Alicia C.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Heritage Fair

Laura Secord

Scared and tired, Laura must walk twenty miles to the British head quarters. She must worn them about the attack the United States are planning. Will Laura be able to save the day, or will it end in a disaster?




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I found that my critical question was one of the most interesting things I had learned about. I had asked if Laura would have been successful as a man. This question was a major part of my project.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I have learned that women were strongly mistreated in the 1800s. Women were thought of as people who just cook and clean. They weren't allowed to do the important things that men do. All people thought men were the only heroes back then. Laura proved them wrong.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Quite different. Laura was a farm girl who lived her life surrounded by war. She lived her life in the 1700s and 1800s. I have the freedom of playing sports, spending time with friends and family, going to school, going on trips. Laura wouldn't have had all this freedom that we have now.