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Experience the Land
Persectives as if we were the uninhabited land.
Discoveries of the Native People.
What we think the voice of the land would say about sharing the land with the Native People.
Our discoveries of settlement in the Millarville area.
Our perspectives on what the land would say about development.
Discovering what future possibilities there are for our hamlet.
What we think the land would say about the future.
One complete journey through time by a grade 3 student.

Journey of the Land

In this segment of Understanding our Heritage, grade two and three students were involved in exploring their community of Millarville from a different perspective. They were asked to shed their human experience and view the development of the area from the perspective of the land.

In order to develop an awareness of the land from a different perspective, students began to visit the land. On the hillside above our school, we were able to go to a location where our view was unencumbered by any visible signs of civilization. Students positioned themselves in their own private spot and tried to become a "part of the landscape". They tried to write from the perspective of a certain object; tree, rock, grass, whatever they chose. They wrote about what they saw, heard, and felt. They began their journey through time before there were any inhabitants in this area, before exploration, before native people had taken up residence.

Copyright © 2003 Pam Irving, Foothills School Division #38
Copyright © 2003 Galileo Educational Network Association (GENA™)

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