Acadian Diaspora

Alex Leixner

Carly O'Neil

Megan McCauley

Kristen Barney

Description of Pedagogical Tool:

Our pedagogical tools include character and destination cards as well as instructional videos for an activity designed for a Grade 7 History lesson. The Acadian diaspora character and destination cards along with the accompanied videos provide teachers with an interactive learning tool to engage students with the topic of the Acadian expulsion of 1755. The three videos that will be shown to the class provide instructions on how to construct a familial settlement, the dispersion process, and finally instructions for the RAFT closing activity. Our Acadian diaspora simulation allows students to develop empathy and engage in kinesthetic learning through taking on the role of Acadians, building settlements and ultimately dispersing around the classroom.

Pedagogical Tool:

Associated Tutorial Videos (please be aware that this is actually three separate links and you will need to copy and paste the inividual youtube address for each video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxb8sjVIPlE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckr4KSpyk4c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8hg6IiySoY

Lesson Plan:
Praxis Paper:
Resources Used:
List of Acadian Family Names

K-12 Study Canada. Source of "A Short History of Acadia" handout.

Additional topic information, taken from The Canadian Encyclopedia, including source of transcribed decree.

Landscape of – le Paysage de Grande Pre. (2011). [Destinations and Movements of the Acadians during the Deportation - Map illustration]. Multiliteracies Project. Retrieved from http://www.landscapeofgrandpre.ca/deportation-and-new-settlement-1755ndash1810.html