SS 7: Inquiry Guidelines Final Product: Display of findings in Canadian Heritage Fair Big Question: What influences and contributions did ancient civilizations give to present-day Canadian culture? Use the following questions/topics as possible inquiry topics: 1. Form of government: How did the first governments come to be? Show the impact it has had on the governed people. Compare the first forms of government to our system today. Compare the powers the Pharaohs had with those of our Canadian leaders. Do they always act in our best interests? 2. Education: What did the students of ________ civilization study at school? How long did they attend school? Compare our schooling today with that of your ancient civilization. Why do we have school? Why did various civilizations send their kids to school? What are we preparing our students for after they graduate? 3. Agriculture: What important agricultural contribution did your ancient civilization develop? How does it help how we farm today? What are some significant Canadian developments in agriculture that have occurred over the last few decades? 4. Women’s roles/rights: What was it like to be a woman in the _________ civilization? What were some of their roles and responsibilities? Compare the rights of women in the __________ civilization to those of women today. 5. Human rights: How did the rights of the individual come to be? How have they changed? How have different civilizations played crucial roles in the development of the rights we have here in Canada today? 6. Role/Responsibility of children: How does the role of children today differ with that of the _____ civilization? How have these roles changed? How are they similar? 7. Language: What languages did the _________ use? How did each unique culture trade with each other? How have languages evolve? The benefit of bilingualism? Latin language origins… 8. Technology: What were some early forms of technologies? How has technology changed our lives? Define technology. Any great Canadian technology (ie. Canada Arm, Velcro, zipper) 9. Writing: 10. Housing: What forms of housing did the people of your civilization develop? Do we use any of the same materials/styles/techniques? Were there people in your civilization who could not afford houses? Compare homelessness in the _____ civilization to that of the Comox Valley. 11. Explorers: Who were some Early Canadian explorers? Who were some of your early __________ explorers? Where did the game “Marco Polo” come from? What does it take to be an explorer? Interesting stories? 12. Wars: Why is Mesopotamia still one of the world’s most battle-torn area? What role does Canada play? Were there any famous battles that took place in your _______ civilization? How has warfare/weapons changed? Timeline of weapons/warfare? Roman military tactics vs. modern Canadian tactics? 13. Laws: Canadian laws… are they harsh enough? Look back to good old Hammurabi and others! Origin/purpose/role… 14. Trade/Commerce: How has trade effected your _____ civilization. What did your civ. Trade? What does Canada trade? Imports/exports? 15. Fashion/makeup/hairstyles: 16. Animals/Wildlife 17. 18. Labour 19. Rivers: Importance of water routes? How are we affecting our rivers? What can we do? 20. Food 21.Philosophy 22. Religion: What were some of the major beliefs in the _______ civilization? How did it influence their lives? 23.Recreation 24. 25. Awards Society Hierarchy 26.Geography 27. Art: How has the art of the _________ civilization 28. Music contributed to modern art today? Compare the art of the _____ civilization with Canadian art today. 29.