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Authors: Huntingdon Learning Centre
Huntingdon is a small town located about 75 kilometres southwest of Montreal, in Quebec. It is the home of the Huntingdon Learning Centre, a nonprofit organization that offers workshops, in both French and English, in basic reading, writing and mathematics.
This document, a brief history of the town of Huntingdon, was researched and written by one of the learners at the centre. Gordon Hope is the winner of the 2007 Canada Post Literacy Award for individual achievement.
He explains how the settlement was established, and notes that it was called by several different names before becoming known as Huntingdon in 1825. He also discusses the town’s economic history; milestones like the implementation of phone service; and the establishment of the first school.
The document is illustrated with historic photographs.
Authors: Diane McCargar
This Technical Tips from CONNECT provides basic information about digital cameras and what to consider when purchasing one.
Authors: Bonnie Rumbolt
The mandate of Battle Harbour Literacy Council is to promote the importance of literacy for people of all ages, provide literacy services and work cooperatively with other organizations and agencies to provide opportunities for literacy advancement.
This book is a special project of the Battle Harbour Literacy volunteers with acknowledgement of funding from the Labrador Comprehensive Cooperative. It is a collection of oral histories excerpts from the Battle Harbour Region.
Authors: Keith Noel
This is one of a series of four books. They all began in a workshop where writers shared ideas and life stories, as well as thoughts about the fears and joys of writing itself. During the workshop, writers used photographs of people and places as doorways to the past, as ways to get at their memories and the stories that are important to them. Writers wrote about whatever the photographs brought to mind, then read their drafts aloud. Like most writing, this book is a product of both community and solitary work.
Readings for Adult Literacy Students
This book is intended for adult readers. Available as a companion to Okanagan History Vignettes is an exercise book for the vignettes with many exercises and answer keys.
Authors: NWT Literacy Council
This text, developed by the NWT Literacy Council for a basic English course, contains five "photo stories." The stories can be used to initiate discussion on northern topics like dog racing, fishing, sun dogs, the Arctic Winter Games, and crossing the Mackenzie River on a ferry. The instructor can select the handouts needed to teach or reinforce different concepts.
Each story includes an introduction, background information, the written text and a photo depicting the story, as well as various learning activities such as pre-reading, sentence patterns, writing, and learning vowel sounds. Learning outcomes include mastering reading readiness skills, using reading strategies effectively, reading to comprehend and respond, using word analysis skills to extract meaning from written text, and using writing to express thoughts.
Cape Breton Island Social Studies Resource
Authors: Julie Zatzman
We are an Island is a collection of 41 lessons on Cape Breton Island social studies topics, including geography, history, civics and current events. Each lesson is accompanied by vocabulary exercises and comprehension questions. These activities are designed to meet outcomes specified by the Nova Scotia Adult Learning Program Levels 1 and 2. As well, most lessons contain instructional material and/or exercises on additional communications, math, geography skills, or human relations learning outcomes. It also includes many articles by students from various parts of Cape Breton Island for further reading.
This resource aims to introduce learners to a new way of looking at Cape Breton Island and many of the social studies themes, it also includes a CD-Rom.
For more information:
The Cape Breton Literacy Network
PO Box 1283
Sydney, NS B1P 6J9
Fax: (902) 564-8403
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