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Richness of Words: A Journey into the Past

Grade Level: Primary School
Discipline: Humanities
Language: English
School Board: Foothills School Division
Website: Visit Richness of Words: A Journey into the Past


As we look, feel, smell and listen to the artifacts that we can find in Okotoks can we begin to understand the stories that they can tell us about the history of our community. Through using our senses are we able to make our own connections, viewpoints and opinions more important to ourselves and the people we know. As the grade 2 and 3 students explored the past, they made a movie of their findings.

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.