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Life and Death on Grosse Île, 1832-1937

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Activity 1

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Significance of Grosse Île in Canadian History


In this activity, students will discover why Grosse Île is a very important part of Canadian history. In groups of two or three, students will research and analyze accounts of Grosse Île to write argumentative essays.

Learning Outcomes
(May be used as benchmarks for a rubric or an assessment tool.)

Students will:

  • apply research skills: locating and selecting pertinent information, analyzing, interpreting and drawing conclusions;
  • understand and appreciate the significance of Grosse Île in Canadian history.



Compile the essays into a class newspaper editorial page, or compare essay responses through a debate.

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