Academic journal article Alberta History

History for Kids

Academic journal article Alberta History

History for Kids

Article excerpt

When I became our Scarboro community historian, I thought adults and seniors would be the most interested. I interviewed older residents and collected their reminiscences and photos. One day my eldest son took an antique photo of his school to "show and tell". One thing led to another and his teacher asked me to come and show some of my old photos to his class. We planned an hour and I made overheads of 20 old pictures.

I started out with the pictures and stories of how we were once the site of a seasonal Indian encampment at treaty time and any Indians who died were buried here. I was peppered with questions and we could have spent the whole hour on that alone. They were entranced with the early clothes, events and pictures of children playing in early pedal cars. They related particularly to pictures of children and stories of what life was like for them. They envied the chance to rent Shetland ponies close by for only 25 cents per day and the idea of ice cream cones at "jimmy's" for a nickel! …

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