This July marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation. As part of the milestone, the Peel District School Board will celebrate Canada 150+ leading up to Canada Day on July 1, 2017.
Throughout the month of June, Peel board students and staff will participate in activities and events to honour Canadian heritage. Peel schools have already begun to celebrate Canada 150+ by exploring Canadian history and heritage. Students have been using art, dance and music to honour this milestone.
Educators are also encouraging students to think critically about the many historical events and legacies that took place both prior to and during the 150 years of confederation, in particular the acknowledgment of the Indigenous peoples who have been here since time immemorial and around whom Canada was formed While celebrating, keep in mind a reconciliation perspective which embraces awareness of what Canada 150+ may mean to Indigenous peoples and which honours the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action for educators.
At the HJA Brown Education Centre, staff have displayed a timeline made up of important historical events that have occurred over the past 150 years. The timeline also explores Peel Region’s role in Canadian history.
As part of our celebrations, the Peel board has created short videos of Peel students sharing their unique experiences of living in Canada. In this short clip, Peel board elementary students share their favourite memories of Canada. Watch our video
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