Curriculum & Historical Thinking Connections

Stan Gomulczak in his Polish military uniform, sometime between 1941-1944.1

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Saskatchewan Gr 8 Social Studies Outcome Focus:

IN 8.2 Appraise the influence of immigration as a factor in Canadian cultural diversity.

  1. Research reasons for diverse peoples choosing Canada as a home (e.g., economic opportunity, economic hardship or war in the country of origin, reunification of family, escape from religious or political oppression).

Historical Thinking Concepts:

Evidence – How do we know what we know about the past?
Guidepost 1: History is interpretation based on inferences made from primary sources. Primary sources can be accounts but they can also be traces, relics or records.

Cause and Consequence – Why do events happen and what are their impacts?
Guidepost 3: Events result from the interplay of two types of factors: 1. historical actors who are people (individuals or groups) who take actions that cause historical events and 2. the social, political, economic,  environmental and cultural conditions within which the actors operate.


1Photograph of Stan Gomulczak found in file containing documentation for Tape R-500.