Boom and Bust

Grade(s): 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12

Location: St. Albert Grain Elevators

Program Delivery: In Person

Using the historic grain elevators as our backdrop as well as pictures and stories from the depression era, students learn how farming areas like St. Albert were affected by the depression. A timeline and photos set the stage for our onsite activities which include writing with pen and ink, playing a game called Boom and Bust and visiting the 1929 grain elevator. Dress to be outdoors for part of this program!



  • The Great Depression
  • Changing Ways of Life in Canada
  • Economic Changes Over Time


Student Outcomes

  • Assess how the Great Depression impacted rural life
  • Connect economic highs and lows