Analyzing and Interpreting Sources

The activities in the Our Soldiers in the Streets module can be used individually or in sequence. The sequential approach will allow students to explore this fascinating subject while leaving ample room for their curiosity and their desire to deepen their knowledge.

If the teacher wishes to use the four activities together, we suggest the following progression:

  1. Timeline: Understanding the October Crisis
  2. Analyzing and Interpreting Sources
  3. War Measures Act Debate
  4. Letter to a Loved One

And of course, don’t forget to visit our virtual exhibition on the October Crisis, which you can find right here!

Description of the Activity

The “Analyzing and Interpreting Sources” activity gives students the tools and skills to research and analyze historical and academic sources. Students have to research 3 different sources and analyze them using the historical method interpretation tool. The chosen sources must address the historical context of the 1970 October Crisis.

We invite you to download the documents available below. The student guides are now fill-in PDFs, so you can collect student work electronically if you wish! A digital file containing the different sources mentioned in the guides is also available.

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