We on the Rothesay Living Museum "Rowing Crew" realized a few months before the end of our project that what we have learned, through participating in this rich cultural project, should be shared with others, in particular other students. We felt that our site was suitable for high school and university students to use as a research tool, but for younger children it was inaccessible.

We decided that this was an issue we had to deal with because one's local and national history is a very important part of growing up. Through speaking with local teachers we learned what they would ideally have in an online educational resource.

Due to time constraints we had to make a decision as to what age group to focus on. We made the decision by reviewing what the Province of New Brunswick's curriculum themes were for the different grades. In the end we chose a range of Grade 3 to Grade 5.

We have created "Information Packages" on each section, which have been written for the Grade 3 to Grade 5 age group. What you choose to have the students do with this information is up to you but we suggest at least giving it to the students before initiating one of the activities.

We also have created "mini movies" to show the students before handing out the material. The short animations reinforce the information that is given in the "Information Packages." We recommend that you download the movies to your hard drive and then play them for the class to ensure the best quality. When you play the animations directly from the internet the quality depends on your internet connection. The quality once you've downloaded it is much higher.

The activity section mainly consists of activities that incorporate all of the sections. The activities were designed to educate the students about the sport of rowing and famous oarsmen and women.The main purpose was to give the students something fun and interactive to do with the subject. We realize that not all of the activities are appropriate for every class but we are leaving the decision up to you since you know them best.

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the teachers who have touched our lives. You are very special people and we cannot express our gratitude enough. So many wonderful experiences would be missed if it weren't for people like you.

This project has been created through the complete dedication and sacrifice of our teacher, mentor, and supervisor, Mr. Brian Perkins. This message is to let you know that we do realize the work you do and the students you help every day appreciate you very much.


The Beginning of a Legacy: This section introduces students to the sport of rowing through the great success of the Paris Crew. It is also in this section that the students learn how the Village of Renforth received its name. Students are exposed to historic information that is made interesting through its story-like qualities.

Whilst the Legacy Slept: Although this title may be a bit misleading there were a few very interesting and successful oarsmen and women. Wallace Ross and Hilton Belyea are introduced to the students but Hilton Belyea is the focus due to the abundance and availability of information on his life.

The Legacy Continues: "Renforth, New Brunswick forms a rowing club!" This not-so-important event would prove to have enormous effects on the community. The club's national and international success amazes the small community in which it resides. Student will learn about "recent oarsmen and women" from this area, some of whom they may know.

Facts about Rowing: In this section students will be exposed to the basics of rowing such as the different kinds of boats and some of the 'rowing terminology.' They will also be exposed to the different roles people play during a race. This information could be used for small tests or class discussions in conjunction with the other sections.

Activity Center: Through discussions with elementary teachers and remembering activities we, the team, participated in when we were in elementary school, we have developed a number of activities. The activities are mainly interactive to help develop oral and discussion skills while teaching the students about rowing and rowers.