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Origin of Canada’s Physiographic Regions


Atlas themes Teaching level Province/Territory

Arctic and Taiga
Atlantic Region
Central Plains
Mixedwood Plains
Pacific and Mountains
Boreal Shield

Secondary (9-12)


British Columbia


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.


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