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New Brunswick: History  Student Centre


Web Links

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

Web Activities

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

?_Geography Cause and Effect Chart





Web Links

The Marco Polo

The Marco Polo, built in Saint John, was once called the fastest ship in the world! Explore the links on this site to learn about the Marco Polo and its importance in the history of shipbuilding in Canada. The site also contains information about a project to build a replica of the original ship. Visit the Gallery link for pictures!

New Brunswick History

Why did Loyalists from the American colonies settle in Saint John? What happened when New Brunswick's hydroelectric resources were developed and mining discoveries were made? Visit this Web site to find out.




Web Activity


Cause-and-Effect Chart


1. Visit the NB Profile.

2. Scroll down the page until you come to the heading "History." Read the
    information in this section.

3. Complete the following cause-and-effect chart. Click here to download the




The British expelled Acadians from Nova Scotia.


Loyalists from the American colonies settled in Saint John.


The lumbering (forestry) industry grew stronger.

Hydroelectric resources were developed and mining discoveries were made.


4. Work with a partner to use information on the Web page to create a timeline

    showing five important events in New Brunswick's history. Together, decide

    which five events you think are most important (and have specific year dates).

    Place the events on a timeline.

5. Compare your timeline with another pair of students. Did you choose the same

    events? Were some of your events different? Explain to each other why you

    chose the events you did.