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Volume 16 # 1

An 1830s sawmill... perhaps Evidence found in an old book
Some Last words before leaving the homeland  

 

 

Volume 15 # 3

Just Sold! Scarborough
Feudalism Transition between the dark ages and modern times; student exercises for courses in World History and Celtic Studies

 

 

Volume 15 # 2

Just Sold! Scarborough
Celtic Customs Origins
Timber Salvage -- Tornado Damage Don't let good logs just rot

 

 

Volume 15 #1 -- Thinking Skills

Just Sold! Scarborough
Seven Structured Thinking Skills For Rich Tasks
Rich Task Exercises List of links

 

Volume 14 #12 -- Milk Meeting

Just Sold! Scarborough
Diary of Alexander McCowan Founder of the milk marketing movement in Ontario
  Rich Task Exercises

 

Volume 14 #11 -- On the Farm

Just Sold! Scarborough
Dairy Cattle  Oral history
Jim Weir's Barn Oral history
Horses Oral history
Agriculture and Safety Rich Task Exercises

 

Volume 14 #10 --  Fairness and Family

Just Sold! Scarborough
James Weir's Legacy A Wealthy Farmer's Last Will and Testament
  A Daughter's Tribute
  Tragic Loss of the Family Breadwinner
  Equity in Historiography -- A Monument to Who?
  Rich Task Exercises: Fairness and Equitable Distribution of Family Assets

 

Volume 14 #9  -- Education

Just Sold! Toronto
Public vs. Private Education Pioneers in the Benefits of De-Streamed Classrooms
  Private Schooling for a Farmer's Son?
  Rich Task Exercises: Public vs Private Education
The Ontario Curriculum in 1890 Learning by repetition has its merits
  Rich Task Exercises: Be an Education Consultant
Oral History -- Education: 1920s and 1930s Rich Task Exercises: Design an Oral History Interview Project

 

Volume 14 #8

Just Sold! Scarborough
Learning Unit: Agriculture  On the Farm
  Daylight Saving Controversy

 

Volume 14 #7 

Just Sold! Scarborough
Recreation Learning Unit Music
  Prize-Winning Grain
  Making Work Fun

 

Volume 14 #6

Just Sold! Scarborough
Education Learning Unit The "Imperfect System", 1840
  Latin Tutor
  Kindergarten, 1916
  The Two Mile Walk to School
  Local School Benefactor
  School Amalgamation
  Learn While You're Young
  See also Volume 14 #9

 

 

Volume 14 #5 

Just Sold! Scarborough
Learning Unit: Housing, Homelessness, Heat and Hardship Gypsies
  A Modern Farmhouse
  The Thirties
  Riding the Rails

 

Volume 14 #4 

Just Sold! Scarborough
Public Service Learning Unit  Scarborough Heights Loyalists
  Milk Producers Find a Leader
  War Effort on the Home Front
  Supreme Sacrifice
  Women and the Right to Vote
  Fenian Raids
  Support for War Vets

 

Volume 14 #3 

Just Sold! Scarborough
Character Education Learning Unit Shrewd Intelligent Emigrants
  Natural Dignity
  In the Service of God
  Well Taught the Value of a Shilling
  Canniness

 

Volume 14 #2 

Just Sold! Scarborough
Health Care Learning Unit Disease and Childbirth
  Cholera
  Motherlessness
  Rheumatic Fever
  Diphtheria
  Unplanned Pregnancy
  Nutrition and Health Care on the Farm
  Primitive First Aid

 

Volume 14 #1 

Just Sold! Scarborough
Learning Unit: Immigrants and Land An English Landowner
  Sons of a Scottish Bonnet Laird
  A Minister's Observations
  Tragedy in the Forest and Fatherlessness
  Rural Prosperity
  Eastern Europeans

 

Volume 13 #12 

Just Sold! Scarborough
Transportation Learning Unit Pioneer Travel
  The Labouring Class and Capital Projects
  The Auto Arrives
More Links

 

Volume 13 #11 

Just Sold! Scarborough
Phototeria Industry, Inventions and the Budding Consumer Society
Overcoming Handicap Alternative Amusements and Self-Generated Goals
More Links

 

Volume 13 #10 -- Getting Results

Just Sold in Scarborough! Scarborough
Ploughing Matches Skills Development for New Canadians
Competition, Fairness, Risk and Reward Encouragement for a Work Ethic
Full Partnership in Society Solid Work Ethic Bears Fruit for All
More Links

