Activity Three: A Colonel By Monument

In his lifetime, Colonel John By went from hero to villain. Remembering his ingenuity and dedication can be done in many ways, from monuments to special events. As a class, discuss the pros and cons of permanent monuments versus more transient events or commemorations. With a small group, propose an event, monument or other commemoration to celebrate By’s achievements.

Alternative activity: Many others helped Colonel By, including the labourers who built the canal and the Royal Engineers who came up with solutions to the various technical challenges. Propose a method to commemorate their achievements.
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