Things that happened long ago…


Remembrance Day November 11th

  • Every year Canadians remember all those who served and some who died to bring peace to our world.
  • Tales of Animals in War(PDF)
  • Click on the VIDEO to watch a story about a real Canadian Teddy Bear who went to WWI.

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History of Duncan

  1. The Cowichan Valley Museum’s collection of old pictures of Duncan


Local History through Literature:

Mrs. Doris (Castley) McEwan wrote about growing up in Duncan in the Early 1900s. We also talk about a man named Alex Aitken’s life in Duncan.


“The Reunion” is a fictional story set in Paldi in the 1940s with links to the Paldi Reunion at the Forest Museum in 1985. While reading this story, we will look at the importance of the Forest industry in the Cowichan Valley and its connections to families in our class.

You can find archival photos of Paldi at the website for the Cowichan Valley Museum. Type Paldi (or any other item of local interest) into the search bar.

Kiran and Harjan took us to the Paldi temple in the Spring of 2013

Jacqueline Pearce, who wrote “The Reunion,” also wrote two books about Emily Carr. We explore life in early Victoria and Emily Carr’s works while reading “Discovering Emily” and “Emily’s Dream.”  If you go to the Art page on this wiki, you will find links to lots of informational websites about Emily Carr and other famous artists.