Pioneer Days in Canada

The Task

Attention all students: A science experiment has gone very wrong. You have been transported back in time to the Canada of the early 1800's. It will take your teacher one week to fix the machine and return you to our time. During that week you must live among the people. You must try to fit in so you do not upset the inhabitants of that time . They should not notice you are different.

Keep a journal recording what you have learned about the people who lived in Canada in the early 1800's. You should write one page about each of the following topics:

  • food
  • clothing
  • housing
  • transportation
  • occupations
  • agriculture

Include pictures you have taken with your hidden camera during your week long stay. They should illustrate the life of people who lived in the 1800's.

When you return you will have two days to complete a report on the following topics using information you gathered in your journal.

Since you will be misssing the exams, your teacher will use this report for your mark.