|Yes, the theme of "what do I see here?" continues ...|
The young man (I failed to get his name) offered to tell us one of his stories and we chose to hear about the Fort Wilson Riot of 1779, which took place only a few blocks away from where we sat. I watched the story with my learners in mind. Our storyteller did an excellent job, speaking clearly and dramatically, and using a lot of body language to support his story. I heard only a few words that might give my group pause (muskets, sabers, grievances). After the story was finished, I asked him if he'd mind if my group (when we come) could ask him questions to be sure they understood. He was all for it. What a fabulous resource for our class! I wish it were available all year round. After we attend, I'll report here of course.
What I would really love would be to see a learner take independent advantage of this awesome opportunity by visiting all of the benches ... and maybe even hearing the same story more than once. And it's free -- well, we taxpayers have already paid for it!