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)


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.

Bringing Forward The Past

“Properly worried over, properly cared for and remembered, these things keep coming up,” erupting and interrupting of their own accord, asking for attention, needing something from me, it seems.” (Jardine – On the While of Things)

What Is An Artifact?

“Children are profoundly concrete, imaginal, playful, bodily, and substantive in their ways of knowing. Artifacts are concrete and fleshy and substantial. They allow the children to connect with something that has Earthly, bodily texture and tactility.
They are memorial, somehow. Memory is somehow already housed in such things, "incarnated," if you will." (see Gadamer 1989)

Looking At Each Other

Using the self portraits we have completed what story do they have to tell? Where have you come from and how are we now connected as a community at St. Edmund? Using your self portrait, complete the phrase, I am ____________ and I am from ______________. As a class we will write the beginning and ending of this story. Our self-portraits and statements will be compiled together to tell the story of our community.

Connected... what we think

What does it mean to go home? Why do we leave the comforts of home? What do we do once we get to where we are going to preserve home? How do we stay “connected?”

What does connected mean to you? Think of a word that tells or shows tells what it means to be connected? What image could you use to help provide the viewer a stronger image? How have we connected as a community to tell a new story?

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