This lesson asks students to consider the development of offshore oil in Newfoundland and make a presentation of their findings to the class. The lesson will examine the ability of this resource to lead to sustained economic growth.
The lesson is an analysis of the concept of sustainable development with particular emphasis on the depletion of northern cod stocks and the subsequently imposed government cod moratorium.
Canada...a visual journey
Students will work in groups to learn about Canada’s six natural regions (ecozones). They will create a visual representation of each region on a large wall map of Canada and present the information gathered to classmates.
Canada’s Natural Regions and Their Varied Characteristics
Students will study Canada’s six natural regions, with all their underlying human and economic activities. They will discover the economic and human riches of the natural regions and, by so doing, discover those of Canada as a whole. A quiz could be given as an extension to the lesson or as an evaluation tool.
Model Forests: The Way of the Future
This lesson asks students to consider what good forests should look like both now and in the future throughout Canada. Students will use the Canadian Atlas Online to investigate the new concept of model forests. Through completion of two map sheets and two work sheets and use of the Internet links provided, the class will create a model forest bulletin board collages. These activities match with national geography standards and Specific Curriculum Outcomes (SCOs) for grades seven to nine Social Studies in Nova Scotia.
Regions of Canada
Canada has six main natural regions that can be identified by their landforms, climate, vegetation, animal life and industry.
Atlantic Canada’s Waterforms: Networks to the Past
Students will understand and appreciate the importance of Canada’s various waterways in their provinces as a road system rooted in the past. They will create a visual representation of each region on a large wall map of Canada and present the information gathered to classmates.
Origin of Canada’s Physiographic Regions
This lesson examines the nature of Canada’s physiographic regions and their geological origin. This is an introductory lesson that could be further developed into a more in-depth understanding of rock structures and mineral resources or link to a closer understanding of Canada’s early settlement pattern.
The Natural Regions of Quebec:
From North to South...Quebec’s Forest Regions
Using an atlas, students will explore the various forest regions of Quebec and identify the types of vegetation in each of Quebec’s ecozones.