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Project Lore

Craig Wallace, Project Teacher:

Rossdale Powerplant signOur students are getting a chance to involve themselves in the making of history, of understanding that they have a role in documenting and researching… material that could be used by community historians in the future. 

I didn't expect any more than six students to sign up and five times that number showed up, which is amazing considering the project hasn't been allotted class time and students more or less do the study by fitting it in with their otherwise full timetables.

My students got to photograph probably the oldest commercial building [old Fort Edmonton] in Edmonton. Now we're studying some current ones. You've got to agree that's pretty neat.


Tyler M, Student:

Outside the Rossdale Plant It's so much fun finding out about this city's history. Maybe if you live here, you think Edmonton is just a boring place, but there really are a lot of interesting historic sites. It was a highlight being at the discovery of the old fort… we were very lucky.


Antoine G., Student:

It's hard to compare this to regular classroom time, but it's certainly more interesting, more hands-on because you're actually recording history.


Maria C., Student:

I'm really interested in pursuing a career in archeology, so I'm trying to get a taste of what it's like. For me, this is a great way to test the waters.


Lesly P., Student:

In this course, you get a first-hand view of history. Usually you don't get such a clear impression of events

 

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