|Picture #1 NBCA Accession 2007.1.30.2.141|
|Picture # 2 NBCA Accession 2007.1.25.6.07|
|Picture # 3 NBCA Accession 2007.1.25.7.79|
Discussion question: What is different between today and 1920? Brainstorm the differences (ie. electricity, roads, cars, telephones, computers, videogames) and discuss how they are different. Why are they different? Do pictures look the same as 100 years ago? Why do they look different?
Note: Click on each image to view a larger image. The linked code below each image links to its description by the Northern BC Archives.
Picture #1: Discussion
Picture # 2: Discussion
Note: The man in Picture #1 is a forester and Picture #2 shows a forestry station. Discuss forestry and what can be learned about forestry from these two photographs.
Picture # 3: Discussion
More information for discussions:
Picture # 1 is a photo from 1969. It depicts Harry Coates, forester at the Aleza Lake Research Forest, taking measurements of trees that had been planted within the last few years. Harry is one of the key employees at the research forest that kept it running in the 1950s and ‘60s.
Picture # 2 is from 1927. It depicts the main forest ranger service station at the Aleza Lake Research Forest. Rangers would base out of this structure when doing maintenance and research at Aleza Lake. The structure is no longer standing.
Picture # 3 is from 1936. It depicts a man named Mike Greg who is teaching a forestry class to students who were part of the Young Men’s Forestry Training Program. This program was implemented by the federal government in response to the Great Depression, when many men found themselves unable to work and provide for their families. Many tried to work in forestry to make money.
Learning Intention: Learners will use visual text to participate in an introduction to guided inquiry.
Core Competency Focus - Critical and Reflective Thinking:
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