 

Volume 13 #9 --  Developing Softer Skills

Just Sold! Scarborough
Enlightenment and Cultural Pursuits In Lowland Scotland
Concerts and Drama  
Scarborough Heights Park  
Metro Heritage Quilt  
Heritage at the CNE What is Heritage?
Coming Events  
More Links

 

Volume 13 #8

Just Sold! Scarborough
Engaging in the Research Process A hard-working student
"New" Technology In the Classroom
Archaeological Resources Important for schools and learning
The Tree A Poem about Nature and Humanity
Touch of Tartan Highland Dance in Toronto
Coming Events  
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Volume 13 #7 

Just Sold! Scarborough
The Temperance Movement and Eventual Effects "How to Break Bad Habits and Cultivate Good Ones"
Coming Events  
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Volume 13 #6 -- Happy Hour

Just Sold in Don Mills! Don Mills
Happy Hour, or Rather, Days... On End Changing Pressures and Drinking Habits
Weddings  
Funerals and Festivals  
Coming Events  
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Volume 13 #5 -- Community Effort

Just Sold! Scarborough
Many Hands Make Light Work Bees, Frolics and Building Houses
  Barn Raisings
Coming Events  
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Volume 13 #4 -- Rural Labour Market

Just Sold! Scarborough
The Labour Market Contests of Strength
  Hiring Fairs in Scotland
Coming Events  
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Volume 13 #3 -- Scarborough Fair

Just Sold! Scarborough
Values of the Immigrants Fairs and Horse Races in Scotland
  Declining Economic Activity at Lowland Fairs
  Agricultural Societies, Fairs and Exhibitions in Upper Canada
Coming Events  
More Links

 

Volume 13 #2 

Just Sold in Toronto! Toronto
A Scarborough Farm A Student Oral History Paper
Integrated Learning Lesson Plan Social Studies, Technology, Math and English -- Grade 5
Change in History Lesson Plan for Grade 12
Land Clearing And Logging Bees
Coming Events  
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Volume 13 #1 

Just Sold! Scarborough
Scarborough's First Burns Supper A Play for Public School
Setting Up Another School Expanding Opportunities for Learning
Deborah J. Reed Canadian Watercolours -- The Scarborough Bluffs
Subscription Library Visionairies
Agricultural Society Visionairies
Temperance Society Visionairies
Coming Events  
More Links

 

Volume 12 #12 

Just Sold in Pickering! Pickering
Mathematical Literacy Lesson Plan and Exercises
A Brilliant Mathematician Mary Fairfax Somerville
Burns Supper 1861
Coming Events  
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Volume 12 #11 

Just Sold! Scarborough
Coming Events  
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Volume 12 #10 

Just Sold! Scarborough
Fenian Raids Rare Medal Goes to Auction
Christmas Revels Out of country destination
DNA Study Of a Scarborough Family
Coming Events  
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Volume 12 #9

Just Sold in North York! North York
Donna Jean Richter
History The Study of Six Dimensions
Coming Events  
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Volume 12 #8 

Just Sold! Scarborough
Coming Events  
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Volume 12 #7 

Just Sold! Scarborough
The Roots of Caribana A Scottish Connection
Coming Events  
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Volume 12 #6 

Just Sold in Don Mills! Don Mills
Democracy... It's worth your vote on June 28
Mania of Radical Reform Instruments of  Political Change
Great Reform Bill Procession The struggle for Democracy and a Steam-Powered Parade Float
Discontent, Loyalty and the Economy To secure tranquility and prosperity
Coming Events  
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Volume 12 #5 

Just Sold in East York! East York
Scottish Highland Games and Festivals Day trips and Weekend Jaunts
Lobbying for a Railway Settlers for Northern Ontario
Mayfair Music Festival Sentimental Journey
Coming Events  
More Links

 

Volume 12 #4 

Just Listed! Toronto
Doors Open Toronto Doris McCarthy's Fool's Paradise
Toronto Community Foundation Connecting philanthropy to community needs.
More names for the faces Another H.A. Halbert Reunion
The Greatest Canadian Our Nomination
Back to the Land Farmers in Canada
More old terminology
Hollywood Director With Scarborough Roots
James Weir A Tough Pathmaster
James Neilson Wealthy Grain Merchant
Field Trip St. Andrew's Cemetery
Catching Up With the Market Economy -- Reviews Coming Soon
Coming Events  
More Links

