Presenting the past

Mar. 13, 2019 | Form V students presented Quebec culture in Expo 67-inspired pavilions this morning.
As part of their History of Quebec and Canada class, students presented snapshots of life in Quebec around the time of the 1967 International and Universal Exposition in Montreal. The presentations were an opportunity for students to learn about the issues from that era as framed through the lens of this significant cultural event. Mr. Maxwell, Mr. White, Mr. MacLachlan, and Mr. McCormick's classes all presented in the conference room together, which likely felt almost as crowded as the original Expo 67. Subjects ran the gamut from cheese to politics and many students augmented their displays with music, props, food, and multimedia elements. Michelle, who researched the civil rights movements of the time, commented, "It's interesting to see how some social issues have changed or stayed the same over the years." After a presentation about women's rights, Lisa mentioned that it was interesting to compare Quebec's history with that of her home country, Germany. "It makes you realize how similar some these struggles have been around the world."

Thanks to our social science teachers who coordinated this collaborative project!

Bishop's College School is an independent English-language boarding and day school for grades 7 to 12 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.