Redrawing the Franklin Expedition

In this critical challenge, students will learn about the Franklin Expedition and attitudes towards the events, people and places. They will learn that an artist’s representation of a place and/or event not only reveals his or her idea of “what happened,” but also contains important, though often hidden, clues about the artist’s attitudes towards the people, places and events depicted. Specifically, students identify the explicit meanings and implicit attitudes found in an artist’s representation of the Franklin Expedition and redraw the illustration to include Inuit perspectives on both the character traits of the men involved in the expedition and the qualities of the environment.

This resource is part of the series Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History: Mystery Quests.

History, Social studies
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