 

Volume 12 #3 

Just Sold! Scarborough
Memoirs of Crawford Smyth A Review
An International Trader has... Financial Difficulties
Initiative From unsung factors
Coal and the Improvement Era Fertilizer and Beautification
Longing for Home A Immigrant's Lament
Owner-Occupier Farmers A Radical Concept at the Time!
The Estate Evolves The Landlord Needs More Income
Parking Meters Come to Toronto
A Scientist Gets Recognition He could have rivalled Einstein
Lesson Plan Building Communities 
Exercises: Preparation for the Essay Competition
Coming Events  
More Links

 

Volume 12 #2 

Just Listed!
Friend of the Farmer Your local banker
Triggering the Scottish Enlightenment Top-Down or Bottom-Up?
The New Math For the new cash economy
Libraries and Learning Help plan the future of the Toronto Public Library
Capitalists Entrepreneurs and Professionals
Weaving Indenture to learn the trade
Preparing for the end Concern for offspring
Men of Steadying Influence In Public Life
Champion of Philanthropy A Risk Management Expert
Church Worker Fundraising In the Community
The Guild Inn Needs your wedding story!
Coming Events  
More Links

 

Volume 12 #1 

Just Sold Toronto
Standup Scarborough A new civic pride initiative
The Devil's Advocate Be careful with your data!
Before the Sheep ...There were sheep.
Nominate a deserving volunteer Ontario Honours and Awards
The Millwrights Engineers of the Industrial Revolution
The Coalminers Fueling the Industrial Revolution
Accidents In the Coalmines
A Burns Supper -- Freestyle
More Rabbie Burns Suppers
Coming Events  
More Links

 

Volume 11 #12 

Just Listed! Great downtown location.
School Architecture A new era for the learning environment
The Successful Teacher "To do good"
Robert Burns Suppers Rise and Fall of a Tenant Farmer
Scottish Heritage More links
The Tenant Farmers
Scots in British Guiana
Coming Events  
Latest Historic Event Scarborough's historic development on the World stage
More Links

 

Volume 11 #11 

Just Sold! Scarborough
10,000 Years of Toronto History Exhibition at Cedarbrae Library
Land Ownership Succession to Real Property
New Mode of Land Management Articles of Lease
Bankruptcy of a Farmer An Inventory of Goods
Emigration The value of a connection to Land
Student Workshop Essay Competition: Scarborough in a World History Context
Financial Probems Emigration to Canada
Tenant Takes a Mortgage And builds a homestead
A Lakefront Estate Residential Development Boom and Bust
The Importance of History There is a point...
"Small-time" Landowners "Bonnet Lairds"
The Labourers and Carriers
Coming Events  
More Links

 

Volume 11 #10 

Just Listed! Great downtown location.
10,000 Years of Toronto History Exhibition at Cedarbrae Library
Values Arising out of the Lowland Clearances
Capitalist in Training Rise of a Coalmaster
Dawn of a New Economic Order Entrepreneurism
Shrewd Intelligent Emigrants Establish a Library
Cost of Food Protectionist Trade Law
Poverty and the Poor A Paradoxical Posting?
Winners and Losers? A New Angle on the Lowland Clearances
First Township Militia Arrives in Defence of Toronto
Historic Walk Report Almost 70 did the trek.  $146.50 donated to Washington Church.
The Weavers
Student Workshop Essay Competition: Scarborough in a World History Context
Sentimental Journey Where Angels Gather Coffeehouse and Entertainment
Coming Events  
More Links

 

Volume 11 #9

Just Listed!
Legacies Of a successful farmer
Scarboro's Centennial Old Settlers
Andrew Annis Buys his homestead
Scarboro Preaching Place Since 1803 Washington Church Special services in 1935
Annis Family Reunion
Emigrant Entrepreneurs The new capitalism
Auction sale Keep it in the family
Wing Commander Annis Awarded O.B.E.
Andrew Annis and Sarah Taylor Photographs of their family and their golden wedding anniversary
The Last McCowan Farmers in Cumnock
Coming Events  
More Links

 

