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British Columbia: Government & Society 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 Railway Timeline




Web Links

BC Government  

Want to learn more about the official symbols of British Columbia? Click on the "BC Facts" link at the bottom of the BC Government's home page to find all the answers!

BC Archives Time Machine  

The BC Archives Time Machine Web site gives you an opportunity to learn about the events and people of British Columbia's past by looking at photographs and reading brief paragraphs. In the activity below, you'll use this Web site to find out all about railway transportation in BC.





Web Activity

?_Geography Railway Timeline

1. Visit the BC Archives Time Machine.  

2. Click "Economy and Technology" on the menu on the left hand side of the


3. Links to the history of four BC railroads are provided in the menu on the left-

    hand side of the page. Construct a timeline that will summarize the main

    events in BC railway history. Choose two dates from each of the four Web

    pages you review. Click here to download an organizer on which to

    organize your information.

4. Exchange your timeline with another student. Did you select similar dates?

    Discuss with each other your reasons for choosing the dates you did.