This short film is about the small town of Faro located in the Yukon wilderness. In the 1970s, Faro was poised for success as a mining town but when metal prices plummeted and the mine shut down, the place was destined to become a ghost town. But Murray Hampton, a mining engineer who became the mayor, was determined to bring things back to life.
Ages 14 to 17
Geography - Human Geography
History and Citizenship Education - Economy and Development (1500-present)
History and Citizenship Education - Population and Settlement (1608-present)
Have students research one of the many ghost towns that exist throughout Canada and prepare a presentation to outline the town's history. Make a documentary-style film in the style of Our Town Faro that recreates the situation of a town's demise.