Volume 11 #8 

Just Listed!
Spotlight on Sponsors McCowan's Ltd. -- McCowan's Highland Toffee
Scarborough's Oldest Public Art Fundraiser
Good Old-Fashioned Hospitality A strange thing happened on the way to the concert...
Prohibition "is here ... and it is here to stay"
A local hero Rewarding a dedicated volunteer teacher
Annis Women
Scandal-cloaked politician sneaks back into town And "disappeared on the dark side of the station"
Coming Events  
More Links

 

Volume 11 #7 

Lord Justice Sir Anthony McCowan A short obituary
Just Listed Condo near McCowan / Steeles
EXCLUSIVE: Caribbean Dream Villa Income potential
Annis Family History A turn-of-the-century milestone
Agri-Marketing Dawn of a new era
Oil Tractor Demonstration Early small tractors
Agricultural Hall-of-Famer Clark Young
Kingston Road Back to the Future; Photograph: 1913
Churches By the Bluffs Community Services Foodbank Program coming in Sept.
Halbert Public School Photograph: More names for the faces
Coming Events  
More Links

 

Volume 11 #6 

Just Sold! Scarborough
Massey Field Day Rural fun on the farm!
Lowland Scotland A Bibliography for students
Upper Canada A Bibliography for students
History Hunters Your chance to appear on Discovery Channel
10,000 Years of Toronto History Exhibition at Toronto Reference Library -- back by popular demand!
Susan McLean Woodburn Fine Artist
Heritage Toronto Awards  
Scarborough in the Context of World History An endorsement from the Head of Radio, Scotland
Scotland's Forgotten Clearances With a Scarborough twist ... Article by BBC News
Scarboro Heights Historic Sites Walking Tour -- Part Three Along the Pioneers' Kingston Road -- and wrapping up with a Pork BBQ
Coming Events  
More Links

 

Volume 11 #5 

Just Sold! Scarborough
Scarborough in the Context of World History A student essay contest
An Interpretation of "Passage" Sculpture in Honour of Doris McCarthy
A Timely Look at Epidemics Cholera
Lesmahagow Featured Parish in Lanarkshire
An Ontario Medical History Treasure The early symptoms of cholera -- an account in the first person, 1833
Toronto Historical Association Attends BBC Radio Scotland News Conference
Coming Events  
More Links

 

Volume 11 #4 

Just Listed Restaurant / Bar
Scarboro Heights Historic Sites Walking Tour -- Part Two Doris McCarthy Trail down Gates Gully to "Passage"
Individuality and Democracy The religious rural Scots
The Lowland Clearances -- The Scarborough Connection Broadcast Times on BBC-Radio Scotland
De-Population A Landuse Planning Strategy
Your Lease is Up And out you go
Men of Capital The Dot Farm Boom
Work Horses
Renting Fool's Paradise 1881
Outlying Islands by the Traverse Theatre Toronto World Stage Festival, Apr 9-12
Enlightenment and Cultural Progress The middle class leads the way
Coming Events  
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Volume 11 #3 

Just Listed
Landmark of Municipal Government Scarboro Council 1925 (Photo)
Farm Improvement Lease on a farm
Land Availability Over-Population and Sustainable Growth
Go West Young Man The Canadian Prairies
The Annis Family Fanny Annis' Scrapbook
CoalMining An option to working the land
Industry Proposed Weaving "Warehouse"
Stephen Washington's House Founder of Washington United Church
Illustrations, Maps and Photographs Finding Aid
Scarborough and BBC Documentary From The Scarborough Mirror
Coming Events  
More Links

 

Volume 11 #2 

Just Listed Steps from the Scarborough Bluffs!
Our Relationship With the Land A Landuse Snapshot
People and Place Through the "Passage" of Time
Keep Burglars Out Home-Tips
Biology Class In Kindergarten at Halbert
Setting Legal Precedent For Snow Clearing from Roads
Progressive Tenants Dawn of the agricultural revolution
BBC Radio Scotland Comes to Scarborough From The Bluffs Monitor
Coming Events  
More Links

 

Volume 11 #1 

Just Sold!
The Lowland Clearances A profound  re-ordering of society
The Agricultural Revolution An Introduction
Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire Data sources -- these testaments may help us understand the agricultural revolution in this Parish
Coming Events  
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Volume 10 #12

Just Sold!
History and Socio-Economic Planning History is useful!
Washington United Church 200th Anniversary Celebrations 
Innate Kindliness of a Philanthropist His liberality was great
Coming Events  
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Volume 10 #11 

