James McCowan Memorial Social History Society
A Non-Profit, Non-Charitable Organization Dedicated to Placing the
The James McCowan Memorial Social History Society (www.mccowan.org) is offering a senior High School Award for Community Studies. This award to students at Canadian high schools is an extension of our work with BBC-Radio Scotland on their recent series "The Lowland Clearances" (www.beamccowan.com/lowland.htm). The values of John McCrae, author of In Flanders Fields, were partly shaped by the impact of the Lowland Clearances on his Scottish ancestors.
A Student Award
In a World History Context The James McCowan Memorial Social History Society is offering a prize for the best essay on the following subject:
Please go to www.beamccowan.com/world.htm for an overview of
why the lowland clearances were -- and still are -- important to Canada's development.
This page also includes a list of the best resource material and an endorsement from
One theme that students could follow in their essay is the evolution of the value system of John McCrae, a relative of the McCowans of Scarborough. Some introductory material is on www.beamccowan.com/war.htm and www.beamccowan.com/lowland.htm and linked pages.
For an Introductory Student Workshop
Note to Teachers
If you wish your students to participate in this prize competition, your commitment is required to the extent that the students must receive some academic credit for their essays and their essays must be graded accordingly.