PEI's Confederation Trail stretches from one tip of the island to another, and is one the island's favourite recreational attractions. The site contains information about many different types of wildlife that hikers and bikers might encounter on the trail. In addition to the opportunity the Trail presents for increasing tourism to PEI, you may wish to use the site to spark discussion about how the trail could stimulate interest in the environment and how this might benefit the environment.
This Web page gives students an opportunity to see how governments go about trying to attract new businesses to their province. Help students to see that the purpose of the page is not just to provide information, but also to persuade. The activity helps students consolidate the most important information from the page by asking them to find evidence to support specific statements.
Students' responses might resemble the following:
a) PEI can provide industries with workers who have the necessary
- schools and other training facilities on the island teach the skills needed
in many industry jobs
- educational institutions work with employers to make sure that training
programs give people the skills they need to work in industries on the island
b) Many people on the island stay at the same job for a long time.
- 43% of all PEI workers have stayed with the same employer for more than
- 28% of PEI workers have stayed with the same employer for over eleven
c) It is less expensive to run a business on PEI.
- study of 64 cities in North America, Europe and Japan showed that
Charlottetown was the third lowest-cost city for running a business
- costs for facilities and office premises, labour, and corporate taxes are lower
than the national average
Use or adapt the following criteria to evaluate students' role plays:
Click here to view the student activity.