Canada 150 School-Wide Inquiry Project

By: Goldie Weiser, Rebecca Shapiro, Ali Ostrowski, Bob Childs, Ryan Kraftcheck, James Potter, Gila Mesusany, Heather Wilson
from Hamilton Hebrew Academy

Development of Critical and / or Creative Thinking

Subject(s) of entry:
Art, English/ Writing/ Language Arts, History, Social Studies

Experiential Education, IBL - inquiry based learning, PBL - project based learning, 21st Century Skills

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Elementary school, Middle school

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Elementary school, Middle school

The Hamilton Hebrew Academy set out to provide our students with an outstanding learning experience in celebration of Canada 150. Every student conducted an inquiry project, which facilitated the development of their critical and creative thinking skills. The event culminated in a community wide learning showcase at a Canadian historical site.

Entry Narrative

Here you will find our teams personal blog about our Canada 150 Inquiry Project. Within the blog you will find further links and images that we hope will assist you in visualizing what this transformative learning experience was like for our students and school community. As well, through our teacher’s writing and the attached artifacts, we have provided you with a number of resources to assist you in conducting an inquiry project on any topic in your own classrooms.


Feel free to reach out to any one one of us for more sample projects and further direction.



Entrant Bio(s)

As a team, we worked together to create a unique learning experience for the students of the Hamilton Hebrew Academy. We all come from different backgrounds yet we are united in our goal of providing a standout education to Jewish children.