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Landmarks, Monuments & Built Heritage of the West: Grade 4

 

 

Welcome Grade 4 students.  This website will help you to learn more about a few of Manitoba's most important landmarks.  So what is a landmark?  A landmark can be something that helps you identify where you are.  For instance, when you are driving in to Winnipeg and you see the signs that read "Welcome to Winnipeg", you know from these landmarks that you are not far from the city.  A landmark can also be an event that marks a turning point.  For example, your first day of school was a landmark event in your life as it symbolized the beginning of your education.  But a landmark is most commonly defined as a structure or place of historical, cultural or environmental significance.

Lower Fort Garry, Upper Fort Garry, the Forks, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery are four Manitoba landmarks that are historically, culturally, or environmentally significant to Manitobans.  Click on the name of each of these landmarks below.  Then use the archival photographs and research notes on each landmark to discover why they are important.  Then, using the information you are given on this website, write a paragraph or two in your own words about why these landmarks are historically, culturally, or environmentally significant.

Lower Fort Garry

 

This is a photograph of several people dressed in the clothes that people in the late-1800s would wear, standing in front of a building at Lower Fort Garry.  Lower Fort Garry is the oldest standing fur trading post in North America.  Costumed interpreters act out what it was like to live during the 1800s.  Click on the link below to read the research notes of a journalist, Kip Park, to see why Lower Fort Garry is considered by many Manitobans to be such a historically-important landmark.  Then write a paragraph or two in your own words on why you think or don't think that Lower Fort Garry is a historically-significant Manitoban landmark.

 

 

Kip Park's research notes on the history of Lower Fort Garry

 

 

 

 

 

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Upper Fort Garry

 

This is a photograph of what remains of Upper Fort Garry.  It is located in downtown Winnipeg near the Hotel Fort Garry.  You can see the Hotel Fort Garry in the background of this photograph.  Click on the link below to read the research notes of a journalist, Kip Park, to see why Upper Fort Garry is considered by many Manitobans to be such a historically-important landmark.  Then write a paragraph or two in your own words on why you think or don't think that Upper Fort Garry is a historically-significant Manitoban landmark.

 

 

Kip Park's research notes on the history of Upper Fort Garry

 

 

 

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The Forks

 

The Forks is where the Red and Assiniboine Rivers meet.  The Forks has been a Manitoban meeting place for thousands of years.  First Aboriginal Peoples and then fur traders would gather together at the Forks.  Today it is Winnipeg's most popular tourist spot.  Click on the links below to read the notes made by a journalist, Kip Park, during his interviews with the General Manager of the Forks Market, the Senior Archaelogist at the Forks, and the President and CEO of the Forks Renewal Corporation to see why The Forks is considered by many Manitobans to be such a historically-, culturally-, and environmentally-important landmark.  Then write a paragraph or two in your own words on why you think or don't think that The Forks is a historically-, culturally-, and environmentally-significant Manitoban landmark.

 

Kip Park's notes on his interview with the General Manager of The Forks Market on the history of The Forks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kip Park's notes from interview with The Forks archaeologist on the history of The Forks

 

 

 

 

 

Kip Park's notes from interview with the President and CEO of The Forks Renewal Corporation on the history of The Forks

 

 

 

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Winnipeg Art Gallery

 

This is a photograph of an overhead view of the Winnipeg Art Gallery on Memorial Boulevard.  The Winnipeg Art Gallery was established in 1912 but was located in a different building.  This makes it the oldest public art gallery in Western Canada.  It mostly contains the artwork of Manitobans but also contains some pieces from artists all over the world.  Click on the link below to read the notes of a journalist, Kip Park, who interviewed the architect of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, to see why the Winnipeg Art Gallery is considered by many Manitobans to be such a culturally-important landmark.  Then write a paragraph or two in your own words on why you think or don't think that the Winnipeg Art Gallery is a culturally-significant Manitoban landmark.

 

Kip Park's interview notes on the Winnipeg Art Gallery

 

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