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Using Pictures to Read the Past
In this project, you will search for useful images on the Images Canada database from which to make reasoned generalizations about one or two aspects of life in Canada in the late 19th and the early 20th century. You will use information taken from these images to make a thematic poster.
Copyright / Credit
In all cases, when you reproduce an image from the Images Canada website the following information must appear with the image, in English and/or French, as part of the credit line. You can find this information by clicking on the "more information" link found directly below the thumbnail of the image. A record will appear that contains such necessary information as the name of the partner and unique ID number.
For example: © Canada Aviation Museum. Image # 21719. Reproduced with permission from the Canada Aviation Museum website (www.aviation.technomuses.ca).
A. Choose a theme. Some possibilities:
Also decide which group you will investigate.
B. Brainstorm key words that will help you find images on the Images Canada website. For example:
The words you use in your brainstorm will produce many search results.
C. The next step is to select the images that seem most useful.
Remember! If you use an image from a photo taken on or after January 1, 1949, you must add the appropriate copyright notice. See examples below:
Hint: you can find the date and the image source institution (the copyright owner) by clicking on the More Information link under each image.
Here are some ways to help you choose images:
D. Make notes on the following:
E. Based on all your pictures, can you now make any generalizations about the theme of your study? Consider, among other things:
Before the building of the railway, pioneers on the prairies travelled across the land using...
F. Finally, compare and contrast this aspect of life with your life today.
G. Prepare a poster or other artistic representation showing and describing this aspect of life in the late 19th and/or early 20th century. You might include:
This representation may be presented to the class when completed.