British Columbia History

Classroom Facebook Page a Post-modern Cabinet of Curiosity

A Facebook page created by students about the history of their public school is a ‘cabinet’ of post-modern times, chock-full of text, visuals and comments. This teaching project began last year when I asked my Vancouver students to put away textbooks with tales of Louis Riel and railway building to.

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