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Interactive video lesson plan for: Barkerville

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Here is PART ONE (of three) of "Ghost Towns of Canada" a History Television program featuring Barkerville Historic Town. Filmed at Barkerville in 2002. Hope you enjoy!

Tagged under: ghost towns,history,television,barkerville,historic town,british columbia

9 questions

1. What was Barkerville built upon? Did many people strike it rich? (00:01:09)

2. What was one of the most difficult parts of the journey? (00:01:40)

3. Why were the bargemen out of work? (00:02:17)

4. What is a flume? (00:02:43)

5. What caused the rush of people to the area of Barkerville? (00:04:33)

6. Who was Begbie? (00:06:26)

7. What does it mean that the area was isolated? (00:07:48)

8. Why was it difficult to keep living in the Williams Creek area? (00:09:18)

9. What is one question you still have about the establishment of Barkerville? (00:09:41)

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