TRANSPORTATION FROM YESTERDAY TO TODAY

Activity 1: Horse and man — teamwork through the ages

Question 1 :

Frédéric Back was born in Europe in 1924. At the time, horses were used to carry out many tasks. Frédéric has drawn countless pictures of horses in action.

Look at the following images.
Each one represents a horse doing something different.
For each image, choose the activity that tells you what the horse is doing.

To zoom and get more info about the image, click on the button more info.

Image 1


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Choose the activity that tells you what the horse is doing.

  1. A horse pulling a load of chopped wood
  2. A horse pulling a winter sleigh
  3. A horse transporting hay
  4. Two horses pulling a barrel of maple sap
  5. Horses pulling a mechanical harvester
  6. Horses turning a mechanism used to thresh wheat, buckwheat, barley and other grains

Image 2


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Choose the activity that tells you what the horse is doing.

  1. A horse pulling a load of chopped wood
  2. A horse pulling a winter sleigh
  3. A horse transporting hay
  4. Two horses pulling a barrel of maple sap
  5. Horses pulling a mechanical harvester
  6. Horses turning a mechanism used to thresh wheat, buckwheat, barley and other grains

Image 3


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Choose the activity that tells you what the horse is doing.

  1. A horse pulling a winter sleigh
  2. A horse pulling a load of chopped wood
  3. A horse transporting hay
  4. Two horses pulling a barrel of maple sap
  5. Horses pulling a mechanical harvester
  6. Horses turning a mechanism used to thresh wheat, buckwheat, barley and other grains

Image 4


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Choose the activity that tells you what the horse is doing.

  1. A horse pulling a winter sleigh
  2. A horse pulling a load of chopped wood
  3. A horse transporting hay
  4. Two horses pulling a barrel of maple sap
  5. Horses pulling a mechanical harvester
  6. Horses turning a mechanism used to thresh wheat, buckwheat, barley and other grains

Image 5


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Choose the activity that tells you what the horse is doing.

  1. A horse pulling a winter sleigh
  2. A horse pulling a load of chopped wood
  3. A horse transporting hay
  4. Two horses pulling a barrel of maple sap
  5. Horses pulling a mechanical harvester
  6. Horses turning a mechanism used to thresh wheat, buckwheat, barley and other grains

Image 6


more info

Choose the activity that tells you what the horse is doing.

  1. A horse pulling a winter sleigh
  2. A horse pulling a load of chopped wood
  3. A horse transporting hay
  4. Two horses pulling a barrel of maple sap
  5. Horses pulling a mechanical harvester
  6. Horses turning a mechanism used to thresh wheat, buckwheat, barley and other grains

Question 2 :

You’ve now learned about some of the many tasks once accomplished using horses — tasks that were very often difficult and tiring for the animals. These days, many countries have replaced horses with more modern methods.

Look at the images below, then match the image of a task that once used a horse with the modern method that has come to replace the horse.

To zoom and get more info about the image, click on the button more info.

Image 1

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Click on the choices to find out what modern methods have replaced the horse.

  1. Modern method: The car
  2. Modern method: A large transport truck
  3. Modern method: A tractor
  4. Modern method: Tubes
  5. Modern method: A combine harvester

Image 2


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Click on the choices to find out what modern methods have replaced the horse.

  1. Modern method: The car
  2. Modern method: A large transport truck
  3. Modern method: A tractor
  4. Modern method: Tubes
  5. Modern method: A combine harvester

Image 3


more info

Click on the choices to find out what modern methods have replaced the horse.

  1. Modern method: The car
  2. Modern method: A large transport truck
  3. Modern method: A tractor
  4. Modern method: Tubes
  5. Modern method: A combine harvester

Image 4


more info

Click on the choices to find out what modern methods have replaced the horse.

  1. Modern method: The car
  2. Modern method: A large transport truck
  3. Modern method: A tractor
  4. Modern method: Tubes
  5. Modern method: A combine harvester

Image 5


more info

Click on the choices to find out what modern methods have replaced the horse.

  1. Modern method: The car
  2. Modern method: A large transport truck
  3. Modern method: A tractor
  4. Modern method: Tubes
  5. Modern method: A combine harvester

Question 3 :

Look at this picture.
What is it? It’s a type of carriage or buggy that would be hitched to a horse. In the 1940s, horse-drawn carriages like this were used to deliver the mail.
Among the choices below, see if you can identify five ways the post is delivered today.

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Click on each choice to get the correct answers.

  1. Letter carriers
  2. Passenger pigeons
  3. Deliver trucks
  4. Airplanes
  5. Hot-air balloons
  6. Space shuttles
  7. High-speed trains
  8. Internet
  9. Bicycle

Question 4 :

The country you live in is on a continent. In your country, how are horses used?


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On the drop-down menu below, choose your continent, then put a checkmark beside the choice(s) that best represent the situation in your country.

My continent is:

Question 5 :

Want to find out more?

Slide your cursor over the continents on the map below to see the many different ways horses are used today.

 

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