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Students use the Canadian atlas online to research early explorers and settlers in Canada. They also complete a Web Quest to gather information from maps. They make generalizations about the early settlement patterns as well.
Students use a atlas to identify and describe Canada's Landform region. Using the information they collect, they create a thematic map of the region and describe all of the physiographic regions and the processes that formed them. They share the information they collected with the class.
Tenth graders match the climate data to a Canadian city. They justify their choice, referring to factors that affect climate. They use the Atlas of Canada's Advanced Search to locate specific communities.
Ninth graders research Canada's international connections using the online Atlas of Canada. They locate Canada's global position and its connections to other regions of the world by completing worksheets.
Students use the online Atlas as a research tool to find information on national parks and world heritage sites.
Students utilize Canadian Atlas, identify air masses that affect Canada, distinguish between cold and warm fronts, research and examine causes of weather extremes in Canada, and identify dangers associated with weather extremes.
Students, using an atlas, locate the region known as the "Tar Sands" in the Central Plains of Canada. They hypothesize about the future economic potential of this natural resource. They create a poster about the Tar Sands industry in Alberta.
Students examine the political and territorial developments of Canada. Using the Canadian Atlas, they trace the territorial changes that have taken place since 1867. They use the Internet to research the political changes and representations by region.
Students use the Canadian Atlas to discover an inventory of Canada's wealth and usage of resources. Using charts and graphs, they produce a wall of selected data of importance to the country and identify one issue of sustainability. They present their information to the class in groups after categorizing the data.
Students examine the various sub-regions of the Arctic and Taiga zones in Canada. Using the online Canadian Atlas, they locate and describe the characteristics of each zone. They organize their information into a chart and share it with the class.
Students identify Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba on map, and use Canadian Atlas to locate regions of natural resources in Central Plains, which have vital impact upon the economy. Students then complete scavenger hunt worksheet.
Students discover the differences in the Arctic and Taiga regions of Canada. They identify physical and human characteristics of both region. They also practice using an atlas.
Students examine how water is used in Canada. Using an atlas, they work with a partner to complete an exercise on the water supply in the country. They map Canada's ocean drainage basins and create a graphic organizer to show the relationships between the water supply and geography.
Tenth graders navigate and use the online Atlas of Canada. They explain the cause and effect relationship between human settlement and the natural environment and wildlife species. They utilize a worksheet imbedded in this plan.
Students use the Canadian Atlas to discover the natural resources available in various areas of the country. Using the region known as the "Tar Sands", they identify the area's characteristics and develop hypothesis about the future economics of the resource. They share their information with the class to end the lesson.
Stuents use a Canadian atlas to complete a "scavenger hunt" in which they look for two natural resources found in Canada: potash in Sascatchewan and oil in Alberta. They write a news article about a potash mine.
Students use the Canadian Atlas online to discover significant political events that have shaped Canada as a nation. Using the internet, they research the most important events and share their information with the class. They create a timeline and sort information pertaining to the seats in the House of Commons.
Learners use a Canadian Atlas to complete a fact finder exercise about Canada's water supply. They map Canada's ocean drainage basins and complete an organizer to make connections between water supply, physical geography, industry and population.
Students use an atlas of Canada to research the issue of urban development. Using this information, they discover the impacts of this on the natural systems of the region and ecozone. They use the Internet to research strategies to manage the problem to allow more growth in the area of natural resources and limit urban sprawl.
Middle schoolers identify and describe the different regions of Canada. With a focus on the forest regions, they use an atlas to locate the ecozones. They identify the characterstics of the climate and vegetation and the relationship between forests and natural resources.