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Newfoundland and Labrador:  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 Flow Chart and Role Play




Web Links

Red Island Heritage-First-Person Accounts

Travel back in time to experience the French fishing settlement at Red Bay in the period from 1859-1904. Use the "next page" icon at the bottom to access three different accounts of what the settlement was like, as viewed by people who were there at the time.

A Saga of Discovery  

Find out more about the Vikings and their travels to the province. What did they find when they arrived? What did they do while they were here? Use this link to discover the answers to these and other questions.





Web Activity

?_Geography Flow Chart and Role Play

1. Go to A Saga of Discovery

2. Read the information about the Vikings' journeys to Labrador and


3. Create a flow chart to summarize the sequence of events from the first

    voyage to when the Vikings left the new land for good. Choose a title for

    your flow chart.

4. Work in a small group to choose a particular moment or event to act out in

    a short scene. Include facts from the Web article and use your imagination

    to add any details that would be appropriate. For instance, you might act

    out a scene showing the Vikings as they leave the settlement at L'Anse aux

    Meadows. Why have they decided to leave? What are their feelings as they

    get ready to leave? Present your scene to the class.