December 12, 2012

Social Studies Update

We learned a little more about the pioneers today.  Here are the "big ideas" that were taught today: 


  • Joseph Brant was the Chief of the Iroquois tribe in upstate New York
  • during the American Revolution in 1776, he told his people to join the Loyalists 
  • when the Loyalists lost the war, Brant was forced to come to Upper Canada and settled in the Caledonia area
  • Canada did not believe in slavery and when people came to Canada from countries that supported slavery, slaves were instantly set free
  • Many Irish people came to Canada out of necessity, due to the Potato Famine

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