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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.

Discovering our Native People

Throughout their exploration the students had 3 key questions.

  • Who were these people?
  • What was their life like? What were their needs?
  • How did this part of Millarville's heritage affect the land?

Students were introduced to the first residents of our community. Our discovery of the native people of the area involved using a variety of resources to familiarize the students with the Stoney people. Through the use local history books, videos, and websites previous students had developed, students were provided a rich overview of these original residents. Studying artifacts through object based learning as well as a field trip to Glenbow Museum in Calgary, furthered their investigation.

Students came together to discuss their learning and enrich their understanding of the impact historical events have on our lives and our future which helped to broaden the knowledge base.

The knowledge the students developed through this segment of the project allowed them to revisit the land with a new understanding of how the community came to be what it is today.

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

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