Grade 6: Mystery at the No. 2 Mine
3 Parts | $7 per student
Social Studies Curriculum Link: Citizens Participating in Decision Making - Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the dynamic relationship between governments and citizens as they engage in the democratic process.
This three-part program introduces students to life in Canmore nearly 100 years ago – a time when coal mining was hazardous and very hard work. In Part 1, students will role-play characters from the 1920s and participate in community decision making as they create new laws for ‘Townside’. In Part 2, students learn about a terrible explosion that has occurred at the No. 2 Mine that has resulted in a fatality. They are asked to examine all the evidence the police collected at the site to determine whether foul play was a factor in this tragic occurrence. Once they determine the identity of the person who should be charged with a crime, they will prepare to prove their case in Court using the Trial Book we will provide. In Part 3, every student will play a role in Court. The lawyers and judge will gown in barristers’ robes, the Court staff will robe, the witnesses will costume as the characters involved in the case, and their jury will decide the fate of the accused at their trial which will take place at the historic NWMP Barracks.
Science Curriculum Link: Evidence and Investigation - Students will apply observation and inference skills to recognize and interpret patterns and to distinguish a specific pattern from a group of similar patterns.
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