Volunteer History Mentors Needed!
Online volunteers are needed
to support a new unit for the BC Social Studies 11 curriculum
called "Compassionate Canada?"
The unit invites students to
investigate the question, "Has Canada become a more compassionate
country over the past 100 years?" Students will pursue this
question in relation to three strands of evidence relating to
Immigration, Rights and Freedoms, and the Social Safety Net.
Students in each participating
class will be divided into small groups to examine an array of
documentary evidence, which has been collected and digitized by
our team. While studying the evidence in our secure on-line forum,
each group of students will be assigned a volunteer mentor to
offer advice and guidance on how they interpret the evidence they
are responsible for. One of these mentors could be you!
Prospective volunteers should:
If this sounds like you, please complete the Volunteer Sign-up Form. We
would love to work with you!
- Have studied Canadian history from 1910 onward (ideally, you will have majored in History and studied historical research methods)
- Be able to commit 20 minutes per day for a two week period
- Be prepared to submit to a criminal records check
- Have a relatively new (no more than 4 year old) computer with a fast internet connection