Just Sold!
Carbon Monoxide Can Kill How to protect your family
Two Wheel Brakes, A Radial Car and Tragedy, 1919 Publication -- Street Railways: Toronto, 1861-1930
Christmas Shopping right here Local History books, Scarboro Heights Greeting Cards
Law and Order A Canadian law enforcement hero
Regulations Against Amusements Fairs and Frolics: Scottish Communities at Work and Play
Water, Our Most Precious Asset Healing Mineral Waters
Building a City
Coming Events  
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Volume 10 #10 

Just Sold! Condo in East end
Forced Air Furnace Fall Checklist
10,000 Years of Toronto History Upcoming Heritage Month Talk
In Flanders Fields Remembrance Day
A Touching Tribute to Parents Reviews of an oral history "album"
Philanthropy Practising Benevolence
More Halbert Names from the '70s Jean Boyd, Carol Bergerson, Susan Halliday
Coming Events  
More Links

 

Volume 10 #9 

Just Sold! Downtown Condo
Oldest Apple Orchards
Aviation Turn of the Century Dreamer
St. George's Anglican Church Fifty Years in Scarborough
Scarboro Heights Historic Sites -- Review of the May Tour Next Walking Tour:
Coming Events  
More Links  

 

Volume 10 #8

Just Sold! Lawrence Ave. W.
Subsistence in Canada Natives on the Prairies
Doris McCarthy Artist of Honour
10,000 Years of Toronto History Exhibition at Toronto Reference Library
Evaluating Resources on the Web Your information processing project must be serious about it's inputs!
Education in Scotland Preparing for success
Scarboro Heights Historic Sites -- Review of the May Tour Next Walking Tour -- Register Soon -- Space is Limited!
Halbert Ablaze -- False Alarm By Nancy Weir McCowan
Coming Events  
More Links Including Pickering Museum Village

 

Volume 10 #7

Just Sold! North York
Fundraising Event for Passage Sculpture to honour Doris McCarthy
A Fool in Paradise Extract from Doris McCarthy's "early life" autobiography
10,000 Years of Toronto History Exhibition at Toronto Reference Library
The Canadian Identity: What is a Canadian? Happy Canada Day!
A Veritable Web of Heritage Projects and Symbolism People and Place
Eric Tappenden, Halbert Grad Now a Community Builder in Markham
Scarboro Heights Historic Sites Walking Tour -- Register Soon -- Space is Limited!
Mississauga Indian Burials On the Ashbridge Farm
More Notable Historic Events In Scarboro Heights
More Links
Coming Events  

 

Volume 10 #6 

Just Sold! Scarborough
Book Signing, June 22 Neigh the Front -- Exploring Scarboro Heights
Need a Speaker for your Meeting? Community, Church, Business
Toronto -- A Place of Meeting 10,000 Years of Toronto History
Bill and Nancy McCowan Golden Wedding Anniversary
McCowan Family Reunion and Picnic  
Scarboro Heights Historic Sites Walking Tour -- Register Soon -- Space is Limited!
Melville Church 150th Anniversary William and Susan Young
The Late Bill Funnell Obituary
More Links
Coming Events  

 

Volume 10 #5 

Just Sold! Scarborough
Open House: Yonge / Lawrence Subway  
Toronto -- A Place of Meeting 10,000 Years of Toronto History: Don't miss this first public exhibition of the earliest known evidence of human occupation in Toronto!
Scarborough's First Firehall, 1925 Photograph: Laying the Cornerstone
Letter of Appreciation From the Toronto City Planning Department
Scarboro Heights Historic Sites Walking Tour
Food Banks Early 19th Century Style
Poor Roads Impede Regional Development
More Links
Coming Events  

 

Volume 10 #4 

Just Listed: Yonge / Lawrence Subway Open House April 27-28, 2 to 4 PM
Scarboro Heights Historic Sites Walking Tour-- Register Soon -- Space is Limited!
Fenwood Heights Street Sale, May 4 Toronto's most historic street
Intermediate Choir, Halbert More names for the Faces!
More Links
Coming Events  

 

Volume 10 #3

Rhubarb Pie and the Church Dinner By Nancy McCowan
Scarboro Heights Historic Sites Walking Tour -- Trace the steps of Kingston Road pioneers
Neigh the Front -- Feedback George Dunbar
The Meaning of "New Technology"
Inventive Minds In A New Economic Order
Folklore and Legends Another angle on Scarborough's heritage
The Barns of Scarborough
The Butt and Ben Primitive housing
The Successful Teacher -- Scarborough Village School Book review by Duncan Urquhart
Notable Historic Events Some updates
Put Your Web Page Here With Ours A Scarborough Web Community
More Links
Coming Events  

