North Vancouver: Then and Now

Grades 2 and 3
Classroom Kit and Online Game


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Students match, compare, and critically analyze a set of two dozen historic and modern images of North Vancouver. They consider the continuity and change of many features of North Vancouver. The photographs are accompanied by directed learning activities.

Your students will:

  • Explore the themes of communities and common experiences.
  • Discover the rich history of North Vancouver’s development through archival photos.
  • View primary source evidence and develop photo analysis skills.

Big Ideas:

  • Socials Studies: Canada is made up of many diverse regions and communities (Grade 2). People from diverse cultures and societies share some common experiences and aspects of life (Grade 3).

Make a game of it!

Try and match the Then pictures with the Now ones.

When you hover over each image you will find a number (Then) and a letter (Now). Write down the letter/number combination and then check your answers below.

1. F
2. D
3. K
4. B
5. E
6. J
7. A
8. N
9. N
10. C
11. H
12. H
13. I
14. G
15. M