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Big Valley: Then and Now

Grade Level: Primary School and Middle School
Discipline: Humanities
Language: English
School Board: Clearview Public Schools
Website: Visit Big Valley: Then and Now


Culture can be defined as the way of life of a group of people. In other words, how we as people interact with our environment and with each other. In our study we will look at the cultural aspects of Big Valley at the height of the railway boom, 1910-20’s and at present day. Through this study students will determine what aspects of Big Valley culture were important to pass on to their generation from those in the past and what aspects of Big Valley culture will be important to pass on to future generations.

This Project was part of Our Roots. The Galileo Educational Network Association worked in collaboration with universities and K-12 educators and their students to create this nationwide project – Our Roots; Canada’s Local Histories Online. This project involves students creating historical online resources designed for others. Using inquiry-based learning, educators use Our Roots digital resources effectively and imaginatively to create engaging and authentic tasks for students.