Eleanora’s Legacy: Focusing on a Girl's Diary from the 19th Century (Series: Toolkit)
History | Language Arts | Social Studies
Diaries; Frontier and pioneer life; Children's Literature--Technique; 1800-1899; Canada; Children; Children's literature, Canadian; Emigration and immigration; Family; Genealogy; Language arts; Literature; Pictorial works; Questions and answers; Social life and customs; Women
Grades 4-6 | Grades 7, 8 | Grades 9-12 | Secondary I-V (Quebec) | Senior 1-4 (Manitoba)
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Ink diaries may seem hopelessly slow and tedious, but they were how countless people from the past, such as a girl named Eleanora Hallen, left a record of their thoughts and lives. Now, thanks to 21st-century technology, you can go online and take a close look at the fragile pages of a real girl's diary from the 19th century. Not only can you decipher Eleanora's handwriting for yourself, you can also puzzle out cross-written family letters. You can examine sketch books and paintings, and compare Eleanora's cartoon-like drawings and notebook doodles with your own. You'll discover funny rhymes and comic poems about members of the Hallen family and about "who loves who."
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