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Nova Scotia: History  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 Timeline of Early Nova Scotia




Web Links

Halifax Pictures, 1749-1997 

There is nothing like seeing it with your own eyes! Take a trip back through time to discover what Halifax looked like at various points in its history. This Web site shows map and images of Halifax from 1749 to 1997. Click on the images to enlarge them and read the descriptive captions. What has changed over the years? What has stayed the same?

The Bluenose

At this Web site, you will learn more about the Bluenose , Nova Scotia's most famous ship, and possibly the most famous ship in Canada's history. Read about the history of the ship, the races it took part in, and the Bluenose 's colourful captain, Angus Walters.




Web Activity

?_Geography Create a Timeline

1. Visit the Heritage Minutes: Blue Nose Web page.

2. Read the "Synopsis," which provides background information about the

    Bluenose .

3. Create a timeline to summarize the main events in the history of the Bluenose.

    Decide at which point your timeline will begin. Click here to download a

    worksheet to help collect your data.

4. Write a few sentences to explain why you decided to start your timeline where

    you did. If you decided to leave information out of your timeline, explain why.

5. Choose an event in the history of the Bluenose and write a short newspaper

    article that might have appeared in a Nova Scotia newspaper at the time.