- Go to the "Maps101" website to view (and print) a
of Vermont (http://media.maps101.com/SUB/ATLAS/Images/vermontusrah.gif.).
Figure out what might be the best route from Massachusetts to
Canada. Note that the green areas are the lowest in altitude and
the yellow to orange areas are the highest. Keep in mind where
it would be easiest to travel in winter when there is plenty of
snow on the ground. Print the map and draw your idea of the "best"
route from Massachusetts to Canada.
- Now go to the Maps Menu
on the 1704 website and choose The March to Canada.
a. How does your route compare with the routes the
captives actually took?
b. Why do you think the routes mostly follow rivers rather than
crossing over land?
c. Figure out about how many miles it is from Deerfield to Chambly,
the first stop in Canada for many of the captives.
- Follow this link and print the blank
map of Vermont. Using the map of Vermont
that you used in Activity #1 and The March to Canada map,
add the following to the blank map:
• The Winooski and Connecticut rivers
• Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River
• Areas with the highest mountains
• The route that most of the captives took to Canada (red
line on The March to Canada map)
• A title
• A compass rose
• A scale of miles
• A legend