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New Brunswick: 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 Create a Line Graph



Web Links


New Brunswick Hall of Fame

What important archeological discovery made Joseph Augustine famous? Who were the "Paris Crew?" Visit the New Brunswick Hall of Fame to find out about famous people of the province.

Government of New Brunswick

How many people work in each of the different industries in New Brunswick? How have these numbers changed over the past few years? You can find out on this Web page.





Web Activity

?_Geography Create a Line Graph


1. Go to the Government of New Brunswick Web site. Look at the chart here.

    Notice the different industries listed, and the statistics for different years. The

    numbers in the chart represent thousands, so 6.4 means 6400 people, and 12.8

    means 12 800 people.

2. In the left column of the chart, look at the items in bold type. These are

    categories. The industries that are part of each category are listed above the

    bold type.

3. Use information from the chart to answer the following questions. Click here to

    download a worksheet on which to record your answers.

              a. What information does this chart show?

              b. What has been happening to the number of people working in

                  agriculture since 1998?

              c. For which industries did the numbers of people working reach their

                  highest level in the year 2000? What does this tell you about what

                  business was like for these industries in 2000?

              d. Compare the numbers for the Goods Producing Industries and the

                  Service Producing Industries. Which of these categories grew between

                  2001 and 2002?

4. Use the numbers at the bottom of the chart to create a line graph showing the

    number of people working in all industries from 1998 to 2002. Describe how

    much the number of workers grew from year to year.