An Extensive Word Bank

A collection of musings

Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going, Part 2: The Midterm

As we reach the mid-point of our semester in Social Studies, we have begun to piece together our various assignments, projects, discussions, and role-plays, and contextualize them in relation to the course curriculum. This process serves to give us an idea of which prescribed learning outcomes (PLO’s) have been checked off our list, and the ones that will be explored more rigorously in the following months. For myself, I’ve felt.. Read More

Transcribed Notes for Confederation Conference Debate

Nation: Lower Canada Points of Argument: Summary French Canadian schooling and churches available for all French Canadians to maintain cultural practices and traditions to enrich the cultural diversity of the unified country to the honour Canada’s French speaking individuals Half of Parliamentary seats reserved for French Canadians to eliminate British bias in political environment recognizing a distinct and prominent cultural population, and honouring their unique perspectives French as a nation.. Read More

Marie-Anne Gaboury: A Final Salute

Summer, 1867 I did not live this life for myself, but rather, I have lived it for every one that must come after me. As a young French girl Maskinongé, the only ambitions ever set upon me were those of motherhood, and although it is a title I hold with dearest love, I never could have foreseen what my travels in the West have brought me- that the modest wife.. Read More

Marie-Anne Gaboury: My heart stays with my brothers and sisters of French Canada.

Dear Diary,                                                     Spring, 1841 Oh, spite! What a life to be leading at this time and age! A political whirlwind occurs in the East, and I, a true Frenchwoman, am only dealt scraps of news about the new union. As fur traders pass in and out of the [Red River] colony, they deliver the latest happenings related to ‘The Act’, and I constantly grow more distraught over the future of my people in this.. Read More