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Manitoba: 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 KWL Activity


Web Links

Population of Canada    

How many people under the age of 14 does Manitoba have? How many of them are male, and how many are female? Statistics Canada provides numerical information about the population of Canada and its provinces. At this Web site can find out about the total population the country as a whole, as well as in each province and territory, by gender and age range.

Western Icelanders in Manitoba  

Why did people leave Iceland to settle in Manitoba? What hardships did these settlers encounter in their new country? The Western Icelanders in Manitoba collection tells about the first 25 years of Icelandic settlement in Manitoba. At this site you can listen to Icelandic folk music, view the picture gallery and learn about the history of the Icelandic colony.




Web Activity

?_Geography KWL Activity

Here is an activity to help you gather information about the Icelandic settlers who came to Manitoba in the 1875.

1. Complete the Topic section of the KWL Chart, below, by filling in what

    you already know about Icelandic settlers in Manitoba.

2. Visit the Western Icelanders in Manitoba Web site.


3. Read the introductory screen that gives you an overview of this group of


4. After reading the introduction, list questions about what you want to know

    about the topic in the W section of the KWL Chart

5. Then click on the link " The Western Icelanders in Manitoba" .

6. Choose the "History" option on the next screen.

7. Navigate through the Web site to find answers to your questions.

8. When you have complete reading and researching on this Web site, list the

    new information you learned from you reading in the L column of the chart.

KWL Chart



(List what you already know about the topic.)


(List questions about what you want to know about the topic.)


(Using your questions to guide you, write down what you learned in this column. Use the back of the page if necessary.)