This activity will involve analyzing three advertisements from the Canadian Pacific Railway Company encouraging settlement in
Manitoba. The purpose of this activity is to give your students practice in analyzing digital primary sources and to understand the
context in which it was made.
Incorporating sources from UBC Library’s Open Collections into your classroom can help students build their historical thinking through analyzing, contextualizing, and inferring using historical texts.
Canadian Pacific Railway
Take stakeholders’ perspectives on issues, developments, or events by making inferences about their beliefs, values, and motivations (perspective)
Ask questions, corroborate inferences, and draw conclusions about the content and origins of a variety of sources, including mass media (evidence)
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