Ms. Leung’s grade 7 social studies classes discussed the history of Canada, and how parts of North America were initially colonies of the French and the British. To further our understanding of colonies and the effects of colonization, they did an inquiry project focusing on the question, ‘How has the practice of colonization shaped different areas?’ They could chose between a keynote presentation or a photo montage with explanations. Some students looked at what a country would look like without it’s history of colonization. They looked at the history of colonization of Hong Kong and/or Macau, and made connections with another area that has a history of colonization. Here is an example of one groups project.