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Comparing Life Then and Now

  • Create three questions to ask of a community member about life when she or he was young.
  • How was life back then very similar to and very different from my life now?

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Title: Three Names
Description: Recalling his days as a student in a one-room prairie schoolhouse, great-grandfather reminisces about his beloved dog Three Names. Three Names attended school with great-grandfather "a hundred years ago," riding along in the wagon, and sharing the lessons, the teacher's lunch, occasional celebrations and the excitement of a tornado.
Author/Editor: MacLachlan, Patricia
Published by: Toronto, ON: Scholastic, 1991


Title: A Prairie Boy’s Winter
Description: This book presents the author's memories of boyhood on a 1930 prairie farm in winter. Included are favourite pastimes and games that the children played.
Author/Editor: Kurelek, William
Published by: Montreal, QC: Tundra Books, 1973
Last updated: July 1, 2014 | (Revision History)
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