Window to the Past

Video : Window to the Past

In the 1990s Roedde granddaughters Gwen and Kay visit the house where they had lived with their mother and grandparents at the time of the First World War. They are able to tell us about what life was like as young girls over a hundred years ago.


These are projects from the Windows to the Past curriculum that students can work on individually, as a class group at school, or at home with their parents, using the Artefact Suitcase provided as part of the Roedde House School Program.


This resource reflects the collaborative effort of professionals. For their contributions to the development, piloting and editing of the final document, the authors and the Roedde House Preservation Society would like to thank:

Eve Haveman, Teacher, Vancouver School Board
Jerry George, Consultant
John Lawrence, Consultant
Mary Locke, Teacher-Librarian, VSB
Dr. Jay Powell, UBC, Department of Anthropology and Sociology
Randy Rotheisler, Video producer, VSB
Mariette Smith, Teacher, VSB
Jim Taggert, Architect in Schools Program, AIBC
Loma Wing, Anti-Racism Consultant, VSB

And for her excellent clerical work, thanks are due to Pat Dymond, VSB.

Finally, generous funding for this resource has been received from the following foundations by the Roedde House Preservation Society:

TELUS Vancouver Community Board – An Innovative Project Funded by the TELUS Vancouver Community Board. This Board was launched in January 2006 to allocate funding for innovative programs which involve youth and/or technology in the areas of arts and culture, education and sport, health and well-being.

The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation
The Chris Spencer Foundation
The Hamber Foundation

Revision and Edition for the 2010 version:
Holly McMillan
Adonna Rudolph
Jenny Yule

Jane Kinegal, Architect, Teacher with Richmond School Board
David McMillan, Consultant
Helene Perndl, Museum Manager, RHM
Maryann Kempthorne, Media, Library & Technology, Vancouver School Board
Daniel Bolanger, French Immersion Consultant, Vancouver School Board

Yassine Baba Ahmed: Design
Jessica Gnyp: Photography and illustrations
Denis Lebrun: Web development
Bénédicte Schoepflin: Translation
Jean-François Jutras and Anthony Norfolk: Project Managers