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The building of a transcontinental railway opened up the West for settlement and expansion. These are the stories of the historic personalities that were able to create and complete one of the grandest projects of its time in North America. The narratives of these Mavericks will facilitate student understanding of how the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway affected the growth of Alberta and Canada.

Project Plans

  1. A Train Trip Across Early Canada
    Creating a Travel Brochure for a Maverick Conducted Tour of the Canadian Pacific Railway
  2. Letters from the Past...
    Writing "Primary Source Letters" to Better Understand the Lives of the Railway Mavericks
  3. "Picturing" the Story of the Railway
    Researching Aspects of the Creation of the Railway to Understand How It Linked Canada


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