Homes and Historical Thinking

Look at these pictures of homes in Saskatchewan...

  • What details do you notice?

  • From what materials is each home made?

  • What can you guess about the environment that was near each home?

  • What does the home and surrounding environment tell you about the people who live there?

 

TIPI

Woman sitting outside a tipi, n.d.  
(PAS Photo R-A7672)

 

LOG HOUSE

Family standing outside a log house banked up with sod, ca. 1903.  
(PAS Photo R-A7227)

 

SOD HOUSE

"No Place LIke Home."  Rudolf Einhardt's sod house 
2 miles south-east of Glamis, SK, n.d,
(PAS Photo S-B430)

 

UKRAINIAN HOUSE WITH WHITE-WASHED WALLS AND THATCHED ROOF

Flock of geese in front of a typical Ukrainian-style house with
white-washed walls and thatched roof.  
(PAS Photo R-A269)

 

TIMBER-FRAME HOUSE

Tom Maloney's timber-frame house in the Burroughs district, ca. 1916 
(PAS Photo R-A6218)

 

STONE HOUSE

W.R. Motherwell's stone house near Abernethy, SK.  
The house was built in 1897; the picture was taken in 1965. 
(PAS Photo R-A7194-1)