Interior Plains: Transportation
Here are some Web sites to help
you with your research.
The Importance of the Railway
Heritage Transportation Gallery
You may know that the railway played an important part in the settling of
the west. You can follow the links at this Web site to find out more about
railway transportation. First, click on the link Passenger Trains, 1800-1885.
Then click on the thumbnail photo of the 1869 Sleeping Car. Have you ever
traveled by train? If you have, how did the train you were on compare with
the one in this photo gallery?
Importance of the Railway
Heritage Gallery Web
site provides information about the trains used when the transcontinental
railway across Canada was built.
on the section on Passenger Trains 1800-1885. Scroll down to find the
images "Desjardins Train Wreck," Grand Trunk Locomotive," and "1869
Sleeping Car." Click on each photo to view a larger version.
one image and print it out on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper.
draw an enlarged version of this train on a poster-size piece of paper.
read the chapter on Transportation in the Interior Plains
you have finished reading, add a brief note to your poster explaining
the importance of the railway in the Interior Plains.
your poster a title and include it in a class display.
you have finished your work, evaluate the Web site by completing the appropriate
statements in parts A and B.
I liked this Web site because.
I did not like this Web site because.
I found this Web site easy to use because.
I found this Web site hard to use because.
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