For the last two weeks, we have had guest speakers help bring to life many aspects of Canadian History.
Dani brought experiences from Canadian Immigration and information about Refugee claims, Christina brought alive the history of Public Education and literacy for adult learners through Frontier College, Dr. Barman invited us to imagine the creation of Stanley Park and its effect on the community, Josette shared her experiences as a survivor of Residential Schools, Jane wove a story about Feminism and Social Justice through the lens of the women in her family and Joey helped us climb aboard boxcars with the On to Ottawa protesters.
How lucky are we to have such amazing people in our community! Choose one of the presentations we heard last week and describe one of the moments contained in their presentations. Using that moment, imagine the point of view of one person and explain how they might have experienced the moment.
You’ll need at least 6 sentences to do it properly. Tell the moment in the first person, like a story. This means using “I” to describe the experience.
For example, if I were to describe the moment from Jane’s presentation where her mother decided not to become the head nurse in the Hospital, I would do something like this:
“I was surprised and delighted when they offered me the position. Finally, my training would pay off. It was rare for a woman to hold such a position, and it was the hard work of women like me who had changed the world. My face fell when the man across the desk told me that an expectation of the job was was that all Nurses must be unmarried and childless. I tried not to show my tears, as I wanted a family, and was engaged to be married. This was a choice no woman should have to make, and silently vowed that these options would not be denied to my daughters.”