Dear Division 16,
Through our discussion and investigation of a Moment in Canadian History, we have heard a great deal about the lives of Canadians all across the country.
Please read the article found at the link below and then answer ONE of the questions.
Make sure you look at the pictures in each of the galleries, that you watch the video, and, if you have time, look at the images on Jennifer Brock’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/BC-Ghost-Towns-Forgotten-Places/194936541003)
1. Do you think that it is important to save BC’s ghost towns? If yes, what is the most important part of these towns to protect? If no, how can we make sure we remember the towns and their importance to history?
2. How does it make you feel when you look at the pictures of these ghost towns? Write a paragraph describing your emotional reaction to the pictures, or your thoughts about the towns. Feel free to be creative: try a poem or a short story!
3. Do you agree with Jennifer Brock who says “When we lose our history, I think we lose our identities”? Why or why not?