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Alberta: People  Student Centre

Web Links

Here are some Web sites to help you with your research.

Web Activity

Here is an activity to help you gather information from one of the Web sites:

?_Geography Create a Bar Graph





Web Links

Alberta Settlement

This digital collection brings Alberta's history to life through pictures and text. Use the alphabetical listing and then click on the link to Alberta Past to Present. What was it like to settle in "the last best West?" Where did Alberta's pioneers come from? Where in Alberta did they settle? Find out at this Web site.

Canadian Communities

Statistics Canada provides numerical information about all of the communities in Canada. Learn how to use Statistics Canada's Community Profiles program and you'll be able to answer population questions for anywhere in Canada!



Web Activity

?_Geography Create a Bar Graph

1. Click here to visit the Statistics Canada Web site.

2. Click on "Community Profiles" link on the bar at the top of the page.

3. Key in the name of a city or town in Alberta that you want to research.

4. Select Alberta as the province and then click the "Search" button.

5. The next screen may give you several choices. In the "Found In" column, choose

    the "Town" or "City" option.

6. Record the following information. Click here to download a worksheet on which

    to record your answers.

a) The community I am investigating is 

   called:       ___________________

b) 2001 Population: _____________
c) 1996 Population: _____________
d) 1996 to 2001 population change (%): ___________

7. Choose another town or city in Alberta. Record the same information.

8. Create a bar graph to display the information you found. Which location had the

    greatest population change from 1996 to 2001?