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Ontario: Government & Society  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 Mapping the Journey to Freedom





Web Links


The Premier's Kid Zone  

The introduction to this Web site says, "Here's your change to tour Ontario with Max the Moose, explore Queen's Park, play the trivia game and find out how government works." Go on a virtual tour of the provincial parliament buildings or meet the premier and send him an e-mail!

The Underground Railroad  

Imagine that you are a slave during the 1850s in the USA and you've heard about a way to escape to Canada. Will you do it? This interactive site provided by The National Geographic Society takes you on a journey to possible freedom from slavery.





Web Activity

?_Geography Mapping the Journey to Freedom

In this activity you will map the journey slaves took on the Underground Railway to find their freedom in Canada.

1. Visit The Underground Railroad Web site.

2. Under the swinging lantern, click "enter".

3. Choose "yes" to go on the journey from Maryland to Canada in search of


4. During your journey, write down the name of every place you stop.

5. Click here to download a map of North America. Label these places on

    your map:

  • Ontario
  • Maryland
  • Delaware
  • Lake Erie
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York State

6. Using an atlas, locate the places you stopped, and label them on your map.

7. Trace your route on the Underground Railroad.

8. Include a legend on your map, and give your map a title.