QUESTIONS TO ADDRESS:: We know what canoes and toboggans look like, today, but compare the kind of materials used, how they were handcrafted, and how these two modes of transportation were used.
Why did they need both?

From the pictures presented, we know that "toboggans" were sometimes made with runners on the bottom, and sometimes not. What would be the advantages/disadvantages of each?

LOCATE other images and information on the internet… and discuss how their use differed from our own use of toboggans, today.
QUESTIONS TO ADDRESS:: We know what canoes and toboggans look like, today, but compare the kind of materials used, how they were handcrafted, and how these two modes of transportation were used.
Why did they need both?

From the pictures presented, we know that "toboggans" were sometimes made with runners on the bottom, and sometimes not. What would be the advantages/disadvantages of each?

LOCATE other images and information on the internet… and discuss how their use differed from our own use of toboggans, today.

© 2007, Tantramar Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved.

QUESTIONS TO ADDRESS:: The Acadians also devised means to transport themselves and their goods both on water and on land. They brought some types of boat with them + they used canoes: why did they use both? If the Acadians used native canoes, did the native peoples use European style boats?

They brought European style vehicles for use on land with them + used native toboggans, why did they do both? Investigate just what kind of vehicles they used…why?...where did they get them?

If the Acadians borrowed the toboggan idea from the native peoples, did the native peoples also use European style transport on land? (If not, why not?)
DRAW and DESCRIBE: Investigate just what kind of boats they used, once they were settled, here. Where did they get them? Investigate what kind of carts and sleds they used. Did they make them for themselves?
QUESTIONS TO ADDRESS:: The Acadians also devised means to transport themselves and their goods both on water and on land. They brought some types of boat with them + they used canoes: why did they use both? If the Acadians used native canoes, did the native peoples use European style boats?

They brought European style vehicles for use on land with them + used native toboggans, why did they do both? Investigate just what kind of vehicles they used…why?...where did they get them?

If the Acadians borrowed the toboggan idea from the native peoples, did the native peoples also use European style transport on land? (If not, why not?)
DRAW and DESCRIBE: Investigate just what kind of boats they used, once they were settled, here. Where did they get them? Investigate what kind of carts and sleds they used. Did they make them for themselves?

© 2007, Tantramar Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved.

QUESTIONS TO ADDRESS:: Once British settlers established themselves, their needs grew beyond the means already available: why so?

Investigate and discuss how the development of roads prompted the beginnings of carriage factories.

Investigate and discuss how wide spread were carriage factories? Did every town have one? Could everyone afford to purchase what carriage factories produced?

INVESTIGATE: Did your home town or city neighborhood have a carriage factory?
QUESTIONS TO ADDRESS:: Once British settlers established themselves, their needs grew beyond the means already available: why so?

Investigate and discuss how the development of roads prompted the beginnings of carriage factories.

Investigate and discuss how wide spread were carriage factories? Did every town have one? Could everyone afford to purchase what carriage factories produced?

INVESTIGATE: Did your home town or city neighborhood have a carriage factory?

© 2007, Tantramar Heritage Trust. All Rights Reserved.

Learning Objectives

The “On the Tantramar” Learning Object is designed for students and educators to meet the following objectives:

• Locate and learn about the Tantramar region of the Maritimes;

• Explore themes in Canadian history and the cultural heritage of the Mi’kmaq, Acadian and British settlers in this area;

• Establish links between these peoples’ cultural heritage, and how they met their need for transportation;

• Learn about an important period in Canadian history, when the Acadians applied their skills at dyking the marshlands of l’Acadie;

• Discuss and analyze the development of agriculture and of roads and their combined impact on transportation;

• Research, identify, and describe the factors that motivated the shift from shop to factory to meet these growing transportation needs.

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