Thursday, 24 April 2014

Socials 10-2: Using coins to review the creation of B.C.

Today we reviewed the early history of B.C. and the reasons for the creation of the Cariboo Road and the Colony of B.C.  We discussed the great difficulty involved in sea travel to B.C. (around Cape Horn?) and also the expense.  We made many connections between the kind of economic pressures the colony faced with the kind of economic pressures our modern province faces.  I showed an 1858-1958 silver dollar and an 1871-1971 nickel dollar: we researched the significance on these two centenaries.  We ended by getting a study guide designed to give practice interpreting photographic sources.  Please come to class with the first page (Activity 6-4, #1-5) completed on Tuesday.

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