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Life in Early Canada

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This compilation brings together seven stories vividly showing daily life in pre-Confederation Canada: Emily's Journey (13 min) traces a young girl's adventures as she braves muddy roads, rivers and other obstacles on her way to meet up with cousins in 1850's Quebec City. Jamie Really Liked to Eat (5 min) is the story of a boy who loves anything to do with cooking and eating--but who could do without all the other chores of a 19th-century home. In Woolly's Gift (6 min), 8-year-old Annie helps with the making of her new dress. The community finally gets a proper school in The New Schoolhouse (9 min)--and everyone helps to build it. Seventeen-year-old Ella must prove herself to students not much younger than she is in The New Schoolteacher (9 min). In Henry Settles in Upper Canada (11 min), Henry, newly arrived from Europe, discovers his lively new village. A hard first year on the Prairies awaits Tom and his family in Homesteading on the Prairies (11 min). But the fall harvest is good and the future looks brighter.

1996, 65 min 55 s

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