 

Volume 10 #2 

Just Sold! Scarborough
Scarborough's Olympic Champs Cherie Piper and Vicky Sunohara
"Kingston Road as it Originally Ran" Walking Tour -- Trace the steps of Kingston Road pioneers
Halbert Old Boys Benevolent Club Inaugural Meeting
Toronto's Lost Heritage Sites Project Scarboro Heights featured
Early Archaic Occupation 10,000 years ago
Gates Gully and Tavern Lost Heritage Site
Springbank Lost Heritage Site (The original McCowan settlement of 1833)
Marion Thomson McCowan A Tribute
Put Your Web Page Here With Ours A Scarborough Web Community
More Links
Coming Events  

 

Volume 10 #1 

Wine Rack Winter Project
Cropshare Program St. Andrew's Church and Food Supply for the Third World
"Kingston Road as it Originally Ran" Walking Tour -- Trace the steps of Kingston Road pioneers
Marlow and Pollock's Horses By Paul Slogget, Fairmount Grad
Easter Egg Fundraising Breaks Food Processing Rules! Margaret Carr, 1962, and Nancy McCowan, 1992
"The Convent" By Judy Carr-Sandham
Put Your Web Page Here With Ours A Scarborough Web Community
Neigh the Front: Exploring Scarboro Heights Book Review by Jean Harper Hilliard
Coming Events  

 

Volume 9 #9 

Just Sold! North York
New Technology In the home
The Scots Kirk, An Oral History of St. Andrew's Presbyterian, Scarborough Book Review by George Beatty
"Kingston Road as it Originally Ran" Walking Tour -- Trace the steps of Kingston Road pioneers
"Front Runner" at H.A. Halbert An immigrant's experience in the '50s, by Dieter Huebner
"With I Hope a New Face" Stage Drama: A Newcomer to a New Land
Bibliography An Immigrant Entrepreneur
Early 19th Century Dialog Industrial Revolution and challenges of the new economy
Neigh the Front: Exploring Scarboro Heights Book Review by Cathy Austin, Special to the Bluffs Monitor
Coming Events  

 

Volume 9 #8 

Water Heating Options For your home
St. Andrew's 150 Years Ago Book Review by M. J. Ujimoto
Scarboro's Pioneer Families A few sample notes from our publications
New Links
Economic Theory An Introduction
Protectionism In the food supply chain
Protectionism In 17th century Scotland
A Century of Transition 1700-1800, Background Information
Regulating the Supply and Price Of Food
Coming Events  

 

Volume 9 #7 

A Healthy Home is a happy home A maintenance checklist
Book Signing, Oct 22 Neigh the Front -- Exploring Scarboro Heights
H.A. Halbert Public School Memorial to a 1966 Halbert Grad
Arts Grant Funding Bodies And other new links such as the Scarborough Camera Club
Burrows Hall Scarborough's First Town Hall
How To Help With the Community Studies Program
Many thanks to... Support for the Community Studies Program
The Old Boys' Club (17th century) Wine and dine the rich and famous
Visual Overview Of the Community Studies Program
More Reviews of Neigh the Front
More Reviews of this web site Scarboro Heights Record
Milk Program in Schools By Barb Presunka
Afghanistan -- Pre 1984 A timely look back at a previous issue of SHR (V5#1)
Coming Events  

Beginning in Volume 9 #6, I will be including some historic data regarding the evolution of the value systems of the early Scottish settlers of Scarborough.  While the nineteenth century farmer in Scarborough looks much like the blacksmith in Cobourg (after all, they were both only "pioneers"!), they each performed a unique function in the development of Canadian society. Now, if the farmer were Scottish and the blacksmith German, they would have each contributed ideals, attitudes and values that were unique to their native land and beneficial to their adopted Canada. We can better understand the whole (and plan for the future) if we fully comprehend the parts. We must study the Scot, the German, the Italian, the blacksmith, the factory worker, the Torontonian and the person living in Uxbridge if we ever hope to answer the question, "What is a Canadian?". So it is vitally important that we ask the question "what values did the Scots and others bring to Canada and how did these values evolve?"

