Activity Five: Individual Research and Class Discussion

The “central square” is an important feature of most communities, whether villages or large cities. Where is the “meeting place” in your community? What are its important features and how is it used? Research Confederation Square in Canada’s Capital. When was it designed? What important events have happened there? Compare it to your community’s “central square.” What features are the same? Which are different? As a class, make a list on the board about your community’s city square. What improvements would you suggest for your square?

Extend the activity! In small groups, propose plans for an “improved” Confederation Square. What additions should be made, and why? Should anything be removed or relocated? Draw out your revised plans, using online maps and resources as a starting point.
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