Reflections on Lower Fort Garry

IMG_1359Each year, we take the Grade 11 Canadian History students to Lower Fort Garry, a national historic site as it was an HBC trading post – albeit not an integral one. I always wonder about this learning experience as to its ability to transform, reinforce, or create new directions for learners. Do we just do it because we always do it, or does it allow us to solidify our understanding of how the Northwest was transformed in the 19th century?

Now that's a York boat.

No that’s a York boat.

My hope is that this experience allows us to envision many of the stories, concepts, and arguments we have been generating throughout the last few months. So, if you could, please comment below on what this experience was like for you (other than reporting on the fact that we had snow on May 14th :))

 

Looking at the gates where Treaties 1 & 2 were signed in 1870.

Looking at the gates where Treaties 1 & 2 were signed in 1870.

 

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