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Newfoundland: People Student Centre

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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:





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The Beothuks

When Europeans began to come to Newfoundland and Labrador, life changed for the Aboriginal peoples who lived there. On this page you can learn more about the Beothuks and how they were affected by the Europeans who came.

Visit this Web page to find out why an area of the Southern Shore of the Avalon Peninsula is known as "The Irish Heart of Newfoundland." Learn about the history and the culture of the Irish in this area.




Web Activity

?_Geography Cause-Effect Chart and Role Play

1. Go to the Web page about the Beothuks .

2. Read the article on the Web page to learn more about the Beothuks and

    their contact with the Europeans.

3. Use information from the Web page to complete a cause-effect chart.

    Click here to download the chart.



When the European fishers returned to Europe for the winter, they left behind items made of metal.


The Beothuks did not have to spend time hunting for fur animals that provided them with little food.

In the 17 th century, the French and English established many year-round settlements.


The European trappers did things to punish the Beothuks.

4. With a partner, role-play a scene in which two Beothuk trappers come

    across a trap set by the Europeans. Create dialogue that gives answers the

    following questions: How do the Beothuks feel when they find the trap?

    Why? Why might they decide to take the trap? Why might they feel

    justified in taking the trap?