Dear Division 16,
I’ve just come across this really interesting article titled: “Top 10 endangered heritage sites in Vancouver”. You can read it here: http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/05/top-endangered-heritage-buildings-vancouver-2015/
What I find interesting about this article is the way that the author connects the heritage buildings with the importance of their use in the history of Vancouver. For example, one of the examples is a very old school, Point Grey Secondary School. This building connects us to the past and reminds us of the importance of structures for education. For your homework tonight, please choose one of the buildings featured in the article.
Once you have chosen one of the buildings, think about what it tells you about Vancouver’s history. What does the way the building look, its location and its purpose mean? For example: is it fancy or plain? In the centre of the city or in a neighbourhood? is it public or private? who used it? What was it for?
Remember from our discussions last week that an inference is a logical conclusion that you can assume are true. Inferences are often drawn from looking closely at the details of a picture or a written description and thinking about what might be true.
For your homework tonight, please tell what inferences you made about the history of Vancouver from the pictures you looked at. Please tell what information you used to make your inferences.
I look forward to your responses!