Photos of Family

Josh talks about the family photographs and pictures of the family farm and how important it is to stay connected. He talks about his grandfather's struggle to come to Alberta after many hardhships. 

Wedding Photo

Brendan shows a photograph taken at his grandparent's wedding. He talks about the importance of being connected with his past.


Brendan's Artifact (video 1.5 MB 0:23)

Wedding Ring

The ring that Nick shows is over 90 years old and has been passed down through the generations.


Nick's Artifact (video 1.8 MB 0:31)


Sydney's father bought this matryoshka doll home from the Ukraine to give to his mother. It is a symbol of Mother, love and fertility. It has a special connection for Sydney because it belongs to her Baba and her Baba's home. Artifacts help to connect us to the past.


Dane describes how the painting is important to him. It is a painting of his grandparents that pre-dates common photography. He talks about how this connects him to the past and also notices how the technology has changed.


Joshua describes books that are important to him. They are about his Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Uncle on his mother's side. They describe the invention that allowed sailors measure longitude at sea. Joshua makes a connection to the changes brought about by this invention.

Farming Life

There are many reasons people have to come to Canada.  They left their homelands for many reasons.  Whatever reason they had they all shared the dream of having a better future for themselves.  My name is Carter,  these are some pictures of my great-grampa Sieben.  These pictures were about late 1920's.  These pictures show what life was [like] back then  on the farms.  It is important for us to have these pictures so I can also know the story of my ancestors.  As I grow older I will be able to pass these stories on.  This is making h

How Do We Connect?

We looked at how the world stays connected.  Listen to our thoughts and ways our families have and continue to connect with family in other places around the world.  


Connecting With Family

What are our family stories?  What do our families have to say? We interviewed different family members so that we too can come to know these stories and stay connected.  Knowing our history is important. 

Student Reflection

We learned a lot about oursleves, eachother and our families.  This study as brought us together and even though we may come from many places in the world,  staying connected with our past is an important part of who we are.  Listen to our thoughts about this project.

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