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The Interior Plains: Transportation Teacher Centre


Web Links

These Web sites will provide you with background information.

 

Answer Key

The Importance of the Railway

 

Web Links

Canadian Heritage Transportation Gallery

The Canadian Heritage Gallery is an excellent opportunity to access the visual history of transportation in Canada. Students should first click on the link Passenger Trains, 1800-1885. Then have them click on the thumbnail photo of the 1869 Sleeping Car. You might have students compare rail cars from that era to the ones they see today.

Answer Key

The Importance of the Railway

 

The Canadian Heritage Gallery Web site gives students the opportunity to discover the importance of the railway to the Interior Plains and to make a poster to demonstrate this. To help students with their posters, you may need to review the grid square method of enlarging an image. You should review assessment criteria with students using the Poster Rubric (AT 3) on page 93 of the Geographical Regions Teacher's Guide before beginning this activity. Students can find information about the importance of the railway to the region on page 44 of the Interior Plains Student Book.

 

After students have completed the activity, review their responses to the Web site evaluation and discuss the reasons for their answers.

 

 

Click here to view the student activity.

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