New Brunswick: History
Here are some Web
sites to help you with your research.
Here is an activity to help you gather information from one of the Web sites:
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!
1. Visit the NB Profile.
2. Scroll down the page until you
come to the heading "History." Read the
3. Complete the following cause-and-effect chart. Click here to download the
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.