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Canada is one of only a few industrialized nations that can claim to be a net exporter of energy; we export more than we import. In 2009, natural gas was the largest energy export for Canada in terms of volume, followed by crude oil, refined petroleum products (such household goods like carpets, clothing, washing detergent, etc.), natural gas liquids and primary electricity.

Featured lesson plan: Canada's 10-cent coin: The Bluenose of Nova Scotia

The goal of this lesson is to raise awareness of the Royal Canadian Mint and its relationship to the Canadian 10-cent coin symbol, the ‘Bluenose’. In particular, students will research the historical significance of the original Bluenose sailing vessel and its subsequent replacement, Bluenose II. Students will create a map showing the geographic locations where these two ships sailed.