- A Century of Steel
There is a rich and detailed history of steel-making in Sydney.
It has played a signifiant part in shaping the local community
and its people. It is important to understand the role the
steel plant played in the growth of the Cape Breton.
You will take on the role of a reporter, step back in time
and report on the events at the Sydney Steel Plant. Today
the Sydney Steel Plant is in the final stages of its' demolition
and clean up. Through this web quest you will see the Sydney
Steel plant in its glory days and the difficulties that help
shaped the strong character of Cape Bretoners.
The year is 1968, you are a writer for the Steel City post,
the local newspaper. Your big break has just happened - your
boss ask you to design and write a two page spread consisting
of three articles on the Sydney Steel Plant, pictures and
at least two extra elements (comic, ad, etc.). The articles
will be written on the following topics:
You have been waiting for your big break and you plan to use
your creative ability, research skills and strong writing capability
to create three interesting articles on the Sydney Steel Plant.
You realize graphics add to the layout so you plan on hunting
for interesting pictures. You will place ads on the pages, comics
or other elements to grab the readers attention.
- The history of the Sydney Steel Plant
- Life as a steel plant worker
- Black Friday - a major event in the history of the steel