. Domestic companion animals, farm animal welfare, wildlife animals, and exotics. All are perfect learning opportunities for students to become humane leaders and directly link to the social studies curriculum.


MS-43 “I’m Gonna Build a Wall” – Walls through time and now.
David McDowell U of Wpg. Fac of Ed (retired)
Middle-Senior Years

With the current temperature of social relations, walls are rising, not falling. For Geographers, Historians and in literature the wall is a major concept worth further exploration. Let’s make them something we can explore together for our classroom sessions.


MS-44 Struggling Without Rest – A National Commemoration for The 100th anniversary of the Spanish Flu Pandemic in Canada
Neil Orford – Defining Moments Canada
Middle-Senior Years

Defining Moments Canada is a digital storytelling platform that commemorates events and individuals of national importance with / for young Canadians. Sponsored by the Ministry of Canadian Heritage and many partner institutions across Canada, DMC will provide innovative educational tools/lesson plans/support for teachers to conduct interdisciplinary research in their classes to complete projects for our National Contest on the Flu Pandemic in 2018-19. Please bring your own devices.

Late Afternoon Sessions

MS-45 Treaty Education Initiative: Updates
Connie Wyatt Anderson
K-12

Since its pilot in 2011, 2,000 Manitoba teachers have participated in Treaty Education Initiative training. The TEI learning resources, Kit, and educational support materials continue to expand. Take part in this session and find out what is new for teachers and how you can teach about Treaties in your classroom.

**Cap 25


MS-46 Creating Meaningful PBL for Cross-Curricular Connections
Darcy Bakkegard (Prairie Public Broadcasting) and Heidi Crowley
Middle Years

Spark inquiry while nurturing student presentation, collaboration, research, and problem-solving skills. Hear from a Grade 7 teacher about her journey to create a cross-curricular PBL to give students a deep-dive into key curriculum concepts. Then get inspired, access resources, and brainstorm your own student-centered project.


MS-47 Canadian Geographic Education Resources!
John Thompson – CanGeo Education
K-12

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 several free resources!


MS-48 Caring for Our Watersheds
Amanda Benson – Oak Hammock March
Middle-Senior Years

The Caring for our Watersheds program is an environmental educational competition that encourages creativity and rewards students for the solutions they identify. It hits many curriculum links and is a great way to incorporate ESD in your classroom!


MS-49 Content Knowledge is Key to Learning
Michael Zwaagstra – Hanover School Division
All Grades

For all students, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to succeed, we must ensure that students acquire the knowledge they need to be successful. This session will examine the research and show why a focus on content, including in social studies, is essential to learning.


MS-50 Local History Projects
Markus Hofer
Senior Years

I will present an open – ended Canadian History project that I use with my grade 11 class every year. The project is based on their locale, which can be as small as their family or community, or as big as their country. I will also share other history assessment ideas that I have found useful.

**Cap of 20


MS – 51 Germany in TOP Form
Jordan Penner – Westpark School, Portage la Prairie
Middle-Senior Years

This session explains how the Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP) provides educators with a variety of tools useful for teaching about contemporary Germany. These tools can include resources like maps and lesson plans as well as professional development opportunities including scholarships and learning tours.


MS – 52 Trivia Night (Afternoon)
Kevin Lopuck and Brie Street
All Grades

This session will give you a taste of what our MSSTA Trivia night is all about. In a fun relaxed atmosphere, test your knowledge and compete for prizes with other attendees. Do you know that MSSTA hosts a trivia night each spring? Check our website or follow us on social media for more details.

Registration

Register online here: https://memberlink.mbteach.org/Event.axd?e=937

Conference Fees:

EARLY BIRD Conference Fees (September 4-October 1, 2018) (membership not incl).

Member Full- $59  Don’t forget to purchase a membership to MSSTA for $20 to take advantage of our member rates!
Member Half Day- $44
Non-Member Full Day- $99
Non-Member Half Day- $69
Student Full day- $20 includes membership

REGULAR Conference Fees (October 2 – October 19) (membership not incl.)

Member Full- $84  Don’t forget to purchase a membership to MSSTA for $20 to take advantage of our member rates!
Member Half Day- $69
Non-Member Full Day- $124
Non-Member Half Day- $94
Student Full day- $40 includes membership

*Lunch is included in conference fee.

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

Contacts:

If you need any assistance with registering, please contact Registrars Katie Williams and Curtis Cawson at registrar@mssta.org.