CBC Digital Archives

Lesson Plan: For Teachers: Scavenger Hunt

English Language Arts
1 to 2 lessons
To identify techniques for sharing information about a person and her career
In this introductory activity, students browse the site for information about Antonine Maillet and discuss techniques to use to provide that information.

Lesson Plan

Before Exploring

Have students brainstorm what gets their attention when they read, watch, or view information. List their responses and work together to identify the kinds of techniques they have noted, such as facts, opinions, humour, persuasion, description, and argument.

Outline the Opportunity

Have students work in small groups to explore and scan the clips, print information, and additional clips on the topic Antonine Maillet, Acadian Avenger on the CBC Digital Archives website. They will record in their notebooks two examples of each of the following techniques that they find in the online information: facts, opinions, humour, persuasion, description, and argument. After each example, they will list what the technique tells them about Maillet.

Revisit and Reflect

Have students share the information with the class. Discuss how the various techniques used on the site helped students understand and appreciate Maillet.


Ask: If you were going to write a profile of Antonine Maillet, which techniques do you think would be most important to use to share interesting information about her?

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