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Nova Scotia: 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 Role Play

 

 

 

 

Web Links

Africville-The Lost Town

This site gives you more information about Africville, which is featured in the Up Close box on p. 34 of the text. On the site you'll learn more about the history of Africville and the effects of its destruction. You'll also find a list of famous Canadians who lived in Africville.

Mi'kmaq Oral Histories

At this Web site, you can learn about Mi'kmaq history from the people who lived it. These oral histories (stories told about the past by people who were living then) give you a first-hand look at what life was like for these Mi'kmaq in the first half of the 1900s.

 

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Web Activity

?_Geography Role Play

1. Visit the Mi'kmaq Oral Histories Web page.

2. In the list of names between the photos at the top, click on "Daniel J. Stevens."

3. Read this oral history.

 

4. Think about how reading someone's personal story about the past is different

    from reading information in a textbook. How do you think oral histories can help

    historians? Write a paragraph to explain your ideas.

5. Work in a small group to act out a scene that might have taken place in Daniel

    Stevens's family. In your scene, try to communicate the emotions people are

    feeling, as well as some of the information contained in the oral history.


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