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Gold in Culture

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Gold & Culture
1. You have read about five countries and different aspects of the role that gold played in their culture. Choose another country to research in relation to gold, answering the following questions.

a. Who? (culture or people)
b. Where? (continent, country)
c. When? (time period)
d. How? (How was it significant)
e. What? (draw an example or describe gold object(s) of significance)
Glimpsing Gold—Different Places, Different Times
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Dian Day, Susan Sellers, Rita Wilson
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Mi'kmaq Symbol for Gold
A drawing of the Mi’kmaq symbol for gold
There is no indication that the Mi'kmaq used gold, but they likely knew it existed in Nova Scotia. Mi'kmaq guides accompanied both Captain L'Estrange and John Gerrish Pulsifer during the expeditions that led to their documented discoveries of gold.

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Golden Expressions
2. Write a story that develops a character, using at least ten gold expressions to describe character traits, objects, or situations.
Putting Gold Into Words
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Dian Day, Susan Sellers, Rita Wilson
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Investing
3. If you had a choice between investing in the stock market, putting your money in a savings account, or buying gold, which would you choose? Do research to justify your answer. Is there a different way you would choose to store your money so it maintains (or increases in) value. Justify your answer.
Gold Coins and Gold Standard
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Dian Day, Susan Sellers, Rita Wilson
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Cultural Values
4. Create your own culture. Choose the article most valued in that culture and write a story that describes the role that article plays in the society. You can create a legend, write your own history, make a video, etc.
A Brief History of Gold
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Dian Day, Susan Sellers, Rita Wilson
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Introduction
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Dian Day, Susan Sellers, Rita Wilson
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Golden Rewards
5. Create an award. What do you think deserves gold?
a. Describe the occasion or accomplishment that earns the reward.
b. Make the trophy, medal, or other article that will be awarded out of whatever
materials you choose.

6. Think about the whole idea of rewards: Winner gets gold.
a. How would you arrange reward if you were in charge?
b. Create your own system and justify your rationale.
Golden Rewards—To the Winner Goes the Gold
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Dian Day, Susan Sellers, Rita Wilson
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Sidney Crosby
Sidney Crosby holding his 2010 Olympic gold medal for men's ice hockey.
From Cole Harbour, Sidney is one of the most talented and honoured hockey players in the NHL, having received the Art Ross Trophy, the Hart Memorial Trophy, Lester B. Pearson Award, the Rocket Richard Trophy, and the Mark Messier Leadership Award. His most celebrated moment to date is perhaps his game-winning goal for the team hockey gold medal, scored in overtime at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

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Gold Record
Photograph of Anne Murray’s framed 45 Gold Record for the song "Snowbird".
Framed 45 rpm Gold record of "Snowbird" awarded to Anne Murray by the Recording Industry Association of America, 1970. Representing the achievement of more than one million copies sold, it was the first Gold record ever given to a Canadian solo female artist in the United States.

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Learning Objectives

1. Interpret, select, and combine information using a variety of strategies, resources, and technologies.
(English Language Arts, Grades 7-12)

2. Use writing and other forms of representing to explore, clarify and reflect on their learning; and to use their imagination.
(English Language Arts, Grades 7-12)

3. Respect the contributions to the arts of individuals and cultural groups in local and global contexts, and value the arts as a record of human experiences and expression.
(Visual Arts, Grades 7-12)