More rationale for this view of the evolution of the Canadian identity here.

Volume 9 #6 

Buying a Home Homebuyer's Checklist
Book Signing, Sept. 29 Neigh the Front -- Exploring Scarboro Heights
Farming Community And Their "Food Fairs"
Accidental Death: Food Poisoning W. Westney, progressive farmer
James Chester, 1841-1908 President of Toronto Milk Producers Association
Student Project Feeding the Family in a Local Economy
To Sustene the Personis The Agricultural Revolution
Nutrition Food Supply
The Fermtoun Cooperative Economy Subsistence to 1700
Interdependence Of the stakeholders in the land
Dependence on the Land A tradition of land-holding security
Meagre Diet in the Isolated Fermtoun ca 1700
Regional Trade and a Varied Diet Inn "kept by a farmer of great dealings"
Coming Events  

 

Volume 9 #5 

Book Signing, Aug. 18 Neigh the Front -- Exploring Scarboro Heights
Gorgeous Condo -- Spacious and Bright Just listed
Literacy Attitude to Learning
Reciprocal Links Sharing a vision for learning through community studies
The "Back Forty" Turns up a Relic By Norman Graham
The Milk Challenge Ontario's milk marketing movement founded in Scarborough in 1892
Janet McCowan Program Kickoff Meeting, Oct. 22

 

Volume 9 #4

Lawn Care Aeration made effective
Massey Field Day, August 18-19 Antique tractor demonstrations
Old Geodetic Survey Tower Highest point on Lake Ontario
The Sisters of St. Joseph By Paula Shaw
The School Bullies
Coming Events  
The Farm and the Environment Oral History Interview Project #6
Women and the Family Farm Oral History Interview Project #7
Character and Faith of the People Biography
Public Service Leadership, Civic Duty, Democracy

 

Volume 9 #3 

Garage Sale Checklist Don't take that old stuff to the cottage!
Neigh the Front -- Exploring Scarboro Heights Contents in Brief; $17.00
Reviews and Comments Neigh the Front
McCowan Road Hockey 60's Reunion As printed in the Bluffs Monitor
Halbert Reunion A good time was had by all!
Fairmount School's 50th Anniversary Fenwood Heights, by Paul Dotey
A Methodology for Teaching Information Processing Using local history as a catalyst
Inputs and Resources -- Context and Evidence On-Line supplement to Neigh the Front -- A Scarborough Bibliography
Information Processing Techniques On-Line supplement to Neigh the Front
Outputting "Better" Information -- Some Rules of Writing On-Line supplement to Neigh the Front
Transportation Kingston Road
Immigrants and Land Our values with respect to land
Disease, Health Care and Mortality Public Health and Safety

 

Volume 9 #2 

Build Your Dreamhome in the Country Just Listed
Janet McCowan Fincham Memorial Scarborough Community Studies Program
H.A. Halbert Class Photographs
Halbert Reunion Postponed a month
Cliffcrest United Church: The Fifties By Alan Staig
Community Solidarity By Peter Gassyt
Gordonvale Subdivision By Audrey Lyall
Growing Up in the Fifties By Murray Skinner
Halbert in the Fifties By Jean Harper Hilliard
Horticulture By Roger Clarke
Halbert's Fun Fair and Bomb Drills By Bob Bloomer
Halbert in the Sixties By Barb McCowan Presunka


V9 #1

Volume 9, #1 issue of The Scarboro Heights Record  is a "re-printing" (as it were) of several compositions of my husband, Bruce, while he was a Grade 5 student at H.A. Halbert Public School.  These particular compositions were selected because they are stories of growing up at the Kingston Road McCowan farmhouse in the early '60s.

Since the 50th Anniversary Reunion of Halbert is to be held on June 16, 2001, we thought it would be interesting to publish some "original works" from the notebooks of former students.

We'd like to fill a future issue with contributions from other students -- please send your old "compositions" to me at the above email address.

Volume 9 #1
Bruce McCowan's Grade 5 Compositions

My Autobiography As of Age 10!
Eric The Purple Raids Again Hallowe'en
A Sore Seat and Tired Legs Scarborough Bluffs
The Night Before Christmas A Stage Production
Bantaun Sales
The Mystery of My Lost Glasses The Shop
Canada’s New Flag
How to Make a Hockey Rink
My Glasses, Lost Again The Pit (Known by some as "the cliffs")
Bantun Sales New Office

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