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Generalization & Rationale

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Lesson 1 - Generalization and Rationale

Generalization

Contact between people in Canada's early history prior to and during exploration and settlement brought changes to their lives

Rationale

At the time of contact Aboriginal history was not recorded in books. Most of its history was an oral history. European explorers and missionaries recorded only their interpretations of Aboriginal culture, traditions, and heritage unfortunately leaving huge gaps in history. However, over the years, images and diagrams have been found on the side of rocks that reflect Aboriginal history. The images appear to record a significant event in history. Aboriginal history is also told through archeological inspection of traditional sites. It is important that students come to the realization that history can be recorded in a variety of ways.

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