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Teaching Activity "Important Figures"

Teaching Activity :

Have students design a new postage stamp commemorating one of the important figures in Canadian railway history. They will need to find a photo of the person selected to illustrate the stamp and prepare a short text introducing him.

The text should include the following information:
  • The person’s name.
  • The date and location of the person’s birth and death.
  • The name of the railway company for which the person worked (there may be more than one).
  • The person’s main achievements.
  • A catchphrase that clearly summarizes the person’s achievements. For example: “From sea to sea.”

The postage stamp must contain:
  • A photo or drawing of the person.
  • A photo or drawing representing one of the person’s achievements.
  • The monetary value of the stamp.

When the stamps are finished, they can be put on display (using large-size paper or cardboard) with the prepared texts serving as explanatory vignettes.

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